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Old 08-11-2017, 09:06 PM #41
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That's not on this site. I'm not putting my IP Addy all over the net connected to illegal activity. Never mind, I can live without seeing it. From your last comment I get the distinction. Though I don't think its actually possible without a dome lighting system as side buds would be much lower than central buds without skipping a few topping chances on the sides, ala my photo.
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You probably should think of this in combination with lollypopping..... so you end up with 8 simplified branches..... 8 tops....
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That's not on this site. I'm not putting my IP Addy all over the net connected to illegal activity. Never mind, I can live without seeing it. From your last comment I get the distinction. Though I don't think its actually possible without a dome lighting system as side buds would be much lower than central buds without skipping a few topping chances on the sides, ala my photo.
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To clarify a little.. In Mainlining. you train the plant to have 4-8 single colas. there are NO side branches from these. And as someone else stated usually lollypopped as well so that all growth is to the 8 main colas. With the correct strains each cola becomes 1 huge bud.

this is what a finished mainline plant would look like

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People prune plants all the time its super popular. I prune my plants into multi topped plants. No one calls it "mainlining" for many reasons. 1) its not a realy term. It was made up by a braindead donkey 2) only hardcore fans of said braindead donkey use that term. 3) that term is a term used by people who shoot up drugs, its ehat they call the act of shooting up. Most growers dont shoot up or associate growing with shooting up. Why subcool does? Thats obvious take a look at the guy how he talks and looks... mo surprise he thinks about shooting up in relation to growing... sub is a tard though all he did is mimic how they grow outside by snipping off tops, he didnt make any amazing discovery, thats how i grew my plants on my very first grow jist by observation, that was before i had so much info.
Thanks for your logical, well thought out and informative post.
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Thanks for your logical, well thought out and informative post.
They asked i answered honestly. Its not a real gardening term its what 1 single wacko calls pruning... he act like he invented it, no he didnt people been growing like that forever he just had to apply a junky name to pruning a certain way trying to take credit. Some of us find it a tad idiotic. He should leave terms associated to shooting up where they belong, with the dregs.
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They asked i answered honestly. Its not a real gardening term its what 1 single wacko calls pruning... he act like he invented it, no he didnt people been growing like that forever he just had to apply a junky name to pruning a certain way trying to take credit. Some of us find it a tad idiotic. He should leave terms associated to shooting up where they belong, with the dregs.
Someone needs a safe zone so the snowflake does not melt. Your the only one who is making a silly comparison to something everyone else knows has no connection. THATS the idiotic part and your more focused on that than the actual process since you really dont know what your talking about. PC runs amok by drama queens. Why is it the PC zealots get wound in the spokes over a word that has multiple uses? People like you are always looking for a perceived insult thats not there but you will pull one out of thin air. Thankfully that makes people who read your drivel not take you seriously. Are you related to elizabeth warren?
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Can you elaborate why? Have you done it?

Only one reply from someone other than me who has said they tried it. If any of the naysayers have tried this type grow it would be nice to hear why as long as its from experience.
I have been doing it for a long time. Imo, it's the way to grow. I scrog it though to get the separation I want, which is almost as important for yield/quality. Mainlining and scrog are not mutually exclusive, you can use both.

For a true mainline, you would have the plant like pictured above. Thats' essentially what I do. But I don't notice a difference when keeping quality branches that aren't part of the manifold. It seems to be the same. The plant will still send most of it's "energy" to the tops.

So I create the manifold, but if I see strong side branches that are reaching the canopy, I leave them now. We spent the time growing them, if it's a good branch, why toss it? Essentially I think the benefit of mainlining is in creating so many tops, and then allowing them to get most of the energy. But they don't need to get ALL of it for it to be worth it.

If you want to run plants this way, it's an enormous asset to know how to fim. I don't know how to teach you other than search, trial and error. I can't even do it consistently. I fim the fim lol.

Alternating nodes isn't really a problem. The manifolds will not be as clean looking, but the differences in length don't cause issues. Some tops will just grow a bit taller than others, but it's minimal. It won't be absolutely symmetrical, but L will usually be a mirror of R (if that makes sense).

