Originally Posted by mushroombrew
It's never sorted. There will always be those who drag huge leafy trees indoors. Especially here in Oregon omg... 8ft leaf bushes each with their own Gavita. Pumping out larf. I've seen a bunch since I've been here. The top 10" yields nice though. haha!
I've been indoor hydro since '90. Short veg, 1plant/sqft with a leaf here and there.
I live in a strict "No Larf" zone.
I can't speak for the outdoor folks, but when I'm growing indoors, I will do what ever I have to do to make the plant fit my needs, lighting, and conditions; mainly trimming and topping, with a little bondage. People can talk stress and all that, but I'm into this to grow bud, not a happy leafy plant. The one thing I would suggest is just small trimmings everyday, instead of making major changes to them. although I have been asked to look at a number of other peoples' grows, most of which were seriously overgrown. After a major raping of them, they freak out for a day, then go nuts growing. The ones that freak out more are the owners of the grow when I hack out half or more of the plant. LOL
My theory in veg is to trim any branches that won't reach the canopy, and to remove lower leaves that are shaded. Then In bloom, I just remove any leaves that are shading any bud sites. This works well to slow down the taller stalks, while allowing the shorter stalks to reach the canopy. This makes for a decently deep even canopy, and the removal of the lower leaves/branches during veg makes for decent air flow. To each their own, but that is my theory, that works for me.