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The top will flop in the rain. You see a lot of the pros use the green plastic coated stakes. They will put 20 in a pot to support each branch, or 3 or 4 layers of cageI usually do a cage out of fencing and support it with stakes and run stakes horizontally across the cage where I need them. I would definitly run a stakes on that main stem I am at 80 days on Mosca Skywalker which is scrawny but tall, SS blackberry gum which is big, and 72 days on Anvil which is truly a beautiful plant. I think you could start growing these purple plants right in the garden with other flowering plants and few would know.
Yeah, I've seen some set it up kinda like scaffolding-like.
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She just touches the net!
Damn that pic sucks!:biggrin::haha:
 

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Really? I check just now and she's 7ft tall. Yup! She's still raging.:eyebrows:
I've got 4 poles with paint drying. I wanna see what it looks like with the top net raised a foot. I figure that's the highest I can work the net without getting a ladder. LOL!
I think La Buena Hierba used some "Jack and the Beanstalk" genes in breeding her. I thought she might get big, but none of the pics I've seen has been this big.

She's gonna be very demanding when she starts packing on the buds. I'm pretty sure the FFJ I made is pretty potent and that's what I want to see if it can support really good bud growth. With as much bioactivity I have going in the EB, those nutes should be quickly available and some are already in an available form. She has the fine and thicker feeding roots just under the soil.
In case it's not sufficient, I have this product as a back-up.
Anyone use it?
It does look pretty potent.
Tall plants are a trip for sure. The Indica dominant plants in the greenhouse are nearly twice the size of what indica plants are normally. I had to supercrop one that was starting to stretch out a vent window on the roof. The other plant is 8.5', and still going. It seems to be curving itself for the time being. If they were exposed to the elements, I'd have cages around both of them.

If you are in an area where thunderstorms can roll through with a lot of wind, or those dry fronts that kick up the wind, support is a really good thing.

I started some 0-10-10 Alaska fish fertilizer on the one thats in flower, as well as epsom salts once a week. Oh, and some blackstrap molasses once a week as well.

One thing to keep in mind (or not) outdoors is a plant gets buffeted by wind and rain. They grow some tough, strong stalks and branches. It's the strongest plant fibre in the world. So they can handle more than what one might expect.

One year, I was scrambling with a plant that i had topped and trained outdoors. It was a big indica bush, about 5 x 5 and I hadn't caged it. Some big winds were coming through, and she was well into flower. I tied a piece of twine to the stalk, brought that out to the one stake that I put in right next to the bush, the just played ring around the pot plant with the twine to pull her together a bit, and tied off at the stake. It worked just fine.

They are amazing plants with lots of surprises. The next 2 to 3 months are the fun times, or not so fun times :rofl:

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Tall plants are a trip for sure. The Indica dominant plants in the greenhouse are nearly twice the size of what indica plants are normally. I had to supercrop one that was starting to stretch out a vent window on the roof. The other plant is 8.5', and still going. It seems to be curving itself for the time being. If they were exposed to the elements, I'd have cages around both of them.

If you are in an area where thunderstorms can roll through with a lot of wind, or those dry fronts that kick up the wind, support is a really good thing.

I started some 0-10-10 Alaska fish fertilizer on the one thats in flower, as well as epsom salts once a week. Oh, and some blackstrap molasses once a week as well.

One thing to keep in mind (or not) outdoors is a plant gets buffeted by wind and rain. They grow some tough, strong stalks and branches. It's the strongest plant fibre in the world. So they can handle more than what one might expect.

One year, I was scrambling with a plant that i had topped and trained outdoors. It was a big indica bush, about 5 x 5 and I hadn't caged it. Some big winds were coming through, and she was well into flower. I tied a piece of twine to the stalk, brought that out to the one stake that I put in right next to the bush, the just played ring around the pot plant with the twine to pull her together a bit, and tied off at the stake. It worked just fine.

They are amazing plants with lots of surprises. The next 2 to 3 months are the fun times, or not so fun times :rofl:

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I’m looking for those snow plow road side marker poles that are like 12 feet tall.
 

