Hi folks - I’m at 63 days from breaking ground and about 35 in flower. I know there’s many weeks to go, Im asking your thoughts on defoliating.
I’ve been paranoid about stressing the autos so I’m mostly only trimming a few leaves to make sure there’s air and light. They are getting super thick and bushy so now I’m not sure about next steps.
Air moves fine I think and DLI is between 40-45 across the whole tent. It’s just that I’m less familiar with dealing with stocky autos
Thanks in advance for y’all wisdom
I would only take off as needed for light and air as you are doing. Can we get some side shots?? It looks good from the top.
I dont feel defoliation is neccesary right now. Taking a few strings and pulling the colas apart from each other to help open them up some would be suffice.
I agree with Greg and Ebb, I would only take off what is blocking bud sites or tuck the leaves back. Nice plants
Nice looking plants. Those are really developed for day 63 above ground
Looks really good in my opinion Growmie! Looks right where my autos or photos would be for 5 weeks in flower. I’ll do another defoliation at week 7 if needed
Gimme Three Steps - not telling which slo-mo dancer I am
“Gimme Three Steps”…Great song! Love me some Skynyrd. Looks like youz were cuttin a rug!!
Yeah, those don’t need touched, let ‘em do their thing. Looking good.
I scorched some leaves by accident so I went ahead and did a bigger trimming on the Bruce Banner. She’s an auto at about day 42 in flower (+1 more week preflower) & day 70 out of soil.
I think I’m in decent shape, but wanted to get thoughts about any tweaks or changes I should consider. Thanks as always. (Runtz to follow )
Very nice “chunky” buds!! You will like your Runtz…I did at least…very fruity tone to them…I grew Runtz XL and Forbidden Runtz…Keep us posted on the grow!!
Here’s where we’re at on day 77 - 11 weeks from breaking ground. Feedback re anything to do is more than welcome. Sorry about the pvc, I use it to make sure water gets everywhere.