how to keep plants short

Discussion in 'Outdoor Growing' started by toke420, Nov 13, 2006.

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    toke420

    toke420 Active Member

    i have some narcs 4 neighbours and am starting a couple plants in my garden next year so i was just wondering if there are anyways to keep the plants under 5 feet without hurting the plant?
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    Rudeboy

    Rudeboy Active Member

    grow lowryders, they only grow like 2 feet MAX pretty nice bud still.
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    toke420

    toke420 Active Member

    i have seeds for indicas and want 2 just keep them short i was told bending ste,s keeps them short is this true?
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    jerrydavis911

    jerrydavis911 Active Member

    I havent ever done it but i have read about it, BUT its a prosses of cutting the branches , making then grow v's and growing make like a bush(growing out and not up) then strait up. The name os the prosses is on the tip of my toung, but i cant name it.

    I hope this was a lil-helpful

    (also look at training)



    EDIT, i THINK its called topping
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    Sublime757

    Sublime757 Well-Known Member

    if you clip the main shoot between the nodes, it will stop growth at that point and proceed to grow 2 stalks instead of one. you can do this three times for a total of 8 branches. 1 into 2 into 4 into 8. or you can bend them over little by little everyday to make them grow sideways. this is probably the easiest and most effective.
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    toke420

    toke420 Active Member

    thanks i'll keep thoose ideas in mind
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    treehugs

    treehugs Active Member

    its pretty easy all u need to do is tie your plants to the grown and they will just grow in a "bush" form. this way they don't look quite like weed plants and they stay low. the branches will just grow up and wont grow taller then 3 feet or so.
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    Vote 2 Legalize Marijuana

    Vote 2 Legalize Marijuana Well-Known Member

    Stay away from some of those African strains. I planted one in my garden last year and I swear it had to be 15-20 feet tall. Never Again!!!
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    leonphelpss11

    leonphelpss11 Well-Known Member

    lol, i heard about african strains to be jolly green giant tall
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    Wavels

    Wavels Well-Known Member

    Any strain can be bent over by tying down with stakes. You can adjust the height to what you need for stealth.
    I prefer this technique to cutting, because there is no growth lag.
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    toke420

    toke420 Active Member

    ok i'll give that a try thanks for all the feed back
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    Bennythejet

    Bennythejet Active Member

    you can cut ur leaves flat at the end to make them look different
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    Godkas

    Godkas Well-Known Member

    My two cents. Top it to make it look like a bush and cut off all but the single blade on each leaf.
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    eastlosg1

    eastlosg1 Well-Known Member

    just disfigure the leaves and keep it by some other kinds of plants
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    purplegorillas

    purplegorillas Active Member

    You can top the plants, stress train them (increases yield), grow indica strains (they tend to be shorter), tie them down, and im sure there are more methods
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    IPokeSmot

    IPokeSmot Well-Known Member

    If you "weight" down the leaves in will grow side to side rather then up. my friend said he used paperclips at first. i dont know what he did after that
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    fdd2blk

    fdd2blk POW Staff Member

    my friend, neighbor cop, kids ball over fence, woops you know the rest.


    be very, very careful.


    they kicked down the front door. made several arrests. confiscated hella paraphenillia.

    over a ball.


    don't mean to scare you just warn you.
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    TillthedayiDIE420

    TillthedayiDIE420 Well-Known Member

    Lowryder RARLEY grow over 12" (one foot) they never grow 2 feet.
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    FilthyFletch

    FilthyFletch Mr I Can Do That For Half

    crop the top and lst the branches.. stay with indicas
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    IPokeSmot

    IPokeSmot Well-Known Member

    :shock: color me freaked out

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