Plant support!?!.,

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by Bigonezonly, Jan 20, 2013.

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    Bigonezonly

    Bigonezonly Member

    Right here's my idea ... I'm in 10l pots with coco soil and I want to support my plant and I'm thinking say 3 bamboo sticks around edge of pot with plastic square netting wrapped round plant acting as support... Do you think this is ok and would you say there's any benefit except support
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    mike.hotel

    mike.hotel Active Member

    I'm an aero guy, but my soil friends use a pot, with bamboo or similar as you describe and that is it. I am assuming wrapping with netting is an overkill, or may impede growth/ space.
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    ru4r34l

    ru4r34l Well-Known Member

    The netting will not be necessary unless you plant to gorw bushes that cannot hold the weight of it's own fruit ;-). The netting will not hurt but most plants just require the main stem to be supported.

    regards,
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    no clue

    no clue Active Member

    I have had success with the round tomato cage things. These guys are right..netting not needed.
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    Clonex

    Clonex Well-Known Member

    Op ,
    Click on my signature, i make my own exactly as you describe only i use cable ties and a firm mesh that's made of bendable plastic.
    You can see it my pictures.
    Works a treat.
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    Bigonezonly

    Bigonezonly Member

    Cheers for that mate yours look good I might just do a few like that and the rest just like I used to with the bamboo ,does the job really.. As I was saying yours look good mate what ya feedin them baby's!!! But I tell ya what it's prob got a lot to do with them airpots they are blatantly the nuts , if ya gonna do coco ya gotta do airpots ...
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    Clonex

    Clonex Well-Known Member

    The Airpots are new , that thread is my first experiment with them ,
    the flowering plants are Romulan in normal square pots , they are on there as a side by side experiment with the same strains,
    I use the Vitalink range , Molasses and Bio plus, maybe a touch of pk13/14 in final bloom.
    Thanks for your nice comments ,
    Remember you can bend & tie down and get them to grow anyway you like.
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    Clonex

    Clonex Well-Known Member

    Really ?
    May i suggest in that case your fruits are not big enough ...
    just a thought.
    Using the mesh/net allows you to have greater airflow and we all know the benefits of that...
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    SS68396331

    SS68396331 Active Member

    And we all like big fruit! MOrning all! I like the bamboo. Whatever you do.. don't use wood or you are giving mold a place to hook onto.. I am sure you thought of this. Bamboo without the net would be my opinion. The bamboo supports can be manipulated to train/LST your plant if needed or desired. I adjust mine quite often and I could see the net wrap being cumbersome and annoying.

    My more experienced local buddy told me that if the main stems NEED support off of natrural that my plant was probably too stretchy and I needed to pay attention to my lighting height and Vegging, which makes sense. I can definately see the need as supercropping and much more advanced techniques make it a little more necessary with heavie buds. I've broken a few limbs in the last year..not because my buds were too heavy..but because I was fidgeting with stuff..ie..net..:shock:
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    Clonex

    Clonex Well-Known Member

    2013-01-09 22.15.30.jpg [​IMG][​IMG] 2013-01-17 22.06.44.jpg [​IMG] Not cumbersome or annoying , useful for many reasons.

    Attached Files:

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    indicantonio

    indicantonio Active Member

    I'm finishing up my first grow and used air-pots they are real nifty pots!
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    SS68396331

    SS68396331 Active Member

    I had a different picture in mind and certainly meant no offense. I guess if you asked 10 growers chances are there will be many differing techniques. I can see the advantages of the pictured technique for sure. Here are a few of my untrained..unstaked plant. I thought about training the main cola down but decided to go a'naturale while I learn what the plant is "supposed" to look like. It has finally? stopped going verticle and is starting to plump up..has at least a few weeks left.

    Ill put a few of my staked ladies later when I can get to them. Entirely different plants though. It is rotate and stretch time later this afternoon. I have to organize because I have a few inbound vegge to bloom in a few weeks.. PS..I use the cage style on my mayters.

    Peace

    stake1.jpg Just before the flip, dec 19?

    stake2.jpg There are about twenty of these sites on the plant.

    stake3.jpg This morning, the main cola is almost 10 inches.

    stake4.jpg No sticks...yet :weed:
    Clonex likes this.
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    Clonex

    Clonex Well-Known Member

    No offence was taken @ all =)
    The main gain i get is keeping the side branches tucked in allowing me to put more plants side by side,verticle growth i dont mind as i have 7-8foot,
    They can also be trained sideways if needed and a top mesh added if i want to keep plants low and trained(as in picture)
    The last plant in your pics look delicious!!!
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    SS68396331

    SS68396331 Active Member

    I have been looking at screening the tops for a while, I guess I will have to give it a go eventually. I will have more room and the plants for it in a few weeks. Ive already started training the two plants I want to use..and from what I can see is I am going to use your design but funnel it out/up to the top for the SOG. This technique is all new to me. So I have been lurking in threads and reading journals to get it up and running. I want to do it DWC in the long run but for now I am just a dirt farmer.

    My neighbor and I have a friendly tomato contest running all summer, so I have applied what I knew about tomato and organic gardneing to my MMJ then started hanging out around here..Now to apply my MMJRIU enhanced knowledge to the tom's next summer..he hasn't a chance..:hump:

    Thanks on the plant, All those pics are the same plant. She has way exceeded my expectations. I already have two of her cuttings that just entered flower, two that are going to vegge a few more weeks that have already had some aggressive training AND five more cuttings..She has been very valuable to getting me on my perpetual path.

    AND I will get to the photo's of the staked plant up so this becomes less of a hijack..:oops:
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    SS68396331

    SS68396331 Active Member

    staked.jpg There are three plants staked in there

    staked2.jpg

    She's all limbered up.

    Peace
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    newgrower94

    newgrower94 Active Member

    What's the strain with the blue.? Looks delicious

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