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Offlinewebster10

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Pruning advice
    #737364 - 06/23/14 07:41 PM (2 years, 5 months ago)

Hello everyone, my plant had a bad managanese deficiency a few weeks back and it basically destroyed a few leaves. I'm wondering if I should prune these leaves to allow more sunlight to reach the other parts of the plants or leave them be. By pruning I'm referring to cutting the leaves but I'm not sure if this is the correct term. Thanks again everyone :sun:


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Re: Pruning advice [Re: webster10]
    #737365 - 06/23/14 07:45 PM (2 years, 5 months ago)

If there more then 50 percent damaged then i would pluck them.
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Re: Pruning advice [Re: Deadkndys420]
    #737366 - 06/23/14 08:01 PM (2 years, 5 months ago)

Yeah that's what I was thinking. Some of them were honestly demolished. Will plucking them induce enough stress to cause problems?


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Re: Pruning advice [Re: webster10]
    #737367 - 06/23/14 08:04 PM (2 years, 5 months ago)

Cutting with a razor blade or sharp knife is a better way then 'plucking'. But I don't think it will cause a lot of stress to the plant.


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Re: Pruning advice [Re: Deadkndys420]
    #737368 - 06/23/14 09:01 PM (2 years, 5 months ago)

Thank you for the informative replies. It is very much appreciated :sun:


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Re: Pruning advice [Re: webster10]
    #737406 - 06/24/14 12:33 AM (2 years, 5 months ago)

Did you correct the deficiency so the leaves stopped turning yellow? I read somewhere that if leaves continue to yellow the plant is pulling nutes from them, so you want to correct the deficiency before cutting off any leaves that aren't completely dead, or the plant will move on sucking the life out of other leaves.

Not sure if you're already beyond that level of knowledge, but wanted to throw it out there juuust in case, good luck with a nice harvest :rasta:


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Re: Pruning advice [Re: c1d]
    #737434 - 06/24/14 06:20 AM (2 years, 5 months ago)

Wow I actually didn't know that, thanks for the tip. Yes the deficiency has been corrected so I think I'm good to pluck them.


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Re: Pruning advice [Re: webster10]
    #737694 - 06/26/14 10:53 AM (2 years, 5 months ago)

I would suggest removing the leaves that are more than 50% damaged. Removing these leaves will also help stimulate newer and faster growth.


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Re: Pruning advice [Re: ShroomingChaos]
    #737703 - 06/26/14 11:57 AM (2 years, 5 months ago)

Thanks for the advice. I have already plucked all of the leaves that were more than 50% destroyed. Hopefully I start seeing some rapid growth :cool:


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Re: Pruning advice [Re: webster10]
    #737736 - 06/26/14 04:29 PM (2 years, 5 months ago)

Your welcome, we wish you the best of luck!


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Re: Pruning advice [Re: ShroomingChaos]
    #737768 - 06/26/14 09:20 PM (2 years, 5 months ago)

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ShroomingChaos said:
I would suggest removing the leaves that are more than 50% damaged. Removing these leaves will also help stimulate newer and faster growth.





What are you basing this claim on ?


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Re: Pruning advice [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #737825 - 06/27/14 02:52 AM (2 years, 5 months ago)

I've read that 75% or more damage is when you should remove leaves, but recently I'm really confused about what actually benefits yield and why when it comes to pruning.

I've been wondering if plants have some way of collecting stored energy from dying leaves or if they have no idea leaves are dying or what.


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Re: Pruning advice [Re: Midgetpawn]
    #737826 - 06/27/14 02:59 AM (2 years, 5 months ago)

Dying leaves are a result of the plant sucking nutrients out of them.  So to say the removing them improves growth is just ridiculous. It depends on WHY they are dying.  If it's deficiency, then removing them isn't helping.  If it because they are under the canopy and light isn't getting to them there could be an argument for leaving them or taking them off.

Me?  I prefer to leave them on until they come off with a real gentle tug.


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Re: Pruning advice [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #737845 - 06/27/14 07:25 AM (2 years, 5 months ago)

wait... when a leaf is dying and having the nutrients sucked out of it, is the plant performing some sort of emergency nutrient retrieval that it doesn't with a normal leaf?


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Re: Pruning advice [Re: Midgetpawn]
    #737917 - 06/27/14 05:20 PM (2 years, 5 months ago)

Um, what?

When the plant is sucking nutrients out of a fan leaf it's because there is not enough nutrients already present for the new growth that's coming in.  It's a pretty normal thing for plants to do, I wouldn't call it emergency revival, since it's killing the oldest parts of itself to make way for the newer parts, but I do the same as Hawk as far as when I actually remove them.  If they don't seem like they want to come off if you give them a little tug/flick at the stem, I leave them alone.  Chances are the plant can still benefit from sucking more nutrients out. Once the stem of the leaf can hardly even hold onto the branch anymore, it's safe to assume nutrients aren't traveling through there as well at this point.


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Re: Pruning advice [Re: Inocuole]
    #737994 - 06/27/14 11:06 PM (2 years, 5 months ago)

And it doesn't just do it from lack of nutrients.  If a leaf is not getting enough sunlight, the plant will start sucking nutrients out of it since it's not really performing well.


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Re: Pruning advice [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #738058 - 06/28/14 06:39 AM (2 years, 5 months ago)

Could that be why some of my under leaves are turning a bit pail? Not even turning yellow, just a very pale green.


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Re: Pruning advice [Re: webster10]
    #738085 - 06/28/14 02:36 PM (2 years, 5 months ago)

I would tell you mine have done that too but mine are probably turning pale for all kinds of reasons besides that too. :vaped:


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Re: Pruning advice [Re: webster10]
    #738092 - 06/28/14 04:23 PM (2 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

webster10 said:
Could that be why some of my under leaves are turning a bit pail? Not even turning yellow, just a very pale green.





Yup


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