So I'm not truly mainlining anymore. I just top for 4-8 tops depending on the strain, but there is almost always a side branch or two that I keep. So I'm just topping really. What I'm trying to say is that mainlining is the right idea, but imo, some side branches are worth keeping. With my setup, it doesn't seem to be worth it to remove it. Maybe in soil or a slower medium I would feel differently.

In a scrog, growing this way, this is what it looks like at the end of stretch. And imo, it's the best yield/quality. As you can see, they grow pretty evenly. This is 6 plants. All alternating node. Should be 24 tops total (some are out of frame)
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Node; The position on the stem where leaves or branches originate. Each step in the cannabis ladder is a single node.

Alternate; Borne singly on a stem. Each alternate leaf/branch emerges on the opposite side of the stem from those on adjacent nodes.

Opposite; Borne in pairs, two at each node from opposite sides of the stem.


Typical vegetative growth sports two opposite leaves/branches at each node. Typical flowering growth shows alternate leaves/branches.
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Someone needs a safe zone so the snowflake does not melt. Your the only one who is making a silly comparison to something everyone else knows has no connection. THATS the idiotic part and your more focused on that than the actual process since you really dont know what your talking about. PC runs amok by drama queens. Why is it the PC zealots get wound in the spokes over a word that has multiple uses? People like you are always looking for a perceived insult thats not there but you will pull one out of thin air. Thankfully that makes people who read your drivel not take you seriously. Are you related to elizabeth warren?
Ok mr middle aged new grower. Cause you are the expert your sig tells it all. You think everyone else thinks theres no connection thats good for you. Have you talked to subcool? Met him in person? I have and he is a twit and it explains why he applies junky names to growing. He is a tard. Think whatever you want but ill tell ya, you are a master hypocrite. Lol you call me a pc zealot you personally attack me over something you dont honestly know anything about. Who are you? Nobody.

There are no multiple uses to the word mainline. Go look it up in the dictionary. Its what they call shooting up. Sub is a clown and decided to make up a term. Nothing i said was untrue.

Why would i "focuss on a process" and give credence to a name thats bullshit? Because you say so? Its called pruining for christ sakes no matter how you do it. Whatever you are the expert just like all the newbies running icm these days. The only drama is you attacking me son. Go pick up a gardening book give it a read, look in the index do whateverm go check and see if theres a section on pruining im sure there is. Go read it amd report to us when you find the word mainlining used. You will find moron before you find mainline. Unless you are one of subs little nut huggers you dont use the term mainlining because its called pruning.

Why dont you go join sub in the i dont know how clown club you can go make up words amd reinvent english. Im sure we could all due with that its long overdue
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Ok mr middle aged new grower. Cause you are the expert your sig tells it all. You think everyone else thinks theres no connection thats good for you. Have you talked to subcool? Met him in person? I have and he is a twit and it explains why he applies junky names to growing. He is a tard. Think whatever you want but ill tell ya, you are a master hypocrite. Lol you call me a pc zealot you personally attack me over something you dont honestly know anything about. Who are you? Nobody.

There are no multiple uses to the word mainline. Go look it up in the dictionary. Its what they call shooting up. Sub is a clown and decided to make up a term. Nothing i said was untrue.

Why would i "focuss on a process" and give credence to a name thats bullshit? Because you say so? Its called pruining for christ sakes no matter how you do it. Whatever you are the expert just like all the newbies running icm these days. The only drama is you attacking me son. Go pick up a gardening book give it a read, look in the index do whateverm go check and see if theres a section on pruining im sure there is. Go read it amd report to us when you find the word mainlining used. You will find moron before you find mainline. Unless you are one of subs little nut huggers you dont use the term mainlining because its called pruning.

Why dont you go join sub in the i dont know how clown club you can go make up words amd reinvent english. Im sure we could all due with that its long overdue
Thanks for again proving my point. There are some mental issues that cannabis cant help. I wish you the best. One has to presume you have been banned at least once since you seem to feel like your an old hand at all lifes experiences and rejoined with another personality, Im sure you have many floating around in your head. This thread has probably run its course for actual information from people who used this method for now and I wish to thank you for running in here with your hair on fire and taking a massive mental dump. Odds are by the end of the year you will have to use another one of your multiple personalities to re-register.
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