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Schwazzing without Three A Light's $500 book.

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Three A Light are the new Cannabis bad assses in Denver, with a book out they're selling off $500 bucks, on how to get 3 pounds per light.  I just looked it up on the net for free, lol.   

I've always been hung up on the "leaf is a solar panel" cult, probably from early Ed Rosenthal (he can't be wrong, can he?) talks on fan leaves being sugar factories, and you only remove them when they are blocking light.  Then it occurred to me, in a 5 x 2 1/2 foot space, EVERY leaf blocks light!   My current Chucky's Bride grow is case in point.   

I've always trimmed a ton of leaf, just out of necessity, but hadn't considered stripping a plant for yield.  Makes sense.  I've always noticed, particularly in early flower, plants go berserk when you cut on them. 

So, how this works, you strip EVERYTHING with a petiole, sometime ( usually twice) before the fifth week in flower.  Different opinions on this, most do it the first and third week of flower.  The late theory is, after week three, cannabis stops producing leaves and roots, and focuses energy on bud production.  When you strip all the leaves, it freaks out, and pumps up the buds.  Since buds draw nutrients from leaves, it's important to feed them properly right after stripping.   The late strippers, or up to fifth week, believe none of the leaves are needed any longer, as the plant is solely focused on building the largest flowers it can.  

I watched a bunch on this, one grower claims he's not found a strain yet that didn't love it.  Royal Queen Seeds has a good piece, but curiously, they all call this a "high risk" strategy.  Uh huh.  Do you think the risk would be less if I buy their $500 book, and their SUCCESS line of nutrients, specifically designed for schwazzing?   I'll take my chances with Fox Farm and some Azomite.  They really claim micro nutrients are super important, as all those are held in the leaves you just removed.  Doesn't get any better than Azomite.  

Lot's of this is popping up on the net lately, praise be to capitalism.  Watched one claiming he's done it with a dozen different strains, none of which didn't love it.  

 

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Hi DD381 

great info 

I always defoliate 1 and 3 rd week never tried up to the 5 th I give it a try 

very interesting 

500 $ video lol too funny free is for me 

sometimes I forget the micro nutrients in flowering stage 

been reading about azomite I need to incorporate it in to the mix 

I see it’s mainly add to the soil when mixing up your custom blend soil can it be used in compost teas during flowering?

peace 

papalag 

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Azomite is my secret weapon, it’s like  magic on stressed plants.   I found it five years ago or so, and if I ever have a burnt, starved, or over fed plants, a good flush and a teaspoon per gal does wonders.  I swear, plants look “happier” overnight on this Stuff.  

A few bucks on Amazon.  

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Yes! I use it and Basalt dust. KISS method on soil, people make things too complicated which creates complicated problems.

Baq

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@baqualin I agree less is more 

always made a super soil ( got like a mad scientist thought I was creating Frankenstein) 

too much problems self created now I just use a good pre mixed soil ( happy frog) I mix extra  perlite bone and blood meal small amount of bat and seabird guano and mycorrhizae  I will look in to both of your suggestions 

thanks 

Paps 

 

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"now I just use a good pre mixed soil ( happy frog)"   Funny how things come around, I took the same route, always mixing up something that just HAD to be better than any premix.  Think I just got tired of messing with it all, and opted for simple.

I use tons of Big Bloom, but it's kind of expensive.  I have a bunch of guano, so making some teas, also.  Big Bloom is just guano and worm castings.  Nothing tastes better than guano grown weed. 

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