Bending is a horticultural technique that involves intentionally stressing a cannabis plant by gently bending or reshaping its stems and branches in order to enhance its growth and yield. It is often used in conjunction with techniques such as super-cropping and fimming to improve the overall structure and shape of the plant.
To perform bending, the grower gently bends the stem or branch of the plant in the desired direction, using their hands or tools such as string or clips. This can be done to direct the plant’s growth or to expose lower branches to more light, which can improve the plant’s overall growth and yield.
Bending is typically done during the vegetative stage of growth, when the plant is actively producing new shoots and leaves. It is believed to increase the plant’s yield by promoting the development of more flowers and buds, as well as improving the overall structure and shape of the plant.
Like other horticultural techniques that involve stressing the plant, bending can be an effective way to improve the growth and yield of a cannabis plant, but it is important to be careful and avoid damaging the stem or branches. It is also important to provide adequate care, including watering, fertilizing, and protecting the plant from pests and diseases, to ensure the plant’s health and growth.