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Re: What next for this sapling (UPDATED with pics) [Re: just me]
    #23827 - 05/09/08 02:20 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

ok, i just pulled it off the shelf as it was organic and for vegetative growth. I'm a total n00b! I'ts been 4 days though and she is greenr than before and looking healthy.


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Re: What next for this sapling (UPDATED with pics) [Re: bwoy]
    #23971 - 05/09/08 07:31 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

:congrats:


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Re: What next for this sapling (UPDATED with pics) [Re: just me]
    #33655 - 05/19/08 10:34 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

update in 1st post.


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Re: What next for this sapling (UPDATED with pics) [Re: just me]
    #33656 - 05/19/08 10:37 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

:thumbup::thumbup: keep doin whatever you're doin! :gethigh:


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Re: What next for this sapling (UPDATED with pics) [Re: Yrat]
    #33659 - 05/19/08 10:43 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Should I be pruning/trimming at all? I haven't touched her yet.


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Re: What next for this sapling (UPDATED with pics) [Re: just me]
    #33663 - 05/19/08 10:50 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

i prefer to tie down rather than trim, you keep the plant whole while still increasing branching.

check out my post in this thread here


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"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil
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Re: What next for this sapling (UPDATED with pics) [Re: Yrat]
    #33671 - 05/19/08 11:06 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

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Yrat said:
i prefer to tie down rather than trim, you keep the plant whole while still increasing branching.

check out my post in this thread here




Thanks for the help. When you say within a few days the plant will be growing upright again does this mean from the apex of the curve you create by bending it over?

Does the 'old' top of the plant stop growing or will it continue to grow towards the ground?

Thanks in advance.


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Re: What next for this sapling (UPDATED with pics) [Re: bwoy]
    #33675 - 05/19/08 11:28 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

yes, the plant will turn upwards from the bend to seek out the sunlight again. branching increases because of the temporary loss of sunlight to the upper leaves, the plant "thinks" it has been topped. the top will continue to grow and produce your nice main cola, which you would lose via topping.

It is also a good way to maximize surface area and light exposure, which means faster growth.





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"Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded." - Abraham Lincoln


"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil
to one who is striking at the root"
~ Henry D. Thoreau
Strike The Root
                                                                                      :gethigh:


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Re: What next for this sapling (NEW UPDATE May 19th with pics) [Re: bwoy]
    #33676 - 05/19/08 11:30 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

looking good man!


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Re: What next for this sapling (UPDATED with pics) [Re: Yrat]
    #33684 - 05/19/08 11:51 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

Yrat said:
yes, the plant will turn upwards from the bend to seek out the sunlight again. branching increases because of the temporary loss of sunlight to the upper leaves, the plant "thinks" it has been topped. the top will continue to grow and produce your nice main cola, which you would lose via topping.

It is also a good way to maximize surface area and light exposure, which means faster growth.








That's great! Thanks. So if I tie some string just under the top of the plant, and tie it slightly just under the bottom leaves I'm golden? Just measured her: 37cm. Good time to tie or should I wait a week?


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Re: What next for this sapling (UPDATED with pics) [Re: bwoy]
    #33694 - 05/19/08 12:06 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

yup :thumbup:

37cm sounds like a good place to start.  you can do this multiple times as it reaches new heights.  i do it to the branches when they are big enough too, except it's more of a pulling and spreading out than bending down.

by bending the stem around you should get a good idea of how much further it would take to snap.  use this as a guide to how far you pull her down.  even if the stem collapses and "folds," the plant will be fine after a week or so, and will actually make a cool wooden knot around the break.  I've accidentally split stems right in two, with a visible hole clean through, and the plant went right on growing on.  some people do this on purpose to make fatter stems that they believe increases water transport, but i wouldn't go that far unless i have a fair number to experiment on.

post pics when you've gone through with it! :gethigh:


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"Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded." - Abraham Lincoln


"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil
to one who is striking at the root"
~ Henry D. Thoreau
Strike The Root
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Re: What next for this sapling (UPDATED with pics) [Re: Yrat]
    #33705 - 05/19/08 12:13 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

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Yrat said:post pics when you've gone through with it! :gethigh:




Will do.

I'll have to wait until I get 50 posts before I can give you a 5 star rating though!


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Re: What next for this sapling (UPDATED with pics) [Re: bwoy]
    #33719 - 05/19/08 12:27 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

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bwoy said:
Quote:

Yrat said:post pics when you've gone through with it! :gethigh:




Will do.

I'll have to wait until I get 50 posts before I can give you a 5 star rating though!




go f*ck around in the smoke lounge, youll have 50 posts in like 3 minutes :lol:


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Re: What next for this sapling (UPDATED with pics) [Re: just me]
    #33762 - 05/19/08 01:16 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

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just me said:
Quote:

bwoy said:
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Yrat said:post pics when you've gone through with it! :gethigh:




Will do.

I'll have to wait until I get 50 posts before I can give you a 5 star rating though!




go f*ck around in the smoke lounge, youll have 50 posts in like 3 minutes :lol:




It's quite strange, In two years on the shroomery I have NEVER posted in the pub, but on www.dogsonacid.com I have 7000 posts. I think I will stick to the cultivation forum here. Those who hwlp me will not be forgotten!


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Re: What next for this sapling (UPDATED with pics) [Re: bwoy]
    #33763 - 05/19/08 01:19 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

LOL omg, DOA!!!! It's been yeeeeeeears since i've been over there.  DnB massif!

:laugh:


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Re: What next for this sapling (UPDATED with pics) [Re: coda]
    #33777 - 05/19/08 02:11 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

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coda said:
LOL omg, DOA!!!! It's been yeeeeeeears since i've been over there.  DnB massif!

:laugh:




lol I remember you from there! Big up fella. It's still going, still as full of idiots as it ever was haha.

All the good people have gone


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Re: What next for this sapling (UPDATED with pics) [Re: bwoy]
    #33810 - 05/19/08 02:48 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

as is the way with almost every single message board out there. Eventually all the good members leave and become replaced by morons. DOA was always good for a laugh and free mixes.


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Re: What next for this sapling (UPDATED with pics) [Re: coda]
    #35981 - 05/21/08 08:27 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

i found some old pics from 2003 of a plant i tied down. you can see some of the strings if you look close.

you can see the main stem on the left. the rest are branches trained into a SOG





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to one who is striking at the root"
~ Henry D. Thoreau
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