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Keeping em Short and Bushy
    #22971 - 05/08/08 09:16 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

Im talking plants here

Can anyone post some ways to keep plants short and bushy, a how to and how not to on pruning trimming, topping, Tying down whatever for dummies

I know it sounds easy i just don't want to make a disgrace of my first attempt.



YES ive searched already


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Re: Keeping em Short and Bushy [Re: MeroMero]
    #23379 - 05/09/08 03:29 AM (8 years, 6 months ago)



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Re: Keeping em Short and Bushy [Re: heretician]
    #23677 - 05/09/08 12:54 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

i prefer to tie down rather than trim/prune.  you don't lose growth tips and you encourage branching just the same.

tying down is really straightforward.  i usually hit them up when they are about a foot to a foot and a half tall.  bend the top of the plant all the way over until it is pointing towards the ground.  be careful not to snap the stem.  i have found that at around this height the stem is still very soft and flexible and bending them w/o damage is easy.

find some way to tie them and keep them in this position, with the top pointing directly at the ground.  use a stake, rock, or anything that will work, you can even tie them to themselves.  within a few days they will be growing upright again, and the temporary lack of sun to the upper leaves will have greatly enhanced branching.

you can do this multiple times during the life of the plant.  i even do it to the branches once they get big enough.  spreading the plant apart with string increases the surface area, improving the amount of sunlight the plant receives and allowing light in to the more shaded areas inside.  more sun = more growth.

one thing you want to make sure of though, is not to tie the string in a knot directly around the plant.  you don't want the stem to grow too large and have the string cut into the stem.  use a spacious loop around the stem instead.  a nice slipknot would probably work well too.  i'm a boater, so i use a bowline :thumbup:

with continuous tying down you can effectively keep plants below a certain height, like say behind a stone wall, without having to cut all the bud sites off.  a 9ft tall plant can still be 9ft long, just horizontally :gethigh:


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Re: Keeping em Short and Bushy [Re: Yrat]
    #23973 - 05/09/08 07:34 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

Nice! thank you both

I could not find this info anywhere


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Re: Keeping em Short and Bushy [Re: MeroMero]
    #29366 - 05/14/08 01:02 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

:thumbup:


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Re: Keeping em Short and Bushy [Re: Yrat]
    #29368 - 05/14/08 01:14 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

I'll second the vote for tying down the plant. It's extremely simple to do, and causes very little stress for the plant (compared to cutting).



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Re: Keeping em Short and Bushy [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #35980 - 05/21/08 08:25 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

found some old pics of a tied-down plant from 2003. these were taken half way through august. if you look close you can see some of the string.





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Re: Keeping em Short and Bushy [Re: Yrat]
    #36020 - 05/21/08 09:10 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

How was this done? did you just tie the middle above a node or do you always gotta bend em down? I heard that you could use a hanger or something on the top to keep the plant short.  :ohwell:


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Re: Keeping em Short and Bushy [Re: MeroMero]
    #36060 - 05/21/08 09:48 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

check out this thread where i explain it in detail


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Re: Keeping em Short and Bushy [Re: Yrat]
    #36072 - 05/21/08 09:58 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

thank you


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Re: Keeping em Short and Bushy [Re: Yrat]
    #133019 - 10/16/08 01:53 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

Yrat said:
check out this thread where i explain it in detail




Link seems broken. Some sort of PHP error.


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Re: Keeping em Short and Bushy [Re: ezKiel]
    #133219 - 10/16/08 10:35 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

strange.  i found the thread that i originally linked to here


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Re: Keeping em Short and Bushy [Re: Yrat]
    #134237 - 10/19/08 10:42 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)



Tied down using wire hangers.


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Re: Keeping em Short and Bushy [Re: legallyhomeless]
    #134510 - 10/19/08 10:08 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

:thumbup:


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"Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded." - Abraham Lincoln


"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil
to one who is striking at the root"
~ Henry D. Thoreau
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