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Old 08-09-2017, 08:52 AM #11
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Perhaps no one does it because they've never heard of it. I started growing a hell of a long time ago, and was curious about your thread title because I didn't know what you were referring to. I think that I caught the gist of it - use seedlings while they are still putting out symmetrical branching and prune for maximum bud size.

If you have a lot of time to dedicate to your grow and enjoy puttering with the plants, it may work fine. My goal for my personal grow is to have a respectable yield with a minimum effort. To achieve that, I use airpots, coco, V+B, Blumats, a modified scrog, and clones. This setup allows me to be out of town for about 10 days a month, motors along with very little work on my part and yields about 3/4 of a pound every 3 months under a 315w CMH.

Sorry if that didn't address your question, but it might present some alternatives to ponder.
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Hi Stewart,

here you have a good example of mainlining from a newbie, it's an Italian but there's a lots of pictures to illustrate the evolution of the plants :

Mainlining of Liberty Haze.

Enjoy .
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It seems like the goal of many of these pruning techniques is to get light to specific growing tips/ internodes.

Sort of on that note, I have started rotating my outdoor plants, maybe 60 to 90 degrees every day.

The North side just doesn't get the sun that the East South and West sides get.

Rotating them helps all the main growing branches (on their way to being buds) to get quality light roughly 3/4 of the time.


Can't help but wonder if some indoor growers have tried this. Possibly even using Lazy Susan or other devices so it's easy to lug heavier pots around.
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Perhaps no one does it because they've never heard of it. I started growing a hell of a long time ago, and was curious about your thread title because I didn't know what you were referring to. I think that I caught the gist of it - use seedlings while they are still putting out symmetrical branching and prune for maximum bud size.

If you have a lot of time to dedicate to your grow and enjoy puttering with the plants, it may work fine. My goal for my personal grow is to have a respectable yield with a minimum effort. To achieve that, I use airpots, coco, V+B, Blumats, a modified scrog, and clones. This setup allows me to be out of town for about 10 days a month, motors along with very little work on my part and yields about 3/4 of a pound every 3 months under a 315w CMH.

Sorry if that didn't address your question, but it might present some alternatives to ponder.
Actually once the last cut is done I dont think its much more work. Maybe a little but for a few plants no biggie and after the final defoliation there is no more work except stopping small side branching of popcorn stuff.

Im switching next grow from smallish pots to GroPro smart pots that hold 9 gallons of soil. I like the bluemats but have not tried them. Yet. Im in a small indoor tent and organic which is why I want to use the biggest pot with the most volume of soil I can since I dont use synthetic ferts.

I just used the method of Nugbuckets referenced on the "grow weed easy" site.
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Hi Stewart,

here you have a good example of mainlining from a newbie, it's an Italian but there's a lots of pictures to illustrate the evolution of the plants :

Mainlining of Liberty Haze.

Enjoy .
A picture is worth a thousand words. Looks like the plants did well.
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I've tried it several times and am just now getting it right. It adds time to veg and can't be done (easily) with clones are the main downfall. Here are some pictures of Jilly Bean being mainlined.

Here they are after their first training session. They have been topped once previously. Clones were taken at this stage. There are some auto flowers flowering in the back.


A week or so later they have been topped, trimmed, and trained for eight tops.


All training is done and they are about ready to flip to 12/12. The auto flowers have been removed.


After about a week of flowering. The males have been removed and the clones taken previously are replacing them. That was about a week ago.
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I've tried it several times and am just now getting it right. It adds time to veg and can't be done (easily) with clones are the main downfall. Here are some pictures of Jilly Bean being mainlined.

I had an awesome Humboldt Seed Co. Purple Trainwreck that had - almost - that exact bud structure.
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What exactly is 'mainlining'? Sounds like what junkies do.

Never heard that term for pruning. It does sound time consuming.
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It's a method of topping and training plants such that each top is symmetrical and the same distance from the main trunk. Google "nugbuckets mainline" and you should find plenty of tutorials.
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What exactly is 'mainlining'? Sounds like what junkies do.

Never heard that term for pruning. It does sound time consuming.
Its a really beautiful thing when done correctly with a seed plant but it takes a lot of time and is suited more to indoor grows than outdoor IMO.
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