Mittwoch, 13. Juli 2011

How to Top Cannabis Plants

There's more than one way to top a plant, and countless reasons why you should. In this article we will explain the different techniques to topping a weed plant (topping, fimming, and pinching),what the advantages and dis-advantages are of each technique, and how to perform each of them successfully.

What is topping a Cannabis plant?

Topping a pot plant is the process of cutting the single top shoot, which then forces the 2 shoots below to grow and take place of the single shoot. When done multiple times it trains the plant into growing like a bush, instead of tree.

Why should I top my Cannabis plant?

The main reason you would want to top your plant is to increase your overall yield. When done properly, topping can increase your yield from 15% to 100%.

When should I top my Cannabis plant?

Planning your topping right can seriously increase the yield and overall size of your plant. You should top your plant anytime between when the 2nd & 5th set of leaves develop. Every plant strain reacts differently to topping, so when first starting off with a new strain, or if you have never topped a plant before, experiment. Try topping at different times, and different quantities.

Sativa and Sativa dominant hybrids will handle many toppings, while an Indica & Indica dominant hybrid will typically handle less.

Who should top their Cannabis plant?

Anyone who wants to cheaply and easily increase their overall yield and plant size.

How to top a Cannabis plant.

Take a clean pair of scissors, razor blade, or scalpel and cut off the newest plant growth 2 - 5 sets of leaves from the bottom.

The best time to do this is when there is a small stem developing below the new growth. If you attempt to top your plant before it develops a stem, you may end up Fimming your plant instead.

Where should I top my Cannabis plant?

You should top your plant sometime after the 2nd to 3rd set of leaves develop. Using a clean set of scissors, razor blade, or scalpel, cut the top shoot off right at its base.

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  1. Wow this is awesome haha, nice pics! Great post! +1

  2. ..Well it doesn't hurt to know this stuff at all.

  3. I don't think I'll ever need to know this, but it's nice anyway.

  4. You have one the best and informative blog I have seen. Following for sure! Keep up the good work!

  5. nice, good tutorial. prevent those plants from growing up into the lights

  6. I dont think i will ever try this but cool.