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The_Projexx started grow question 3 years ago
How can you tell when your plants are ready to be topped or to be fim'd ?
First time grow GG#4
16 weeks
First time grow GG#4 The_Projexx
225 comments · 3 years ago
Week 5
Techniques. Defoliation
Skunk_Life85 answered grow question 3 years ago
Topping is done usually after the 5th node, and topped to the 3rd if you are interested in main-lining/ manifold. Otherwise you can top any time after 5th node up until you start flower cycle.
MUDBUG answered grow question 3 years ago
I wouldn't top these plants your growth from wat i see isnt ready yet with these plants if u gonna top em wait till the growth picks up :writing_hand::writing_hand::writing_hand::writing_hand::writing_hand::writing_hand::+1::+1:
Tazard answered grow question 3 years ago
Have you considered supercropping? My Dinafem Critical Plus details supercropping if you want to check it out. If you do decide to top be sure you wait 4 weeks before flowering for the flowering hormones to redistribute to the new tops, or add the remainder of the 4 weeks to flower.
IndeKast answered grow question 3 years ago
Your plants are ready to top. They have allready a 5th node and they looking healthy enough to recover.
CannaReaper answered grow question 3 years ago
Like the growers before me have said, usually after the 4th node is a safe bet. But, really you can choose to top/fim when you feel they are ready, earlier is usually better so they have time to recover and be ready for the next top/fim. The only way to really decide on which method is better for you and your strain is to experiment on different plants and see which they respond better to. I've had a couple strains that didn't respond to topping well, but much preferred to be fimmed.
mad_scientist answered grow question 3 years ago
Hello @ValhallasGarden ! Depends from many factors like what shape you want to give it or how much space you have. A good rule of thumb is to top after the fourth node. Happy growing ! :facepunch:
Removed answered grow question 3 years ago
Tricky question. After the plant has developed the 4th node, it is considered ready to be toped since it has enough root mass to recover quickly. That does not mean that you have to TOP at that point, you can do it later depending on what you want to achieve. Except autos, that have to be toped above the 4th node and no later, else they start flowering.
Green_Friends_Inc answered grow question 3 years ago
:thinking_face: Usually at or after the fourth tier. Every garden/grow is unique though so some experimentation is to be expected to find what works for you best. Keep up the great work!