Is It Ok To Tie Down My Plants In The Flowering Stage???

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Is It Ok To Tie Down My Plants In The Flowering Stage???

Postby MLLR » Fri Dec 31, 2004 11:59 pm

Happy Holidays everyone.
Well I am now approaching week 6, I have been in the flowering stage for 2 weeks, and i have pulled out the male plant, and now I am left with 3 female plants, one is white widow and the others I am unsure. The Problem is I let them grow to much in the vegitative stage (its my first grow :grin: ), so now I have to tie them down so they arent touching the light (the tops of some of the plants were burning up before). I am working with a grow box, 2*2*4, my plants are all over 35inches. My Question is will tying them down affect them at all? or am i able to trim the tops? or is there something else i should be doing? I dont have access to a digital camera or i would post a pic. Any and all input would be very helpful. Thank You all, and enjoy your holidays. 8)
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Is It Ok To Tie Down My Plants In The Flowering Stage???

Postby deadvet » Sat Jan 01, 2005 4:18 pm

from what ive learned from here, don't trim the tops, gently bend them over, without snapping their precious neck :B
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Postby MLLR » Sat Jan 01, 2005 4:49 pm

I did end up tying them down. The problem is that they keep growing, and they keep finding away to get up to the light, and as a result they keep burning. I think unfortunately it might be time to start again, unless anyone knows anything different.
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Is It Ok To Tie Down My Plants In The Flowering Stage???

Postby deadvet » Sat Jan 01, 2005 5:12 pm

pull em down or to the side
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Postby potty » Sat Jan 01, 2005 11:07 pm

No it's ok too tie them down when they are in flower.Had too do it to some northern light's a little while back.
Better too tie them down rather than top them.
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Is It Ok To Tie Down My Plants In The Flowering Stage???

Postby MLLR » Sat Jan 01, 2005 11:53 pm

Thanks for the help guys, I'll let you know how it turns out.
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Is It Ok To Tie Down My Plants In The Flowering Stage???

Postby THwizH2O » Sun Jan 02, 2005 2:08 am

Yep, this is the problem I had with my last sativa grow, I was tieing down branches right and left every 2 days for weeks, what a pain in the ass, I now have learned of a growth regulator called Paclobutrazol, this substance, when sprayed onto the leaves for a week or two, completely stops the stretch in its tracks, the chemical is in a few products;
Bonzi
BonzaBud
Cultar
Clipper
SuperBud
Turf Enhancer
and a few other brand named products, if I only knew about this stuff before!!!!!
BTW Paclobutrazol is perfectly harmless.
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Is It Ok To Tie Down My Plants In The Flowering Stage???

Postby deadvet » Sun Jan 02, 2005 2:26 am

Thanks for the info THwizH2O.......
how's it effect the flowering?
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Postby MLLR » Sun Jan 02, 2005 5:25 am

Are you sure they stop growing after 2-3 weeks? b/c if thats true i dont think i really have to much of a problem here.....
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Postby MLLR » Sun Jan 09, 2005 6:08 am

Alright thanks guys. It finally seemed to stop growing and start budding. Question for you though......After 8 weeks of flowering how do I cure and harvest. I hear your suppost to hang them upside down or put them in a jar for like a week or something???? Any help on curing or harvesting would be appreciated......Thanks as always for the help. :grin:
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