Where to begin........

Discussion in 'Vertical Growing' started by Evil-Mobo, Jun 10, 2016.

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    Evil-Mobo

    Evil-Mobo Well-Known Member

    Well because I can't stop reading and wanting to learn I have found my way to the vertical section. Where would I begin now if I wanted to proceed down this path.

    I have not used a SCROG before but was planning it in the next few runs at some point, so what's the difference if the plants grow vertically or horizontally right, it's still something new for me to learn either way.

    My issue, I grow in tents. An oversize 2'x 4' and a slightly oversize 3' x 3'. The 2' x 4' has more area inside.

    My 2 x 4 is running an 8 bulb Quantum Bad Boy T5 with a mix of Agromax and Phillips bulbs, and the 3 x 3 is running a Sun Systems 315w LEC CMH light which is the light I have liked the most of all I have used so far, more so than my COB light even.

    I am a newb to growing, and researched for months before starting my first run, currently flowering my one plant left from run #1, and have my second run in veg.

    Shifting some things around and starting to prepare for what run 3 might/will be. Maybe it's time for a vert ent grow..... but with my spaces how would I prep the plants in veg for a vert grow in flower.....

    I would assume my 315 CMH would need to be run bare .....?

    Thanks for the help and chiming in :)
     
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    Evil-Mobo

    Evil-Mobo Well-Known Member

    No one? :-?
     
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    kiwipaulie

    kiwipaulie Well-Known Member

    I recommend reading threads in this section and you should get it.

    There's not much to it. Just hang the bulb bare and grow around it.
     
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    Evil-Mobo

    Evil-Mobo Well-Known Member

    Well I'm considering this for my third run with the GG seeds which just started to pop. So being that I have never even done a SCROG before there's a lot new for me. Thought there would be more feedback here in this section is all...........

    Appreciate the feedback
     
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    gr865

    gr865 Well-Known Member

    As Kiwi said, read all you can, if you have a specific question about a certain part of a grow ask.
    You can line the 3x3 with plants to get equal distance all around. I can get 5 plants vertical in a 3x3, with screens.
    here is an example, it is about 30" across, it is set up outside my tent in this pic.

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    GR
     
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    Evil-Mobo

    Evil-Mobo Well-Known Member

    Why I am not seeing this until now is beyond me. TY very much for that.

    What do you think if I do one of those for the front so I can move it, but grow three more on a trellis net tied directly to the frame of the tent on the sides and rear? Was there a reason you do not use the frame of the tent? I am just trying to learn here as much as I can because this would be great. I'm going to start running a flood table in flower soon just like my veg setup if that helps, but I hand water in coco and just have a catch pan underneath makes things easier "for me".
     
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    gr865

    gr865 Well-Known Member

    My tent is a 4x4, So I have room to move around and also move the plants in and out for maintenance, I just felt the 3x3 circle would work best in my situation.
    Yes as I get into veg I will be water/nutes the plants by hand until I get them into the tent then I will install the Blumats.
    I think your idea about making one screen movable to be able to work on the other plants is a valid idea. I just did not want to have to work on the plants while under the HPS as I have already hurt my vision from being exposed to high intensity light.
    Good luck on you effort and be sure to keep us updated on your progress.

    GR
     
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    Evil-Mobo

    Evil-Mobo Well-Known Member

    With this setup you pictured are you pre training the plants in veg or just getting your desired size a and then tying them up when you flip the lights?
     
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    gr865

    gr865 Well-Known Member

    To be honest, that is a question that I have for the group.
    How long to veg before beginning training? Also, do you cut off branches on the backside of the plant upon beginning tying it to the screen or bending them around to work into the overall vertical canopy?

    I am thinking growing them to desired height, LST'ing them as they grow, then begin training to the screen when your desired height is reached. I think waiting until you reach you height that the back stem would be to large to LST. I am just not sure. Don't remember reading anything about this.
    GR
     
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    Evil-Mobo

    Evil-Mobo Well-Known Member

    I appreciate the honest feedback, maybe we get some answers here for the both of us, I REALLY want to run these GG beans vertically.........

    What light do you use with this setup in your 4X4?

    Thanks
    Evil

    @OneHitDone @ttystikk
     
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    gr865

    gr865 Well-Known Member

    Hey buddy, need some pics here.
    bongsmilie
    GR
     
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    Evil-Mobo

    Evil-Mobo Well-Known Member

    What would you like pics of?

    I have links to my grow logs in my sig with plenty of pictures I assure you :bigjoint:

    But I can post here too what would you like to see?
     
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    gr865

    gr865 Well-Known Member

    Sorry don't usually pay attention to sig's will take a look.
     
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    OneHitDone

    OneHitDone Well-Known Member

    What lighting do you drop down in the middle of that?
     
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    gr865

    gr865 Well-Known Member

    Going to be a 400W Eye Hortilux Super HPS!
     
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    Evil-Mobo

    Evil-Mobo Well-Known Member

    It's all good if you tell me what you want to see I can post pics I might go veretical sooner than later because my newest addition to the flower tent is blowing up very unexpectedly and she has three sisters I have yet to flip. This is my Barney's blue cheese that's about six weeks from "seed" about a week in flower almost.......

    This was 6/5/2016

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    This was today:

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    OneHitDone

    OneHitDone Well-Known Member

    Now your getting some growth fast enough to make it worth opening the tent every day :P
     
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    Evil-Mobo

    Evil-Mobo Well-Known Member

    Yup thanks to the help of some crazy old bastard I know :P
     
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    kiwipaulie

    kiwipaulie Well-Known Member

    I as taught by ttystikk to grow the plants at least half the height of your grow space before topping which I did on my last one and then when I went into flower they were about 1.6cm high In a 2m tent. Once stretch is over they will no doubt be by the roof.

    I have been vegging horizontally and then on the flip tying them back. But I'm considering ditching the veg tent as its getting old and replacing with a 4x4 like my flower tent and start vegging horizontally as well. I think I would get better yield.
     
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    OneHitDone

    OneHitDone Well-Known Member

    You mean veg vertically?
     
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