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  Quote Dalan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Trimming leaves under growing phase?
    Posted: 18 October 2004 at 00:20
I tried a method named "jogging", where you get a more bushy plant insteed of a tall one. Works very nice, but I have alot of big leaves shading some of the lower "bud-areas"

Wondering if it's okej to trim some of the big leaves to promote more light to the lower bud "areas"??

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  Quote milehigh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 October 2004 at 05:04
You can trim a few, but only a few. It is better to tuck them out of the way. I always wait till they start to turn a little yellow before I remove them. If your careful, you can just tuck the big ones out of the way, instead of cutting them off. My main stem always looks like a snake after harvest. I bend and bend and bend on it to promote bushyness.

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  Quote Tompa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 October 2004 at 12:53
I never remove any leaves til they drop by themselves. Sugarfactories. Your buds in the shade should still develop faster leaving all leaves intact.
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  Quote seeroseero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 October 2004 at 15:44

Some people do and some don't

You can remove 'some' of the fan leaves however it DOES stress the plant a little. Which is not specifically good. However it does help some times.

An other option is to try and bend the plants, with strings or sticks etc. this way more light gets to specific spots, however. It's hard to keep the balance so that EVERY spot gets light...

Sheets of reflective/ mirror material ON you soil (underneath your plants) works great!

I personally also just snap some of the plants/ tops some times when a couple of trees shoot higher up then others. This just so i can keep the lights all the the same hight.

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  Quote Dalan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 October 2004 at 23:15
Thanks for your advices.

Does ordinary aluminium film work as a reflector?
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  Quote nl5haze Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 October 2004 at 09:26

you want to make a reflector out of aluminium film?

i would just make sure that the whole room is covered in white reflective plastic... http://www.sensiseeds.com/ml/shop.asp?MainLev=2&PluNr=278

there is nothing thats reflects better then white not even a mirror. so just make sure your room is white.

you can use aluminium to make a reflector (i wouldn't) but white plastic and no reflector should work

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  Quote milehigh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 October 2004 at 04:46
Originally posted by Dalan

Thanks for your advices.

Does ordinary aluminium film work as a reflector?

Grow shops sell rolls of mylar which looks like aluminum but reflects the light much more evenly. Alumium foil will reflect the heat and cause hot spots, use white as suggested or bye the mylar.

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  Quote hydrogenum Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 October 2004 at 09:57

i think in a little place we just have to put reflecting paper only on the ground...not on walls!!! temperature would go so HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH

yes...my box is green like the hope...but white is perfect to reflex the light...mirrors aren't ok...they capture the light, 'cause they are like glass...

alluminium sheets are cheap and easy to find...if you want to use'em be careful to put them by the correct side



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  Quote seeroseero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 October 2004 at 15:01

Ok, Ok, my apologies for the 'mirror' thing. :)

I didn't mean mirror litterally but reflective material.

White reflective material IS the best

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  Quote Ganja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 October 2004 at 16:35

A mirror reflects the full spectrum that the light emits, including heat. So, this is not always ideal for grow rooms.

White plastic doesn't reflect as much visible light as a mirror (or very shiny surfaces), but it reflects only visible light, not infra or ultra light.

(I think)

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