Was just wondering iv read a few things online but every plant is different but would it be a good idea to start low stress training at this point or leave it a bit longer probably just being a bit eager
Don’t take just my word for it (I’m fairly new at this game) let’s see what the real growers do. But, personnaly, I would top it now and wait a couple of days for the side shoots to take off and then I would tie those down. When you tie it down the first few times, be careful to support the central stem otherwise you might split it.
Would it be different if you had more plants? And why?
If you’ve got enough time and labor every plant could be topped and tied. When you’ve got a huge number of plants tying and training them takes a lot of people a lot of hours.
For a personal grow with around 10 plants you can tie and train everything.
Thank you for confirming I thought I should be but didnt wanna just do it because am eager Haha
Thank you am new to this aswell and I thought I was supposed to be doing it but wanted some confirmation
Should I be pulling back all of the branches and tieing them down then
@devjyarn posted a pic a few days ago on how he does it. It opened my eyes. You read a lot about it everywhere, but he has a great pic that speaks for itself.
I’ll try to find it for you.
Here it is : This is one of @devjyarn post.
A quick thought on topping and plant shaping.
I top my plants after 3 sets of nodes (6 fan leaves).
Notice how the sets of leaves alternate direction? Sets 1 and 3 have the branches growing out to the sides of the main branch, while set 2 will send a branch growing towards the center of the plant.
This is what I don’t want.
This is what I do want. Red is the growth direction from the topping I did previously, orange is where I want my new tops to be after the second topping, and blue will be the final tops if I decide to top the plants 3 times.
This should build a nice, uniform plant with a full canopy.