Main-Lining techniques and experiences!?

Hello there peeps,

I’m interested in knowing your experiences in main-lining the plants…


You know to produce even colas in the whole canopy! Pictures would be great.

Thanks peeps!

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6 cola mainline. Went with six because I thought it might produce a hexagonal shape from the top. I’m crazy. I top after the 4th or 5th node that leaves the two bottom ones then again to split the original top in 4. I just go with it as far as defoliating from the bottom up while in veg taking off any ugly leaves and suckers. Vader OG from CA dispensary.

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I’m going to try mainlining one of my crack babies. Trying to fill my 2x2 with only 1 plant so I figure this may be the way to go

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IME, it takes way longer to veg and didnt really increase my yields a whole lot. Lately I just top once and roll with it.

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Origami comes to my mind. It’s like they gave us all a piece of paper and we’re all folding it different ways, but then unfolded it’s the same piece of paper.

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Would 1 mainline plant take up a full 2x2 or would I be wasting space by not putting a 2nd one in with it. I was thinking scrog originally but then I cabt get the plant out to do maintenance

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1 Mainline can easily fill a 3x3.


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That was a single mainlined(8 tops) Godberry from Freedom of Seeds DWC in a 3x3x6 tent. Vegged for 50 days and flipped at ~18 inches. Pulled 6oz on a ~32" tall plant.

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Alright I’ll stick to 1 lol

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50 day veg…

There are no shortcuts in this…

My intention is to grow large long colas, it’s there an easier way?

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I don’t feel like you have to be as aggressive with the defoliation all at once. It seems like you can do your topping first, let it recover and then do a little trimming from the bottom up as time goes on. Once the tops are set it almost feels like your gradual trimming is “pushing” or “chasing” the colas up.

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Bro I’ve got one bubba kush that covers half my 4x4

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Ditto, and also when I tried it, it left an open spot in the middle. Maybe I pulled the branches too far out. I like a shorter cycle time though, so I didn’t try it again.

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Lol monster! That should be a good yield

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lmao i was skimmong through and all I caught off that at first was “main lineing crack babies”
This should be interesting :thinking: then I reread it.
Sorry couldnt help it.

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I was going to try main lining but honestly it just seems like a huge waste of time considering how long you have to veg. By the time your done with veg I’m half way through flower.
My most recent grow I just used wire to train and didn’t even top the plants. I had i pretty level canopy with many colas

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What kind of light are you using in that pic? Is that an Apache?

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its a spider farmer sf4000 and I absolutely love it. Think its 600w but mine came drawing 550w from the wall so I just left it there instead of turning it up. It grows some pretty tight dense heavy buds

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yeah it seems like way too much work and time for the same result as lollipopping,

you have to veg for like 3 months when you do this, forget that noise

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Hahaha that was the plan

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How do i do this then?

I figured this people will not veg for long given it’s a business, but how do they do that?

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