"Main-Lining" Ace Of Spades (tutoral)

Discussion in 'Subcool's Old School Organics' started by nugbuckets, Apr 2, 2012.

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    nugbuckets

    nugbuckets Well-Known Member

    Howdy Weed Nerds,

    nugbuckets here....i have had quite a few questions about how i manage canopy, so i thought i would share....i am sure it has been done before, and a lot of folks do it, and probably even has a name, but I just call it "main-lining".....my theory being, on a plant from seed, if all branches come off of the same node on the main stem, they should all get the same amount of hormones and nutrients ...or energy, if you will.....like building a "hub"........make sense? I am all about an even canopy, of very similar sized stems, and colas.....like green lady soldiers lined up ready to kick ass and take names......no weak ones, no runts, no spindly ones.....just all solid and consistant......

    .......so if they all come off the main stem, like spokes on a wheel, they should all be pretty much the same.....right?

    my last grow i main-lined, but i used two nodes off the main, and noticed a great difference in the energy output of the colas between the upper and lower node, even though they were separated by a mere inch on the trunk .......but I still ended up with a decent canopy.....

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    nugbuckets

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    ......i am going to test my theory on these two ace ladies......hope to have you follow along in real time.....

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    nugbuckets

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    ....as you can see, i clipped out the main....about 3-4 nodes worth, like Sub just did on those babies of his...... i left a lower node for now...they will be my two clones....so down to only two nodes....the clone node, and the main hub.
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    missnu

    missnu Well-Known Member

    I am confused as to what you are talking about....So you bend them over to get a few even colas?...I do the same thing..I dont' call it anything but I use topping and LST to try to get like 4 or 5 main colas....I still end up with a few stragglers...but they are great to harvest when your run out of smoke early...
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    nugbuckets

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    .....i will use coated wire for initial bondage, then wire and holes in hard pots.....like so

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    nugbuckets

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    ......then soft-ties on my tomato hoops in smart pots to get the job done.....similar to this.....

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    nugbuckets

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    ......but i am getting ahead of myself.......so join in, smoke a fattie, and relax.......welcome to my lab......nugs
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    nugbuckets

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    ....a top view similar to this...but with eight heads...

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    nugbuckets

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    HiloReign

    HiloReign Active Member

    Sick, I'm on board now. Plants are looking lovely and I wanted to try something fairly similar to your even canopy ideas but at a micro level. (24-36 24oz bottles at a time) But honestly it was that beautiful canopy that got me! :weed:
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    nugbuckets

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    awesome brother, glad to have you.
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    nugbuckets

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    this is my version of micro/bonzai.....these are 11 inches tall 12 days into flower....but these are clones...........you can get similar results building a hub with clones, it just takes a little bit more time working the bonzai magic...

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    horribleherk

    horribleherk Well-Known Member

    im growing ace of spades in hydro right now i already have 4 main stalks per plant & plan to train them to a hub i started from seed so ill have males to weed out so when i do round 2 from clone there will be wall-to-wall female plants ace of spades is a natural for your method ill be watching GOOD JOB!
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    nugbuckets

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    thanks bro.......as soon as i saw my first aos in veg, i started drooling, cause i new she would be the perfect candidate.....this is her just spiriled, and velcro-ed around the pot....she is a natural.

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    nugbuckets

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    nugbuckets

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    this is a good example of what i mean about 2 nodes.......unlike this plant, the aos will have the two (bent) trunk mains, but not the bottom two.....then the two will split to four, then to eight.:hump:

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    nugbuckets

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    ....another view......

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    nugbuckets

    nugbuckets Well-Known Member

    diggin up old photos for your viewing enjoyment.....a nice canopy just simply puts a smile on my face....have a dank day everyone!

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    sine143

    sine143 Well-Known Member

    looks sick! some of the pictures are not working on the first page though! my girl will be happy to see this thread =)
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    nugbuckets

    nugbuckets Well-Known Member

    pics work on this end....anyone else having problems?
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