Hello MacGyver and Latewood and the entire forum folks.
Thanks for your help. I have read in full both the links you provided. I believe I have a better understanding of defoliation. Actually I have been reading all the blogs on this forum for quit some time. I was amazed as to how much goes into growing quality bud. But if it wasn’t for everything I have read here and in Roberts grow bible I wouldn’t have the grow I have at this point. I have used some of the techniques discussed here (but with much caution) Also through the advice and instruction I have learned here, for a new grower all this info can be a lot to decipher. So occasionally I have a question or 3.
I have 3 White Widows that are taking over my grow tent I have used some LST and some leaf removal techniques as well as proper watering, nutrients and amounts. I am now in my 2nd week of flower and very happy with my progress so far. Though as I write this a question does come to mind. I have been using T5 lights from the beginning. They are Hydrofarm T5, FLP48/UN 8*54W. The unit fits perfectly in my small tent. There are many thoughts on lights at different stages of growth. I plan on using them for the entire grow. What are your thoughts on this and are there options of lights I can use with this same fixture you may recommend? I know this is quite long, so thanks for any input.