I’m going out of town soon leaving on Wednesday night and returning Sunday evening I was going to lollipop and trim off some fan leaves but since I won’t be able to water them for 3-4 days should I hold off on the trim so the plant has more leaves to draw moisture from or does it not matter? I have been needing to water every 2-3 days so I’m hoping no issues. Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks grow fam
I learned something new I knew the leaves transpire but I also thought the plant would and could draw moisture from growth because fan leaves are always looking wilted when pot was light which obviously means there thirsty. Thank you
Interesting question, will they need less water with less leaves or do they need the extra leaves to draw water from? As soon as you trim they generally start making new growth so will they need more water for the new growth then would to just keep the old growth going. Hmmm. I dont think it will matter much and either way they will be fine but I would consider doing 50/50 just to see what happens.
I was thinking leaves are what pulled water up through the roots as they develop new growth, then they after they mature they are storage for Mobile nutrients, I didn't know the roots push the water up.
Looking back when I Shwazz I do it at the flip and again after 22 days, my records show the water I needed to replace in the RDWC goes up daily through the grow until the last 2 weeks when it slows down. Records from before I started Shwazzing have too many gaps to say either way.
Thanks big dog luckily it’s 4 days at the most and if I had to I could really take some jugs and suspend them over the soil and put a small hole in container and let it slow drip for a day or 2 but I will make the room a little cooler before I leave.
I am having a similar conversation with my sister in Texas about her tomato's. The heat is killing them even though she is watering them every day so she is going to cut them back and hope for a later harvest. Her garden is a could of acres and its been over 100 for a while this summer.
Hulkster you know you can't go "out of town" when you grow...he,he,he Without getting too technical, water is taken up thru the xylem from the roots, to the leaves, in a process called osmosis. This keeps the plants leaves happy and healthy. More leaves, more water is transported. Along with water, dissolved salts are moved up into the plant too. So I wouldn't worry to much either way, but I would skip a feed, and water to runoff before you leave.
I know it Chubby it’s not a vacation by any means but you guys are definitely easing my anxiety over leaving my babies and my dog I hate doing both but a Godfather has to do what he has to do haha looking forward to seeing my baby niece plus the laws on smoking are way more lax in Michigan than Florida so there is an upside. Brother in law plans on taking me around to some dispensaries while there hopefully I can score some good seeds. Thanks for the help brotha
@ CPW. The heat here has been ridiculous too ! Tell your sister that she can cool the tomatoes down by syringing them with cold/cool water once a day. More often if possible . Pruning the interior of the plant will help too . Peace
dam u guys have my head hurting all this thinking .. this is out of my pay scale [learned that on here] but waz interesting it's great 2 have all of this support .... enjoy the family Mr Hulk congrats on the new member !!