Topping your plant

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by Mango Haze, Jul 26, 2007.

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    Mango Haze

    Mango Haze Active Member

    how many times can you "top" a plant? and after its been topped, how long should I wait to top again? if anyone has pics or comments, your help will be great
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    cali-high

    cali-high Well-Known Member

    well you can top your plant s much as you want. but generally people top theyre plants 2 times
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    LURP

    LURP Well-Known Member

    Topping Marijuana- Topping a plant refers to cutting off the top shoot(s) of cannabis plants. You can pinch, clip or snip off the tallest shoots or the freshest shoots. Cut the branch stem just below the last fully developed node,. The plant starts developing branches at the remaining nodes. This is a good techniques to keep a plant short and bushy. Or you can develop many top colas instead of just one. Don't top a plant more than twice and never top when it is in the flowering stage.
    Topping, Pruning and Bending Cannabis Marijuana Plants
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    Mango Haze

    Mango Haze Active Member

    i topped it once already, but i was wondering if i should give the 2 new little branches time to get big... i dont want to top it too early and fuck its growth up...
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    LURP

    LURP Well-Known Member

    How to Prune Marijuana, Pruning and Trimming Tips by Concept420.com

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    [​IMG]Each time a growing tip is clipped, the stem branches into two shoots, which begin to grow from the nearest leaf axils.
    [​IMG]Pruning a growing marijuana plant is an easy way of controlling uneven growth without seriously harming the plant.
    [​IMG]Don't prune the growing tip of a young seedling until after the first five-bladed leaves have formed, and the vegetative stage has begun.
    [​IMG]Many growers prune the growing tips after four to five weeks growth to develop lower branches which will quickly fill all the horizontal space.
    [​IMG]The greatest potency of the growing plant is found in the growing tips, and by three months, they should make a high quality smoke.
    [​IMG]You can basically prune growing tips at any stage of the plant's development, but just don't overdo it.
    [​IMG]Severe pruning can harm the growth of the plant.
    [​IMG]It is always better to plan a pruning strategy for your developing plants, rather than haphazardly clipping off growing tips on an irregular basis.
    [​IMG]Each time a growing tip is removed, the plant takes a few days to recover before new growth resumes on that branch.
    [​IMG]The amount of new growth formed with continued pruning is limited by the genetic structure of the seed, and the conditions of the environment.
    [​IMG]It is better to prune your plants at an early stage of their development, than towards the end of the vegetative stage or during flowering.
    [​IMG]It is always better to prune growing tips in the morning than in the evening, as it gives the plant a full day to recover and heal the wounds.
    [​IMG]It is not recommended that you prune every new node in a developing plant. Rather prune every second or third node to allow the plant time to recover.
    [​IMG]Wait for the new node to start growing before clipping the young branch a few millimeters above the previous node's newly formed leaves.
    [​IMG]It is always better to use a small scissors to prune your plants, than to simply pluck off the growing tips by hand.
    [​IMG]Do not prune any growing tips if you notice that your plant's health is declining and it has started losing leaves. Although you should always smoke the pruned growing tips, plants should be pruned to develop their growth rather than for smoking purposes.
    [​IMG]While it may be tempting to prune female buds during early flowering, your harvest will be severely reduced by doing so.
    [​IMG]Cannabis Indica is a genetically smaller and more bushy plant than Cannabis Sativa and usually requires less pruning.
    [​IMG]Never prune more than the single growing tip, or upper-most node, from any branch on the growing plant.
    [​IMG]The upper-most growing tip of an unpruned marijuana plant will always be more potent that the top buds of a pruned plant grown in similar conditions.
    [​IMG]Pruning the tallest branches ensures that the lower branches grow upwards, forming a larger surface area for the light to cover.
    [​IMG]The clear fluid that often flows from the end of a newly pruned branch, contains substances which seal the wound and aid the healing process.
    [​IMG]Although it is recommended that you remove all dying leaves from the plant, you should resist the temptation to prune too many healthy leaves.
    [​IMG]To grow seedless marijuana, you should remove all the male plants as soon as they are discovered, by pruning the main stem right above the ground.
    [​IMG]Although it may be better developed, a pruned marijuana plant does not always produce more buds than an unpruned plant.
    [​IMG]Another good reason for pruning is to take cuttings from a strong growing, favourite plant for further hydroponic development.
    [​IMG]Marijuana growers often prune their plants in an attempt to limit their height and prevent unwanted detection.
    [​IMG]An alternative to pruning for developing growth, is to bend the tops of the branches over and tie the growing tips down with string or wire.
    [​IMG]Remember that by pruning a growing tip, you are removing the most potent part of the plant, thereby spoiling it's chance of reaching full maturity.
    [​IMG]By pruning all the buds at harvest time, rather than cutting the stem off above the ground, you could easily harvest your plant a second time.
    [​IMG]By severely pruning your marijuana plants you are lowering their resistance to harmful natural enemies such as insects, fungus and frost.
    [​IMG]You can make a great cup of tea, by chopping up some pruned growing tips and soaking them in boiled water for a few minutes.
    [​IMG]Cannabis is a very hardy and adaptable plant, and will endure serious harm to it's leaves, branches and stem before it dies.​






