Trimming fan leaves

BudCounselor

New Member
Is it too early to trim fan leaves? Day 21.

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Jerry Tyson

Well-Known Member
Hi @BudCounselor,

I personally don’t trim my fan leaves in veg. If the plant gets super thick and I’m worried about airflow I may selectively defoliate. I will do a heavier defoliation in flower to remove lower leaves and allow the plant to concentrate its energy on bud sites that are most opportune. I am a fan of low stress training (LST) and topping, but I don’t think that’s what you’re asking? Plants look good!
 

MochaBud

Member of the Month: June 2020
I'm not a big fan of trimming leaves in veg either. And, I only do it in flower if I have a scrog and need to clear out the bottom leaves/branches, otherwise I let the plants select which ones they don't need and/or are finished with...

My 2 cents :hmmmm: when you defoliate your taking the solar panels that have stored all the food they need to finish off, IMO it doesn't help to take them off to get "more light" to that spot, they're going to grow regardless...let 'em suck it dry
 

BudCounselor

New Member
Thanks! Should I do LST now?
Hi @BudCounselor,

I personally don’t trim my fan leaves in veg. If the plant gets super thick and I’m worried about airflow I may selectively defoliate. I will do a heavier defoliation in flower to remove lower leaves and allow the plant to concentrate its energy on bud sites that are most opportune. I am a fan of low stress training (LST) and topping, but I don’t think that’s what you’re asking? Plants look good!
 

Bill284

Member of the Month: March 2021; April 2022 - Grow Journal of the Month: April 2021 - Plant of the Month: Nov 2021 - Member of the Year: 2021
Thanks! Should I do LST now?
Hey @BudCounselor cute girl. I personally don't defoliate especially such a young girl. You could start lst, but personally I'd let her get a bit bigger, happy growing friend.
 
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