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one has to be careful with forum opining, fortunately skepticism seems to grow with experience.
I agree. But as long as we are not yelling about it, opinions were what were asked for and what these threads are made for.
But yeah I agree with you re the skepticism bit. I’ve tried massive defol/non defol side by side in the past and had much lower yields on the defoliated one. Will probably try again someday with better growing skills, and the right strain under the right circumstances. But when a new (I think) grower is asking ‘should I remove most of my fan leaves in flowering’ my opinion is ‘probably not’.
We are working with the exact same natural processes that have been around for far longer than we have. Yes obviously we can work to help enhance those processes a little, but the basic mechanisms remain the same. Plants are very good at what they do and I’m not seeing much room for more bud on my mostly unmolested plants. So I don’t see much space for gain even if I was aware of any science behind massive defoliation. And so far I’ve never found any. So yeah - I’m skeptical.....so far removed from a natural process...
.Its crazy when you do cut and 3 days later it dont even look like you touched them.
It’s also good when you don’t remove them and they don’t have to spend those three days growing them all back again...
Getting past my 2 cents limit now though so I’m going to wander off, cheers guys.