I have a question, I bend, twist, break, tie down branches tryin to keep this plant open and airy while keeping it leafy as possible. Whenever I untie, it seems to close back up blocking light to the lower buds. Does tying branches down in a LST kind of way affect bud growth all that much, i.e., should I untie and deleaf or leave it tied down for maxium light penertration?
Once I tie mine down, I leave them tied down. Why are you untying? The plants WILL want to go back to an upright (reach for the sun) position. I try not to take off too many leaves--the big fan leaves are the little "solar collectors" that make photosynthesis possible. So, my vote is to leave them tied down.
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End of week six. I loosened the ties over the past couple of weeks and add an exhale bag. I shut my exhaust fan off for a couple hours a few times a day, otherwise, heat gets to 90+, humidity, 60+. Should I be doing anything different?
Lights: 1500 LED
Nutrients: Growth Science
Soil: Fox Farm Ocean forrest