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Willy_Wonka started grow question 3 years ago
When I have to aplay the LST and is better if I remove the leaves that my cat damaged?
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First grow Willy_Wonka
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11 comments · 3 years ago
Week 4
Leaves. Tips - Thick
Adrenalized answered grow question 3 years ago
For myself i feel the best time to start lst is about day 21. But i just look at my plant to decide when the time is right. I want 4-5 nodes on the plant. Any sooner seems too early since there aren't any lower cola's forming who need light. You can start lst at anytime after that I feel. But I want my cola's to grow at the same speed and form a Nice bush, not a christmas tree, so I do it as early as possible. But it is never too late to give your cola's more light imo.

As for damaged leafs, depends how damaged they are. But in your case I wouldn't remove any unless they're really totally lost since your girl is pretty small already
OutForReal answered grow question 3 years ago
The damaged leaves will falled so let them fall by themselves. The LST can be applied as soon as you can bend your branches/stems, if you 'r applying the topping + LST combo then top after the 4th node
Experimentgreen answered grow question 3 years ago
Hey there so the damages leaves i would remove if theyre so damaged they cannot do anything anymore, but if if just a few nasty scratches wait a little longer. Like the others mentioned the plant is still pretty small so you may not need to lst. How many direct hours of outdoor light is it getting? At least 5? I had to move a plant around the yard probably 6 times a day last summer to be catching enough good light. Maybe add in some sort of "grow" nutrient if its not already amended in? Best of luck and if you want to play with lst you still can, it's your plant and you can always untie if you're not happy with the result. Happy growing :v:
Mrs_Larimar answered grow question 3 years ago
I see no need for LST.... here. your plant is small and wont be a giant at all... there are not many nicer words i can find
The_Projexx answered grow question 3 years ago
You can start LST when they are seedlings , you just have to watch how you do it . Essentially your going to start LST as young as you can in your plants cycle to expose more nodes to the light it wil also help maintain a nice even canopy for your plant , as for the leaves I wouldnt take them off just yet , I would wait till they yellow up and start to shrivel . I say this because your plants are still small and to start to defoliate the plant now will cause it piles of stress that isnt needed that may end up slowing down the growth of the plant . Over all your plant looks fairly healthy I wouldnt change very much , you can start LST anytime now and this like I said will benefit you opening up more nodes to the light helping make your canopy much more even . I hope this information helps you on your quest to become a grow master ! -Happy Growing!
Thee_HoffGuyy answered grow question 3 years ago
You should let the branches get a little taller before you start LST. Also let the plant get a little bigger so it has plenty of healthy roots before you start Topping or LST the plant will thank you for it! As for the leaves I would Leave them Its less stress on the plant. YOu want those leaves at this stage in its' life. They are the "solar panels" of the plant. Hope this helps Happy Growing!!!!