Should I defoliate more?
Defoliate as necessary to ensure decent airflow within the plant’s canopy. The plant needs good airflow to deliver CO2 to the leaves absorbing light. You can take 25% of foliage off the plant at a time without shocking it too much. Take off the energy sucking lower leaves first.
I would thin out the lower 1/3 of the plant
I personally would not do any defoliation at this time…for 1 you are in flower and don’t want to stress her at this time and second I can see light thru her so air can get thru…the last heavy trim should be done right before you see white heads start IMHO…have a good morning smoke
Morning smoke. Check! I took a couple leaves off the bottom. I think I agree and am gonna leave it. I did a heavy defoliation before flower. Thanks for replying y’all!
I am with retiredoldguy. In flower and making no more. Have airflow already. If can keep good airflow she will prune herself as flowers develop. Do NOT freak out as she eats some leaves. Natural. Some new growers think an issue farther into flower as she eats fans. Usually is not.
I would try to lower the two tall stems to even out the canopy.
I follow traditional defoliation routine.
First at or just before flipping
Second - around 21 day after flipping
Then again around 42 days.
Since you asked, this is what I see.
Red circled buds - well below canopy level. Remove unless you want the fluff.
Yellow circled area - growth is too dense and should be thinned out. You want to be able to see through the plant front to back and top to bottom.
Lastly supercrop the tall ones. Or bend slightly and tie down. What ever you are comfortable with.
I was wondering if I should super crop again. She’s 27 inches away from the light and I can’t raise it any higher! I was nervous that any kind of training at this point would stress her out too much.
It does not look like she is that far along into flowering. She must of had a long transition period. It looks like she has plenty of time left to recover.
I had to make a ph adjustment the other day……it was way off. Like in the high 4s. I’m a single parent and so growing a lot of times takes a backseat. I’m sure that has affected this grow and probably the final product. Bummer right!
had to make a ph adjustment the other day……it was way off. Like in the high 4s. I’m a single parent and so growing a lot of times takes a backseat. I only noticed it was off cause of my white widows have been unhappy for about a month. Took that long to occur to me that I might want to check my ph. I’m sure that has affected this grow and probably the final product. Bummer right!
It happens to all of us. You learned and maybe still get some good product.
And there is always that next seed
Super cropping isnt neccesary if you can bend them down to the level you wish without snapping the stem. Rarely do i find this of use. Its less stress on the plant and has the exact same effect.
Super cropping was not what I did. I just bent them down. Sorry.
Bend or super crop - basically the same in my book. Bending sounds a little more user friendly than super cropping.
Here’s that WW I mentioned earlier. This is 2 days after fixing my ph. It looked worse. Is there anything else I should be doing for this plant?
Looks fairly healthy. After she recovers from PH shock give her a trim.