[QUOTE=smoke and coke;6962887]i have topped many plants but i have never topped to get 4 main colas like U.B's thread.
the reason for growing out to 5 or 6 nodes before topping is to get the plant more mature before you top. this way your 4 main branches have a good start growing before topping. i would probly top it just above the 3rd node and cut out the 2 branches at the very bottom node. then as the 4 main branches grow, do a little lollypopping on them.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=bowlfullofbliss;6961928]Fail. The point is to allow the plant to have as little side branching as possible, since most of it is popcorn. You are re-directing the energy into 4 main branches, which will the the top two you cut between seen in his picture, and the 2 below it, or even the two below that. You then wait for the plant to recover from the cut, a couple of days, and trim off all branches off the main stem, below the top ones you want. If you tie those four into 4 different directions,
[QUOTE=MetaStable;1322601]Thought this was a great guide and instead of making a new thread I figured putting it in here would be the best place so see it. I've been looking to start my own grow with CFLs and have been researching which wattage would be the best and most efficient.
So I decided to do my own calculations and run downs. I've made this list to share with everyone which shows efficiencies of CFLs. I took the data from 1000bulbs.com to get my numbers and is for their full