Low Stress Training (LST) Guide

P-NOKIO

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What are some of the single cola strain names?
So I can avoid. I want to get maximum yield . Thanks!
Learning how to train is very important. I cut all side branches. ALL!!! Then watch the magic. In my experience it’s cool for show but bad for yield. Only if that single bud didn’t have such a tree trunk in the middle. I’ll show you pics. I’m sure I have one or two
 

growmiester

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Showing off some of my LST.

The entire plant is grown on its side. Its currently about 2 1/2 ft tall if it were standing. Strain is bud depot god bud. Ive been using LST as the main method for quite some time. Produces great tops.

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hey Wizard iv allways wanted to grow one on its side (horizontal).I love LST training,how tall do you let it grow vert before turning on its side.i love what you've done with your LST training,your a pro,
 
I start about two weeks or about 6 inches in and then I put her right on her side and keep her growing that way throughout. I'll do the same thing to the first 4 nodes as well but staking them down in opposite directions. By the time the real top reaches one side of the tent, the other nodes have turned into thick branches. I try to keep her in veg until she's staked out to the sides and at least 6 inches tall. I'm pretty heavy on defoliation too. All the time during veg and then once really good halfway through flower since its so tight I try to keep the air flow going.
 
Check out my girl, super skunk clone of a dank ass purple pheno I cut about 10 days in flower.5 inches high with 15 tops already...gonna transplant and tie down all tops in a couple weels. Updated new pic #3 and her mom #4
 

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Hippieryan

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This is my first grow, I have tried a bit of everything including lst. I find it lets me get a bit more time looking close at the plant and enjoy it. I have two northern lights auto flowers, thought this would be easier but will do photo for sure my next go around. I topped one, even though your not suppose to, and I have just tied the other. The topped one looks good, but the other one seems to almost pull my pot out of the res container? Do I have to much pressure on it?image.jpgimage.jpg
 

Hippieryan

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This is my first grow, I have tried a bit of everything including lst. I find it lets me get a bit more time looking close at the plant and enjoy it. I have two northern lights auto flowers, thought this would be easier but will do photo for sure my next go around. I topped one, even though your not suppose to, and I have just tied the other. The topped one looks good, but the other one seems to almost pull my pot out of the res container? Do I have to much pressure on it?View attachment 4490328View attachment 4490331
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UncleJesse

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I use electrical wire to train individual branches and to pull the top down to LST the plants. It works great to fill the space evenly yet still be able to move the plants. The plant on the right was topped once. The plant on the left was just pulled down to promote side branching and to lower it. Just put a hook on bottom of the wire to hook the lip of the pot and bend the branch as you need. The tape is there to hold it in place side to side to evenly spread the branches around the pot.
 

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fragileassassin

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This is my first grow, I have tried a bit of everything including lst. I find it lets me get a bit more time looking close at the plant and enjoy it. I have two northern lights auto flowers, thought this would be easier but will do photo for sure my next go around. I topped one, even though your not suppose to, and I have just tied the other. The topped one looks good, but the other one seems to almost pull my pot out of the res container? Do I have to much pressure on it?View attachment 4490328View attachment 4490331
You started to late to tie the main stem over, you want to tie it down when it's still young and flexible. If you used a bigger netpot, you can just shuffle it around and lay the whole plant down if you want to.
 

hillbill

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Little different here as I mostly start training at flower transfer. The next 4 weeks they bud and grow and stretch to make flat canopy.
 
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