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Laszlo started grow question 4 years ago
Should I top the Gorillas or let em grow naturally? They will be in there for longer than 2 months from now i think.
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Week 4
Techniques. Defoliation
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PharmaZ answered grow question 4 years ago
Hey man, don’t know if it was a good idea to transplant so late in flower anyhow. But you got to do it... do you have the kelp extract from biobizz? You should use that it will help lots!
MUDBUG answered grow question 4 years ago
Get b52 to help with your stress i would of topped them now they moved i would get big bloom and b52 she will shake back looking good tho you can top a plant anytime you want the only way u gonna see if it works is do it everyone has different thoughts about things if they say it cant be done i try it to see alot of wrong info outthere :v::v::+1::+1:
Experimentgreen answered grow question 4 years ago
You can top autos without having any problems usually....but since you mentioned already stressing them out , and now they're in an outdoor environment the traditional xmas tree style handles natural sunlight very good without having to top. Just let them get as much light as possible and they should do well without any training.
Good luck with these wild outdoor women. :grin:
ChillumMafia answered grow question 4 years ago
Grow well. Only lst. There may not be enough time for a fading
Kindbudz answered grow question 4 years ago
I wouldn’t top them at this point. You could try some LST otherwise just let them grow naturally.
Andres answered grow question 4 years ago
The application of LST techniques will increase its performance. I grow outdoors and have never had problems with the wind with any of them. But as everyone says ... try experimenting with it. but you have to be careful with the mold in the buds due to moisture
midEastern answered grow question 4 years ago
This is week 5.for auto that week means that growth is slowing and flowering is initiated.
If you have enough space in there DONT TOP/FIM,recovery is difficult in that phase.
If you must keep low plant then top
Mrs_Larimar answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi Lazlo. Da deine Gorillas keine automatic -Pflanzen sind kannst du die ohne schlechtes gewissen beearbeiten. Ich persönlich bin Freund von Fiming und defoilation und auch das ausdünnen der Grossen blätter wenn sie in der Blüte ist. es gibt hier gute Tagebücher wo du die erfolge der angewandten techniken nachlesen kannst.
Magnetous_tryko answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi Laszlo, I won't tell you if it's better to do it or not but If you have more than one I think you have a good opportunity to do some side by side testing! Top one, Fim the other and let some untouched. You could learn much more this way! :wink:
DenDv1d answered grow question 4 years ago
If this is an outdoor autoflower grow, I would not top at all and only LST. Your light schedule in hrs/day outdoors, is already much shorter than indoors where you'd probably put them on 18/24 or 20/24 even...Topping will only slow the plant down more and limited lifecycle time is a very important factor with autoflowers.
I top autoflowers that have had a VERY healthy start...but only indoors where I control the light schedule.
Stick answered grow question 4 years ago
TOPping, FIMing, and applying LST techniques will dramatically increase your yield, I highly recommend to try at least one of these methods to make yourself an opinion. Be warned that this may slow down the growth process for a couple of days, enlarging your initial calendar. Also, note that topped/fimed plants could be more sensitive to the wind, because of the number of colas to develop and the new structure of the plant, stems could be weaker than if you let the main cola grow naturally. But I noticed you already protected your grow area from the wind so this shouldn't be a problem. Finally, as mentioned by @ShaggyGrower, having too-close colas can lead to mold issues, especially for outdoor environments. To resume, I'd recommend to try, experiment, improve your skills, see how it goes, and next time you'll know what to do based on your own experience. Hope this helps, I'll be around, keep us up-to-date and happy growing!
ShaggyGrower answered grow question 4 years ago
Topping will produce smaller but more plentiful cola's. What you could do is experiment and top one or two and leave the other (or two) untopped so you can see a side by side comparison in your own grow. I have topped plants and left some untopped. Personally I prefer topped plants, but that's because I grow indoors. Outdoors I'd to a mix as an experiment.

Additionally, large colas (untopped plants) will have a greater risk of mold (harder for air to circulate within the bud), etc, compared to smaller ones. Might be an issue come harvest time if you're harvesting in Autumn when it's damp.
DudeGrowsWeed answered grow question 4 years ago
It’s really up to you. Topping now would be fine if you want. I agree that you have longer than 2 months to go. Have fun!