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  • mcubed476
    started a topic Quadlining

    Quadlining

    I have had a few people asking me about how I've been training my plants, so I figured I would make a thread that goes through each step. Most of my journals are just focused on if they are healthy or not, and pics of them every week.

    I'll cover the two terms I will be discussing, and then it will be story time lol.

    QUADLINING (I previously referred to this as a "double mainline") - Leaving just 2 nodes on when the plant has about 4-6 nodes. (I normally leave the 2nd and 3rd node on, but I see people on other sites leave the 3rd and 4th nodes on with good results).

    MAINLINING - Leaving only a single node on when the plant has about 4-6 nodes.

    Story time!

    I started mainlining autos after seeing green75's thread on how to do it. He also has YouTube videos on how he does it, so if a video helps you get the idea better than pics, then YouTube green75 and I'm sure you'll find what you need for mainlining an auto.

    My yields slightly improved using this technique. I was ranging anywhere from 2 to 5 oz per plant, and was pretty happy with it.

    The reason I bring up mainlining an auto is because it is what brought me to quadlining an auto. On a previous grow I decided to leave an extra node on to see how the plant would grow. I ended up with 9.8 oz off one auto, and I was ecstatic.

    I couldn't be sure if it was the strain, the seed, or the quadline that got me those results, so the next grow I did an experiment. My experiment seemed to agree with my guesstimate that quadlining indeed gave better yields than mainlining.

    So far I have quadlined 3 plants. My yields have been 9.8 oz, 4 oz, and 24.78 oz (this last one was a freak of nature. I wouldn't expect a 1.5 lbs per plant every time lol).

    It just so happens that I'm starting training for 2 of my plants, so what a good time to show everyone the process step by step.

    I have already removed the first node (coytledons do not count as a node), and I took the coytledons off too. I have heard that you aren't supposed to take off the coytledons, but I have done it on every single plant and have never had anything bad happen to the plant because of it.

    Today, I took the top node off of the White widow CBD. She's a bit bigger than the bubba cheese, and the timing seemed right to take the top node off. Once the 3rd nodes branches get a little bigger, I will start training them down. So all that's left on the White widow CBD is the 2nd and 3rd nodes. Eventually, a birds eye view of the plant will look like an x.



    I use 14 gauge electrical wire to stake the branches down. Make sure they are long enough to grab hold of the coco, or soil if thats what you're using. Sometimes I hear them ripping through roots as they are going in, but it doesn't seem to affect the plants overall health.

    I CANNOT STRESS ENOUGH TO BE GENTLE WHEN BENDING AND STAKING DOWN BRANCHES. Otherwise you might end up with a triline lol. Just lightly bend them back and forth until they feel more pliable. Then gently stake them down.

    Here is where I am currently with these 2 plants. I'll update through the whole training period so people can see how it turns out.

    Any questions, don't hesitate to ask!


    This is before any cutting on the White Widow CBD
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    After taking the coytledons and the first node
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    Before taking the 4th node
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    Now it's a waiting game for a bit.
    Last edited by mcubed476; 01-28-2019, 03:09 PM.

  • mcubed476
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    Glad I could help OJH!

  • oldjarhead100
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    I find it absolutly amazing when the first pic turns into the second thanks Mcubed for getting me started ,I did 25 out of 31 of my woods girls ,to help keep them low and then to get a better yield from them sweet

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  • mcubed476
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    Here are my current girls. I snapped one of my sour diesel limbs early on, but she made a full recovery.



    Girlscout Cookies auto


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    Jock Horror auto

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    Sour Diesel auto

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  • mcubed476
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    No problem! I love this method for its ease of use and the higher yields. Feel free to post on here when you start!

  • mcubed476
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    Ahh, the triline lol. I've had a couple, but they still turned out good! My last triline yielded 6oz, so not too shabby for an auto lol

    Your plant looks good!

  • rcsaw
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    thanks mcubed, something new to try. cant wait to see the buds

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  • WizardsNThings
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    Went to quadline this when it was younger but it was missed the leaf on the other side. Decided to go for it anyways and ended up with a 'triline' ha. Three main branches, now each with 4 pairs so I should get 12 mains. This is going outside in a few weeks. Hopefully it gets huuuuuuge!

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  • mcubed476
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    Congratulations Eigholte! Your plant had great structure in terms of quadlining! Looking forward to hearing your final numbers!

  • Eigholte
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    Quadlined RQS Royal Medic was chopped today. Final yield numbers to follow, but here's a visual breakdown of the plant structure.

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    Total weight: 680g 100%

    Rootball (that I could dig out): 35g 5.0%
    Stems, not attached to buds: 134g 19.7%
    Fan leaves: 152g 22.3%

    Trimmed flower and attached stems: 150g 22.0%
    Trim for tincture making: 209g 30.7%

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  • mcubed476
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    Your plants are looking pretty good for the most part, but the newer growth on top seems to be getting pretty pale. If it were me, I would up the nutes a little bit.

    But that's not the question you asked me lol. If they were my plants, I would probably take some of the bigger fan leaves off, especially in places where they are sitting on each other.

  • PhantomSulker
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    mcubed476 I have a question, after I did the major defloration on 4/10 I left them to veg for another week and then flipped them to 12/12 on this past Sunday. They are growing leaves on leaves on leaves again. I was going to wait till Sunday to deflower them again and do some heavy LST to get them under control. These photos were from Wednesday. So guess what would you do with these where they are and they have had 2 days more to grow and just been tucking leaves back mostly.
    Strawberry Banana 1 Group shot Strawberry Banana 2 Gelato

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  • PhantomSulker
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    Thanks, I have had a lot of time to let them veg, I have a feeling they are going to get huge I was trying to time stuff to go in the flower tent in cycles but everything is going to be ready soon for flower and no way do I have enough room. But I will figure it out, thanks again for the tutorial. I look forward to trying on a Auto. I have some G13 Auto seeds coming and going to run all 5 at once when most of what I have going is done and will quad a few of them.

  • mcubed476
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    Thanks Spidermite! You have some good looking ones yourself!

  • mcubed476
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    You're plants are looking really good phantom! I see you are a bit more aggressive on the defoliation than I am, but that's not a bad thing! They are probably going to look like monsters after the stretch, so you will have a good harvest I think. Great job man!

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