When and how to start LST on autoflower

Heyyy yall! Me again!! Would like some help learning lst for an autoflower. I added 6 of these training like clips just now. Did I do it correctly? What could I do better if I didn’t? Thank you all as always!! :heart:




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Applying LST to the top will help a lot. That changes the hormone signals in the plant to grow more bushy.

If it fits, put it where I put the arrow in the picture.

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The clips are a little too long. :face_with_diagonal_mouth: Would something like this help?

And should i remove the red things?

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Thank you so much for your help and showing me the best place to try and train it. I appreciate you!

The intent of LST is to train the growth points (branches) so that as the plant grows you are creating an even canopy. The even canopy lets every bud site receive equal lighting. The lowers need to catch up to the main upper, I would recommend removing those clips. It’s too soon and won’t ever reach the the same height as the main top. I would recommend topping the main, this will create 2 mains. If not bend and tie that main over and let the side branches reach the same height :love_you_gesture:

These are autos topped and trained

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Respectfully disagree with this Growmie. Genetics and light can do this but low stress training wouldn’t :love_you_gesture:

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Yes, it’s too soon to train those side branches :love_you_gesture:

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Nice man! Im still a little too scared to top but will def remove the red ones. Again, thank you so much!

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Anytime Growmie, autos can be challenging! The 1st six weeks of an autos life are super critical so that you don’t end up with a plant flowering too soon. The norm for the autos I’ve grown is usually around the 6 week mark for flowering to set in :love_you_gesture:

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I’m curious about this. I’m asking to learn. If LST doesn’t affect hormone signaling, then what does it do?

My understanding is plant hormones are important to overall plant structure, the shape it grows. By performing LST, we bend over the top and this results in a redistribution of hormones. The redistribution signals the side branches to grow more than before the LST - resulting in a bushier plant. What am I missing?

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HST may affect this, like topping will stop the apical growth redistributing the growth to the side branches. LST, low stress training is just manipulating the growth to grow in a direction you want. Just my experience from using all the different methods Grow Bro :love_you_gesture:

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14hr difference! Thanks man!!

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Thank you so much for helping me understand LST better! :heart:

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Side shoots are coming out nicely! Keep bending her over!

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Good work, that plant is responding well to the LST. Side shoots are coming up nicely.

I just came in from doing LST to most of mine. I topped most of them about a week ago, but I had a set back and they didn’t respond well. I transplanted and they bounced back a few days ago, so I figured they’re ready now.

I plucked a few fan leaves, as few as I could. Any fan leaves blocking light from the lower branches gets tucked out of the way. If they can’t be tucked, they get taken off.

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After

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Thank you! :heart: I didnt think that plant was going to do too good but it ended up doing better than the others. I think I saw a couple white hairs on her earler. Yours look awesome too!! Im glad they bounced back for you. I was wondering if tucking the fan leaves would be ok because I have been.

I have 3 seeds left. Maybe on my next grow, if you dont mind, you can kinda guide me with topping them. Id love to learn and actually do it. I was too scared this time especially not having hands on experience. Im becoming a lot more comfortable with them.

I really appreciate your time and help.

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You’re very welcome. Yeah tag me in anytime for help, topping included.

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Not necessarily, it also slows vertical growth and promotes new growth down stalk,(excuss my lack of technical terminology) promoting in a bushier plant, and ability to have a even, or relative, canopy.

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