LST to train or not to train photos?

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    Pan the man

    Pan the man Member

    Hey fellas,so I have 4 photos one is pretty good size for a month old and I'm curious if LST will be the best for my new girls and if so would one just tie down one side and leave it this way for the whole plant life?..or half way through ?..thanx fellas
     
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    3rd Monkey

    3rd Monkey Well-Known Member

    Never not train lol.
     
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    Pan the man

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    Very well thank man I wasn't sure but that's what I was thinking
     
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    Skoal

    Skoal Well-Known Member

    Yeah training is key man. I’ve alreasy topped 3 branches. And now doing some LST on the new branches that are coming up.
     
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    Pan the man

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    Do u tie down one side as in pull the rope of the plant as far as possible and leave it this way through out the life cycle of the plant?
     
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    Skoal

    Skoal Well-Known Member

    I tie down multiple sides and keep readjusting the string as the plant grows.
     
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    Pan the man

    Pan the man Member

    So u tie down branches individually?..I thought I was supposed to tie the main stalk down
     
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    Way2-High

    Way2-High Well-Known Member

    Tie it all down!
     
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    BostonBuds

    BostonBuds Well-Known Member

    I tried to train 2 plants by just bending them over, they ended up growing over 1 side of the pots and was such a pain fitting them properly for lighting. Thank god they turned male and I tossed them. The plant I didn't do anything to is growing great. I'm just sticking to letting it grow however it wants, with occasional trimming of fan leaves that are in the way.
     
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    Kinch

    Kinch Active Member

    Hi, Pan.

    I just did my first low stress training (forum link below because in-text link does not seem to be working).

    https://www.rollitup.org/t/low-stress-trained-sour-d-flowering.985737/#post-14787936

    This is my first indoor grow, so I decided to use bend, break and tie techniques only. I did no topping or anything invasive except for removal of small branches late in veg cycle.

    I assumed an indoor grow would stunt the stalk growth by comparison to my outdoor plants, so I did very basic tie offs to promote even light penetration and, thus, competition among the branches for being the main cola. I used wooden stakes and LOOSE twist ties to guide the main stalk into a horizontal grow pattern: "side grow"

    It worked well considering my limited grow space and low-budget light system. You can see in the linked pics that I simply trained the plant to grow horizontally for about a month during veg cycle with a fan to increase strengths in branches so they could support the buds. They have fattened considerably since the original post.
     

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    Pan the man

    Pan the man Member

    The photo looks like you use pins to pin it down in several locations..I wld like to do this to mine....how many lower branches did u cut off?....what kind of lights u using and what kind of yield do u expect from this lady?.. finally what strain is this pictured?....she looks good...

    Thanx
     
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    Pan the man

    Pan the man Member

    you didn't pull the plant all the way down?
     
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    BostonBuds

    BostonBuds Well-Known Member

    Here's how I did mine, bent it over and used a bread tie taped to a wood skewer at first then some metal rods I found and bent hook shapes to hold it down.
    20190209_204119.jpg 20190214_103312.jpg
     
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    Pan the man

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    Wish I had some of those pins...I'll post a pic of my WW not sure she is tall enough yet
     
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    Pan the man

    Pan the man Member

    Here's the WW
     

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    BostonBuds

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    Here's what I should of done, cut the main branch and then tie down the 2 other branches and train it that way.
    Train.jpg

    I found a bunch of metal rods in my basement, I think they are for hanging ceiling tile. You can just cut up coat hangers and use that if you need wire.
     
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    BostonBuds

    BostonBuds Well-Known Member

    You can top it, let the side branches grow and tie those down.
     
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    Bookush34

    Bookush34 Well-Known Member

    You can tie it down any way you want.

    To whole main stem. Or individual branches.

    Topping and LST work great.

    And yes leave it tried the whole time.
     
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    Kinch

    Kinch Active Member

    Pan,

    The plant genetics: Lemon Kush/Sour D.

    How many branches did I cut away? Over time, I cut off about 8-12 smaller branches. Six became clones, three of which survived. You can see in pic 1 the number of more developed branches I cut away.

    I did not pull the plant all the way down. Training started after the final transplant, so the main stalk was fairly thick and bending range was limited. Slow, incremental adjustment of the main stalk and strategic bending of "lower" branches pushed one branch to become the main cola. In pic 2, you can see the new main cola branch supported by a stake to make sure the bud growth doesn't break the branch from the main stalk. Boston Buds's post is a good model for what I did.
     

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    Kinch

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    Week 7-8 of flowering after LST. IMG_0242_Moment.jpg
     

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