It was time to feed the ladies and give them a trim. I also started training them. Typically LST involves thing the plant and stems DOWN to make an even canopy and give the lower bud sites more light. I go the other way, I form my even canopy by bringing the lower branches UP, removing the bud and side branches on the lower part of those main branches and encourage the upper side branches to fill in where the lower would be.
I encourage the new growth by selective trimming and lots of leaf tucking, probably 3-4 times a day I’ll re-tuck the leaves blocking any bud site I want to stretch UP. Any time I have to trim or train the plant I make sure it’s on a feed/water day.
Here are some before and after pics and since close up of how I tie the branches UP.
By pulling the lower branches up and encouraging their upward growth I keep the WHOLE canopy even with the center cola. As it progresses i trim more of the center open and leave the outer leaves for energy production, so that as the buds form I have room around them for air circulation.
Just a different way to LST your plant.