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Aaronnju
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MJCanada
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From my understanding of how most plants like cannabis grow, if you want the plant to put energy into those side branches, you need to make them the highest top.

The plant’s chemistry will take over and start pushing it’s energy into the highest top. This is evolution at work. In the wild, the highest top is the most likely to be pollinated, so the plant wants that one to have the biggest/strongest bud.

Don’t get me wrong, the side branches will grow out, but they’ll never get as strong/big as the primary top(s).

Supercropping, LST, mainlining, and topping; all of these techniques do essentially the same thing, the trick(by bending the top down) or force(by cutting the top off ) the plant to push it’s energy into different branches.

Supercropping adds, controversially, the thought that if you damage an area of the plant it’ll push nutrients into that zone to fix itself, and the resulting pipe is stronger, and more nutrients flow to it. Although evidence exists that it does not yield less than the other types, the jury is still out on if it’s better than any other.

So, if you want the side branches to develop big colas, like how the main top is going to, you gotta bend the main top down below those side branches!

Aaronnju
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From my understanding of how most plants like cannabis grow, if you want the plant to put energy into those side branches, you need to make them the highest top.

The plant’s chemistry will take over and start pushing it’s energy into the highest top. This is evolution at work. In the wild, the highest top is the most likely to be pollinated, so the plant wants that one to have the biggest/strongest bud.

Don’t get me wrong, the side branches will grow out, but they’ll never get as strong/big as the primary top(s).

Supercropping, LST, mainlining, and topping; all of these techniques do essentially the same thing, the trick(by bending the top down) or force(by cutting the top off ) the plant to push it’s energy into different branches.

Supercropping adds, controversially, the thought that if you damage an area of the plant it’ll push nutrients into that zone to fix itself, and the resulting pipe is stronger, and more nutrients flow to it. Although evidence exists that it does not yield less than the other types, the jury is still out on if it’s better than any other.

So, if you want the side branches to develop big colas, like how the main top is going to, you gotta bend the main top down below those side branches!

Pruned off the latteral leaves hoping the lower side branches would branch out as there tiny, what you guys think