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I know the differences and the techniques required but was wondering if those experienced growers here would mind sharing which they prefer?

 

I'm just like all the other noobs on here , who want the perfect balance between veg time and yield, but can see that every time you top the plant, it sets it back a little ( with obvious long term benefits). Taking this thought further, are there people here who'd rather bend the plant as it grows to break the apical growth rather than topping it?

 

I'm weeks away from this, but reading up in advance, so wondered what others felt?

 

Im growing in a tent so height is a factor. Was going to scrog, bought the PVC piping etc but then saw mainlining( Manifolding, whatever...) and wondered how they compare re time in veg after multiple topping setting 'em back a bit, versus just tying 'em under the net and how the two methods compare, yield wise, all things being equal( which they won't be in my case, I'm sure ! )

 

 


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I only have personal experience with scrogging in tents. In my opinion one of the best ways to maximize a given area, I am not sure if it will need more vegging than a mainlined plant. but it really allows you to maximize canopy.

 

I do a bit of both, bending and topping. Plants will bounce back quicker from bending than being topped. 

 

 

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If from seed I generally grow them out to 6 nodes or so. Then I chop down to just above the second node. This leaves you eventually with a strong thick V you can then spread and train out. If you have time to veg then go for it.
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Horses for courses... The idea is to top smartly rather than randomly.

If you're mainlining you don't want any more than two nodes (four branches) below the topping point as it will screw up your manifold. Imo the better mainline structure leaves one set of branches and splits the main stem to four tops, it's easier to work with.

For normal topping just leave whatever branches you want, split the stem into four and top the two most dominant branches. This gives you 18 plus crowns and you only top it twice.
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Yes mate, bending slows them up much less than topping.

I was going to say I read it wrong I have never topped before I literally push down with wrists/forearm while pushing down and outwards everyday or every other day if possible and my tops generally always look like thisAttached File  IMG_0882.JPG   2.13MB   24 downloadsAttached File  IMG_0880.JPG   2.44MB   24 downloadsAttached File  IMG_0878.JPG   2.38MB   25 downloads


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I was going to say I read it wrong I have never topped before I literally push down with wrists/forearm while pushing down and outwards everyday or every other day if possible and my tops generally always look like thisattachicon.gifIMG_0882.JPGattachicon.gifIMG_0880.JPGattachicon.gifIMG_0878.JPG


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Now that's a scrog done right.

Nice one frankboy

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Yep the Scrog is certainly the easiest way for a newbie to fill a tent out and get the most out of your grow.

But saying that the best online diary I've ever seen was a perfect manifold grow. The stem structure was engineered to perfection and this bloke pulled about 12 ounces of supreme bud.

Not me though. Scrogs are my choice Attached File  IMG20200716205327.jpeg   158.73K   22 downloadsAttached File  IMG20200716205336.jpeg   177.11K   24 downloads

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I grow both ways,to just mix it up abit

 

i find want you can scrog with 1 plant

 

youll need a least acouple of plants of mainlined plants

 

to get somewhat of the same yield

 

bit more veg time with scrog, but not a great deal.

 

Strain dependent of course, some plants a just better

 

one way then another, i have definitely found out hard way lol


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