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mauroGrow started grow question 3 years ago
Any good experience with FIM? Mine did not produce any results. The main stem just kept growing and you can see how the leaves that were cut in the FIM kept growing like nothing happened.
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12 comments · 3 years ago
Week 8
Techniques. Defoliation
The_Projexx answered grow question 3 years ago
This will happen sometimes , when you FIM you have to take almost the whole node . Its ideal to do it with good sharp clean scissors or scapule but essentially you wanna take away like 3/4 of the node this will encourage more then 2 nodes to come up you have to also keep in mind that FIM has random results sometimes it works and sometimes it don't thats the nature of the beast but when it works it works and it does awesome things , I think this is just a case of you didnt take enough of the node away for it to react like that . On your next try take a little more of the node and see what happens this way you can experiment a bit and see if its even worth your time to try this technique . I hope this information helps shed some light into your grow . -Happy Growing!
Experimentgreen answered grow question 3 years ago
I think it's sort of like luck...if you really just shave the top bit off, maybe it'll split..maybe not. The whole "F*ck I Missed" thing is definitely not a misnomer. I think the further down that you fim the more luck you'll have because it gets closer and closer to just topping. I heard this very old school grower named Clackmas coot say topping and fiming aren't necessary, that tying down that top stem securely would produce similar results to topping without the delay recovery time. I don't know if this is true, but I know this man has a much greater knowledge of the cannabis plant than I ever will. Lol.
Since you've flipped to 12/12 no luck of trying again on this plant right? Or will you try another fim since its so early?