Advertise On Marijuana Passion

first topping

Bswe22

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 1, 2014
Messages
100
Reaction score
1
Is that on a clone? What about a seedling? When do you start topping them?
 

Wetdog

Old Droopy Dog
Joined
Jan 21, 2011
Messages
823
Reaction score
71
I do 4th node
:yeahthat:

That's for seedlings. Clones are pretty much *whatever*, depending on what I have in mind for them. Like future host plants, or flowering them out, or giving them away.

Wet
 

goats_head_soup

been around the corner
Joined
Oct 4, 2014
Messages
30
Reaction score
1
I like to top around 4th node then lst and make it look like a football goal post
 

Hushpuppy

Dr MadBud
Joined
Mar 27, 2011
Messages
6,441
Reaction score
293
Fimming is similar to topping but you don't remove the whole top down to the stem.
With seedlings that haven't reached sexual maturity, topping when you have 4-6 nodes is good for making a dual main stem(or even making a quad iff you top each of the duals as soon as they get a couple nodes.

But if you let the plant get about 5-7 nodes and then FIM, you will cause the lower branches that are developing at each node to pop out and race to be the top main cola. This will produce a plant that looks like a candelabra. This is an ideal method for plants that are going to be scrogged as you create multiple fast growing branches to fill in a screen :)
 

Bswe22

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 1, 2014
Messages
100
Reaction score
1
If your growing a seedling up to be a "mother" plant for cloning, what would be better to do, topping or fimming?
 

Hushpuppy

Dr MadBud
Joined
Mar 27, 2011
Messages
6,441
Reaction score
293
Either one would work fine. It is more a matter of which methods you are using. You could top it initially when it is about 3-5 nodes then FIM it when it gets up to about 8 nodes so that it will bush out more.

You can't do this with just any plants though. Some Indica and Indica dominant plants don't take well to topping or ffimming. Make sure you check with the breeders or ask about it on the forums before doing it.
 
Joined
Aug 22, 2006
Messages
19,438
Reaction score
8,297
Actually you can fim about the same time you top. I like fimming because I am not cutting off a bunch of top growth and instead of 2 tops you usually end up with 4. I just think it is less stressful to the plant.

Hush brought up a very good point. Some strains are known for their large almost single cola plants--these do not do well with topping or fimming. What strain are you growing?
 

Dman1234

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 21, 2012
Messages
853
Reaction score
91
Fimming also has a shorter recovery period, another advantage over topping, IMO.
 

Bswe22

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 1, 2014
Messages
100
Reaction score
1
The strain I have is called "Pineapple Wonder".
 

blondlebanese

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 19, 2014
Messages
387
Reaction score
15
the strains I have were sold to me by the names afgani, master kush, girl scout cookies. I hope they're ok to fimm, cause I did. I'm told the strains all have taste's of there own. i wanna taste that Colombian gold dirt taste. and smell that dirt smell. what ever happened to that strain. smoking that would be a trip back to high school for me.
 

umbra

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 12, 2007
Messages
12,295
Reaction score
14,082
Columbian gold and other pure sativas are around in seed form, but take a lot of experience and very long flowering times. IMO I would not recommend growing them as your first grow.
 

Latest posts

Top