: Grow your plant from Seed or Clone to 3 or 4 leaf sets, some use 5 but ialways use 3 because after 3rd leaf set the main stem starts to harden and it will beharder to bend over your plant properly without breaking the main stem.
: Using a metal hook (i cut small sections of cloths hanger and bend a U shapeat the end as a hook) bend over your plant with metal hook at the last internode(space between the last set of fanleafs and the next to last) and stick the metal hookinto your dirt to hold down the stem.
: This is really not a step, just waiting time... Take note of how the top of theplant that was bent down will bend back upwards towards the light, this could takeanywhere from 3 hours to 1 day. Under my 1000 Watt Metal Halide light it does it inunder 3 hours.
: Veg and dont tie down until you have a new leaf set. You will notice Sidebranching has started already because good light is getting to the main stem areasnext to each fanleaf stem intersection with the main stem.
: Depending on your starting pot size you may have to transplant. If youstarted out with a large pot, repeat step 2 over and over again holding the main stemdown with hooks until you reach the end of the pot. In this illustration to save time anddrawings, i started out with a small pot and it reached the end of the pot after the firsttiedown. I repotted it into a 10 inch pot which will be my final pot size for this plant inorder for me to continue the LST Bends around the inside edge of the pot.
: Now that your new leaf set has formed you have enough length in growthsince the first bend(s) to allow you to start bending the stem horizontally around theinside edge of the pot. Use metal hooks again to keep this bend in place. Sidebranches should be coming along very nicely.
: Continue repeating steps 4 and 6, allowing the plant to grow and then keeptieing it down along the inside edge of pot using metal hooks (or whatever your using)Side branches should be forming and growing up towards the light.
: Continue to repeat step 7 until you are all the way around the pot... whenyou reach the point where your plant first met the edge of the plant Top the plant (cutoff the very top of the plant ) and hold it down horizontally with a metal hook.... Duringall this time of repeating step 7 you should also be tieing down horizontally the newbranches that have formed from the main stem as much as possible until you use upas much space as possible inside the pot as well , the outter branches growing overthe outside edge of the pot you can hold down as well with string to keep those topseven with the inner branches.
: After you have used up all possible space inside the pot (or your eggcrate)its time to just let it flower.. This is a side view of how it will and should look by thattime with all the side branches growing upwards towards the light.... these will allbecome Collas unlike a non LST plant will only have one colla.During flowering and even before due to lack of light on the main stem fan leafs whichis all the way to the bottom almost against the soil those fanleafs will die off anyways, iusually cut these off the main stem right after the branch has grown out in that area,keeps things neat down below where you will need good airflow during flowering.. sogo ahead and take off any fanleafs coming off the main stem that is going around theinside edge of the pot.if you did everything correct your plant should look somehting like this:
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