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    chriserz

    chriserz Member

    Can you make a clone from the topping?
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    darkdestruction420

    darkdestruction420 Well-Known Member

    lol. this thread is over 2 yrs old, i doubt any of the original posters are still around. sure you can clone from the topped part, it will take longer to root than a clone off a lower branch but its still better than just throwing the topping away or trying in vain to smoke it and get high
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    chriserz

    chriserz Member

    thanks for the tip i tryed and i got root rot , im thinking i shoulda smoked it looking in hinez sight:wall:
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    Nicka531

    Nicka531 Member

    if u have multiple plants, pinch the tops off and pop em in ur mouth. very tasty, and depending on the strain, i nice little buzz.:leaf:
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    josh b

    josh b Well-Known Member

    wtf old,lol
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    chefyD

    chefyD Member

    I Love that "Serve and Protect" ..................nuf said
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    andrew19

    andrew19 Member

    you shouldn't say generally, I met lotz of guys who never top - LST like, without touching the razor and bending down, full LST for Scrog , FIM or just go with never topped clones, as well topped once etc.

    there is no rule, but make sure you try them all :D
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    ganjasmoker420x

    ganjasmoker420x Member

    Ya i topped my plant about 5 weeks into vegetation stage and for some reason 2 days later it started drooping then dying and idk why im pretty sure i cut it right.
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    MellowFarmer

    MellowFarmer Well-Known Member

    Eating Raw Cannabis or straight off the plant not only boosts the immune system, it is an anti-fungal and helps with anxiety.

    bongsmilie I love picking fan leaves off and popping them in my mouth!
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    MellowFarmer

    MellowFarmer Well-Known Member

    When I first started growing I read Soma's Organic Gardening book and learned about bending and this topping thing for some reason sparked my interest today to well find this thread lol and it's confusing to me so I was going to experiment but thanks guys I think I will stick to bending-According to Soma the stress does really well for that branch's quality and :oops: now that I've brushed up on pruning I think I may have solved my high quality/low yield dilemma with my distaste of non perfect leaves as the main problem... Are there any support groups out there for crazy people who can't have a speck of non green on their plants?

    Hi, I'm Mellow and I'm a prunaholic. :o
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    stickyicky0420

    stickyicky0420 Well-Known Member

    haha u will not get high trust me on this u cannot get high by eating a top no wear near enough thc even then you would have to extract the thc with butter what a dumb ass
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    sabarius

    sabarius Active Member

    I think YOU need to chill off the name calling^
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    ILikeWhatYouGot

    ILikeWhatYouGot Member

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    Commander Strax

    Commander Strax Well-Known Member


    Hinze ??? like the Ketchup ??
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    Commander Strax

    Commander Strax Well-Known Member

    Where ! you should not be throwing stones.

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