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  • Mr.furley
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    Thank you

  • Airies11
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    🤩 wow Mr.furley ! Very nice looking bud!!

  • Mazzariman
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    Thanks for clarifying! I've started tying most all of my side branch tips down just to see if the yield increases over the ones left alone.

  • Mr.furley
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    Mazzariman
    Supercropping is the art of crushing the plant matter in the stem till it can fold over horizontally, typically you don't have to tie them down. Opening up the canopy to allow side branches is always a great idea whether you tie them down with LST or supercropping them is up to you and each has its place depending on how my plants start to shape up through the grow.

    it should be noted that indoor growers can maximize there canopy by keeping it flat under lights while outdoor Growers don't typically experience a lack of penetrating light from the sun and grow their plants more like around bush, there is training involved but it does very from indoor.

    nice looking plants.

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  • Mazzariman
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    Hello Mr.furley. Question for you. These plants are well branched and I have tied the tops down to see if the bud sites below will better develop. Would tying down each subsequent branch, which should promote each site on that branch to better develop larger buds, be supercropping? (I believe so?) Or is it too late for these. Usually I just let them go on their own and only tie down the main top once they're well developed. Thanks!


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  • JohnEmad
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    Unlike me Homegrown. I tried topping, LST, Fimming, and supercropping my 1st grow. Poor plants. 2 of 3 hermied yet I still received some quality smoke. just not much.. lol.

  • homegrown
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    I'v never had the nerve to top or fim my plants... Started with Lst and defol and stuck with it. Had to supercrop a couple of times because of limited height in tent..so i started bending the growing stems during veg and 12/12 stretch. I can keep my canopy fairly flat and can bend the stems in the direction i want them to grow.

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  • Mazzariman
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    Hello Mr.furley. From what I've seen you are the top doggie at this process. I love it. I'm new to the term supercropping, but have been bending, training and even trellising since the early 80's. It was considered sacrilege to top a plant in my crowd. My first attempt at bending a top resulted in it snapping almost off! So off it came. It was a very short Hindu Kush gal that had the same size stem at the very top as below. Crazy thick. Broke my heart, but from that mistake I learned to bend the stem gradually until the tip was able to be tied down. I've even tied rocks to fishing line to hold tips down! I never really worked at crushing and crimping like you do. Awesome work! By starting this process early I can see how it creates many new top/main colas at harvest. I've always waited until the plant was well established which always resulted in only one main cola and many smaller "top" buds. I like that this site helps old dogs like me to learn new tricks and terminology! Love your tutorials with step by step pics. I'm guessing you have an old copy of Marijuana Botany, or maybe helped write it!. Thanks!

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  • Mr.furley
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    After growing out both of these phenotypes a second time with this Training Method the yield was roughly 160 grams per plant, double!

  • Mr.furley
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    A lot of questions on training and supercropping so here is a "bump"

    Sometime supercropping done without crushing the inter stem matter fully can break the outer skin of the plant if forced to bend over, this is common on older plant stems that have become woody. The resiliency of the cannabis plant is amazing to say the least, look how this one survived 6 more weeks after breaking in flower. No rooting hormone, cloning gel, honey, aloe vera, tape, nothing but survival.

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    Mr.furley thank you for providing this terrific public service. So cool that you did this. Must have taken a little time to put together.

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  • CatMomma
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    He’s so kind and knowledgeable!!

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  • ocgreen
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    Totally agree! Mr.furley is so patient and helpful; he didnt even make me feel stupid when I had to ask where the buds grow 😅

  • DingusKhan
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    Hear, here.

  • Farmall
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    When Mr.furley told me how good my trichome picture was, I felt like I walked around all day as a lottery winner.... ‘Furley Approved’.

    Couldn’t agree more

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