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HiMonkeys started grow question 3 years ago
Should i do LST in this stage of growth? and how long should i wait before doing LST after i topped the plants?
Week 2
Techniques. Defoliation
TheBudWhisperer answered grow question 3 years ago
Hey, hey - so far so good and by now you should be good to go on the LST. That said, there isn't much there to LST at this point so I'd wait until you have a few more branches coming out. You broke the plant's apical dominance by topping it and once the new growth tips start to come out and develop full branches - then it'll be time to start LST. The idea's pretty simple with LST - you're trying to spread the plants branches out and away from each other to allow for better airflow beneath the canopy and increased light penetration. Hope it helps and if any questions feel free to reach out any time! Cheers!
Mrs_Larimar answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi, After every stressing action ( topping , Tansplanting, LST) i would wait a few Days until the plant has recovered. You can start then doing a slight LST. and doing it in steps whith a break. Even your automatic dont need much stress. but most of them respond very well on LST and softly picking leaves that are blocking the Light. I did my first LSt on my Dark Devils and its a great Effect. If i Do LST i follow the Words of PharmaZ he said" follow the flow of the plant" that worked for me and my plants. Feel free to look. Here are good Diaries whith successfull LST. Happy Growing
OutForReal answered grow question 3 years ago
Hello ! At that stage you can only bend the main stem so it is not useful to do LST unless you'd planning to do a supercroping . I would wait to have secondary stem or to top her right now and you will be able to do lst on the secondary stems soon. Hope it will help you :grin::+1:
DudeGrowsWeed answered grow question 3 years ago
Sure, you can start LST now. I'd wait about 3 days after topping just to not cause too many stresses at once, but after about 3 days you should be fine. Maybe wait a week if you want to be really safe. Have fun!
Stick answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi @KINKURU! In order to do some LST, you need small stems to bend, or you can bend the main stem. You don't have the small stems yet, what I see is tiny new growths not ready to be stressed, so I guess you're thinking about the second option, bending the whole plant, which I don't recommend at this stage since your plant is recovering from topping surgery. Hope this will help, keep us up-to-date and happy growing :facepunch: