Hey ya'll since it's that time of year (for some) I wanted to discuss some Low Stress Training /Topping/ Fuck I missed/ super cropping/ monster cropping cultivation techniques and the differences, the benefits AND, the drawbacks? I have used all the above methods EXCEPT for monstercroppng as i see too much of a risk in hermaphrodite or straight up sex changing of my plants. Simply put monster cropping is a technique where you allow the plant to become "pre teen" then force it to start to flower and then forcing it back to "veg" resulting in all sorts or out of control bushing of the plant without clipping/crushing anything. If anyone would to chime in on this i would like to here your opinions on it. Next of super cropping, essentially you are damaging branches or main stems forcing the plant to send fluid and chemicals to "knuckle or scare tissue up" The reasoning is it will make for stronger branches and it also allows for a bushy plant because of the light expose to what was shaded before. I have found this to be reasonably helpful but also fairly risky if you are not a pro at it or have some garden tape handy. OR if you are doing it just to do it. IMO there needs to be a reason behind it, like limited space indoor or a strain that will not bush out with out a lot of "suggestion" Plus i think it looks like shit. BUT, my brother all allow his plants to split in half at the late stage of budding. Like right down the middle stalk. Them duct tapes it back together. His pot comes out premo. I have all heard and seen people jam knives or nails into the bottom stalk in late bloom. Seems a bit sadistic to me. My persoanl favorite is FIM or fuck i missed. Its easy, fast, get good results and doesn't look like shit. essentially look it up on google pictures. You are trimming for more tops in the "teen" and very EARLY flower. Topping, explains itself, I only do this in the seedling stage after the third set of true leaves. My brother does this on at the second set. Seems unnecessary to me. Someone beg to differ? Lastly is LST or low stress training. You bend the plant over so it will take the upside and branch out. I see the benefits if you had no room or had a strain that shot straight to the moon. Don't really prefer it. but it has ben done to get more light in the woods without clearcutting. Which brings me to a next question, is there any other "low stress training techniques out there? Does anyone flick seedings? Drought stressing seedlings? IF anyone who isn't a troll/shithead/screaming for attention would like to give some much appreciated advise from EXPERIENCE; that would be cool. We could be friends. Ive could teach one another stuff. Thanks!