Clip Fan Leaves


#1

I have a small grow tent and my plants are thriving. I’m getting ready to go 12/12 and was wondering if I could cut some of the fan leaves to get more light to the buds. I’m running a couple of 150 watt HPS lights and was also wondering if in addition I could use a couple of photography lamps under the plants to give them more light. Thanks Joe


#2

Wouldn’t cut any fan leaves off. Act like solar panels and food storage. Can always trim the lower scrawny branches that wont amount to much.


#3

The plants are growing so well they’re overlapping. I’m just afraid the lower branches aren’t going to get enough light.


#4

I clip any leaves that are in my way with in reason
I like to strip off a lot of bottom growth to improve air flow like this


#5

If you feel you must then don’t get greedy!!! But your right the bottom branches won’t get good light and will not produce much sI alot of growers strip everything below a certain point so the plant focuses on the bud growth that’s up top. Big colas!!! I personally just let mine go and use it in my trim for edibles.
After researching this topic I came to find out that the buds don’t process the light into energy just the leaves do this job. So you really need your leaves. I go natural and don’t prune unless it really can’t breath then I’m pretty cauto us to only remove damaged or immature leaves my self


#6

You can remove the very lowest branches and leaves in order to allow better air circulation. I would not go crazy though, plant needs the fan leaves for proper photo synthesis. :slight_smile: