Trying a different mainline method for 1st time

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Looking good. Are you sticking with that mainline technique?
 
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Looking good. Are you sticking with that mainline technique?
Ya totally... not seeing any difference in yields!!! Saved a bunch of veg time
 
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You can see the start here
 
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I've never tried 'Mainlining'. You inspired me to try it out on my Buzz Back grow. We'll see how it ends up turning out! It's a little more aggressive than LST I have done in the past but looks like it produces good results 😄
 
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I've never tried 'Mainlining'. You inspired me to try it out on my Buzz Back grow. We'll see how it ends up turning out! It's a little more aggressive than LST I have done in the past but looks like it produces good results 😄
Yup its considered high stress training...

People have argued this but i find it to be somewhat true...

No training a plant will average yield about 3 oz

Lst and topping gains 4 to 5 oz

Mainlining 6 oz or more.... reason being your creating more top buds and focusing on that
 
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2 Out-of 3 plants were not self supporting any more... everything flopped over an emergency trellis... at least i got good nugs... everything basically "supercropped"

1 mk runt is looking amazing at least
 
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Yup its considered high stress training...

People have argued this but i find it to be somewhat true...

No training a plant will average yield about 3 oz

Lst and topping gains 4 to 5 oz

Mainlining 6 oz or more.... reason being your creating more top buds and focusing on that
Trying to see if I've got the concept of topping and mainlining. Topping once produces two colas, topping those 2 produces 4, and topping those 4 produces 8? Then mainlining is tying the main stems down to spread things out..

New to all that.
 
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Trying to see if I've got the concept of topping and mainlining. Topping once produces two colas, topping those 2 produces 4, and topping those 4 produces 8? Then mainlining is tying the main stems down to spread things out..

New to all that.
 
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Trying to see if I've got the concept of topping and mainlining. Topping once produces two colas, topping those 2 produces 4, and topping those 4 produces 8? Then mainlining is tying the main stems down to spread things out..

New to all that.
The only difference between my new method and that vid... I start with nodes 2 and 3 already giving me my 4 cola sites
 
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that's what "topping" is. you could also call it pruning.

I like to think about more like "stalling" a plant for better yield/structure.

imho you get better results by slowing the growth and "stacking" the nodes.

so in your example you could "top" or "prune" the plant when there are multiple nodes and they favor the number you have decided to grow. ( idont go more than 3 on first top)

If you want 4 main stems it makes more sense to be patient and give the plant the maturity so you can stack the nodes in veg. otherwise why are you going for 4 to begin with?? if the plant is a vigourous grower you will just overgrow the space. so top once and then top again i a cpl weeks.

If you use a 5k+ spectrum with high lumen you can really stack the nodes in the final veg stage. this is how you achieve big boy yields. its not how good you grow in flower. its your knowledge and how good you grow throughout.

your on the right track 👍
 
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So I picked this idea up from a video of Mr.Growit... instead of chopping all but 1 nodes worth of leaves... he leaves 2 which already creates " 4 arms" I want to see of this makes a difference in yields and also if can speed up the whole method by starting with 2 nodes instead of 1

2 mk ultra and 1 GDP

I have 1 blue dream but that is a whole other experiment
Yeah, but they all won’t be terminal nodes…..does that matter?
 
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that's what "topping" is. you could also call it pruning.

I like to think about more like "stalling" a plant for better yield/structure.

imho you get better results by slowing the growth and "stacking" the nodes.

so in your example you could "top" or "prune" the plant when there are multiple nodes and they favor the number you have decided to grow. ( idont go more than 3 on first top)

If you want 4 main stems it makes more sense to be patient and give the plant the maturity so you can stack the nodes in veg. otherwise why are you going for 4 to begin with?? if the plant is a vigourous grower you will just overgrow the space. so top once and then top again i a cpl weeks.

If you use a 5k+ spectrum with high lumen you can really stack the nodes in the final veg stage. this is how you achieve big boy yields. its not how good you grow in flower. its your knowledge and how good you grow throughout.

your on the right track 👍
Right but with a mainline technique usually it all starts from 1 node

Normal topping and pinching of plant has had decent results for me but many more larfy sites as opposed to mainlining


I've been doing the "normal mainline" technique which usually yields me half lb per plant...

have you seen my 32 top mainline thread?

The method this thread is about... shaving time off the mainline method by starting with 2 nodes instead of 1

What I'm trying to learn is how to create more inter-nodal bud sites... but that's research I have to catch up on
 
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internodal bud sights is purely genetic and high Kelvin spectrum with lots of lumens
 
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I could have sworn by introducing a hormone of some sort could help boost said sites... give me a bit to see if I got notes or bookmark
 
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at 1:20 in the video, "what is mainlining"

i fail to see the difference between mainlining and topping. this is what i thought most growers do?? they select the first place to "prune" or "top" the plant.

thats what ive always called it.

not trying to argue or be right just never new there were other ways to describe where to prune or chop the plant off.

to me, irregardless of where you decide to cut, the first time you prune or cut the plant its a "top".

i would not "select" a spot to "top" leaving multiple nodes below to select again removing bottom nodes to leave 4 nodes to be the mains. imho, it has always worked out better in the long run to top twice for 4 mains. The maturity of the veg'd plant in my experience results in higher yield do to better node structure and slow'd growth.

run a side by side, might be cool to see what happens
 
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at 1:20 in the video, "what is mainlining"

i fail to see the difference between mainlining and topping. this is what i thought most growers do?? they select the first place to "prune" or "top" the plant.

thats what ive always called it.

not trying to argue or be right just never new there were other ways to describe where to prune or chop the plant off.

to me, irregardless of where you decide to cut, the first time you prune or cut the plant its a "top".

i would not "select" a spot to "top" leaving multiple nodes below to select again removing bottom nodes to leave 4 nodes to be the mains. imho, it has always worked out better in the long run to top twice for 4 mains. The maturity of the veg'd plant in my experience results in higher yield do to better node structure and slow'd growth.

run a side by side, might be cool to see what happens
I've done normal topping this is an extra step of topping.... your trying to get more main colas ... normal topping does not achieve that...
 
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at 1:20 in the video, "what is mainlining"

i fail to see the difference between mainlining and topping. this is what i thought most growers do?? they select the first place to "prune" or "top" the plant.

thats what ive always called it.

not trying to argue or be right just never new there were other ways to describe where to prune or chop the plant off.

to me, irregardless of where you decide to cut, the first time you prune or cut the plant its a "top".

i would not "select" a spot to "top" leaving multiple nodes below to select again removing bottom nodes to leave 4 nodes to be the mains. imho, it has always worked out better in the long run to top twice for 4 mains. The maturity of the veg'd plant in my experience results in higher yield do to better node structure and slow'd growth.

run a side by side, might be cool to see what happens
I have done side by side mainline to topping technique....mainlining produced more yields with less larfy sites...
 
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