Hi everyone I’m Light Addict and this is a post for quick reference regards to my training technique Fluxing!
Firstly my first few pics will show my deformed girl that threw herself naturally into the Y shape. When starting this technique with a normal plant; simply wait till you have at least reached the third node. The reason for this is you want a node that is mature and of decent size. Then you simply micro top at this node, leaving the tiny node sites at each side of heading point of the stem.
You let the two new points of growth at the top develop, training them both out horizontally. Giving you a Y or more a T shape to be honest 🙂
Have your flux sunk when potted into last pot to roughly pot edge level!
Now once you have the T or Y set, you start training the shoots off of the main flux.
Now I removed every other node points along the flux arms. The reason for this is over crowding. Each limb will eventually become just one big bud site so your going to need space for good air flow and light penetration.
OK as you can see I use plastic coated garden wire for training. I simply use the pot edge lip to strap down to. Once you get a few of the first guiding ties down it becomes very simple to maintain!
As you can see I strip and defol quite a bit. You don’t have to take as much off as I did. Yet you want all shoots removed! Each branch is to produce just one big bud!
Now I start bending some arms back in to fill the middle up! 🙂
Now simply keep training till your ready and have built plenty of space for each site. Once your ready start letting her build vertically. I stop stripping and let her go into a bush of a plant.
Good vertical before flipping to flower is a must, as your girl will be mature so will give less stretch.
Keep an even top, apart from the flux ends, these should be the two highest points !!
I’ll update end as I get there 🙂
Top tips for a good flux;
Firstly get it started young. Take shoots off and anything your removing very early on, leaving small scar area’s.
Get your flux set at a height just above the pot edge/rim.
Be gentle and don’t restrict limbs with the wire tie points.
If you have a stronger more dominant side simply lower it. Raising the weaker to be the dominant side for a while.
Finally the Idea behind this style is FLOW, with having the two ends of flux higher your creating two dominant heads that call for energy etc. The other limbs draw the energy off freely as it journeys along the flux. So hopefully it creates a hunger loop. where the plant will thrive for you!