So I finally had the time to put my power plant girl in my tent in veg in her big pot this go around which gave me time to keep the LST going further than before. This meant I had to figure out something besides just using the bamboo stakes which I’ve been doing for the past grows that I had gotten really good at doing to spread out my girls. I have a very similar method I just came up with for my 1 gal fabric pot I’ll post a little later if anyone wants that involves sewing the tie wraps around the pots instead of gluing them. So I ended up using heavy duty cable tie wraps or zip ties whichever you call them and I put three of them together to go around the 8 gal pot. Then after trying and failing to glue them on a few times I went to the local hardware place and explained what I was doing and asked for a glue that would put a tie wrap on a plastic pot and never come off. Ended up with a special version of Loctite for bonding hard to fuse plastics which has worked like a charm so far… (I will probably have to touch it up at some point.) The first pic shows the cable tie around the pot.
Nice! I use something very similar and works perfectly. I cut small holes in the tp of my fabric pot and slide the bamboo through there.
Here she is about 24 hrs after and starting to turn back towards the light.
I have been using that bamboo at all kinds of angles for my LST training in larger pots for years but I’ve always been able to get the tie wraps or cable ties around my smaller plastic pots using glue and then tying my plants down similar to shown in my large pots. I might have pics of my smaller pot set ups saved from back when I was using them more. This was the first grow I switched over to the fabric pots and I plan on trying to switch to them as much as possible so I’ve been trying to figure out how to get my set up onto those. This is what I came up with for my 1 gal pot and my lil girl…
Here is the large girl that was tied down using the new method next to her smaller sister.
What a clever idea. You can always guarantee a weed grower will find a way
Love it!! Your screen name should be McGuyver!
Just a quick update on the smaller of the girls… She’s gotten so big I’ve had to tie multiple branches down to the cable tie system set up on that pot as well