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CoastGrower started grow question 3 years ago
Is it better to wait till she is bigger to start LST or is now a good time to start? She already has 4 sudebranches popping out (1cm) so I thought this would be the ideal time to bend her a bit down.
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Techniques. Defoliation
Experimentgreen answered grow question 3 years ago
The sooner the better. You don't want to risk a snapped branch and some plants can get pretty stiff and woody quickly. Just be extra gentle when they're little and careful with your ties.:v:
DILLIGAF answered grow question 3 years ago
@CoastGrower Hi mate how did you go with the LST it's always better to start as early as possible with these things
Majormolasses answered grow question 3 years ago
Honestly as soon as the root holds good enough that they can start taking a good bending is when I apply my LST and HST. :) good luck Fam they look amazing.
Kshaqu answered grow question 3 years ago
IMHO it's time to LST on her and every few days control it. With my 3 plant I started LST with 2 of them in 3rd week as they have some enough nodes, and appropriate height to do so. 1 of the plants wanted to stay without LST but in week 5th grew taller and needed to bend her. But in 5th week main cola were less elastic and it broken a little bit. Fortunately recovered fast and is doing well.
GreenHouseLab answered grow question 3 years ago
Yes it's never to late to start some LST lol Good rule of thumb, your doing LST for a reason, so if you do not have lower nods to prop up then there is no need to LST.
Pseudo answered grow question 3 years ago
Ho oui il est temp
DissNoof answered grow question 3 years ago
the sooner the better, once the stems have thickened and hardened LST does more harm than good most of the time. Make sure your remember to "anchor" the plants you're bending with a hook placed in there so it acts like a lever. forgetting that part might lead to issues, so just a heads up, hope this helps ! :rocket:
Removed answered grow question 3 years ago
As soon as it has enough height to be bent without breaking. The sooner the better.
Stick answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi @CoastGrower! You did great bending that baby, we usually start LST when the plant has reached 4~5 nodes and enough vertical height to work on, I think it was the right time for you! Happy growing :facepunch:
Wicked_Stix answered grow question 3 years ago
You should start bending her now. Auto branches harden up pretty fast so the longer you wait the more she will fight you. Good luck with her.