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  1. Firstly, sorry if this is in the wrong thread, I looked for training, and Propagation was the closest topic I found. Please move if incorrect. So, while talking to you lovely chaps last night about much crazy stuff, I was watching a video on a well known Internet video platform, (for strictly entertainment purposes only, I like watching cannabis content, even if what they are trying to tell you is rubbish), about two pre-flowering defoliation methods which originated in the US. One was called Schwazzing, the other Kushman (after Kyle Kushman). Now as I understand it, Schwazzing involves almost complete leaf removal, right up to the top, you just leave the pair of fan leaves at the top of each stem. But all bud sites remain. Kushman is basically the opposite. A little leaf removal, some light lollipopping, but essentially you remove all bud sites up to either the top 3 nodes from each stem, or even more severe right up to the terminal node. Now I as I see it, its all about quantity (schwazzing), over quality (kushman), but they just seem so extreme, particularly Schwazzing as I was led to believe you should never remove more than around 30% of leaf material. Does anyone here have any opinions or direct experience with either of these methods? I have kushman'd a couple of stems on one of my Lemon Silver Haze plants to see the effect, but I'm not going to chance the other yet. Thoughts?
  2. Topping/fimming

    From the album 1st grow pics

  3. Hello everyone! As i am in the first week of flowering ( week 9 ) on my fourth organic soil grow I am experimenting and trying new techniques. One such technique is defoliation. I did have two very small defoliation sessions during the veg period but i was too scared to remove many leaves (not even close to 20% of each plant). I did some research and growers do defoliate during flower as well (which is something i thought was not to be done). I will attach 3 pictures so you can have an idea of what is going on in my grow tent and maybe some of you can help!
  4. Bubblicious lst

    From the album Summer 2019

  5. Veg training

    From the album Summer 2019

  6. Gorilla glue lst veg

    From the album Summer 2019

  7. Gorilla glue training

    From the album Summer 2019

  8. Ww x Bb training

    From the album Summer 2019

  9. From the album Summer 2019

  10. I am a novice grower and i have a outside grow about 9 plants at 6 weeks old i read in a book i bought about training them in the book it says i have to train them to get the best harvest from them i have them in fabric pots one website says about putting netting over them another says to tie them up i have never done it before so should i be training them and what is the best way to do it. Thanks
  11. Hey folks, I didn't fancy doing any LST but one of my plants looks to be out-growing the others and thought about trying some pony-tailing. Has anyone ever pony-tailed an auto? How did you go about it and what were the results? Cheers
  12. Hi Everyone! Brand new to the community and brand new to growing - so go easy on me! My story in short: Been a daily (nightly more accurately) smoker for 20 years, as has my missus. Supply has never been an issue for me as i have a reliable regular source and have done for half that time. I’m not sure why but it only occurred to me recently that i should have a go at growing it myself as i have the space and would love to save the cash in the long run! So like most in my position I did some reading and watched a ton of videos. There really is a huge amount of info to absorb, but i felt happy enough that i understood how to set myself up and get the plants growing an an environment that they would be happy in. Here’s the description: We’re in the garage. It’s large and has power but it’s no warmer than you would expect an outbuilding to be. Inside i’ve erected a 120x120x200 grow tent. That’s outfitted with a 450W viaspectra LED grow light (about 2 foot above the plants), a small USB fan for circulation and i have a cheap/standard extractor with carbon filter etc. These are all on the relevant timers / smartplugs. To handle the temperatures, there is a small oil radiator connected to a thermostat. My average temps are between 22-24C and RH is usually in the 40% range. As for the plants - i have germinated 2 White Widow X Big Bud (Feminized NL) and 1 8 Ball Kush (Barneys). These are all feminized. I germinated via water and paper towel method before planting seeds directly into a 10cm pot. I am using John Innes 2 potting-on soil and have added 30% additional perlite. Lights are on a 18/6 cycle. Please take a look at the images of my plants taken yesterday at 3 weeks 5 days. To me they look OK, one is a little droopy looking. EDIT: Ican't seem to upload any pics? Not sure why? Reason for the post really is advice on what to do next. I am worried that i have been underwatering them. I only water every 2 or 3 days and not much really, just out of a small water bottle. I add more when top of soil is too dry. Last night i started to worry that they need to come out of these small pots so i have ordered some 3 gallon fabric pots for a transplant. Are they ready for that? When i do transplant i was planning to use the same soil i have which has 5-6 weeks nutrients in it already from memory. After that period i plan to use biobizz nutes which i have bought already. Is this ok? I don’t want the plant to lack nutrients. Also, i am interested in doing some topping/LST etc to help improve yields. I am also interested in taking some clones to have more plants. What do you all recommend on these for a first timer? Simple topping seems sensible enough - but are they ready for it? I feel they look smaller/denser than many plants i see in online videos. All help and guidance appreciated. I am going away on the 18th for 5 days. There will be someone to water but if i need to transplant it will have to happen first. Thanks in advance!
  13. Elvis_C1_canopy-3-prong.jpg

