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Jammo85

Seems I’m over watering Just 1 plant

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@Jammo85 biology says no. Defoliating is based on pseudo science. Leave the leaves alone and just train the canopy so each stem/cola has enough space around it.

 

Plants looking good btw :yep:

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Thanks for the reply mate!! I like your words too!! Makes sense. 

Just passed 3 weeks on 12/12...... (had a few probs in first week with timer plug so best to say really it’s  only had 2 solid weeks of 12/12)

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If you took them off and they grew back that should tell you everything. Quite a few people on here defol, but most do admit that it knocks the plant back. You have plenty of space dude, no need. 

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Buds themselves have fuck all ability to photosynthesise so direct light on them is unnecessary, the light on the leaf is what powers the bud. 

 

Removing leaves should be limited to pruning the understory where light wont effectively penetrate, other than that there's no reason to remove them.

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Not to sound like a dick... But I believe buds do indeed have chloroplasts too so can photosynthesise 

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@MidlandGrow you don't sound like a dick mate, buds can photosynthesise but compared to a leaf fuck all. Studies have been done with cannabis and tomatoes if you're interested. 

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Would you pick leaves off that were covering a bud site/top? @Green demon I'm forever tucking or cutting leaves, if i don't really need to then that would save me a lot of faffing :)

 

Edit: I don't have space to train mine any wider, only in a little space and it's wall to wall

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@Openairbud I don't touch the leaves full stop mate unless they're dead and crispy. The leaves fuel the buds, removing one leaf to get light to another bud is like robbing Peter to pay Paul. Horticulturally speaking defoliation is never used to improve yields. 

 

The buds themselves dont require direct light but the leaves attached to them do. It's sink vs source. Buds are sinks leaves are source.  Leaves create the energy, buds use it. The aim of the grower should be to create a healthy root ball in veg to then maintain leaf health during flower.

 

Say you've got your colas packed too tight, all the leaves touching and moisture is forming on them creating a perfect environment for rot. You have two options, increase airflow with fans or reduce leaf mass. Fans would be preferred but worst case snip the leaves. 

 

 

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On 8/10/2019 at 8:26 PM, Larry Badgeley said:

Fabric pots = Shite

 

Why do you say that @Larry Badgeley?

 

Can you elaborate.

 

 

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On 8/10/2019 at 10:41 AM, Jammo85 said:

I’m currently growing 7 dinafem Critical+ plants that are in Flowering stage (just) 

 

they are in 11l fabric pots 

 

just compost, I forgot to add perlite......

 

seems the same plant has drooping leaves the day after I water.... 

 

anything i can do now to the compost or too late? 

I had a container catching any run off so I’ve removed the fabric pot from that in case it’s holding too much water. 

 

I wouldn’t say I’m over watering tho....but obviously I am

 

took pictures but bloody blurry, will get more now 

Haha this reminds me of myself! I feel the same way Lol! Don't feel I'm over watering but I am! Think I'm on top of it now though... at least I think!

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On 8/10/2019 at 11:10 AM, Jammo85 said:

It seems to be as dry as the others it just seems to not handle the water very well ? @Amnesia

 

 

They vegged for around 5/6 weeks, being potted up twice. (The final 11l is it’s 3rd pot) 

i know @Green demon I should really write dates down but I even forget to do that. Memory was useless on morphine, add these drops and I’m lucky I make it to bed at night. 

Yes mate I water them till there’s a little puddle in the tray and let that stay in there? 

You need a day by day diary like I have, I'd be lost without it but I get the meds your on will make that super difficult I've been there with high dose thc capsules! Flying in a world lost for a few months till my tolerance could handle it

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On 8/10/2019 at 11:17 AM, Amnesia said:

 

That could well be where you're going wrong, some plants don't mind so much and the thirsty ones just suck it right up anyway. Others hate wet feet and have issues.

Indeed I guess without the water run off being sucked up it could be suffocating the roots or at the worse causing them to rot

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On 8/10/2019 at 2:26 PM, Larry Badgeley said:

Fabric pots = Shite

Under all circumstances? Even with living soil? Any reason why just intrigued why i should reconsider etc. Thanks

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On 10/5/2019 at 8:54 AM, Thai Stick said:

 

Why do you say that @Larry Badgeley?

 

Can you elaborate.

 

 

Same I'm intrigued as well... I get the outside layers of my living soil are dry but I expect that as it airs my roots out like aeroponics would do..

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