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biconly started grow question 4 years ago
When you go to LST , is it easier to do this when the plant is more thirsty as the branches have more give? Also, do our work it until it “half breaks” or just get it to bend without it breaking inside? Does this make sense?
White Widow Auto
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White Widow Auto biconly
White Widow Auto
18 comments · 4 years ago
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Techniques. Defoliation
Stick answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi there! Well it's not really about the dryness of the stems, but more about the global flexibility and the age of the plant. Doing it early on a very young plant might result in a stress/shock and will need time to recover. Doing it on a healthy plant once she has developed 3 or 4 nodes is the ideal. Doing it tardily on big stems / solid stems might break them (then it's supercropping). Considering you're growing an autoflowering-strain, I'd recommend not to LST her too early, it might affect its growth, I would wait a couple of days so the side-branches can develop and do LST on these. For the main cola, pinching or FIMing gives great results if done correctly. Supercropping is not a good idea for autoflowers. Hope this helps, keep us up-to-date and happy growing!
Removed answered grow question 4 years ago
Do it whenever you have time, it it's not related to how thirsty is the plant.
Do not break the stems, that's not LST, that's a High Stress Training (HST) and it it's done differently.