I may have been wrong to remove all the leafs…
Yes you definatly needthe leaves they store all the food and energy for the plant. No leaves= no photosynthesis= no buds
The plants do a reasonable job of deciding when and which leaves to sacrifice. As the buds mature, some lower fans will turn yellow, then brown, and eventually fall off. By harvest time, not many leaves will remain. It’s really sucking the nutrients right out of those leaves. If you cut them off, it can’t do that.
It only makes sense to cut off the leaves under a dense SCROG, but if you don’t they will die quickly anyway from lack of light.
Jesus, 140cm today like wtf is wrong