Some of the folks in my curing thread wanted to see a LST/pruning discussion geared for max yield and very little popcorn. Here is an example of a Chronic plant ~10 days before harvest:
We'll go through the process step by step from a vegging clone to a harvested plant. I'll update the thread as necessary. Clearly, you guys don't want to sift through hundreds of pic commemorating every single day in the plant's life, so I'll post pics as they become relevant. Let's start.
My Chronic clone vegged ~10 days right before being transplanted.
Clone transplanted into a 2gal pot with the first tie in place. This tie supports the plant for its entire life. Notice how the tie pulls the stem back slightly.
Second tie in place. Now leave the plant alone and let it grow.
The same plant 20 days later. I used 2 additional ties on 2 branches that were growing taller than the rest. Otherwise, it vegged as nature intended.
Notice all the secondary branches. we're going to remove all of them, along with a few of the bottom branches.
The 3 branches toward the front pruned of their secondaries.
The plant is ready to flower.