When to start LST

These are Lemon Haze. When can I start LST and how to go about it? I am little challenged on vertical space. I have a little leeway to raise light as they grow. I think from last grow at most I can have 18" between light and plant canopy. They have pretty sturdy stems. I have not used silica on them yet. ( I used that for pH up on last grow.) These are my first autos to try.

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Pull the top over and secure it to the side of the pot. You can start any time.

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Thank you. I use Velcro plant tape. I guess make a large loop and then slowly shorten it rather than shorten it all at once?

Edited to add: which direction would you pull these?

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Doesn’t matter the direction so much. Diagonal from the fan leaves. Either way the plant will orient itself.

As long as the plant is flexible enough, you could probably bend it all at once.

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Like this?

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I like to put another strap low on the stem in the opposite direction

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little lst i did,

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Viola!

Thanks so much for the rapid replies!

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Looks great

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Be sure to anchor the base of the stem before pulling her over or you might pull up the root ball.
Nevermind you got this!

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Thanks all! They are rocketing along great. First sign of preflower.

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Now the fun begins!

Enjoy watching the progress. :call_me_hand:t3:

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