Just a Dawg
- Jan 6, 2006
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Stoney asked a thread be created showing Low Stress Training Pics. Heres mine @ 3 1/2 weeks of growth. Everybody chip in a training pic. (no great job posts, or lookin good posts)
I understand your position. It's kinda like that guy in your avatar... he detracts from the beauty of the toilet on the porch.Hick said:nice job reverand...my only comment would be that those colored pipecleaners really detract from the beauty of the plant..
THE BROTHER'S GRUNT said:Topping
The most used way to prune marijuana is topping. Topping is removing the main growth shoots. After this is done, the plant will direct all of its energy into the two nearest growth shoots, and you will get two new shoots instead of the one you chopped off. Side branches will get a chance to catch up since the top shoots will stop growing for a few days while the side branches continue to grow. The end results will be a more bushier plant with more main bud sites.
The Fim Technique
Fimming is almost like topping. Instead of cutting off the entire top shoot, you only clip the top 60% or so of the growth tip a kind of "hair cut". This has the same effect as topping, but since you don't remove the growth tip you keep that also, this can sometimes even give more than 3 extra grow tips.
LST (Low Stress Traning)
LST or Low Stress Training are ways to bend the plant without harming it, so the primary growth tips are lower than the secondary growth on the plant. Since LST does not harm the plant, growth is not stunted for a few days like it is using other techniques. When this is done it will regulate its growth hormones and the side branches that were not in the light will start to catch up fast resulting in more bushy, lower plant, and many side shoots. Making this ideal for indoor growing.