    From the album Skunk #1 & Applejack

  14. Good morning all. I've uploaded a gallery at last! Took a nine year old to show me how. Bless him. 😬😦😦. Im learning g as I go, should I start training/topping them? Any suggestions on good tutorials? You tube is awash with videos! I'm really enjoying this. Also, would it be too late to repot them? Square pots would be better for space. Have just realised that loose women is on the TV. FFS.
  15. Removing apical dominance by LST training. (Bagseed)

    From the album Random Shots from the High Sea's

    Just to show the capabilities of low stress training and how plants will react when you remove their apical dominance and let the auxins re-distribute. Amazing
  16. Hi Guys, Basically I have some questions in regards to LSTing autos but not why to do it etc but more the physical actually doing it process. I've looked on here obviously at quite few peoples galleries to see what you actually do. Seems you create an anchor point at the base of the plant in the opposite direction to the way you will eventually pulling it over , then proceed to pull over. Then adjust the side branches to roughly come in line with the top to give a even canopy ? Have I a observed this correctly in a basic way ? Things I'm a little unsure about: Do I make the initial bend to the main stem in one go or is this a gradual process (creating lasso knot and bend over time pulling on the knot ) When is your personal opinion to start ? How many nodes seems to be anything from 3 to 6 from what I've observed. How often will I need to make adjustments daily, weekly ? How many holes in the side of the pots do i need (i only did 3 per side) Roughly as i know its going to be strain and envro related will new bud sites appear ? Not gonna lie I found it hard to see what was actually happening in the later stages of a lot of pics due to the side branches being pulled over and a lot of leafege Getting in the way, Is this just a case of adjusting side branches as they go trying to expose bud sights and keep an even canopy in regards to the later stages ? i've bought some soft ties and have some string , is there anything else i will need ? its likely being my 1st time i will break a stem or 2 i've seen you can just tape it up is there any particular tape that works better in your experiences ? the only prior experience i've had is bending the lower branches on my 1st attempt at abk so just need to know what i've observed is the right way to approach learning this cheers in advance. crapy paint job as a visual reference AutoBluekush 2, 7 days old AutoCBDSugar 2.7 days
  17. this will help those growing in tents/wardrobes etc i've just finished tending my plants and it struck me that i was using a method that makes keeping your canopy in the sweet spot for bud production much much easier and also increases airflow/circulation. i have also noticed an increase in overall yield of about 20 percent. Ok I usually let my plants grow as naturally as possible for the vegetative phase and i only begin training immediately upon flipping my lights to bloom, i grow multiple strains together in a 2m tent .... first step is to super crop your main colas ONLY on the tallest plants normally i pinch the stem until it crushes without snapping then wiggle it about in either direction untill you can feel its softened enough to bend over, bend it to 90 degrees now most say to tie it down but i find that provided you have sufficiently softened the bend it will stay put, (note. don.t try to super crop if your stem feels like its going to snap i usually super crop when the soil is dry just before watering. so you have cropped the tallest ones so sit back a nd wait until the rest of your plants have grown to the same height as the cropped ones usually in the first two weeks of bloom they grow quickly enough so it usually only takes 5-10 days until your canopy is evenly covered, at this point i pull each plant out of the tent and using soft twist ties (from wilcos) i tie the entire plant around the waist like a trouser belt, this will bring your lower bud sites up higher into the canopy, now you need to super crop again but this time you want to make all your tops the same height as your lowest point. you will find that all the vegetative growth that is below the canopy will turn yellow and naturally drop off returning its nutrients to the main stem and also triggers the release of auxins which will increase the vigour of bud production, it takes maybe a week for the surplus greenery to drop off this removes the need to prune the lower regions of the plants, this also means you will also vastly improve airflow in your grow space.if you have grown indica and sativa together you can unbind the sativas when the indica's are removed for drying. i veg up for 21-28 days i gow in compost using (biobizz) organic nutes, seaweed extract, and black treacle in each feed from the time i flip my lights, the molases is important when you are super cropping to relieve the stress that it causes to your plants. continue to super crop the plants throughout the first two or three weeks of bloom and after that switch to fastening them over with soft twist ties... my last grow was (bagseed shite genetics) 8 weeks seed to weed with 700grams Dried product so i do believe that the plants mature more quickly using this method, if you grow mixed strains this method works along with the usual precautions to prevent stretch i.e temp variations , watering regimes. this is tried and tested by myself so draw from it what you will and good luck with your sacred herb peace out G