Hey guys, whats goin on? and i hope you all had a bountiful harvest.
Well i didnt. My buds are gone and smoked already but anyway, i'd like to ask a very important question that hopefully many expirimenters can judge about.
CAN I CHOP ALL OR MOST FAN LEAVES AND LEAVES THAT STICK OUT A BIT FROM THE BUD?
i would like to know this because i will do it next year for these reasons
1- full sun on buds a week before harvest will give me thicker,fatter,more potent, and more developed buds.
2- to start ripening the buds before i pick the and so the chlorophil can excape faster thru the shorter leaves and golden out the buds a bit like the coumbians did with theirs.
3- to decrease fresh bud smell a lil before i bring them in and to have a good headstart on the trimming proccess before i get em home.
SOME SETBACKS (?)
1- decrease resistance to mold becuase fan leaves absorb morning dew and rain and also work as a water runoff mechanism
2- plants will shrivel away or pull some sickness stunt on me (fan leaves needed).
3- This sounds retarde and nobody gives a shit about this. haha
WHAT ABOUT SOME OTHER METHODS?
1- carving a ring into the bottom of stalk to prevent nutrient uptake and to golden out the buds
2- split, crack, twist, or peel on stem to golden and ripen buds.
3- clip plants at bottom and put them in a pal of water (like flowers in a vase) and out on the deck or outside or sumthin for a good flush and nutrient and chlorophyl excretion.
AND A FEW MORE THINGS
1- ther might be a whole thread that i have not seen yet that provides many methods like this (wich i have only found a few extended posts or breif posts on)
2- these methods may be dangerous in 43 degree NY lattitudes.
3- somebody please post something and dont blow this thread of because its pretty important at this point and i luv to help people out and post extended responses to people new or young in growing like myself.
ANYWAY, PEACE OUT EVERYONE AND STAY HIGH.
i just hope someone can help me a bit