Indoor Garden Update - Low Stress Training And More!

Hello Everyone,

Today I decided to apply some 3D printed low stress training clips to the cannabis plants.


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Some of you might be wondering what the purpose of these little clips is.
After all, it does leave the plant looking somewhat assaulted, but cannabis is a very resilient plant and this really does not hurt it much at all. (sometimes stems will break but will heal just fine regardless!)

The purpose is to simply allow more light to better penetrate the plant and usually results in a little bit of a better flower yield.

Let's see the what the plants look like prior to adding the clips.


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Now let's see them with the clips added:


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The stalks are bent down but will quickly start arching back up towards the light and the end result will be more of a pitchfork shape for the structure of the plants.


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I print these clips on an Ender 3 V2 printer, utilizing PLA (polylactic acid), which is a biodegradable compound.

It's really amazing how many improvements can be made to an indoor garden utilizing this wonderful machine.

Let's have a look at some of the other plants I'm growing.


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This is a cayenne pepper plant. It currently has one pepper growing and I can feel the capsaicin increasing inside of that pepper everyday. I'm really starting to crave it and can't wait for it to be mature so I can get my fix :D


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This little beauty is a Graptopetalum-Sedum hybrid.
A while back Catlady @nikv helped me identify this plant and gave me some tips on how to care for it, and it has been thriving ever since. I'm sure she'll be happy to see the nice blush that it has these days :)

I actually think it has outgrown this pot and needs to be transplanted soon. I'll get to it, but it's not unhappy at all. The plant likes its soil to stay damp, and quickly starts dropping petals when dry in this environment. We can see behind the mother plant are some small clones. This mother is actually a miracle clone herself, because I came very close to losing the plant a couple of years ago, underwatering was a factor and maybe there were some other factors, but the important thing is she is thriving today.


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String Of Hearts Succulent



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Lemon Tree



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Aloe



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Cherry Tomatoes



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Hungarian Yellow Wax Pepper Plant


We might remember this pepper plant was growing a couple of peppers recently. I already ate them (whole and raw). They were a little hotter than jalapenos. Right now the plant is dropping leaves and getting ready for its next pepper production.


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Pink Sunflower


This is a sunflower I recently acquired from Ebay. It's very healthy so far and may turn out to be pretty large. I'm not sure if this pot is appropriate for the root system. We'll just have to see what happens.


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It really seems like sunflowers love me, and I love them too. They are so vibrant and full of life. I think I'll keep growing them.


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Everyday is a new journey with my plants, and there's always surprises, some good and some challenging. I never get tired of checking on them and making sure they have what they need.

During a recent spiritual experience I felt a profound connection to them and a deeper understanding of my responsibility to them. They are a part of my life and always will be.

The Hive community helps me maintain them too, whether you all know it or not, your amazing support keeps me going more than you know.

What do you all think of how the plants are looking today?

I would love to read your thoughts below!

Thank you for stopping by,

Have a great day! -@futuremind

(Shout out to @the13anarchist for skilling up this amazing banner for the cannabis community. It looks great bro!)


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Ah yes. The training clips so the leafs can expose to more lights. Should suggest it to my sister for her bonsai captivation hobby 😁

The lemon tree looks super green! Absolutely love this colour. It's like you sprayed it on 😂 vibrant!

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Thanks a lot @davidke20!
These would probably work great for bonsai. I'm actually quite interested in bonsais myself and am thinking of trying to create a bonsai lemon tree 😂 lol. It might be kind of necessary because of the space required for a tree.

I was thinking the same thing about the lemon tree sprout. Its green color is breathtaking and surreal!

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Those plants look very healthy. How long do you keep the lights on?

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Thank you @litguru!
The big tent with the cannabis is a flowering space, I keep it on a 12/12 timer switch.

The tent with the sunflowers is on 24 hours a day.

I also have a closet space that I will likely put on an 18/6 schedule when I start utilizing it.

It's not a bad idea to have a few grow spaces with different light schedules because some plants don't like 24 hours of light, but all the plants in the kitchen tent seem super happy under 24 hours right now.

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Right on. The cannabis sure loves the light.

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My string of hearts was super tiny whe I bought her 2 years ago... She's still tiny but growing at a fast pace! My is not pink yet 🤔 little pink dots are popping up but most of the leaves are still a dark green.

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And sunflowers!!! Ooo I love sunflowers 🌻. They have a way of brightening ones day, and they can get BIG. Happy to see other people also enjoy sunflowers 😌. Some just see it as a agricultural plant 🌻🌻

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Indeed they can get big! I've not grown many in my life so far, just a runt mini version, but I think this pink sunflower might be a full size variety. It's almost twice as big today as it was yesterday hahaha. 😄
Like many of the plants I grow, we're born of pain, the sunflower is no exception.
A strange duality to this exists, perhaps one day I'll talk about it on the blog.
Thank you for your kind words my friend 🌻😃

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I think there are variants that might be greener than pink, don't take my word for it because my research was minimal, but I saw a lot of green plants fully grown that had the same name and looked the same except for being green. It could have to do with how much light it gets too.

