Accidental big yield technique, vertical growing, but not exactly ?

Discussion in 'Vertical Growing' started by davillains, Jan 26, 2018.


    davillains Well-Known Member

    hello everyone,
    I got 14oz from one plant in a 2.5x2.5 tent and 280w Led light, the details with video & harvest pictures are on this thread:

    All branches had to be supercropped to accomodate the plant's height inside the tent, the result was all buds laid down horizontally gained massive beef probably from the equal light distance. I've made a quick/dirty drawing below to illustrate:


    Could this be a new canopy management thing ? Has anyone tried supercropping the canopy to this end ?

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    OneHitDone Well-Known Member

    While that is indeed an impressive biomass, the bud structure is not very becoming / bagable.
    Would be interesting for you to try it again and see if the results are the same :hump:
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    gr865 Well-Known Member

    If he is not selling then baggability is not an issue. Though it is nice to pull a big fat one out when friends show up, quality is more important.
    This grow did not produce bag appeal like what I have bought in CO but the quality is as good or better than most I have purchased there. I know they produce for bag appeal, but IMHO, they over trim. Using those trim machines seems to beat the hell out of the buds and one can only imagine the amount of Trichs knocked off the finished product.
    And biomass, which I like, due to making Cannabis Oil from a combo of buds and shake, I believe is a growers choice. They can do selective defo during the grow to reduce biomass to increase light penetration or leave it on, which, from what I have experienced covers bud sites and reduces light penetration.
    I am not looking to get into a defo conversation as everyone has their own opinion on that topic! :wall: :cuss:
    But, from the pics of his grow looks like some select defo would help overall production and bag appeal.
    @ Devillians, Not knocking you grow bud, you did a bangup job with that amount of space and that amount of light. :clap::hump::clap:

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    llnknth Well-Known Member

    i think that would promote foxtailing and unwanted lateral bud growth....

    gr865 Well-Known Member

    Whay would cause those two conditions?
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    llnknth Well-Known Member

    am i right that he wants to lay the colas horizontal?

    Nafydad420 Well-Known Member

    im glad you put this theory to action! i actually have been thinking about this myself.. hope to hear more about it!

    davillains Well-Known Member

    @llnknth you are not wrong about the lateral bud growth but I don't think it promotes foxtailing, that happens anyway depending on strain/conditions. The buds on this sativa lack the bag appeal as @OneHitDone mentioned though, I don't think it would be a good technique for commercial growing. I pulled a bud that looked like a hand with fingers ..shit was funny.
    For homegrowers that are looking to increase their yield however it's worth further investigation.

    coreywebster Well-Known Member

    I think if you did it before stretch instead of after you would end up with the same weight but better bud density. More light can get to more bud sites that way. The structure would be different, more like the horns of a deer.
    I know what you mean about the fingers. One of mine has similar appearance. But I think it was because they were a little too crowded and the stringy branch was in the corner of the tent. The rest of them are pretty dense. Also I got a bit of bleaching on one plant on the tops of the colas. First time I have every had that and it must be the strain. I have had indicas closer to my COBs without ever seeing bleaching.
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    HydroEnthused Active Member

    If you lay the colas down horizontally later on in flowering (beyond the start of the 4th week) the bracts separate to reach for the light, apart from the whole bud. Foxtailing is definitely what you get.
    Throw those foxtailed buds into a tightly vacuum packed bag (after drying and curing) and maybe that tightens them up a little but many will break apart if they are thoroughly dry. If the technique makes more weight it’s a great method of getting more out of an extraction, appeal be damned.
    More yield=More it goes in the bag or the column.

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Laying the branches down flat after stretch is a great way to maximise yield in a tight space. This isn't a vertical grow technique but that doesn't mean it isn't effective.
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    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Its been done im sure many times by noobs who underestimated the stretch:)

    My reason for this mess was a mother run so i like to run untopped from seed to see how they are naturally.

    Beware not my best work but not bad for having 12 or so different strains in this one system lol 20151028_232037.jpg

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