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Cutting top Cola

Discussion in 'Harvesting And Curing' started by steezyg, May 1, 2008.


    steezyg Well-Known Member

    So I read on a thread and it was unanswered that once the plant is ready to harvest, could you cut the top cola off, and dry and cure that while you keep growing the rest of the plant to bulk up? Meaning cut of the top when its done, so then the rest of the plant will bulk up?

    Im a newbie, so tell me if this is a big no no or what.

    but has anyone tried it?
    Manny Ramirez

    Manny Ramirez Well-Known Member

    YES.....Many people do it.....

    Cut the top cola off......then lower the light......

    steezyg Well-Known Member

    When? Just when the top cola is ready? But when the top cola is ready isnt the bottems all ready too tho?

    smokingbot Well-Known Member

    nope, unless you have some immaculate set up usually the bottoms don't get as much light and sometimes take a little longer..

    If you think the top is ready, chop that shit and let the rest grow, no biggie..
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    FatSalad Well-Known Member

    When u say a little longer what u saying a week or two. Have you done this? will it stress the plant into making lil dude balls?

    regrets Well-Known Member

    just cut it and keep an eye on the lower buds the will tell you when they are ready, no way anyon can say if it is 1 week or two, but thats probably close. It's a bit late to be worryig about balls, you'll be fine.

    korvette1977 Well-Known Member

    If it did not grow balls yet and the main kola is ready Its not going to grow them , cut it and dry and cure .. Just watch whatever you left on the plant, and when they are done cut them.. Its a cut and dry issue ..

    steezyg Well-Known Member

    why dont more people do this?

    smokingbot Well-Known Member

    I think a lot of people do?

    vargsriket Active Member

    Yeah, a lot of people do it, there's nothing wrong with it, just some people I guess wait for the big jackpot prize at the end, to see your entire harvest is something else..

    raeman1990 Well-Known Member

    thats exactly it... people are too anxious to wait for the rest of the plant to finish

    steezyg Well-Known Member

    oh sweet, well i guess im going to be doing this :) thanks guys

    SomeGuy Well-Known Member

    Or more than likely they have a cycle going and need the space to stay on schedule and not get backed up. It is also quite fun to slay a whole plant at once...LOL

    stickydankherb Well-Known Member

    I do this, it works well. I let them go about another week - week and a half. I have clones vegging and when I cut the top colas I switch the clone veg room into flower. Then I harvest the rest of the plants about a week and a half later and move the already flowering clones into the flower room and start my new clones in full vegging. I get a good little cola harvest about once every month- month and a half. Works great. Well worth it.

    crotalus Active Member

    doesn't this make it kind of a pain in the ass to know exactly when to start flushing? do you guys have any problems with that?

    stickydankherb Well-Known Member

    Yeah, sort of. I start flushing before I harvest the top cola and once I harvest the main cola I give the plant a really mild nute solution just once. Then I go back to plain old water for the rest of the plants life. I only water maybe two or three times after the main cola and before I harvest the whole plant. I don't know if you even need to give them anymore nutes. They don't grow a whole bunch in between. Maybe someone else has a better method.

    yotone Well-Known Member

    Another tip i will use for my first harvest!!! thanks!!!

    stickydankherb Well-Known Member

    LOL.... I bet it is but I am all about getting the most bang for the proverbial buck. Maybe one time I will "slay" an entire plant. Noobs need to work on their patience...lol. Well that is easier said then done.

    One suggestion, if you live in an area that permits it, take up fly fishing... or fishing in general. It helps you learn patience and when growing weed patience is key. Plus fishing is fun and it is great fun to roll a couple fatties and take them out fishing and smoke and fish all day long. Nothing like being in nature, smoking nature, and catching nature!!! lol. Life does not get any better then that, I assure you of this.:blsmoke:

    yotone Well-Known Member

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    SomeGuy Well-Known Member

    Oh I am for sure patient enough:blsmoke: I just have a lot stacked up right behind these (semi sog) and need to have all I have done by august. I will yield plenty for myself so I just chop the whole thing. there is one this time around I may do in stages though.

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