Cannabis growers use LST (low stress training) during both vegetative and flowering stages to manipulate plant growth, increase canopy light penetration and ultimately to fatten up buds and promote larger yields. These techniques all aim to make buds bigger during flowering, without slowing down overall growth due to unnecessary stress.
Can You Bend Plant Stems During Flowering Stage?
Yes, bending stems during the flower stage can help buds swell up, and increase yields. Increasing light exposure to lower bud sites helps boost their size, avoiding popcorn buds. However, be careful when bending cannabis plants during flowering, as the mature brittle stems and branches are easily snapped or broken.