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    An alternative to mainlining - might this work?

    I've been planning to get tomato hoops for my next batch to go in flowering. They are six clones taken from the plants currently in flower and are about 7 weeks old. My idea for these guys is to tie the stem to the hoop at the closest point it can reach then continue to tie the main stem around the hoop as it grows until it meets itself then stop tying and flip to flower. Has anyone ever tried anything like this? It seems to me that the yields would be similar for less trouble.
    Second state-sanctioned grow. Six plants in flower, three different strains.
    One Bruce Banner, two Granddaddy Purple & three Black Widows all from ILGM
    4'X4' flower tent, AC Infinity 4" fan and filter, Advanced Platinum P4-XML2 LED
    RDWC six grow buckets and a reservoir.

    One Seedsman Blueberry and one Sweet Zombie (Expert) in veg.
    Advanced Platinum P-300 LED
    3'X3' tent RDWC four grow buckets and a reservoir.

    Aurora Soul nutrients - Grow, Bloom, Infinity, Big Swell & PeaK.

    On deck: Acapulco Gold & Laughing Buddha from Barney's Farm, Purple Haze from ILGM.

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    It would get more yeild than a plant growing straight up in topped but it would get tight in the tomato rings and you would have lots of trimming. I've done something like that but no tomato rings just a big wide pot and tying them to the circumference of the pot till I had a full circle, then I chopped anything growing from the bottom side of the stem, and topped it once it made a full circle to promote branch growth, but again it gets tight in the middle of the circle. I cut out most of the middle aside from a few strong branches. Then focused on branches growing from the outside of the circle, I wouldn't do it again though. It turned out to be lots of work compared to topping to get 4 main lines then topping them again to get 8 then mainly letting them grow after tying them down. If you have time and room go for it. See how it goes. If you do, start a grow journal on it.
    Vegging 4 aurora indica, waiting on seeds. Got eyes on a 4x8x8 tent.
    sp150x2 philz330 and Philz 100x2
    4 plants currently under 500w
    2 x opulent systems 4x4x80 tents and a 24x40x48 baby box.
    GH full line of nutes+calmag and my molasses sugar brown sugar liquid mix at 30ml per liter.
    Happy growing/consuming 🥴
    Space is at a premium when you're growing premium in space 😁

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    • UndergroundFarmer
      UndergroundFarmer commented
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      Thanks. I might just try my idea out on just one of the Black Widows and compare it to how the other two grow and produce with mainlining. I wish I could start them already. The ones in flower are at week number finish-the-hell-up-why-don't-you.

    • Jordann
      Jordann commented
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      Ah yes... The week that takes a month to go by. I'm in the same time warp right now. It drags on. I'm looking at another 2 to 3 weeks which will feel like 2 months.

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    Here's mine. Hoping 2 weeks and 3 for the one sativa. But the fall colors are really coming out. Yellows and purples, love it watching them change but yes. Hurry the hell up already 😠.
    Vegging 4 aurora indica, waiting on seeds. Got eyes on a 4x8x8 tent.
    sp150x2 philz330 and Philz 100x2
    4 plants currently under 500w
    2 x opulent systems 4x4x80 tents and a 24x40x48 baby box.
    GH full line of nutes+calmag and my molasses sugar brown sugar liquid mix at 30ml per liter.
    Happy growing/consuming 🥴
    Space is at a premium when you're growing premium in space 😁

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    • UndergroundFarmer
      UndergroundFarmer commented
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      They are beautiful. I've only got two that turn purple. I'm about get to where I can unplug the heater and let the temps get down into the 60s overnight.
      Last edited by UndergroundFarmer; 05-13-2020, 01:50 PM.

    • Jordann
      Jordann commented
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      Here the last 6 seeks it's been down as low as 10 degrees Celsius not sure of the conversion exactly but it's made a difference forsure. Can't wait they're so close..

    • UndergroundFarmer
      UndergroundFarmer commented
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      65 F is about 18 C. 10 C is about 50 F and that's too chilly for indoor plants. I'm not going to worry so much about colors anyway as long as my stash is replenished. Except for a few grams of GSC a friend brought in, I haven't acquired any new weed for myself since October 2018!

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