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    First time LST

    I’m on my 3rd grow and decided to try LST. Am i on the right path? Am i suppose to do something with that top branch?
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    #2
    One more pic, i bent main stem over now.
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    • changeofpace2014
      changeofpace2014 commented
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      Now your on the right path....tip leave your ties long enough to relocate them further out on the stalk when needed..

    • ponzi314
      ponzi314 commented
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      i got lucky and i made them all wayy to long because i have terrible special awareness lol so sounds like i made a happy mistake

    #3
    Looks good to me. it will be an ongoing job of repositioning as it grows but you seem to have a good grasp of the concept. This will really boost the yield.

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      #4
      Originally posted by crucialbunny View Post
      Looks good to me. it will be an ongoing job of repositioning as it grows but you seem to have a good grasp of the concept. This will really boost the yield.
      awesome, happy to hear that. I’ll keep adjusting as it goes. It’s cool to watch it curl upward after pulling a stem down

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      • SoOrbudgal
        SoOrbudgal commented
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        Yep your doing a great job ponzi314 you make our forum proud.

      • ponzi314
        ponzi314 commented
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        Thank you SoOrbudgal, Been very excited to start this grow so happy im doing it right. Last time i had 2 gelato plants in there and it became too much to handle so this time around i said let me focus on one and see if i can increase the yields with LST. I almost topped her but one step at a time. Topping will be for a later grow. Im also using much better genetics so hoping thats a crutch for any mistakes i might make. (Mephisto Sour Stomper)

      #5
      Originally posted by ponzi314 View Post
      One more pic, i bent main stem over now.
      Just a heads up ponzi314. I've had the twist ties cut into my branches when I tied them off and didn't allow for growth. I went to pipe cleaners.

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      • ponzi314
        ponzi314 commented
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        do you think it helps that i dont tie them tightly to the branch? i created a big loop and just twist at the end. I can fit my thumb in the loops

      • Bluey
        Bluey commented
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        If you keep moving them along the stem working outwards and pulling them down as they grow you should be fine. About every 3 to 6 days move them outwards depending on how fast she is growing. Good job.👍

      #6
      On the last pic I saw you had a nice big loop around the apical stem, while the one on the upper right branch looks a little tight. Just a heads heads up.

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      • ponzi314
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        Good eye, ive adjusted! thank you

      #7
      You’re doing great. One thing I like to do after I bend them over is to remove the big fan leaves that grow straight up when bent over so they don’t shade the growth underneath

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      • ponzi314
        ponzi314 commented
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        is it safe to do for autos? because theres one big one thats covering multiple bud sites

      • bboyfromwayback
        bboyfromwayback commented
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        Yep! It’s good to thin any plant out occasionally, just don’t go crazy. Anymore I don’t defoliate much, I only remove the big suckers that are shading bud sites.

      • ponzi314
        ponzi314 commented
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        thank you, i removed 3 of the big ones that were blocking light
        Last edited by ponzi314; 04-18-2023, 01:51 PM.

      #8
      So i went a little over board on LST. I went to check on her today and see the stem was snapped in half. I think i indirectly topped her. It happened at the 5th node too. How bad is this? Im assuming she will recover. I need to stop adjusting it everyday, im trying my best to keep them all the same height, its not easy.

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      • bboyfromwayback
        bboyfromwayback commented
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        Above the 5th node is a good place to top a plant anyways. You did more good than harm

      • ponzi314
        ponzi314 commented
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        thats what i was hoping lol wasnt sure if its a little late in the game to be toppping though so thats why i got nervous, im at 42 days since putting seed in soil

      #9
      Sorry about that ponzi314 I've read that that people tape the two parts together. Search for that. It looks like you could use the top piece to make a clone. As is, you will have many branches with big colas probably less than but almost as much as if the break never happened. When I did it, I did the clone thing as a learning experience. No worries.
      Drying: Strawberry Cough photo started indoors Apr 27. Moved outdoors June 25. Harvested October 8.
      Past grows: Speakeasy Bourbon Berry Auto F1 (Ogreberry x Whiskey Zulu),
      Whiskey Zulu, Trizzlers

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        #10
        Little update since the unintentional topping. I havent done any additional LST ive been just letting her grow. Personally i think she looks good but please let me know if you think otherwise. It seems like most of the bud sites were pretty level except the one that split in 2 due to the topping. Should i still be pulling stuff down or are this point should i just let her grow.

