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Jmanc started grow question 3 years ago
In keen to try an LST method. I'm thinking of tying down the main branch. When is a good time to start this. Any tips?
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Removed answered grow question 3 years ago
I wait until the 5th node and bend the top down so the other arms can be even with the main top. Cannabis plants have apical dominance, meaning they will give most of their resources and grow better at the top of the plant, so try and keep the canopy even. Once you bend the top down the sides will catch up quickly!! Put your hands on the plant as often as possible. Bend the stems back and forth to strengthen them throughout the grow. Happy growing!! :muscle:
Hellishjam answered grow question 3 years ago
I usually wait till I have some branches to play with but seeing as this is an auto I’d wait till about the 4th node and when you start bending be very gentle don’t do the full bend at once you could risk breaking the stem I’d do a little each day!
Stick answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi @Jmanc! Once your plant has developped 3-4 nodes you can start working on those nodes, or on the entire plant (by bending the main stem). However, considering you're growing an autoflowering strain, you better not bend the main stem, or make sure you do not over-do: autos are sensitive to pretty much everything, and low stress training works well only when done slightly / smoothly / step-by-step. My first auto was a disaster because I was too violent on bending, and as a result, my plant was shocked, growing slowly, shape was weird, and she ended with mold because of the lack of stretch. Always remember the L (low) in LST when working on autos, less is more :sunglasses: Hope this will help, keep us updated and happy growing! :facepunch:
LongJohn420 answered grow question 3 years ago
After 3 or 4th week or after 4th node is good time to start. Happy growing!