Homemade LST Solution (perfect for fabric pots)

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Dothraki

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Just thought I’d share a little homemade LST solution I came up with using household stuff. The green is a garden wire but you could use something else.

They’re surprisingly very strong and could hold down a pretty big branch tugging on it (TWSS). It’ll be in my current grow journal https://www.thcfarmer.com/threads/2...-jelly-strawberry-cheesecake-3x3-tent.140942/ in case anyone in the future (like Marty) wants to see how it turned out.

I know there’s a million ways to do it…but here’s another.

Cut coat hangers and attached the plant wire with twistie ties. Used the plant wire to keep the metal off the plant, but also because it’s much easier to adjust and fine tune for the size of branch and positioning. They also stick into the soil very well, not going to come loose I don’t think.

Strawberry Cheesecake from Humboldt Seed Company
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Homemade lst solution perfect for fabric pots
 
Dothraki

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Look good my man! now that I said that I'm sorry i've got to say this.. there is better ways..like using safety pins and poking it into the fabric pot iself could be much easier. One small baggy of safety pins goes a long way lol
I have binder clips…the problem is the angle, and that it also pulls the fabric over. Also it’s a PITA trying to hold the perfect tension while tying the knot. Plus, you can put the tension right where you want it with these hooks, straight into the soil vertically. As the branch grows I’ll keep adjusting without tying and untying etc.

Many ways to skin a cat, I find this one works best, and easiest, from what I’ve tried.
 
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I like where your head is at @Dothraki 💪 and DIY ftw! I have that same green garden wire. The 1st grow bags I bought were 5 gallon and I didn't want to spend the extra few dollars on the Pots with Holes. That was mistake like 47 and and when bought 3gs and 7gs I went with the holes. With the premade holes already in the bags, I honestly doubt there is anything easier aside from Aqua's safety pin recc. Actually those pots are one of the better buys I've had yet 😂 that and I really think this was a frikkin steal below. The pictures don't do this justice and for $15 you are set for cloning and sprouting for life 🙏

My best purchase to date 😂 -> https://a.co/d/dOqqcB6

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Dothraki

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I like where your head is at @Dothraki 💪 and DIY ftw! I have that same green garden wire. The 1st grow bags I bought were 5 gallon and I didn't want to spend the extra few dollars on the Pots with Holes. That was mistake like 47 and and when bought 3gs and 7gs I went with the holes. With the premade holes already in the bags, I honestly doubt there is anything easier aside from Aqua's safety pin recc. Actually those pots are one of the better buys I've had yet 😂 that and I really think this was a frikkin steal below. The pictures don't do this justice and for $15 you are set for cloning and sprouting for life 🙏

My best purchase to date 😂 -> https://a.co/d/dOqqcB6

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Those little pot elevators are great! Gotta keep ‘em off that cold basement floor lol. I like the spiky texture with fabric pots too…but did cut my hand up the other day doing something stupid (small tent full of plants, not taking 2 seconds to remove a plant to reach the back, went up and over and had throw a hand down to catch myself in order to not crush the other plant) and yup, bruised and bleeding like a dumbass haHaha. But anyway, I still like them.
 
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i use binder clips and bought a 1000' roll of 12g wire at home depot (plus some of the plant wire like yours, i just dunked them in dawn and bleach and soaked them to clean them off between grows
 
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i use binder clips and bought a 1000' roll of 12g wire at home depot (plus some of the plant wire like yours, i just dunked them in dawn and bleach and soaked them to clean them off between grows
I tried using wires, twist ties, clips, strings and my own contraptions but I now just pinch and bend where I want to...if I split the stalk, duct tape and shes good to go. I then need a lattice or tomato cages to support the branches but my plants out grow the small tomato cages and I need bamboo poles to hold the branches from drooping. as you can see with this GG#4 here everything goes to shit after a while anyways....lol
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SchwiftyGrower

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Hey can I ask you how old that plant is?
About a month old, been stressing the hell out of her tying her down every day. Just removed most of the leaves the other day and she’s picking back up now.
 
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About a month old, been stressing the hell out of her tying her down every day. Just removed most of the leaves the other day and she’s picking back up now.
Ya, that'ss what I was thinking, That's a lot of stress and manipulation on a small plant. This one of mine I took a few days ago is a 1 month old Gorilla Glue. I get to the bending when I want to limit their vertical growth. I don't want stress on young plants. Once they're big enough to handle it you can do anything you want to them and not slow them down.

The bent plants are 7 week GSC and the 1 + month Gorilla Glue #4 I've topped
 
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Ya, that'ss what I was thinking, That's a lot of stress and manipulation on a small plant. This one of mine I took a few days ago is a 1 month old Gorilla Glue. I get to the bending when I want to limit their vertical growth. I don't want stress on young plants. Once they're big enough to handle it you can do anything you want to them and not slow them down.

The bent plants are 7 week GSC and the 1 + month Gorilla Glue #4 I've topped
Hell yeah very nice!! I’ve never LST this early and this AGGRESSIVE. This has been more of a test for curiosity as it was a free seed and I want to see how much abuse she can take without actually dying. I think I’m done tying her down low at this point and will let her grow vertically and do one final lean back tie down on each branch.
 
Dothraki

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Ya, that'ss what I was thinking, That's a lot of stress and manipulation on a small plant. This one of mine I took a few days ago is a 1 month old Gorilla Glue. I get to the bending when I want to limit their vertical growth. I don't want stress on young plants. Once they're big enough to handle it you can do anything you want to them and not slow them down.

The bent plants are 7 week GSC and the 1 + month Gorilla Glue #4 I've topped
GG#4 seems to be growing in a lot of gardens right now…is there a GG#4 seed or is it a cut from the original? My local hydro shop is claiming to have a GG#4 cut they “got from someone”.
 

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