So my question is about what I’ve been seeing many growers suggest doing. They say by removing those “suckers” (see pics), some side branches along with some pruning (which we can get into another time) will redirect nutrients to grow bigger buds. My main question to start is the removal of the bud sites.
I’m having a lil problem wrapping my head around this since this is my first grow and haven’t seen my plant in its full maturity:
If I removed bud sites in veg they grow new ones in flowering; do I then remove those? I’m guessing not. Right? Because this is flowering which is the final stage so no more making up for anything lost?
If I were to remove those potential bud sites with the aim of growing a bigger cola is that the only benefit? Does bigger colas mean greater yield? Let’s say I got a 1oz cola by removing bud sites, wouldn’t it have added up to the same 1oz if I had several colas distributed into smaller amounts?
I think I will start with these two questions then dig deeper depending on what you all’s thoughts are