White widow auto day 70! Need advice


#41

@Hogmaster @PurpNGold74 @dbrn32 after a week of correcting my ph and also flipped to 12/12 she has spread out and started stretching. I am now worried about air circulation issues and wanted some advice on defoliation ie where to start or if I should? Cheers again :slight_smile:


#42

If circulation is the worry i would start lower and take a few here and there. Dont strip her all at once and dont forget she needs those fan leaves for photosynthesis. Dont go scissor crazy but 3 or 4 on this side and 3 or 4 here might help. KISS Keep It Simple Stupid. And less is more.

Also wait for bit more in-depth answer. From more in depth growers.


#43

It’s more the undergrowth I’m worried about there’s a lot of Bush under that canopy. I never trimmed her at all just let her be bit now she’s in flower I worry about bud rot or mildew.


#44

@PurpNGold74 took some off the bottom to start as you suggested didn’t go wild.


#45

That’s what I would do as well. Start small and find a schedule that works for you to make it an ongoing thing. Couple of leaves from a couple different areas of plant each time.


#46

Yes, she needs some defoliation. Do it like @dbrn32 said, a few leaves a day. Don’t go crazy and take a bunch of leaves all at once.


#47

yes dont go crazy. if you take too much she will go into shock, stop growing and generally look miserable. Im #1 with this mistake


#48

Lol, yes, don’t do what @basementstealth did! Though his girl is fine, she took a long time to recover.


#49

fyi if you are interested


#50

Warning graphic photos :joy::joy:.


#51

You should use the wires you have in the pot to pull the outside branches down to let light into the middle of the plant


#52


I prune my Autoflowers a lot
Looks like I need to back off a lil on the nitrogen


#53

That’s a good idea @boardsbird I was thinking of trying that but wasn’t sure if it would work. She’s getting big takes up a good section of the grow room with buds forming everywhere. I just hear so much about mold and shit I would hate for all my hard work to go to waste. Cheers.


#54

I’m a real snob,“I want 15 big pretty bud’s with zero popcorn” What some of the commercial grow videos, some of them really strip their plants


#55

Hey @Mikkpay , first off.congrats on growing a nice begged auto she’s bushy as hell! Nice, anyway I’m on day 22 of my 1st auto grow probably 2-3. Weeks behind you,
My first grow was white widow fem , I begged for 12 weeks took forever lol
I’m not to sure about these autos yet but I agree with everyone here just pick a few here and there where a large fan leaf might be blocking a flower, you can also tuck leaves under also which doesn’t hurt or shock the plant in my opinion, I hear these get shocked easy but I’m sure there’s a good Auto grower if not several here with get logs and willing to help.
But anyway if your going into flower I wouldn’t sorry to much about defoliation your getting ready for stretch , that’ll stretch her out thinner and open here up, hey you can still start some LST also.
What’s the circulation problems?


#56

Look at the plant today



19 days of growth. For me pruning or FIMing them never slows the plant down


#57

Sexy lady there board. Somehow im back off ur journal… im watching waaaaay too many journals :joy::joy:


#58

My journal on how to not net an autoflower,I have some Durban Poison reg/fem’s and I wont be fooled again.The journal is mainly so I can look back. Once I get the GG#4 monster clone flowering well people will come
Thanks for watching