How's this FIM with LST looking?

WeedMan2020

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Fimmed a week ago and did a bit of LST and these are the results! This is my first grow and just need some feedback if everything is looking well and if there's any tips that I could benefit from I would be most grateful!
I'm growing using a 2x4 tent with a 300w Omega CFL and a 6" desk fan.
I'm growing Barney's Farm Mimosa Evo that turned out to be twins and they grew for the first couple weeks in a solo cup then transplanted to a 20L fabric pot using Canna Terra Pro Soil.
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SmokeySim

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She’s looking good. Started my mimosa evo on the 15th of July. She’s twice as big as everyone else in the tent. She’s definitely gonna be a BBW
 

WeedMan2020

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Also tie the strap so that only the main stem is held so side branches can turn towards sun.
I'm holding the main stem top and bottom, the top is pulling and bending the plant and the bottom is just for support and the other 2 ties are holding my 2 new tops and 2 long branches below them pulling them the opposite way giving them each their own individual space to reach the light without them overlapping and covering each other if that makes sense. Could you please elaborate more on what you mean by just tying the strap on the main stem?
 

WeedMan2020

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My goal with LST is to expose bud sites to max light. I also remove everything under node #4. I don't grow popcorn.
This training works for me. Organic Auto soil grower. Good luck
Wow! Just wow! The yield in that thing is crazy! At the moment as you can see I already had those bud sites at the bottom from a young age exposed to light with slight LST, so they pretty much caught up with the rest and I tried my best to get them growing in a way where they occupy their own space on top of the canopy and below.
Do you recommend cutting them and just concentrate on the above or just cut the fan leaves that are below crowding up the place?
 

WeedMan2020

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The red is circled around side branch. It’s being lost under tie. It will grow up towards light if you pull on other side of tie. Lol and yea I know. Vivid illustration
Wow haha, still trying to get my head around the drawing, sorry hella baked haha, but I'm guessing you want me to tie it under the other to branches below and pull it in the other direction, is that correct?
 

WeedMan2020

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This is mines at 28 days from seed
Wow haha, still trying to get my head around the drawing, sorry hella baked haha, but I'm guessing you want me to tie it under the other to branches below and pull it in the other direction, is that correct?
Edit: I think I get what you mean, there's a branch that's tied up in the middle of my straps that should be on the opposite side and going backwards not forwards and I'm guessing I should pass it from under the long fan leaf stem as the leaf itself will obstruct it from receiving light. Let me know if that's what you mean and I'll drop this J and start re-tying haha
 

SmokeySim

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Edit: I think I get what you mean, there's a branch that's tied up in the middle of my straps that should be on the opposite side and going backwards not forwards and I'm guessing I should pass it from under the long fan leaf stem as the leaf itself will obstruct it from receiving light. Let me know if that's what you mean and I'll drop this J and start re-tying haha
Lol. Exactly. It won’t be able to come up properly behind it like that
 

Flowki

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It's better to let the plant get some height above medium, about 6 inches if you can, top it and remove lower growth so you have 4 main shoots and a free open stem below. From there you can start playing with what ever style your like. The gap allows airflow under the plant for later mold/rot issues, makes it less likely insects will have a free home and also stops you spilling neuts all over your production leaves and burning them. Lastly it gives your root zone some space from the canopy heat of the lighting meaning your roots are happier.
 

WeedMan2020

Active Member
It's better to let the plant get some height above medium, about 6 inches if you can, top it and remove lower growth so you have 4 main shoots and a free open stem below. From there you can start playing with what ever style your like. The gap allows airflow under the plant for later mold/rot issues, makes it less likely insects will have a free home and also stops you spilling neuts all over your production leaves and burning them. Lastly it gives your root zone some space from the canopy heat of the lighting meaning your roots are happier.
So you're saying it won't grow good as it is? Like wouldn't it be okay for me to leave it as it is, let them stretch to the light while spreading/spacing them out evenly, then remove lower leaves that aren't reaching the light?IMG_20200815_142203__01.jpg
 
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