- Apr 10, 2011
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I have massive leafs that block the light to everything else, what do you, cut them to get light to the under growth or are those massive leafs what are making my plant so great.
simply not true syke. photosynthesis is where everything 'good' occurs for growth, heath and vitality. That only occurs in the green portions of a plant, and "primarily" in the large leaves.Syke said:i cut mine
they love it more
i grow outdoors
but the insides like seeing light just as much as tht big leaf
if there is good node growth at tht particular node then i would pluck it
Hemp goddess i actually disagree wit your comment
about the bud not needing light....
thats the KEY to great buds
I guess 'reading' and "comprehending" ARE two different things!Syke said:lol
my plants never had one problem with it
no problems with "slow growth"
and IME a large fan leaf produces energy for tht specific node
once that node is soo big(3 4 5 internodes on it)
its pointless for tht big leaf to create more energy for tht node
because it already has more leaves growing on tht node
i know ur probably juss gonna give me bad rep for disagreeing with you
but i dont care
IME if ur gonna leave all the big leaves.
then u should trim all your lower nodes so the plants not wasting energy
making lanky nasty bammer nugs
and also i dont appreciate people saying that im ill informed
and need to read more
because i've read everything on this website,
i've been here for years now
and if i recall, no where does it says pruning is bad/stressful/wrong
like i said i get thick buds
from the tippy top, to the very bottom
no useless scraggle on my plants, but if u guys are into that
to each his own i guess
and if buds dont need light how do they get trichs?
they juss magically show up? no
Wow, this argument keeps coming around.GuyGalaxy said:I have massive leafs that block the light to everything else, what do you, cut them to get light to the under growth or are those massive leafs what are making my plant so great.
Hick's not getting personal on you man. What he's saying is in every "Plant Biology 101" book published in the last 20 years.Syke said:I've grown outdoors few times
and yielded 3 pounds off of 3 plants
if it weren't for the FBI hacking this **** and destroying everything
i could show u my 3 8' plants
for my FIRST grow OD EVER!
i don't know why u are trying to compete hick
u have something personal against me or something
but go ahead drop my rep again like u did last year
i don't care
i have my opinion u have yours
show me where it says pruning is bad and causes slow growth
and show me how good of a grower the person is who wrote it is,
and ill still practice my way
Leafing is one of the most misunderstood techniques of drug Cannabis cultivation. In the mind of the cultivator, several reasons exist for removing leaves. Many feel that large shade leaves draw energy from the flowering plant, and therefore the flowering clusters will be smaller. It is felt that by removing the leaves, surplus energy will be available, and large floral clusters will be formed. Also, some feel that inhibitors of flowering, synthesized in the leaves during the long noninductive days of summer, may be stored in the older leaves that were formed during the noninductive photoperiod. Possibly, if these inhibitor-laden leaves are removed, the plant will proceed to flower, and maturation will be accelerated. Large leaves shade the inner portions of the plant, and small atrophied floral clusters may begin to develop if they receive more light.
In actuality, few if any of the theories behind leafing give any indication of validity. Indeed, leafing possibly serves to defeat its original purpose. Large leaves have a definite function in the growth and development of Cannabis. Large leaves serve as photosynthetic factories for the production of sugars and other necessary growth sub stances. They also create shade, but at the same time they are collecting valuable solar energy and producing foods that will be used during the floral development of the plant. Premature removal of leaves may cause stunting, because the potential for photosynthesis is reduced. As these leaves age and lose their ability to carry on photo synthesis they turn chlorotie (yellow) and fall to the ground. In humid areas care is taken to remove the yellow or brown leaves, because they might invite attack by fungus. During chlorosis the plant breaks down substances, such as chlorophylls, and translocates the molecular components to a new growing part of the plant, such as the flowers. Most Cannabis plants begin to lose their larger leaves when they enter the flowering stage, and this trend continues until senescence. It is more efficient for the plant to reuse the energy and various molecular components of existing chlorophyll than to synthesize new chlorophyll at the time of flowering. During flowering this energy is needed to form floral clusters and ripen seeds.
Removing large amounts of leaves may interfere with the metabolic balance of the plant. If this metabolic change occurs too late in the season it could interfere with floral development and delay maturation. If any floral inhibitors are removed, the intended effect of accelerating flowering will probably be counteracted by metabolic upset in the plant. Removal of shade leaves does facilitate more light reaching the center of the plant, but if there is not enough food energy produced in the leaves, the small internal floral clusters will probably not grow any larger. Leaf removal may also cause sex reversal resulting from a metabolic change.
If leaves must be removed, the petiole is cut so that at least an inch remains attached to the stalk. Weaknesses in the limb axis at the node result if the leaves are pulled off at the abscission layer while they are still green. Care is taken to see that the shriveling petiole does not invite fungus attack.
It should be remembered that, regardless of strain or environmental conditions, the plant strives to reproduce, and reproduction is favored by early maturation. This produces a situation where plants are trying to mature and reproduce as fast as possible. Although the purpose of leafing is to speed maturation, disturbing the natural progressive growth of a plant probably interferes with its rapid development.
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