bending

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by freeskier, Jul 25, 2006.

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    freeskier

    freeskier Active Member

    if you start bending your plant does that make it so the plant doesnt grow so tall. how do i make it so my plant doesnt grow very tall?
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    silvernomad

    silvernomad Well-Known Member

    Carefully pull down the branches of your cannabis plant, or the whole plant, tye them down.
    :leaf:
    You are now forcing them to grow horizontally. Tthe nodes will start producing branches or buds that grow straight up. Bending should be done gradually to avoid pinching or snapping the stem. Use soft hemp string or cloth to secure the branch or stem loosely when tying down to minimize damage to the soft stems. Growth is slowed for awhile as the cannabis plant adjusts to the shock of being bent. This is a good technique to maximize space in a small grow room. :weed:
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    freeskier

    freeskier Active Member

    does it make it soo it dosnt grow so tall though
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    P.R dude

    P.R dude Well-Known Member

    let me ask this

    how big is that space under your bed?



    :leaf: :hump:
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    silvernomad

    silvernomad Well-Known Member

    This allows you to control the height of the plants, and forces them to branch.

    :weed:

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    This willie nelson bud is being trained to go around the out side of the 16L pot to camo its self.

    After it grew a foot I started to train it... It is hard to see where I tied it, but you can see the result.


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    Top view :weed:
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    freeskier

    freeskier Active Member

    thanks. how do you tie it down though. i know your supposed to tie it with hemp or cloth but what do you tie it to?, do you just put the cloth or hemp over the branch and then tie it to something below the branch?
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    silvernomad

    silvernomad Well-Known Member

    You make sure there is lots of room for growth on the end where the plant is.
    And the other end, I either tie it to a round stick (wooden dowel, whatever works) placed in the pot, or like some I have I tyed it to a spike and archored it out side the pot.

    Whatever works.... some make cuts in their pots and just slide the string into it; it is looped around the plant.
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    OtakuJo

    OtakuJo Active Member

    I usually find the "S" method to be the best when keeping height to a minumum. Although, if you're using a Sativa strain I highly doubt you'll be able to find a way to grow it under your bed.
    As P.R. asked, how big exactly is the space under your bed?
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    freeskier

    freeskier Active Member

    well it is 2 ice cream pales wide and about 2 ice cream pales high, but i could get a bigger box i think
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    silvernomad

    silvernomad Well-Known Member

    I would get a bigger area.

    By the way...... why are you growing a plant in such a small area?

    Are these small ice cream tubs, or the large ones that you see at Ice Cream venders?

    :leaf:

    Bigger the area to work with, the better the harvest!
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    freeskier

    freeskier Active Member

    i dont know where else to put it
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    silvernomad

    silvernomad Well-Known Member

    what kinda area do you have to work with outside?

    :weed:
    All my plants are outside in large pots, in an area that they get lots of sun.
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    freeskier

    freeskier Active Member

    well i live in canada so i would be able to keep them outside for a while but i eventually have to bring them in.
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    silvernomad

    silvernomad Well-Known Member

    I am also in Canada, and we have lots of time before it gets to cold, and by that time it should be already done if not long before.
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    freeskier

    freeskier Active Member

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    silvernomad

    silvernomad Well-Known Member

    these are some of my girls....

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    This is one of my god bud 4 weeks old, outside, in canada
    :leaf:

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    This is a willie nelson clone outside also.
    :leaf:
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    freeskier

    freeskier Active Member

    i havnt planted my seeds yet tho. where in canada do u live, i live in alberta
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    silvernomad

    silvernomad Well-Known Member

    do you have an area in your home that you are able to set up a small (two or three) area to grow indoors. Like a basement, closest, or something like it?

    Your options on growing outdoors is limited for this year anyway.
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    freeskier

    freeskier Active Member

    no i only got under my bed to frow it that i can thnk of. i dont got a closet either
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    silvernomad

    silvernomad Well-Known Member

    well there is always next year outside; Because I can not see the under the bed thing working for you. Maybe if it was a bunk bed and you slept on the top.
    Start now for next year, by reading up evrything on growing bud, and stocking up on things that you will need.


    That is the best I can tell you....if you only had some plants that where about 4 weeks old, but all you got right now is just seeds.
    :eyesmoke:

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