Low stress training - help!


Does anyone know when to start LST? I’ve watched a bunch of videos but everything seems to say between 2-4 weeks is when you start the process for autoflower. My problem is that mine seemed to stretch some and it’s past 4 weeks old. In most of the videos I’ve seen people have a lot of big leaves at this point and are able to pull the main cola down leaving other branches to grow upwards, but with how little my branches are - if I pull the main cola down … well to be honest idk it just doesn’t seem right. I’ve attached pictures
Any guidance would be so appreciated!
Sorry for rambling and not being very clear :green_heart::green_heart::green_heart:

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She stretched alot unfortunately my main questions are what kind of light are you using and how far away is it from the plant?

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@The1stTimer
:pensive: oof I was worried about that
So I have a Mars Hydro TS 1000 and it’s about 24 in” from soil

Though it was on the lowest setting, I just turned it up a few days ago
And initially the light was higher

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More intensity will get rid of the stretch for ya

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@PurpNGold74 thank you!!!

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Dont adjust too quickly. Baby steps. Too much change can be more hurtful then helpful.

Also no problem! Happy growing

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There’s an app you can get for you phone to measure light intensity- Photone. You really need a meter, the manufacturer guidelines are usually pretty useless.

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Yeah that light is only 100w from the wall its a solid little light as @PurpNGold74 said turn the light up and drop it a tad here is a par map with different heights for that unit you can turn it up all the way at 100% and set it at say 20-25in from the top of the plant id also just recommend propping the girl up if possible

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Great suggestion! A high chair will definitely help

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@The1stTimer @PurpNGold74 @CurrDogg420 Thanks!!!
So she’s actually on her side because I tied her down attempting LST, she actually stands fine on her own but am I right that she’s not ready for that, ?
I’ve heard about the app- but I’ve heard it’s only really accurate for iPhone- is that correct?

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The training looks good. She should turn ‘her head’ back up and be facing the light by tomaro morning.

Not too early, but she’s had a bit of a rough go. Keep an eye on her

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As purp said you should be good just take it slow and keep a eye on her

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@PurpNGold74 @The1stTimer @CurrDogg420

Thank you guys so much :pray:t2::green_heart:

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Looks like that may be true about the phones. Maybe it’s time for an upgrade? :laughing:

Sent from my iPhone

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@dbrn32 :point_up_2:t5: U heard it here first! Lol

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@Lorenda_x I’m using the same light, I did that with my first plant too where I had it a little too high and the intensity was on 50% without me knowing so my Girl Scout stretched a little bit. I keep the light way closer these days. Careful turning up the intensity,I figured about a week in I’d just randomly turn it up to 100%, the plant will get way bigger…I burned the hell outta my bottom set of leaves :joy:






This is my GG4 with the exact same light right now

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@CurrDogg420
@PurpNGold74
lol I actually have an iPhone :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:
I was just asking cause I was curious
So I can get it :relaxed:

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@JiggaMan1987

Oh wow
She’s beautiful!!! :heart_eyes: thank you for chiming in

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No prob at all, I’m outta likes btw otherwise I’d show some luv :joy: just letting u see what ur light is capable of, I’ve still got a few weeks left on the GG4 til she’s ready to chop but that TS1000 light really is solid. I didn’t expect it to be as efficient as it is at all

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@JiggaMan1987
I heard good things about it from forums on here, which prompted me to purchase it. :relaxed:

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