hi guys. just wondering if anybody has heard of this technique which somebody i know uses. iv never heard or read about anything like it. he calls it 'cutting back' and he does this the day before he switches lights into 12/12.
after vegging the plant to around four foot high and making sure its really bushy, he cuts off i would say, atleast 90 percent of the branches and leaves. he leaves the top few inches of growth on and maybe 2-3 branches around half way and towards the bottom. its basically a stick thin plant... i couldnt believe my eyes when i seen it. now my logic is sayin this surely causes too much stress and would surely put flowering a week or two behind while she recovers, however they come back amazingly strong and he can pull atleast 8 ounce per plant and thats at a minimum.
anyone ever heard of such a thing? iv heard of removing lower branches but not this. seems like hes doing something correct though.