When should I start Lollipopping my plants?

You’ll want to lollipop your plants just before they begin flowering. We also recommend pruning—removing unnecessary branches—as well, although you should proceed slowly, and with a plan.

When should plants be topped?

Topping makes a weed plant bushier. Wait until the plant has grown six or seven nodes to do the initial top, which is usually done above the 5th node. It’s important to wait until the plant has developed this much so it can withstand the shock of topping.

Should you lollipop in veg?

The consensus, and the approach that seems the most obvious, is to lollipop during the vegetative stage. Wait until flowering draws near—leaves are essential for vegging! Lollipopping in veg lets the weed plant recover from the shock before it blooms.

What is Schwazzing?

Schwazzing involves stripping your plants of all fan leaves beneath the top two or three nodes at two key times: Once at the start of the bloom phase, and again at the beginning of the third week of bloom.

What day of flower should I defoliate?

By removing the fan leaves on the first day of flowering and again on day 21, the plants will be able to replenish the lost foliage before all of their energy transitions toward bud development. By supplementing with a high-nutrient feeding, the plants should push through any shock they may have undergone.

How late can I top my plants?

Important: Don’t Top in the Flowering Stage; It’s Too Late! Topping should only be used in the vegetative stage! In fact, any training technique that involves cutting or damaging your plant should only be done in the vegetative stage of cannabis growth, and never during the flowering/budding stage.

Should I cut the fan leaves off during flowering?

Yes you should – but with the correct technique. A proper thinning will remove 20-40% of the mid to upper foliage every 5-7 days. Removing these fan leaves opens up light and produces better air exchange to the lower canopy.

Can I take fan leaves off during flowering?

You can remove fan leaves during flowering in much the same way you do during veg. Prune away large leaves that are overshadowing bud sites, as well as dead or dying fan leaves. One thing to keep in mind is that you should prune in intervals, giving at least a couple weeks between each session.

Can I lollipop during flowering?

WHEN TO LOLLIPOP CANNABIS. Most growers will agree that week 3 of flowering is the right time to start lollipopping. After a couple of weeks in the bloom phase, most cannabis strains will begin to display multiple bud sites along shoots. Marijuana will stretch during this phase, some strains more than others.

Should fan leaves be removed?

Fan leaves that are growing inward toward the plant should be removed. Bud sites that are lower down on the plant may be removed so that the plant can focus on the bud sites closer to the top. Dead or dying leaves should be pruned.

Is lollipopping necessary for growing?

There are two growing techniques where Lollipopping is highly recommended. SCROG Grows – Screen of Green set ups are predicated to the principle of presenting a flat and even canopy to the light source. To get the best out of a SCROG set up it is essential to lollipop.

When is the best time to Lollipop?

It is generally agreed that Lollipopping should take place during the veg phase. Either as a continuous process or all in one go, around a couple of weeks before switching to 12/12. This gives your plants time to recover from the shock before going into flower.

How long should I let my plants recover after lollipopping?

Once you’ve lollipopped each branch, we recommend giving your plants 2–3 days to recover before flipping your lights. Also, remember not to over-prune as this can stunt their growth.

How do you do lollipopping on a marijuana plant?

Lollipopping Tips. Always use a clean, sterilised pair of scissors to remove anything from your marijuana plants; Use the opportunity to thoroughly inspect the underside of leaves for signs of bugs. Look real close to make sure there are no tiny eggs; If you are new to Lollipopping try it out on just one or two plants.

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