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Old 08-11-2017, 07:47 AM #21
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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.
Actually the goal is to make all of the colas the same branching from the trunk so the plant feeds each cola the same as if it just had one main cola. My wording isnt probably exact. If you want a better explanation use the Grow weed easy site and I did their slightly modified version of Nugbuckets. One less trim.
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I guess mainling is what I'm doing, basically bend the plant over at around its halfway point in height. Doing this outside with trellis layers the plant explodes with growth, probably could remove a few leaders because they are too close on some plants
Plants will take on a vase shape unless you train them wider.
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I guess mainling is what I'm doing, basically bend the plant over at around its halfway point in height. Doing this outside with trellis layers the plant explodes with growth, probably could remove a few leaders because they are too close on some plants
Plants will take on a vase shape unless you train them wider.
No its not. Please read about it.
https://www.growweedeasy.com/mainlining-nugbuckets


Im really surprised by the people who have a opinion on it and dont know anything about it. Especially some of the negative closed minded folks on the first page. Im not saying its better or worse. I actually want to hear from those who have tried it and either like or dont like it.

Listening to fools who dismiss it out of hand with no real knowledge of it has been an eye opener about the over all level of knowledge of some of the people here who have 4 figure post counts. Im not pimping it but just asking for opinions of those who have done it. Seems like my low level of experience is in line with the fact it does add time but not a whole lot and for me personally it saved space as far as the spread of the plant indoors in a smaller space.
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The simplest way I could put this is:

Ain't nobody got time for that.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:10 AM #25
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I've been banging plants Mainline for 10years & I SOG. if you have the cuttings SOG. Mainline is not as good on space & bottom end. 1.6 ltr pots of coir fed 3 times a day can get me 700-750 grams off a 600w bulb & the comparison has nearly 5x the expense on power & dirt
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No its not. Please read about it.
https://www.growweedeasy.com/mainlining-nugbuckets


Im really surprised by the people who have a opinion on it and dont know anything about it. Especially some of the negative closed minded folks on the first page. Im not saying its better or worse. I actually want to hear from those who have tried it and either like or dont like it.

Listening to fools who dismiss it out of hand with no real knowledge of it has been an eye opener about the over all level of knowledge of some of the people here who have 4 figure post counts. Im not pimping it but just asking for opinions of those who have done it. Seems like my low level of experience is in line with the fact it does add time but not a whole lot and for me personally it saved space as far as the spread of the plant indoors in a smaller space.
Didn't see but one person dismiss it out of hand. Everyone else says it's a great system it just takes too much extra time and doesn't work with clones. For most of us the extra quantity does not justify the extra time. I tried it and I get just as good results with SCROG with less time. Less time equals less money on lights/nutes end of story for me.

I'm also for easy and mainlining is extra work for me.

Also your title asked why people don't use it so you are getting mostly negative opinions why most people don't use it. Had you phrased your title pros and con of mainlining or something similar you might have gotten a wider range of responses.

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Didn't see but one person dismiss it out of hand. Everyone else says it's a great system it just takes too much extra time and doesn't work with clones. For most of us the extra quantity does not justify the extra time. I tried it and I get just as good results with SCROG with less time. Less time equals less money on lights/nutes end of story for me.

I'm also for easy and mainlining is extra work for me.

Also your title asked why people don't use it so you are getting mostly negative opinions why most people don't use it. Had you phrased your title pros and con of mainlining or something similar you might have gotten a wider range of responses.
Possible I could have phrased it differently. There have been some pro and negative experiences from what people write. More negative mainly for the time factor it seems.

Im not sure but I get the feeling those who dont like the longer time may be growing cash crops not personal grows for medicine. Makes sense for sure for the cash croppers.

Im still undecided for my next run in a couple months.

Its just ironic that people who have no knowledge of it dismiss it. If you have tried it and dont care for it or like it based on having seen it or tried it is a valid opinion based on experience. The ones who dont and diss it probably still think the world is flat.

Thanks to those who actually have tried it for sharing your views.
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Didn't see but one person dismiss it out of hand. Everyone else says it's a great system it just takes too much extra time and doesn't work with clones. For most of us the extra quantity does not justify the extra time. I tried it and I get just as good results with SCROG with less time. Less time equals less money on lights/nutes end of story for me.

I'm also for easy and mainlining is extra work for me.

Also your title asked why people don't use it so you are getting mostly negative opinions why most people don't use it. Had you phrased your title pros and con of mainlining or something similar you might have gotten a wider range of responses.
Totally agree.... Mainlining reminds me of espalier for fruit trees....

where you are really placing more value on form rather than function...

As you point out....better results can be achieved with a scrog.....

The whole concept is a bit too anal for me.....
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No its not. Please read about it.
https://www.growweedeasy.com/mainlining-nugbuckets


Im really surprised by the people who have a opinion on it and dont know anything about it. Especially some of the negative closed minded folks on the first page. Im not saying its better or worse. I actually want to hear from those who have tried it and either like or dont like it.

Listening to fools who dismiss it out of hand with no real knowledge of it has been an eye opener about the over all level of knowledge of some of the people here who have 4 figure post counts. Im not pimping it but just asking for opinions of those who have done it. Seems like my low level of experience is in line with the fact it does add time but not a whole lot and for me personally it saved space as far as the spread of the plant indoors in a smaller space.
The whole point of mainlining is to produce more viable growing tips
to get more buds. If you feel the need to follow directions to the letter it may be great for how you are working.

In an outdoor situation with high light levels like I described there is no need to top some of the leaders because every node is trying to grow anyway. It's not unusual to hav 2-3 inches of growth daily. It would end up like a chrysanthemum type ball that would be impractical to support and smaller buds 2-3 inches apart.
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I've never heard of mainlining either, but if its this style of grow, then I wouldn't dream of doing it any other way these days.

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