cutting fan leaves

KADE

Aero Lord
Joined
Jul 17, 2006
Messages
1,924
Reaction score
124
We REALLY need a mythbuster sticky thread... and then close all the ones started if they are already contained in that thread.
 

THCskunk

Colombian Gold
Joined
Jan 14, 2007
Messages
436
Reaction score
13
A flower isnt a flower without its leaves to bring out the color it is responsible for alot of things and play a very important role on making,producing,circulating,and temp regulation of THC. Im pretty sure there are more purposes that are vital to growing excellent one hitter quitter based on leaving the leaves to naturaly die off, but that I know of are those few things. Read more about it as so I will so we can have some killer pot to fill our lungs with.
 

medicore

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 4, 2007
Messages
236
Reaction score
111
I grew three plants side by side this year outdoors and with one of them I decided I would try cutting the fan leaves to see what effect it would have on the buds. The bud was definately stunted like the plant was focusing too much energy on repairing itself than it was on the buds.
 

slick

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 27, 2006
Messages
91
Reaction score
15
man definitely dont cut off leaves i had about 10 plants i cut the leafs off 5 and they gave me almost 2 pounds the other 5 gave me almost 5 pounds outdoor but still it matters big big difference never again will i cut them off
 

Grannie420

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 11, 2006
Messages
58
Reaction score
9
I also had a old timer tell me to cut the fan leaves. I never did it except at the end of my grow, thinking more light will get to the lower buds.
 

tiller08

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 3, 2008
Messages
133
Reaction score
45
they are little sugar factories i dont remove a leaf unless they are half dead or yellowing
 

THE FARMER

Member
Joined
Mar 20, 2007
Messages
10
Reaction score
7
Damn, my growing partner cut all the fan leaves and i mean all,
and he even cut many of the smaller then fan leaves while i was
away for a week.He thought he was helping them:hairpull: .
I saw the situation yesterday and i freaked out:eek: .
There are 6 females Afghan allready 30 days flowering with
60 days veg and were doing nicely until this.
What can i expect from them and will it drasticly cut down yield?
Its so sad,they look hollow now...
I can post some pics tomorrow but im not sure if you
want to see them but ill show them to you anyway...so sad
 

THE FARMER

Member
Joined
Mar 20, 2007
Messages
10
Reaction score
7
Here are the pics.What do you think?Anybody?
Before the leaves were cut you couldnt see the other side of the grow box

EDIT:
7. Please try to post all of your pictures on this site. Linking to other sites has inherent risks involved that should be kept to a minimum if at all possible. We have both a Gallery and the ability to post as many as eight pictures with each post you make. Please post your pictures here, instead of linking to them.


AAAfarmer1.jpg


AAAfarmer2.jpg


AAAfarmer3.jpg
 

Crazy Horse

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 18, 2006
Messages
800
Reaction score
256
A crying shame. I trim some, and I also tuck some out of the way, but I would never do that to my girls.
 

Dr. Manny Bowles

high on my own supply
Joined
Apr 4, 2008
Messages
587
Reaction score
240
I'm really new here but I don't think you should host pics like that elsewhere and link them here.
 

Flyinghigh

Grow Pretty Flowers
Joined
May 24, 2007
Messages
2,563
Reaction score
1,051
I had done the same thing because of all the spider mites and the damage they done and so I went and cut all the bad fan leafs and some good ones and I notice that the buds got burned more and the tops turned brown and like they had been saying.
It a bad thing to cut them off and I also believe that it will make ur buds taste bad alittle but that my 2 cents..
 

Growdude

I am the Smo King
Joined
Oct 25, 2006
Messages
4,644
Reaction score
3,383
I would give your "partner" half of what he was going to get as your plants are only going to yeild half of what they would have.
 

Cole

Cannabie For Men
Joined
Mar 13, 2008
Messages
551
Reaction score
416
I think if you cutt fan leaves during flowering all it would do use use the plants energy to repair the leaves and your buds will be dorman.

Meaning **** buds :(
 

THE FARMER

Member
Joined
Mar 20, 2007
Messages
10
Reaction score
7
Thanks everybody for the coments,i just feel sorry for the plants,but
gotta look to the bright side so i will keep caring for my plants and
smoke what they give with pride even if it is half of what they were
gona give:rolleyes:.

And for my partner,i decided to give him a little trim so hes probably
gonna wake up bald one of these days:hubba: .


Sorry for the pics,i have to admit i just read the rules and that wont
be happening again,im getting to know the site and its a good thing
you have the ability to post pics on your site by yourselves.
 

Latest posts

Top