Well the Blue Dream’atics got tall at Day 21, with the one being about a cm away.
So time for some flopping.
Here’s some pics.
As you can see quite close, we don’t need that yet.
So here’s a pic of the back plant as we will use it as the reference for photos. Look for the blurry screwdriver tip pointing in from the right side at mid photo noting which node i’m gonna pinch just above.
Started crushing,this is my say third pinch say one above and below and one where my fingers are, If you zoom in you can actually see that i split the stem vertically for a little ways “Zero concern as this actually helps and what im going after” Doing so allows the two sides of the stem to have an easier time during the “flop” over event as it gives the stem more room to play.
Then i just bend it the direction i want it to go
And here we are almost bent over, if you need to go back and support or flatten the bend point with your fingers just to have the stem react favorability this is where i do it, and did on this plant as it was buckling a little till i re pinches slighty while it was bent over to get the radius i like
As mentioned elsewhere this is no different than say tube bending, and the issues that can come up are the following with flattening working the best i’m my opinion but its really all of them.
Note: not my photo just borrowed from “theSamba” VW forums so credit where its due.
Here is the plant bent over with some of the other foliage adjusted, this is when you can rotate leaves and or move/shape aux shoots to how you want them as it gives them a bump in what direction you want them to go or space to fill. When rotating leaves i just roll them with my fingers and go about 45-90 degrees past where i want them to sit as the spring back places them back if the position i want.
Did the other plant and rearranged “rotated” the plants a bit so they fill the space the best without fighting each other for space/light and or being jammed against a wall if i can help it.
So here is how they sit directly after the first treatment of adjusting, once the stems build there strength back up is when i will have to incorporate rubber bands to hold them in place, so watch what happens over the next couple days. I’ll add photos as we go.
BTW just realized i left the lights on to the plants all last night so they never got a dark period , im sure they will probably be fine, but crap good thing they are autos… anyways it happened because i was using my timer’s on off auto button for when i was grabbing voltages readings of diodes on my solstrips “go to the solstrip thread on why i was doing it if your wondering”
Anyways they will be perky tomorrow.