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joe3z1988 started grow question 3 years ago
I'm trying to low stress my plants. 2 plants are big enough to use the "bending" method. I bent (without snapping the stalk) and tied it down to one side. Hours later I see the plants' leaves are complete laying down ( not up and vibrant) Should I low stress autos?
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HighTV answered grow question 3 years ago
Hey there @joe3z1988! You can absolutely Low stress train (LST) autos! You can even HST (high stress train) like Topping and supercropping to GREAT effect if they are healthy enough! For an example of this see my dairy 'Green Crack'. The key is to keep you plant healthy an minimize all the problems besides the Stressing and you will be perfectly fine. Try to avoid doing HST during flowering stages at all times, but low stress training is fine always. I hope that helps resolve your question! :sunglasses:
OutForReal answered grow question 3 years ago
Hello ! 1st things 1st : Yes you can do LST / Topping / Hst / supercropping on your auto strains , the key is to do it at the right time and you did your bending T the right time. The 1st thing I think about is that by bending the plant you may have damaged some roots ( the bending pressure ) , and the 2nd is that when you bend a plant like this you need to wait a bit before she fully recover from the stress and when she will go back on her vertical grow then the leaves will look like usual but now they will just adjust their position to the new trunk position. I hope it will help you :grin::+1:
Experimentgreen answered grow question 3 years ago
Low stressing autos is completely ok, i think its the higher stress training and cutting that's a little questionable. I think time is usually a factor..give it a day or two and watch for improvement, if it gets really bad you could always untie or loosen the tie slightly, and then increase a little later on.
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Stick answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi @joe3z1988! Give it a few hours to adapt to its new shape, leaves should retrieve a normal appearance unless they are really too twisted to recover. My guess is that this 1st bending session was probably a bit stressful, you may have bent the main stem violently, whereas LST needs to be very delicate, we just want to accompany the stems into a defined direction, but we must avoid to completely bend the plant, Autos usually don't like this and take several days to recover. Hope that makes sense, keep us up-to-date and happy growing :facepunch:
Mrs_Larimar answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi, yes the most automatics respond very well to LST. its always a good choice. The Other technics depend on the Strain you are growing. Ive grown alot of automatics that year and tried the whole palette of technics. But one is sure, if a strain grows vigor and fast, you can do several tchnics Like topping and Fimming. I wont use defoilation/ supercropping. Because the plant always try to reproduce what you take away. You can always tuck leaves thet block the light to the budsites. For more questions feel free to ask/ look into my diaries. Happy growing
DasBoof answered grow question 3 years ago
Hey Joe, yeah tbh you're doing the right thing, the plant is just adjusting to the "new position" of the light kinda searching for it, you'll see it fully tucked in a happy again in a few. i would thread them through something heavier, as you can see they are already fighting against the ties. Just one thing that can happen is that the leaves in contact with the ground may mutate or wilt, maybe put a mat under there if you think the leaves will be in contact with the ground more than a week. Hope this helps man, you're doing the right thing, it's all good ! :rocket: