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Hempshire_Empire started grow question 5 years ago
If anyone can offer info on when/ how to start LST i'd love the info!
Week 3
Techniques. Defoliation
Removed answered grow question 5 years ago
Hey there, brother! Healthy looking plant you got there! It looks a bit short (as of day 21, anyway) to start LST. You may want to raise your grow light a bit to try and induce a little stretching. I always find it's easier to do LST when the stalks are a bit longer.

They sell some plant training wire that is wrapped in soft rubber -- I use that to avoid it cutting into my plants. I'm doing DWC too - and I use my bucket handle and the level tube holder to anchor. Unfortunately, the buckets don't lend themselves well to LST. But you can definitely get it done! I usually do it around weeks 3-5. After week 5 or 6 the plants start to get more woody and aren't as flexible. But, you'll see the buds pointing back upwards usually after a couple of hours! There's not much to "learn" -- in my opinion -- but you just want to make your bud sites as flat as possible to even out the light distribution. You'll find that some buds will shoot up a bit higher, still. But you definitely get a better yield and light distribution with LST! Also, I top my plants most of the time (unless I'm low on tent space, which I am now). I hear a lot about not topping autos, but I seem to get way bigger yields when I top. Check out my Northern Lights -- I topped that plant a couple times on the main stalk (nowhere else), and then I did LST.

Good luck with the grow brother!
ShaggyGrower answered grow question 5 years ago
LSTing a plant can start at any time. I used to LST really early, then found it easier to LST after I have done my first topping at node 7. Week 4, perfect time to be bending leaves out of the way and spreading out side branches imv
PharmaZ answered grow question 5 years ago
Hey dude, looking good!
I’ve tried LST at various stages. I like start as early as possible. That way you get a good idea of how she is going to take it in the future.
It can prolong the veg stage, but if you have time that’s not a problem if you don’t go overboard then it’s a bonus. Also do it in moderation as others have said. I like to stop when I see the first sight of flowers forming on the tips/tops of branches. LST in preflower is fine. Then when I get about 3 weeks into flower (counting from when I see flowers NOT preflowers)
I might then do another LST rearrange. I also like to remove leaves, but this is personal preference. DO NOT defolitiat after the preflowers start appearing and again until into week 3 of flower. Msg me for more info on that, good luck:v::skin-tone-2:
CeltikGrower420 answered grow question 5 years ago
yo kush,

for me everything depends on how you are going to work your culture. Indeed, there is two known phase of startup. we will say the "North American" which will start at 21 23 days of growth and 5 to 6 floors. or the "European" method earlier at 14 to 18 days and 3 to 4 floors, the latter is for me idelae for a scrog in a room culture of 2m high.For the 2 I advise you to cut the apex 3 to 5 days following the operation. for my part I release the links to 30 days, the plants have become beautiful bush .... more than to launch the scrog ....

if you do not choose the scrog later, the first solition seems the best. I placed leins on all the branches to create a bush with a uniform canopy.

Black_Magic answered grow question 5 years ago
Start slowly bending them next days you can do it bit more

Do it before water they are more flexible
Watch out I did brake one main bud like that
You will lose some days on it depends how happy your girls are for that was a week more
HighRoller909 answered grow question 5 years ago
I start applying LST when I feel its main stem is ready to be bent.I think you'll be able to do it at week 4. Just bend the plant to the side of the pot,fix it with something like rope and leave it.The head will turn up to light.Then after a few days,you'll notice side stems that look at the light are quite ready to be bent as well.Bend them to another side of pot.Cycle it for few weeks and you'll get good shaped plant.Don't worry,they really can handle a lot while bending.I was afraid of breaking the stem in my first grow and couldn't succes that much.Now,I made better LST.You can check my Pineapple Express grow out to see my LST.
FlavoursUk answered grow question 5 years ago

Along with myself being able to walk you through step by step. Here is everything you need to know about LST. Do’s and don’t, how and why. Check the link

You can also check my diaries to see the before and after of LST. Nothing better than looking at a diary of someone who’s done it. Good luck
Experimentgreen answered grow question 5 years ago
Hey there so the most absolute basic LST would be to just pull the plant over to the side and secure it. However in my opinion you first want to top the plant so it gives you a bushier and broader range of LST options, it'll also make doing a star pattern easier but any pattern is good. If you did top, you wait until between 4-6 nodes or 6 sets of true leaves, and at this same time its good to begin LST. The main thing to remember is that you can LST easiest when the plant is young and pliable but also when the branches are long enough to pull down and tie down. Also every plant is different and will grow at different speeds and all our advice is only as good as you see with your specific plants. Best of luck, the plant looks great already. Happy growing.
Stick answered grow question 5 years ago
Hi there! You can start LST at the 3rd node, prune the stems from the first node (which are usually not productive ones) then you can bend the other stems, just a few inches a day. I'll be around, good luck with your JackHerrer! :facepunch:
Removed answered grow question 5 years ago
It depends on how tight your internodal space is, by the looks of it, you still have a way to go. I usually start after TOP'ing or FIM'ing on the main stem in order to give the lower shots time to catch up. This usually happen on the 4th or 5th week of growth.