Have had mixed success with defoliation with various strains grown in scrog. This single white widow is doing well at 4 weeks into flower, after filling in a 4x4 grid during 24hr veg cycle. It has an 18 inch vertical goldilocks zone, with the goal being 2 ounce per square foot if the box is running smooth. I am considering thinning out more fan leaves from the canopy to increase air flow and promote bud growth but always shed a tear when picking healthy leaves from a healthy plant. What recommendations do you have for maximizing yield in tight quarters?
You sound like me I usually take a few but I don’t overdo it. Your plants look great.
@MattyBear this is in your wheelhouse too haha.
I SCROG. Using that method you get kind of hardened to defoliation as everything under your (18" goldilocks zone) has to go. About 3 weeks into flower (you look like about that), I start taking fans. I try to tunnel down in a couple of places to allow light and air in but it’s still dense and some of it is still shy light. It’s a balancing act because I want every bit of leaf surface producing sugar for the tops without damaging the plant.
2 oz per square foot is easily doable with adequate veg time.
What method are you using to grow? Hydro? Media? Soil?
This is my (one) plant this grow, taking a bit of sunshine. Game Changer, regular female 60/40 sativa. 1 to 20 CBD to THC.
That plant has more like a small tree base. Well done even canopy beautiful plant.
I just started cleaning mine up this grow. Thanks for the post. Wasn’t sure how much to take but it’s looking about like yours. There was a lot under there that wouldn’t have amounted to anything but getting in the way.
Yeah, that stuff just takes away from the gucchi stuff on top haha.
Mine looks to be about like yours, only indoors, potting soil mix, grow bag, standard nutrition throughout flowering and flush at harvest.
@Myfriendis410 that one should produce a super yield. One quick question got my slow 9 Day dry about 10 days in on curing process in jars . I did a spot check got a reading of 60 to 61% at what point would you add the 62% humidity pack or or let it ride. When you open the jars the smell and Aroma is awesome I know I’m on track for that unicorn fart smoothness lol. Thanks
Shove em in there. You should be fine.
THANKS plan to give it about 30 days curing before I try it let you know results.
I don’t know if it shows but I removed a little over 400 leaves from the canopy in the last 10 days. I deprived it of a little nitrogen and let it draw from the lowers fan leaves which turned a slight yellow and then after plucking those ones, I fed it a mix of blooming fert, nitrogen, micros, and probiotics. Now I sit back and wait to see if the buds swell larger😃
trip out, looks like a forest view from the ground, nice.
buds are still gaining in size and I adjusted the nets as much as possible for support, they are still having trouble staying upright though, but there too many to attach to ceiling with string.
Almost too beautiful to chop!
Nice fade, love the autumn colors, something people who don’t flush will never get to see,
@Stonedrus wow nice plants.are u using all l.e.d