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I’m looking for those snow plow road side marker poles that are like 12 feet tall.
Jean-o has got the cage with netting down. He's got some monsters going. Have you checked out his approach? Back a few pages is his last post me thinks. And ur bushes lookin mighty nice as well!
 

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Tall plants are a trip for sure. The Indica dominant plants in the greenhouse are nearly twice the size of what indica plants are normally. I had to supercrop one that was starting to stretch out a vent window on the roof. The other plant is 8.5', and still going. It seems to be curving itself for the time being. If they were exposed to the elements, I'd have cages around both of them.

If you are in an area where thunderstorms can roll through with a lot of wind, or those dry fronts that kick up the wind, support is a really good thing.

I started some 0-10-10 Alaska fish fertilizer on the one thats in flower, as well as epsom salts once a week. Oh, and some blackstrap molasses once a week as well.

One thing to keep in mind (or not) outdoors is a plant gets buffeted by wind and rain. They grow some tough, strong stalks and branches. It's the strongest plant fibre in the world. So they can handle more than what one might expect.

One year, I was scrambling with a plant that i had topped and trained outdoors. It was a big indica bush, about 5 x 5 and I hadn't caged it. Some big winds were coming through, and she was well into flower. I tied a piece of twine to the stalk, brought that out to the one stake that I put in right next to the bush, the just played ring around the pot plant with the twine to pull her together a bit, and tied off at the stake. It worked just fine.

They are amazing plants with lots of surprises. The next 2 to 3 months are the fun times, or not so fun times :rofl:

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I'm sooooooo ready for that ride................I hope! :funny:

Nice I see that level four is spaced farther :cheers: I like it :d5: @WildBill
Just watch her! She'll be above it tomorrow! LOL!
I think it will work well. I felt I kinda had to do it. I just didn't really think she would be quite like this. That's why I’m liking growing canna., beyond the obvious reasons. Sure you'll have setbacks or things not going quite as you figured, but when things go well, it's pretty satisfying. I guess I miss farming and my big garden.
I like that concept of cage. Put some great ideas in my head for my application
It's sized to fit in a 4x4!:eyebrows:
I’m looking for those snow plow road side marker poles that are like 12 feet tall.
:funny::funny::funny::funny::thumbsup:
 

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Auto Harvest Update - I’ve got the rough dry trim done on my two autos and going into jars for the cure and follow-up photograph trim.

The Spotless Mind really put out some nice tennis ball tops and is a denser heavier plant. Turned out 160gr of strong smoke and has a very pleasurable up effect and smokes pretty smoke without cure.

The Vanilla Latte is smaller more compact bud but larger plant and needs curing. Great upbeat effect. It weighed in 159gr.

so both are right in there for similar outdoor yields for autos. I’d prefer the Spotless Mind over the vanilla latte. I’m cracking some more Anvil and Auto OG seeds to finish up the autos for the year.
 

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I thought the Asian Haze was slowing down slightly...............I was just high! :haha::haha:
:crying: ayuh! .... coulda-woulda-shoulda Bill, I was leaning toward pushing you to top her, but after watching her sister early on, this one didn't seem to need it-- at the time :rolleyes2:.... 20/20 hindsight says "oops",... :face: :rofl:
*( just saw the next page- oh well, it's still an option!:doh:)
Now you can supercrop her, kink the main stem over and start directing the growth horizontally,... It's not something I have a lot of experience with, but the few times I've done it, I started gently squeezing the stem where I wanted the kink at, all around, to soften it some... then I took a pencil, braced it against the stem, then gently bent the stem across it... Chances are it's hollow and still pretty pliable, so ti should go easy and not snap,... Once that's done, support it in place some while it forms a knuckle of scar tissue at the site... those side branches should all become nice mini-colas all their own vs. just side buds :greenthumb:..looks wonky but it works well!
I'd try above the next node above the top of the net... 2nd pic, above the green bar, kink above that node... or if it feels soft enough, below it...
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7 day's after defoliation and lollipopping and super cropping.
:greenthumb:wow, they took all that with a smile and look great GTG! :d5:
 
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