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I think you're right, there is a few variants 🤔. It's difficult to find these in my town. I got lucky when I found mine at a market. The old man selling them has been growing plants for a living since he was 16! I'll keep my eyes open, I want a pink one as well 🤩

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Sooner or later you're going to have an indoor botanical garden that can be an exhibition or something... And that is super cool. The clips to help the plants get more light are something new to me. It's an interesting thought that sometimes the solution is just that intuitive and simple - your plants are blocking their own light? Just make them not block their own light, lol.

Can't wait to see what that lemon tree will end up turning into. It looks so full of life :)

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Hey @lilacse! Great to see you!

Yes I'm hoping eventually I can call this a botanical garden lol.

I do wonder where plant manipulation originated now that you mention it. (bonsai trees maybe?)

The plant doesn't necessarily block themselves from getting light, it's more just humans desire different effects in the plants that don't really matter to the plants. Evolution and reaching for the sun has something to do with this too with plant structure.

Cannabis growers know how to manipulate the plants to make them grow more flower than what the plant needs for their genetic reproductive purpose to be carried out. Gardeners also feed the plants extra nutrients to boost their growth even more.

I'm going to try making the lemon tree a bonsai, it will be my first attempt at this :D

Thanks for stopping by!

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"... that don't really matter to the plants"... You actually nailed that lol. If plants can think I wonder what they feel about our plans for them. Will we end up accidentally evolving them to have such a structure naturally in the future... Well, it doesn't sound harmful! Maybe. Lol.

Hope you'll have success with your plans on the lemon tree! Can't wait to see it.

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Nice one man, the training clips are epic and help a lot even with other plants.

The tent is looking nice and has a good variety of plants for sure

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Thanks man! It's crazy I haven't even thought to use them with other plants lol, thanks for that tip! I will probably try them on the pepper plants :)

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Is the lemon tree from a seed?

Looking really good! You look very happy among your plants. You are a nurturer.

I once knew someone who hated sunflowers. Can you imagine that? She lived by the sea at the end of a lane with a sunflower farm/store at the start of the lane. Everyone brought her sunflowers as a hostess gift.

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Hey @owasco,

Yes I took the seed directly from a lemon and planted it immediately, still wet and everything. Did the same with some tomato seeds and it worked too lol.

I derive a lot of happiness nurturing them. Cannabis plants aided in saving my life, and so exists this duality of siphoning pain of the past into happiness in the present.

I wonder why she hated being gifted sunflowers, It's hard to imagine someone disliking beautiful sunflowers. Maybe she felt it reflected something about people.. A convenience based gift, reflecting that it was more of an expected gratuity than something from the heart. Just a guess, makes me think.

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Maybe. She knew they were last minute gifts, purchased at the end of her driveway.

I glad you have your plants to bring you joy. The old "hug a tree" maxim really works. Just being with plants lightens my mood. Care for them, and they care for you.

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Loving the plants bro! You're an amazing grower and the love you have for them shows! Great job and keep growing brother! 👍

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Thank you brother! That means a lot to me coming from an amazing gardener like yourself!
Cannabis, and growing plants in general saved my life and helped me find purpose, I love them indeed and the gratitude I have for them is spiritually profound.

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Looking good bro! Your plants as well, nothing like tending tk your plants and melting all troubles in the world away💪

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Thanks bro, it certainly helps with drowning out the noise, and there's lots of it, not only in my head, but the sirens these days... dayummmm

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You have a real botanical garden inside that box, I really like it :). We see that you have a lot of technique, beautiful how you cut and used LST together with those clips, congratulations!

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Thank you kindly @mangopie!
That's a really nice compliment :) I do feel like I've really achieved something amazing with these plants, but really they've helped me in my life, so it's really easy to do this because I feel a sense of gratitude towards plants.

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I understand very well, because for me it's the same, an exchange of love with plants ;).

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First your looks very beautiful with flower. Plants and flowers gives you fresh air and fresh air is very good for our health. I grow many plants in my garden and sunflower loves you to much.

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Indeed the plants improve the air quality for us to breath!
Thank you kindly for your nice words!

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I will make a post of my aloe , it has grown so much and i can tell you , they love space .
The pot could be way bigger and as you see , little babies are coming out .
The clips is very smart , people usually use strings .
I too love plants and i too bought a tent to grow them during winter time under the lamps .
I want cherry tomatoes all year long and cucumber ...it did work when i tried to grow salads and herbs
And radish.

Your green thumb is loving you ;)

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I look forward to seeing your aloe post! Feel free to reply to me on here when you post it so I don't miss it!
I also want to grow cucumbers and radishes and so much more indoors.
It certainly would be nice to be able to make complete salads with plants we grow ourselves :)
I just transplanted the aloe, it outgrew the pot quickly!

Thank you for your kind words! :)

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