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        • 90Gizmo
          90Gizmo commented
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          Upvote what Bluey said.

        • SoOrbudgal
          SoOrbudgal commented
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          You sure can and i would try and bring down that split one.

        • ponzi314
          ponzi314 commented
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          Word, ill do that now! thank you all

        #11
        A word about bending stems. If you take the stem and squeeze it between your fingers a little the stem will soften up. Then it can be bent in the desired direction easier and with less chance of breaking. It sounds barbaric but it works. You will have to experiment on how much to soften them. When they heal the bend will be stronger than it was originally. This works best if the stem has not turned woody yet. This may be wandering into the realm of HST but it will save you from unintentional breaks.
        Don't worry, be happy, grow sticky buds.

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        • ponzi314
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          if im being honest i didnt know there was such a thing as high stress training lol but ill try this out. im not going too crazy this time around since its my first time. But im actually kindof happy it broke. Cause the 2 sprouts that spit off are doing great.

        • Bluey
          Bluey commented
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          I think it's called supercropping. Never done it myself

        #12
        You're doing good. I can't speak to auto's as I don't grow them. Regular strains during Veg and even early flower if they are healthy, they can take a pretty good beating and come back stronger.
        Last edited by Mollisol; 04-26-2023, 10:04 PM.
        SF 35X47X70 tent
        SF1000 X4
        AC Infinity 6 inch exaust fan
        AC Infinity ocillating fan X2
        FFOF Soil
        FF Soil Trio. and CalMag
        GH Flora Series
        3 and 5 gallon fabric pots

        Mango Sherbert
        Gelato Cake
        Grape Icecream auto by going2fast

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          #13
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          An example of high stress training and softening and bending stems. Starting to make a manifold.

          Don't worry, be happy, grow sticky buds.

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          • ponzi314
            ponzi314 commented
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            If i get into growing photos im going to try this

          • Ckbrew
            Ckbrew commented
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            Yes, you can do much more manifolding with photos.

          #14
          I pulled to hard when tying the colas down. This happened about 3 weeks ago. I tried to tape the split back together. The stem was to thick and woody, it was impossible. So I moved my tape down below the split to stop it from going further down. Then I left it alone. Despite the the damage my plant is healthy and on par with the others
          SF 35X47X70 tent
          SF1000 X4
          AC Infinity 6 inch exaust fan
          AC Infinity ocillating fan X2
          FFOF Soil
          FF Soil Trio. and CalMag
          GH Flora Series
          3 and 5 gallon fabric pots

          Mango Sherbert
          Gelato Cake
          Grape Icecream auto by going2fast

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          • ponzi314
            ponzi314 commented
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            crazy how resilient plants are

          #15
          This one split all the way down to the coco but didn't appear to effect it in any way.
          Topped too low to the node.
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          Veg Cupboards: ​​​​​​Two 4x2x6H cupboards. SF2000 Evo in each. Climate controlled and automated. Hand watering
          Aeroponics Low Pressure Bucket: 20W LED. 5 clones
          Lights: 2 x SF-7000, 2 x 30w 660&730nm supp. red boosters for flower stretch over sativa x in flower room.
          Medium: Coco/perlite, mix of 13gal & 7.2gal pots, no drains
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          Last Grow: 4 x photos, old school, 66 days of veg flipped 25 Feb harvested day 65F 3lb11oz.

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          • bboyfromwayback
            bboyfromwayback commented
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            Don’t stress it anymore and it’ll heal up in a couple days. You can always wrap a plant tie around it too and it’ll grow back together some

          • Bluey
            Bluey commented
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            That was my last grow. It's yield and quality were no different to the one that didn't split...I left it alone, it split to the coco. I ignored it..no issues

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