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Thoughts on mainlining in octopots?

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Curious if anyone has mainlined or fluxed while growing in octopots? Or your experience in growing in octopots in general? I started two in a 5x5 and am a total first timer with growing this way.  Looking forward to this sort of Kratky/hempy-ish mash up that Octopots seem to be.

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Never used octopots,  but I have mainlined/fluxed and it shouldn't be any different. Maybe recover a little quicker from the pruning and training than regular soil.  

Give it a shot and show us how it's working for you.

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I cut a 11inch circle out of metal garden fence and use that to tie down the stems I try to keep it at the same hight as the mainline starts once they reach the end of the screen I stop topping and just let them fill out 

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I started out by following the instructions in this link, https://www.growweedeasy.com/fluxing

My "flux" wasn't as pretty, but I ended up with over 60 colas on one plant and over 40 on the other. Between the two plants, Sannie's Jack and Kinky Blaze I almost filled a 5'x7' screen. 

Here is a link to my thread https://www.opengrow.com/topic/52287-first-ever-grow-not-a-journal-just-want-to-share-a-bit/?do=findComment&comment=729951

There are a couple of pics in there of how I started, but I didn't take many at first. Didn't plan on doing a journal.

good luck bro, it takes a bit of work, but really helps you learn what kind of abuse these girls can handle. 

 

 

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Hi @Justcozz I read the same article it’s a good one 

that’s a great sight for all sort info 

I started topping at the 4 th node usually 

this time I started  topping when they were only 3 to 4 inches tall they are still in the 5x5 x7 plastic pots so when I transfer them to there final pot (3 gallon fabric bags) I try to plant them in deeper to keep them all the same size then I put a screen on them and shape them in to that fluxing form 

peace 

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On 10/10/2018 at 8:56 PM, Justcozz said:

I started out by following the instructions in this link, https://www.growweedeasy.com/fluxing

My "flux" wasn't as pretty, but I ended up with over 60 colas on one plant and over 40 on the other. Between the two plants, Sannie's Jack and Kinky Blaze I almost filled a 5'x7' screen. 

Here is a link to my thread https://www.opengrow.com/topic/52287-first-ever-grow-not-a-journal-just-want-to-share-a-bit/?do=findComment&comment=729951

There are a couple of pics in there of how I started, but I didn't take many at first. Didn't plan on doing a journal.

good luck bro, it takes a bit of work, but really helps you learn what kind of abuse these girls can handle. 

 

 

That is some awesome shit bro! Since i am shrinking to five plants this next grow, i gots to try this at home! 

I will now go and study Light Addict's topic while soccers watch football, bye, bye now! 

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Looking good Pap. Looks like you got it figured out bro. :grinning_respect: How large of a screen are you going to go with? Keeping that one or going bigger? My girls went 89 days in veg before I switched. Just kept topping those ends, doubling cola numbers until I was satisfied with the size. Keep up the great work.

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Hi bro this was an old pic 

not growing anymore family thing unfortunately 

i only let it veg 2 weeks longer, then she was flipped if I remember 

the plant was formed perfectly for this 

some I did did not look so pretty 

I did not change screens just let her go  next time I’ll use a bigger screen 

it was fun 

 

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Looking good! Can you show some pictures of the early stages? I am still a bit in the dark about the first days/weeks and how to create the first two branches. 

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@Hamme Hydro, hey bro. Super easy...check out this link.

https://www.420magazine.com/community/threads/light-addicts-fluxing-central-featuring-the-original-flux-journal.202185/

the only thing I would advise is maybe starting out with Fem Seeds. With the really long veg time (8+ weeks) and all the hours you will spend, it would be extremely disappointing if your plant turned out to be a male. It can be done with a clone, but the staggered internode spacing makes it more difficult to manipulate the plant. 

There are a lot of examples (links) in "Light Addicts" signature as to what can be done with extreme training. Check out the Death Star.

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Wow, what a beast!

I've studied this journal already bro, but looking at the first pictures i cannot determine when to top the seedlings.  Can you enlighten me on that?

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Hamme, top at the 5th node. Then let it go a couple of days and start bending those top two branches over. After they have started to produce their own new nodes you can start removing the ones on the main stem. After that, remove every other set of branches..the ones that grow up and down from your flux, keeping only the horizontal ones. Hope this helps bro.

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I think I like this mainline/ fluxing style of training 

this lady is at 2 weeks from the flip look at the growth 

for me it’s seems to be what I am looking for I have a small tent and this is allowing me to manage the plants better and maybe I can drop the plant count and still get a good yeild. This pi’s is uk blues x heri x chuckys bride 

 

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Hi @Gardener no Iam using 3 gallon fabric bags 

I do use 5 gallon bags for longer flowering plants though 

peace 

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@Gardener Yes it is ,I am getting older lol 

and can’t crawl around the net or reach the far back plants to train so I tried it’s own individual scrog net seems to be workout I’ve got 4 trained this way hopefully the yeild will be interesting 

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It's looking damn good Pap. It is going to be pretty exciting to see all those bud sites get big. Nothing like looking in and seeing a canopy of colas all covered with frost. 

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