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    Removing tie downs

    Was wondering when you guys remove the ties from your plants. Mine are topped autos and just starting to show flowers really well.

    #2
    Well i don't take mine off till last month of flower cause it appears they don't do any moving just bud fattening i think......what the hell do i know LOL Hey my damn hubby i'm sitting upstairs i got a great view of the forest out front hubby been piling on the brush pile, i hear boom an saw the guy being chased by a gasoline runner friggin went up his pant leg damnit. He's givin me a fib .
    Smoke Ganja create Peace Respect Nature don't trash the Planet

    Soil grower with coco/perlite mixed in
    indoor/outdoor grower
    1 4x4x8 tent -veg.& flower - 2 viparspectraR450 =400watts from the wall it's what matters to me not the best old tech but it works for our needs.
    1 3x3x6 tent- used in late spring for seedlings both veggies & weed. I have 1 viparspectar 450r for that tent.
    I use a t-5 & 54watt CFL for seedlings
    Sometimes i use plastic sometimes i use fabric grow containers
    Currently using fish/guano during veg growth (outdoor only)
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    • Xena
      Xena commented
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      SoOrbudgal did I understand you right. Your hubby caught himself on fire burning a brush pile? LOL been there done that.

      Just thought......sorry for the lol if it’s not just one of those many stupid things guys do every day and is serious.

    #3
    I don't remove it, I cut it lollll The last time I did it in front of them, the damn entire stem bounce back in my face and...... well make your own judgement

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      #4
      Xena yes the idiot i went out there looked at him told him to quit, he's bored he's got several brush piles that are too wet. It was just the flash but ran up his friggin leg.
      Smoke Ganja create Peace Respect Nature don't trash the Planet

      Soil grower with coco/perlite mixed in
      indoor/outdoor grower
      1 4x4x8 tent -veg.& flower - 2 viparspectraR450 =400watts from the wall it's what matters to me not the best old tech but it works for our needs.
      1 3x3x6 tent- used in late spring for seedlings both veggies & weed. I have 1 viparspectar 450r for that tent.
      I use a t-5 & 54watt CFL for seedlings
      Sometimes i use plastic sometimes i use fabric grow containers
      Currently using fish/guano during veg growth (outdoor only)
      FF Grow Big 6-4-4
      Age Old Organics Bloom 5-10-5

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        #5
        I used to remove about two weeks before harvest because it was a hassle getting them out of the tight bud structure if I waited until harvest.
        Now, since I dry in the pot, I'm going to leave them on and see how it works. Should come out easy peasy.

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        • FunkyButtLovin
          FunkyButtLovin commented
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          Interesting, you just stop watering and leave them standing to dry?

        #6
        I didn’t know it was generally advisable to remove training ties prior to late flowering, am I understanding you correctly? I’m one week into flowering on my first grow, and I’m scrogging so I have lots of zip ties keeping branches down and spread horizontally. Are you guys saying I should cut the zip ties off at some point??

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          #7
          I found that if I wait till the 3 week stretch of flowering is over, They almost fall off Easy for me

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            #8
            FunkyButtLovin. Roger that. I stop watering, wet trim, then hurry up and wait.

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            • FunkyButtLovin
              FunkyButtLovin commented
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              I'm actually a few days into trying this same thing right now and have been wondering if I should just cut and hang 'em. I usually trim then chop down and hang in one evening but this time I trimmed and left them standing in the 50*/50% RH drying room where I hang my plants. How many days does it usually take before you jar them up?

            #9
            FunkyButtLovin, In my environment, 72-76F and 50-60 RH, I'll reach 12-15% bud moisture content 14-21 days after I stop watering, then I jar.

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              #10
              I like to get them dry in the container prior to harvest, i also pre trim while they are in the container an leave most of the sugar leaf although i trim pretty close.
              Smoke Ganja create Peace Respect Nature don't trash the Planet

              Soil grower with coco/perlite mixed in
              indoor/outdoor grower
              1 4x4x8 tent -veg.& flower - 2 viparspectraR450 =400watts from the wall it's what matters to me not the best old tech but it works for our needs.
              1 3x3x6 tent- used in late spring for seedlings both veggies & weed. I have 1 viparspectar 450r for that tent.
              I use a t-5 & 54watt CFL for seedlings
              Sometimes i use plastic sometimes i use fabric grow containers
              Currently using fish/guano during veg growth (outdoor only)
              FF Grow Big 6-4-4
              Age Old Organics Bloom 5-10-5

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                #11
                Originally posted by SoOrbudgal View Post
                I like to get them dry in the container prior to harvest, i also pre trim while they are in the container an leave most of the sugar leaf although i trim pretty close.
                Not getting personal, but you're up and about awfully early. It's early for me and I'm in Texas.

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                • SoOrbudgal
                  SoOrbudgal commented
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                  Welcome to my delirium quirk this is what i do. Most the time i don't log onto electronics early. I sit watch the animals in the dark drink some coffee, listen to the critters out in the woods. Owls are up

                #12
                I only remove my ties later into flower once the stems are thicker then they just hold their shape. Do need to keep adjusting them throughout veg tho

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                  #13
                  Sorry to hijack this tie-removal, watch-your-hubby-set-himself-on-fire-with-gasoline thread, but quirk you stated you got your bud to 12-15% moisture. How can you tell? Measurement? Experience? I've always cut mine to dry and used Nebula's snap-off-the-little-stems method to tell when to jar. I find your method interesting.
                  2'X4' Nursery tent with Mars Hydro SP150 LED
                  5'X5' Grow tent with 2 Mars Hydro SP3000 LEDs
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                  • quirk
                    quirk commented
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                    I use the General MM6012.Very accurate.

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