My two plants are flowering, they are solid bushes and light cannot penetrate to the interior where there are lots of buds. I have read a lot of information and get mixed signals. I liked one suggestion that said do not remove because the leaves are like solar panels and you dont want to remove your source of gathering energy. But then people said to remove to the buds them selves get more direct light. So well I did remove a hand full or more from each plant to open it up more. I am guessing this is where SCROG comes in great so you dont have to remove anymore leaves?