Hello fellow ILGM forum members. Though I have been growing photos for years I am about to grow my first autos. I read some online posts about autos and spoke to the most knowledgeable person at my local grow shop. I have been using Nugbuckets’ mainlining technique on my photos and understand some autos respond well to mainlining and some no so much.
I am wondering if any forum members have mainlined a Critical Mass CBD, Jack Herer and/or Wedding Cake and how they responded to mainlining.
That was quick on the flowering period. I realize that it is a gamble but the autos are to replace three photos that just were not making it. I know from reports on another grower forum that autos can be successfully mainlined but the variety also important at this point in time. I chose to post here because all of my autos were purchased from ilgm.com and I wanted to hear from growers using ILGM autos. I have heard good things about ILGM’s quality genetics and am looking for a new seedbank.
2 years growing their seeds and a 98% germ to harvest rate. I run my autos a lot like photos as in a 14 day seedling period with a transplant to their forever pot, I top them back to the 3rd node after they hit the 5th-6th. Sativas at the 5th node and Indicas at the 6th. My second topping generally comes around week 2.5-3 weeks of veg leaving a week plus to start preflower. My go to technique and a quad line/mod manifold on all the autos I grow
Thank you OGIncognito. I started with Nebula Haze’s manifolding but a friend who a really accomplished grower told me that Nugbuckets’ mainlining technique was better for potency and/or harvest yield. For some reason I just don’t trust my ability to use LST without breaking a lot of ‘branches’.
I agree it was definitely fast… may have been stress induced if I read right? But that is the whole plant right there in it’s 5th week of flower that pic is like 2-3 days old! I guess I should have said it started showing pre-flower on day 18 I then waited until day 30 to start feeding flower nutes and that pic is where I am now.
Also the pic don’t do this plant any justice it looks so good in real life. Bud wise
I have not grown an auto in a couple of years. However the last one I grew was an ILGM Jacker Herer. I recall they were noticeably stubborn to germinate. They took several days. The other main attribute is the continuation of being slow. They seemed to take for ever to get established and grow. However, once they did they were well worth the tardiness. I started 4 and put 3 outdoors and 1 inside. I lost the three I grew outside. I was too slow to protect them and start spraying for critters. They were destroyed by caterpillars.
The indoor plant again took forever. This is it on day 60 after germinating.