How can I tuck leaves to increase light penetration?

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Contributed by: luckyleaf
Submitted: November 5th, 2004
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I see a lot of threads with folks asking about cutting fan leaves because of overlapping fan leaves, or fan leaves shading bud sites. Tuck one leaf away, and an hour later it has popped back into place. Tucking leaves is a never ending task!

I use a simple paperclip to clip a leaf set together by the leaf stems to let light hit the secondary branches.

This technique works good in veg and flower. Start doing this early in veg (around two weeks) to keep light at the nodes to promote the secondary branches. By the time you are ready to flower the plant, all the secondary branches are even for a nice canopy.
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