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#1 prism

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 04:30 PM

I thought Id do a lil thread on Bending plants as a form of LST.

Here's 4 Blue Moonshine plants before the bend on the left side...

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#2 prism

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 04:33 PM

And a shot of the same plants after the bending....

Be careful to not snap the stems and keep bending the main growth tip down below the smaller tips. This will let the lower tips take off.



Its just that easy....

I continue to bend as time goes on as the main tip always wants to get back up on top until the lower ones really get moving...

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#3 prism

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 04:34 PM

You can even start earlier if you wish....

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#4 prism

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 04:40 PM

If the stem snaps you can use some twist tye and splint the break, or if it is low enuff, use it like a clone and root it seperately and just let the plant be topped...


the "node" that forms when you bend will grow back double strong... This is an easy peasy method to train your plants with minimal supplies and effort...:hookah:


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Posted 01 April 2010 - 06:33 PM

If the stem snaps you can use some twist tye and splint the break, or if it is low enuff, use it like a clone and root it seperately and just let the plant be topped...
the "node" that forms when you bend will grow back double strong... This is an easy peasy method to train your plants with minimal supplies and effort...:hookah:
hehehe

Excellent thread bro,TY for sharing this with us!!:rasta:
COLA city,gots to :love: it!!:)

#6 kcmoxtractor

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 07:41 PM

What also works very well is pinching the growth shoots. You don't have to clip them at all, just pinch and break enough of the inner tissue so the top bends over. Good writeup though, I really like LST training because it doesn't require you to cut the plant.

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 08:23 PM

Sounds like a great idea.keep us updated.

#8 prism

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 08:56 PM

Thanks Guys,

Its a great way to train plants easily. Some strains like it better than others:rasta:

I prolly should have left one normal for educational purposes... Doh!!

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 09:58 PM

You rock man.... I'll be bombarding the boards with questions over the next year so be prepared :hookah:

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 12:50 PM

What also works very well is pinching the growth shoots. You don't have to clip them at all, just pinch and break enough of the inner tissue so the top bends over. Good writeup though, I really like LST training because it doesn't require you to cut the plant.


Thats what I do for momma's :rasta:

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 12:01 AM

looks like good idea, i have done similar myself except i have gotten a lot rougher, sometimes breaking branches, but rarely , breaking them totally off, always seems to get fatter at point of break saying it is not broken completely off. another thing along these lines is grabbin plant with each hand about 3-4 inches from one another on main stock and twist opposite directions til i get a lil pop inside the stem(call it super cropping). so with all the techniques outlined in this thread there is nor reason ya cannot get your plants to grow in directions needed to fill rom and spread plant so larger area of plant see's light.

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 12:28 AM

manipulate those girls growth
like some sort of horticulture pimp.

yeea I said it.

bend them bitches.

Big ups P. Nice looking plants.:weedpoke::rasta::rasta:

#13 Dipole

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 12:47 AM

I used hooks bent from bailing wire to LST train the plant. The hooks were anchored to a wire perimeter setup on the rim of the pot. The variety I grew branched out in response beautifully. This worked great to setup a SCROG grow I did in a rubbermaid grow chamber. Oh that was fun. LST and SCROG are awesome techniques. I love this site.

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 07:02 AM

Badass thread Prism !
You described the tek down to a T, bending tips is such an excellent way to bush out the plant without stressing it. I'd much rather bend the tips than top, also - the supercropping method described by kcmoxtractor is another I use occassionally - works wonders !

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 09:32 AM

Thanks guys...

I have bended a little every day since the original bending and here is where we are....

I like to incorporate "the stretch" into the bending if I can so I have the plants in flower for a week or so before I bend to allow the smaller, lower shoots to really catch up...

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#16 prism

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 10:20 AM

Here we are a while later... Better pics.. See all the growth tips?

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#17 Tripp

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 11:27 AM

Nice work, man! Looking forward to seeing how they end up :)

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 09:12 PM

Happiness can be found in lots of growth tips.

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 12:41 PM

Great thread man!
Bending seems so much better for them than hacking away on her,
like she puts more energy into healing wounds (stress) than growing tips,
plus you get alot of light penetration into the lower buds. :)

the plan is to incorporate more LST, i think a SCROG or something along the lines of this thread.

Lookin good p-man:weedpoke:

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 01:40 PM

Here's after a couple weeks flower... bending every other day or so...:rasta:

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