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Mainlining and Manifolding Auto's

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When growing indoors plant training may just be the most important aspect of increasing yield and quality of your buds. There are many diffrent techniques including LST, topping/fiming,super cropping,lollypoping ECT. This thread is for mainlining/manifolding. I'd suggest getting comfortable with LST and topping before attempting this.

***Step 1. Wait till your plants are at the 3-5 nodes I like to wait until I get 2 full sets of leafs. Even though you have 5 nodes cut her down at the 3rd so she's thicker and stronger.

***Step 2. Take the two nodes and tie them down to make the T shape to make your sturdy base for the frame to come.
[Tip: When mainlining symmetry is everything. Try and keep both sides equal and even as much as possible.]

***Step 3. After to have trained the two main stalks out around 6-8 inches from the main stem let them start to grow upward. At this point you can decide to let her grow out or top both mains again and repeat the process. Remember every time to do this you multiply your main colas.
Tip. Personally for autos I top the two mains twice more to get 8 large colas. This method dosent increase overall yield. It gives you massive colas instead of a bunch of little to mid size colas.

In conclusion top your plant at the 3rd node when you reach 5 nodes and tie down the new mains into a T shape. Then keep tieing them down while letting them recover and reach upward toward the light. Once your around 6-8 inches away from the main stem let them grow verticly and repeat the process as many times as desired while cutting off lower growth focusing the plants energy upward toward the new mains. And remember Symmetry is everything. The one photo with the X's shows where to cut the lower and undesired growth off.
Any other questions feel free to ask I will answer.
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Excellent description and drawings! My next autos will be like this, I hope :crying:
 

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Excellent description and drawings! My next autos will be like this, I hope :crying:
It really depends on strain as well. You want a longer growing strain that gives you a longer veg cycle to manipulate and bend her into shape before she flowers and stiffened up. Plants thrive in a bit of adversity from what I've gathered. If conditions are perfect and the plant isn't manipulated or trained they seem to grow slow. But with a bit of bending and adversity to overcome it triggers the growth response and increases the plants metabolism. I also dwfoiliate my plants regularly bc the plants grow more leafs than they need for outdoor threats that when growing indoors they don't need.
 

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It really depends on strain as well. You want a longer growing strain that gives you a longer veg cycle to manipulate and bend her into shape before she flowers and stiffened up. Plants thrive in a bit of adversity from what I've gathered. If conditions are perfect and the plant isn't manipulated or trained they seem to grow slow. But with a bit of bending and adversity to overcome it triggers the growth response and increases the plants metabolism. I also dwfoiliate my plants regularly bc the plants grow more leafs than they need for outdoor threats that when growing indoors they don't need.
I am growing a couple of dinafem photos in the next Battle. This will be my FG first photo grow indoors or anywhere. I think they will be perfect for this. Thanks, Tyler! :d5:
 

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I am growing a couple of dinafem photos in the next Battle. This will be my FG first photo grow indoors or anywhere. I think they will be perfect for this. Thanks, Tyler! :d5:
Are you in my run what ya Brung battle?
 

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When growing indoors plant training may just be the most important aspect of increasing yield and quality of your buds. There are many diffrent techniques including LST, topping/fiming,super cropping,lollypoping ECT. This thread is for mainlining/manifolding. I'd suggest getting comfortable with LST and topping before attempting this.

***Step 1. Wait till your plants are at the 3-5 nodes I like to wait until I get 2 full sets of leafs. Even though you have 5 nodes cut her down at the 3rd so she's thicker and stronger.

***Step 2. Take the two nodes and tie them down to make the T shape to make your sturdy base for the frame to come.
[Tip: When mainlining symmetry is everything. Try and keep both sides equal and even as much as possible.]

***Step 3. After to have trained the two main stalks out around 6-8 inches from the main stem let them start to grow upward. At this point you can decide to let her grow out or top both mains again and repeat the process. Remember every time to do this you multiply your main colas.
Tip. Personally for autos I top the two mains twice more to get 8 large colas. This method dosent increase overall yield. It gives you massive colas instead of a bunch of little to mid size colas.

In conclusion top your plant at the 3rd node when you reach 5 nodes and tie down the new mains into a T shape. Then keep tieing them down while letting them recover and reach upward toward the light. Once your around 6-8 inches away from the main stem let them grow verticly and repeat the process as many times as desired while cutting off lower growth focusing the plants energy upward toward the new mains. And remember Symmetry is everything. The one photo with the X's shows where to cut the lower and undesired growth off.
Any other questions feel free to ask I will answer.
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I do this with my photos been skeptical about doing it on my autos. But I’m thinking I’ll give it a whirl this go around.
 

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I do this with my photos been skeptical about doing it on my autos. But I’m thinking I’ll give it a whirl this go around.
Strain selection is key with mainlining autos. Don't pick a fast finisher. And choose somthing hearty and more Indic a dominant. Gorilla glue always handles it easily. Mephistos white crack or double grape are good too. Or any pre 98 bubba kush. And dont go as extreme as you do with photos.
 

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Strain selection is key with mainlining autos. Don't pick a fast finisher. And choose somthing hearty and more Indic a dominant. Gorilla glue always handles it easily. Mephistos white crack or double grape are good too. Or any pre 98 bubba kush. And dont go as extreme as you do with photos.
I think I’d just go to a 8 topper at most. I’ll definitely keep in mind a strain that isn’t a fast finisher. Good tip!
 

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I think I’d just go to a 8 topper at most. I’ll definitely keep in mind a strain that isn’t a fast finisher. Good tip!
Yea i did it to a couple fast mephitos and didnt make out to well. The ones I've had respond to it the best is @Autoseeds.com gorilla glue,Girl scout cookies, suckerpunch and ultra lemon haze. With the glue being the most resiliant. And the glue starts flowering around week 4 or 5 wich gives you plenty of time for recovery and the glue always produces monster buds.
 
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