How can you make your autos bush out without topping or fimming them and stunting their growth.Here is how i make my autos bush out.
This grow is being done as a ghetto cheap as grow.2 toly burple lights advertised to replace a 1000w hps🤣
The grow cabinet is a stackable plastic 4 tier shelf 2ft w x 3ft l x 42in h for now with the option to raise the lights another 21in if needed .It is wrapped in shiny side in renyolds tin foil.The plants are being grown in dollorama fabric bags that hold 5+gal of premium promix soil at a cost of 25cent each.Getting great results so far on the ghetto grow.It is in my livingroom and they are under 18/6 light cycle.
So i have been getting asked about doing a tutorial on training a plant…For this tutorial i will be using an auto fem Northern Lights.All i am using to train this plant is paper clips,leaf tucking and selective leaf pruning.On photoperiods i would usually fim the plant at the 6th node and then start to train from there.
I like to use vinyl coated paper clips.I open then to an S and to a straight hook.
So here we go.Seeds were soaked on September22/20
At the 3rd node i take the straight open clips and pin down the leaves to open up the inner nodes.As each new set of leaves open and grow i angle them to an open area and pin them down.
You can see the inner nodes starting to grow out now
Now the plant is really starting to bush out,being an auto you do not want to top it.
As you can see we are running out of open spots to pin down or tuck leaves without blocking an inner node.So now i do my first selective leaf prune and remove the biggest set at the top of the plant.
A day or 2 after pruning a set of leaves and the plant has filled in again.
So lets remove our 2nd set of fan leaves,the biggest set at the top blocking out the lower part of the plant.
A couple of days later and the plant is bushing like crazy again.
Now we can pin down all the lower inner nodes that have been growing great since we opened up the plant and tucked and pruned leaves.
2 days later we can see the results as the main tip grows higher as the lower inner node branches really start to fill out nice.As we pin the lower branches down in open areas now opening up the inner nodes of the lower branches to fill in.
Now our main tip is high enough that its time to bend it over and let the lower growth branches catch up.So now i release the bottom branches to grow up even to the main tip now tied down.
Now daily we will keep pulling the main tip over,as we tuck bigger fan leaves and do selective pruning of any big leaves that cannot be tucked,that block light to inner nodes and lower branches.You will also want to reposition lower branches always trying to give them as much light as possible
The bottom branches untied are now all turning up and filling nicely.
A few days later and now its time to tie all the branches down again.
Now at day 35 from seed soak and the buds are starting to form nicely.
Now we reach tonight 36days from seed soak and the auto fem Northern Lights under 18/6 light is flowering nicely with tons of branches to make nice colas.
Tomorrow the plant will look different again.I will doing some leaf pruning and branch repositioning later tonight and will take pics of what i do.