Fimming and Topping 101

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by mogie, May 14, 2007.

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    mogie

    mogie Well-Known Member

    Topping a Plant

    1. Locate the very top of your plant and cut through the main stem just below the newest growth. This should be done after the 3rd or 4th leaf set but can be done at any time after the 3rd leaf set.

    2. Shows Plant Top cut off and where the 2 new Branches that will form a "Y" in the main stem will grow from.

    3. Shows the newly topped plant after 2 days of growth, notice the Y in the Stem Forming.

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    FIMMING A PLANT!

    Fimming is actually no different that topping, what fimming does is virtually the exact same thing only your leaving part of the new growth. This only takes of part of the new growth and actually topping the very very new growth which is very hard to see.

    What this ends up doing is making it seem as if your getting 4 new tops right next to eachother when its actually only 2 at the very top (like topping) but since it was cut so closely to the next newest set of fanleaves 2 branches which would have formed there anyways seems to make it look like there is 4 new tops.

    This is how you go about doing this.

    1. Locate the very top of the new growth

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    2. With a clean sterilized scissors, Fold the fan leafs over and cut approximately 80% of the new growth off the plant.


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    3. View from the top showing the Cut

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    4. View of the Cut section after 2 days growth, showing the 4 new growth shoots (branches)

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    Thats IT!!!! you should be well on your way to Topping and Fimming of your plants.
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    GoodFriend

    GoodFriend Lumberjack

    haha... isn't FIMing just sloppy topping...
    i read somewhere FIM stands for Fuck! I Missed!

    lol

    another great post though
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    kindprincess

    kindprincess New Member

    from greg green

    FIM Technique
    There is a topping method known as the FIM technique. If you push the leaves apart at the very top of the plant you should see a small bud (not flowering bud but an actually leaf bud). Use a pair of nail clippers to pinch off about 3/4 of the bud. This should result in more than two top colas being developed. In a single FIM clipping you can produce up to eight new top colas.
    The origins of this technique are humorous. As the story goes, FIM was discovered accidentally when a grower messed up a topping exercise. FIM stands for: "Fuck I Missed".
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    Pseudonym

    Pseudonym Well-Known Member

    Yeah, what exactly is the point of fimming? I got the impression from your post that it only makes it seem like there are going to be 4 new tops while in fact there are still only 2.
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    GoodFriend

    GoodFriend Lumberjack

    there we go... i was just reading that a couple weeks ago (light bulb turns on)

    fimming just gives you more tops 4 instead of 2 with topping
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    VirginHarvester

    VirginHarvester Well-Known Member

    So fimming is more productive?

    Also, how many times can you top a plant with either method? I have been meaning to ask about it because it's a great way to keep the plant small but have a higher yield, correct?
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    GoodFriend

    GoodFriend Lumberjack

    yeah, you top a top, then top those tops, and you got eight tops going then... i think i've seen kp recommend that... atleast to build up lots of shoots for cloning and whatnot
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    kindprincess

    kindprincess New Member

    an example of multi-topping, bonzai mothers

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    kp
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    GoodFriend

    GoodFriend Lumberjack

    kp you would you recommend topping anywhere near this much if you were going to flower the plant?
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    AzGrOw-N-sMoKe

    AzGrOw-N-sMoKe New Member

    thanks for the pointers on topping an fimming......kp thats a beutiful plant good job.....
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    kindprincess

    kindprincess New Member

    i only keep moms for 12-18 months, then i make a new one, and flower the old. i average 6oz dried from one of my mothers. all buds are small, but they are many, and do add up.

    kp
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    jackinthebox

    jackinthebox Well-Known Member

    Wow mogie nice post, I have been looking at alot of toping and fiming techniques, and this one was deffinately the most helpful : )
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    GoodFriend

    GoodFriend Lumberjack

    good to know thanks kp

    (those small buds still smoke, and thats what we're going for huh?)
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    420thAvenue

    420thAvenue Well-Known Member

    Awesome post Mogie, exactly what I was lookin for.
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    green_nobody

    green_nobody Well-Known Member

    a perfect mogie post, great job again on this mogie:)
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    Juandivad

    Juandivad Active Member

    Wow nice post. finally i know how to do this
    Thanks
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    JohnnyPotSeed1969

    JohnnyPotSeed1969 Well-Known Member

    this should probably be stickied in the FAQ :)
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    mogie

    mogie Well-Known Member

    I believe it is somewhere. :)
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    TatickX

    TatickX Well-Known Member

    I haven't toped my plants and they have 2 branches forming at the top
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    ScarletteSky

    ScarletteSky Well-Known Member

    I should probably save this lol.

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