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growing cola's

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by Wayne Oberg, Jun 12, 2017.

    Wayne Oberg

    Wayne Oberg Member

    using flood & drain system - sog method - my second batch - first batch great 4 to 10" cola's. this time growing pineapple express they started out growing tite buds then all shot up 2 feet 20 branches (maybe a good problem)...grow.method or genetics...?much love for your responce and any other input on sog system...any other suggestioms on this method...
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2017
    Budley Doright

    Budley Doright Well-Known Member

    Pretty sure if doing SOG it's pretty much strain dependant getting single cola grows but I could be wrong. I end up with a jungle every time lol.

    klx Well-Known Member

    If you wanna true sog you need to take the bottom third off the plant at end of week 1 and 3 or end of week 2 and 4. All branching goes, be brutal. Then all you are left with is the top cola and the 10 or so bud sites below it. Thats how you can pack so many plants in. Up to 4 per square foot.

    You want Indica or Indica dominant hybrids for sog. Pineapple express is a 50/50 hybrid so not the best but will be fine just make sure you lollipop the shit out of it twice...thats if you have em packed in there of course.

    SOG is great but it is a fucking nightmare between runs to clean so many pots and you need to be on top of your clones, then cleaning a big cloner etc etc. Otherwise yields are second to none and easy to trim.
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    Wayne Oberg

    Wayne Oberg Member

    thanks. great imput. let me make sure i understand. i now take cuttings with 3 branches on them. so i should take 2 of the braches off. continue to take any other branches off in the next few weeks. and what did u mean (3rd sentence)...10 or so "bud sites"...? much love for your input.

    projectinfo Well-Known Member

    Hey. My 2 cents. Take your cutting as per usual and get it rooted. then veg for a week or 2 depending how big you want it to finish. Then trim the bottom 1/3 vegitation on either week one or two for flower. And then again on either week 2 or 4 . But save the top buds on your longer lower brances youll have about 10 good canopy bud sites including your cola
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    projectinfo Well-Known Member

    Youtube lollypop weed plant

    visajoe1 Well-Known Member

    second this. pretty much what i do, except i top mine after 3/4 nodes and flip a few days after that. around day 10, i'll pull the bottom branches off leaving only 2 branches and 2 tops. i also remove larf at this time. shes now in final form
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    Wayne Oberg

    Wayne Oberg Member

    that soumds like what i need to do. what is "larf"...?

    coreywebster Well-Known Member

    Popcorn buds, airy shit that doesn't grow to proper size due to been too low or too shaded to receive right amount of light.
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    klx Well-Known Member

    Everyone has their own style for for a true SoG grow, I do this:

    Take cuttings as per usual and root them. Make sure they have a good spray of roots.

    As soon as they are rooted I put them into flower. Zero veg time. This is how you can pack 4 plants per square foot.

    After 10 - 14 days of flower I take all the branching off the bottom third of the plant.

    At day 25 - 28 I take all the branching off the bottom third of the plant again. At this stage you should have really good airflow and just one main stem with a cola and some other budsites up the main stem which may or may not join the cola depending on your genetics.

    Thats it really, you then just finish flowering as normal.

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    Wayne Oberg

    Wayne Oberg Member

    thanks...thats just the way im going to do it...4 to sq ft...no veg time...trim accordingly...thanks klx...
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