Anyone grow cannabis upside down

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by notsure82, Mar 21, 2009.

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    notsure82

    notsure82 Active Member

    Saw this the other day.

    http://topsyturvys.com/ttorder.html

    supposedly growing tomatoes upside down produces a larger yield. I wonder if it will work with Cannabis.

    Anyone try it?
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    bigwheel

    bigwheel Well-Known Member

    I talked to a person who works at a fruit stand about the upside down tomatoes. He said it was a bad idea because the roots would get too hot. He didn't believe it would work for tomatoes let alone medicinal herb. Haven't tested the system personally.
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    hazetastic808

    hazetastic808 Well-Known Member

    It will grow, just don't expect any better and most likely worse results then planting regularly. They've done tests with upside down tomatoes and most of them turn out worse then there regular counterparts. Also, you have to take into account that its an infomercial.... its job is to sell it to you no matter how much they have to BS. Honestly.... "The roots absorb sunshine to allow for faster higher yielding plants" I don't know about you and I wasn't exactly paying close attention in biology back in highschool, but I'm pretty sure roots are usually below ground and do not perform photosynthesis (pretty sure they'd just get real hot which could cause problems) Whatsmore the large fan leaves which are meant for photosynthesis would be upside down only recieving ambient light reflected off the ground.

    Also this is just purely speculation because honestly I've never seen a log where someone tried to grow in one of these, but with the constant force of gravity on the plant I would think alot of stretching and thin skinny buds would occur. But who knows maybe someone should try it.
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    1982grower

    1982grower Well-Known Member

    man you can grow hydro upside down. they have a carrousel system that grows 320 small plants with 1 1000 watt light. it holds about 32 rows of 10 plants in a carouselsetup and the plants go around the horizontal hps bulb that is cooltubed. it wastes no light. the plants dip in to the nutes as they come around the bottom and drain back into as they start to go upside down. its insane and will outyield any other system. but prob 10000 dollars. i can post pics if you want but itll take a minute.
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    shipinit

    shipinit Well-Known Member

    Dig for a thread by FDD from last summer I believe....He gave it a go.:weed:
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    Krayven Sumhead

    Krayven Sumhead Well-Known Member

    I tried, but I thunk I was gonna pass out from the blood rushing to my head.......
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    1982grower

    1982grower Well-Known Member

    lol. guys you are going to die when you see what i'm buying. you'll grow 320 plants upside down. i'll post pics. itll just take me several minutes. insane and worth the wait. i'll be back as soon as possible
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    1982grower

    1982grower Well-Known Member

    ok i'm thinking about getting the small 1 of these. the small caroussel 1 is only 1700 dollars. way easier than building a vertical setup. check out the huge 1s. makes you wish and wonder eh. the fridge 1 is also a nice vertical setup. the fridge style is made by ecogarden and the others are omega gardens. think these will yield well? lol

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    Brick Top

    Brick Top New Member

    Plants/bushes/trees are genetically coded where the below soil portion, the roots, will grow down and to the sides and the above ground portion will grow up and to the sides. Hanging a pot plant upside down will not overcome its genetic coding resulting in it growing down. It will bend and twist until it is again growing up.

    Have you ever seen a tree in the woods that has fallen over pulling its rootball partially out of the soil but it did not die and then while laying on the ground the tree continued to grow but it did not grow laterally or down a slope it was lying on but instead sent new growth upwards? There are at least a dozen trees like that in the woods between my home and the lake that were blown down in Hurricane Fran and they all have grown upwards.

    Why? It is genetic coding.

    Why tomato plants could be grown upside down is because they are a very soft plant, they have soft weak stems and branches. Any new growth will attempt to grow up but soon the weight will be enough to bend it down and it will then hang and overall grow down. That is exhibited in comparing tomato plants that are staked up or grown in cages and ones that are not staked up or grown in cages. The ones that are staked up or grown in cages will have to more or less grow up but those that are allowed to grow freely will, almost like water, seek an even level and hardly stand up on their own once a certain size/weight is reached.
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    1982grower

    1982grower Well-Known Member

    you are wrong my friend. the sun tells the plant which way to grow. i grow tons of plants upside down and its flat out false what you are saying. the plant will grow toward the light and when the light is underneath the plant will know. this is common knowledge and i shouldnt have to post pics. theyre everywhere on the net. hydroponic farmers grow like this all the time. or is this device just fake? sorry your wrong and many people grow upside down
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    SlikWiLL13

    SlikWiLL13 Well-Known Member


    the device your talking about only grows upside down for 1/380th of its operational time...

    it fucking rotates. the plant is upside down for a portion of the time but it is also upright as well. poor arguement supporting total upside down growing.
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    1982grower

    1982grower Well-Known Member

    ok here. upside down

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    Krayven Sumhead

    Krayven Sumhead Well-Known Member

    Somebody do it, post some pix and then we'll all know.
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    1982grower

    1982grower Well-Known Member

    why the hell are they so small!!!!!!
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    1982grower

    1982grower Well-Known Member

    dude it is so possible. just treat the plant the same way and place the lightsource underneath. vwola upside down plant. its not rocket science. its horticultural science. damn
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    SlikWiLL13

    SlikWiLL13 Well-Known Member

    FDD2BLK did it last summer. i dont recall the results. search if your really interested.

    all i see in these pics is a topsy turvey with a sick looking week old seedling in it witha fucking cfl.

    this is definitive proof how?
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    Stoneded

    Stoneded Active Member

    My neck hurts now.. :fire:
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    1982grower

    1982grower Well-Known Member

    honestly not saying my pics. im not a liar but this is common sense. you never tried it with an odd plant? call me a liar but ive done prob a hundred grows and once in awhile i throw 1 upside down in the corner for etra yield. just put multi layers of suran wrap over the rockwool and water with nutrient solution. if no one here knows this already you must not have grown that much. just saying. and not to argue.
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    notsure82

    notsure82 Active Member

    wow, didnt think anyone would take any interest in this thread.. guess i was wrong. haha
  20. Correct!if you were growing a plant upside down outdoor it would grow towards the sun....UP, but if the light source is below it , it would grow towards that light....Down, but the question is how would it affect the THC in distribution to the plant? would it all go towards the tip?

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