Need help on getting my plant to branch

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by lowryder420, Feb 21, 2008.

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    lowryder420

    lowryder420 Active Member

    ok so my first grow came out a 3f tall skimpy ass plant that had no branching whatsoever.

    how can i get my plant to have like 2-5 colas on it?
    im wanting to keep it under 2ft.
    i have a 125w CFL envirolight on it 6100k for veg. 3000k for flwr

    thanks for your time.

    sorry no pics yet.
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    Techna

    Techna Well-Known Member

    Keep the light super super close to the plant. dont let it strech..
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    lowryder420

    lowryder420 Active Member

    wouldnt that burn it????
    but alright and when is the earliest i can flower i heard 2 weeks veg.
    all i have to do is keep it close for it to branch??
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    Dirtyboy

    Dirtyboy Well-Known Member

    Ya just want to bend the top down to say the center of the plant. This will make the braches grow at each node. Each branch will have a bud on the top. Its nothing to have 16 to 20 of these. You want to flower when the plant is mature enough to do so. ALTERNATING NODES is when you want to start flowering.(2 months is a good guide)
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    Techna

    Techna Well-Known Member

    Keep the likt like 2 inches from the light, it wont burn it and the plant wont stretch you can flower whenever you want. i would Veg for at least 2 weeks, there not really mature even then and wont produce much.. but they try adjusting your light and grow them to half the size you want them, then induce flowering by 12/12 and the will about double their size.
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    lowryder420

    lowryder420 Active Member

    wat do you mean bend it... just bend the plant in half pretty much???
    wat happends to the top bent half??

    thanks for the info
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    lowryder420

    lowryder420 Active Member

    well im trying to get about a hlaf ounce per plant. im not really big in growing. just a hobby ive been doing latley :mrgreen:

    im probly going to flower around 3 weeks but i want to keep this plant small as i can. i just want it to branch out ALOTT.

    im on a budget but for about $20 what would be some good nutes for me??

    thanks a bunch:peace:
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    Dirtyboy

    Dirtyboy Well-Known Member

    The top half will start to grow straight up with all your new branches.
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    LoudBlunts

    LoudBlunts Well-Known Member

    more light, closer to the plant.

    feed the bitch.


    $20 bucks, IMO isnt enough
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    homegrownboy

    homegrownboy Well-Known Member

    OK...seems like people are thinking that vegging your plant is when it pops out of the ground. Your veg cycle doen't start until the plant is about 3-4 weeks old...the first 3 weeks of the plants life is called seedling stage...after that it enters veg stage. Don't grow your plant to only 3 weeks of age...it is no where NEAR the age of maturity.
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    lowryder420

    lowryder420 Active Member


    well i kinda have no choice. my moms bitchin bout it lready. and its 2 weeks.
    im doing this for a hobby. not some bigass grow op.
    if i can get 10-20 grms...im happy honestly
    im just low on money and i want to grow myself a nice small plant.

    i really can take my time but ive got to put it somewhere else.
    so what do you say 4 weeks veg????
    im having trouble branching it
    any help on that?
    thanks:peace:
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    Dirtyboy

    Dirtyboy Well-Known Member

    BEND THE TOP OF THE PLANT DOWN! THAT MAKES THE BRANCHES GROW! It is all so called LST LOW stress training. Take the top of your plant and a bread twister and bend the top down secure with bread twister. bracnhes will start growing in a few days.
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    lowryder420

    lowryder420 Active Member

    thts something i really dont wanna do. i mean i could see that working but if you tie it down. then you have an odd ass looking plant with a main cola facing the ground.

    would TOPPING or FIM'ing work also?
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    pinksensa

    pinksensa Well-Known Member

    lmao lowryder DIRTboy didnt just pull that out of his ass...if you did a quick search you would see that he is telling you the SIMPLEST way to make it branch out...budsites grow from the branches....you dont have to leave it bent for its whole life but think about how nature works if you bend the top over the plant thats used to thinking go up go up has to where to go so it goes out goes out ie..branches once you fill out you untie the odd ass looking plant....be kinder when people try to help you dont just be a butter...but what if this but what about but but just try it or research.....big kissess...
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    lowryder420

    lowryder420 Active Member

    okay dont flip the hell out im just looking around for more opinions b4 i go ahead and try the first one someone tells me.
    im trying to be done in 70 days max. and id like to have more than just one cola. but THANKS for the info. and DIRTboy when should i do this LST ( wat age) ???
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    Farm Friend

    Farm Friend Well-Known Member

    Hey good point HomeGrownBoy. I think a lot of us newbies (at least myself) have been confused about that point that the Veg stage does not start at day one above ground. I have a bunch of babies at 3 weeks old so they are just now going to the veg stage - I have been so confused and did not even know it! Thanks for the info
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    pinksensa

    pinksensa Well-Known Member

    do it now and honestly if you had read any cat fight thread on this forum you would know I wasnt flipping the hell out on you, not my style at all. But dont worry, I will gladly unsubscribe to your threat and not offer any more advice to you. Good day sir.
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    Dirtyboy

    Dirtyboy Well-Known Member

    Yea so there! Hey i have 10 points of reputation! LOL I understand where your coming from. Listen,think,learn and grow. Its all good in the hood. I will help ya as much as i can. If i dont know the answer then i will not give one.
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    homegrownboy

    homegrownboy Well-Known Member

    Good advice DirtBoy. That IS the EASIEST way to do it. I always like to top my plant and then i tie down all the side branches to get even more bud sites.
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    bigballin007

    bigballin007 New Member

    Go here GROWFAQ
    Then look at LST Training.

    A tip bread ties suck ass. Take a coat hanger and get a pair of pliers and cut a 2 in piece off make a hook on one end. Take the hook place over the stem and use the other end to stake the plant down.
    Once you read the LST FAQ in the above link you will understand.
    With bread ties you have to fumble around with the tie to get it to secure the plant and risk damaging your plant in the process. With the coat hanger method you just bend the plant and shove the stake down, it's way easier and less chances of damaging the plants.

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