@Redeyedranger have you got any updated pics?
Thanks @raustin I just blindly followed direction and I’m hoping for the best
Sunday 7/1 31 days from sprout
Still vegn. Not much goin on I reFIMed the first one I cut cuz it looked like I didn’t quite get it all. I didnt get a before pic sorry @itsjustbegun.
Here they are coming along super slowly.
I still have to bend the main branches down. I bought some soft wire today
The one I FIMed twice
Clones are the same
Wow they are huge! Can you measure how tall they are in cms?
@itsjustbegun the 2 mainliners stems were cut at 7.62 cm the canopy tops are 10.16 and 12.7 cm. The tallest plant in the middle is 12.7 cm and the shortest, Tuff, is 10.16 at canopy hight. The other is tied down so…
Conversion 3, 4, and 5 inches
@Humanclone first welcome to ILGM and your plants look great but there might be a little Nitrogen deficiency showing on your leafs. Do you know how to start your very own thread which would be a really good idea if you would like some help please just ask the people here will go above and beyond to help ️. @garrigan62 how are you Sir hope you are doing well, maybe you could help move our new member.
He now has his own thread.
I’m all out off likes thank you my friend ️.
Any time my friend
You a true Gentleman
Monday 7/2 32 days from sprout.
Well from other grows I’ve been watching purple haze starts out really slow so I guess I’m right on track
Started bending today. I was scared but it went pretty smoothly. Just gotta top the 2 main colas when they get to 4 nodes (should b soon like another day or 2) and do a trim a few days later and then it’s all downhill from there. No more major shock, I hope
Still not sure about the FEMs? Don’t know what they’re supposed to look like?
Clones look the same. No pics. Sorry
Have your new tops emerged yet? Can’t quite see, what are you trying to achieve by making plant look T shaped? I know stressing a plant can cause growth but it could possibly be pointless at this stage/size of plant/s? @Redeyedranger
@Humanclone the 2 new tops are the “branches” I bent down. I will soon top those 2 to make 4 colas or branches. Also I will let the first node on the 2 main “branches” grow out and strip the 2nd.
The T shape is to try and maintain a level canopy that will eventually/hopefully support a total of 8 giant buds or colas. The idea behind cutting all the underneath stuff is to divert all the plants energy into just making those 8 colas.
It’s a training technique called mainlining or manifolding. I’m not doing a very good job of explaining so it would be more beneficial to look it up
You did an excellent job, and it looks like your fim worked well. I see at least three tops.
Cool thanks @raustin
I’ll have to trust ya
OK I watched that YouTube video on mainlining so I get it now just common sense led me to believe stripping all the undergrowth is counter productive this early in veg because your plant need as much leaf surface area exposed to light as possible to ensure healthy growth rates…my plants are just over a month old from seed I germinated them beginning of June and all I have done thus far is topped at 3rd or 4th node and stripped the first two sets of leaves and my plants are quite a lot larger than your T shaped plants so I’m a sceptic at this stage.
@Humanclone to be honest, me too
This is my first grow so we’ll see?
You’re right, @Humanclone, you really shouldn’t be pruning leaves at this point, the plants are still too small and need those leaves to help grow.
After I topped mine so early I learnt as soon as I topped the tap root stops growing down and plants grow more bushier so I will wait until the 6-8 node next time to establish a good root system. My first indoor grow also.