Hello everyone! Okay so I have several plants that I am performing LST on. Now, these plants are all clones not from seed so i bent them over rather than doing the manifold technique as I normally would (this is my first time ever doing it this way). So normally i would do the manifold technique and then top the four tops and then top once more and start scrogging. Since this is a clone i figured it would be better to do this way. The plan currently is to train the plant into a spiral and then top and start my scrog. I just notice that it is taking quite a long time for the plant to grow from the apical node now that i have allowed all the other ones to have some fun in the sun.
So my question is, since this is going to take a lot longer to complete the spiral than anticipated, Could i let it grow a little bit more and then would it be beneficial to top the apical node and all the other apical nodes coming from the what should be side shoots and then start a scrog just as you would when doing the manifold technique? Or, should i work it into a spiral, top the main node and then start scrogging?
All in all i do want to run a scrog. Would it even be worth doing the full spiral or should i top and start my scrog. TIA for your tips and comments happy growing!