When is the best time to Top a plant?

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by DookeyNugs408, Mar 6, 2009.

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    DookeyNugs408

    DookeyNugs408 Well-Known Member

    i got 5 plants right now just put em into 12/12 on the 3rd of march their all over 15inchs..the tallest one i want to top it's a 29inch hybrid (BLUE DREAM clone) been vegetated for a lil over a month under a 600watt hps..my question is, is it to late to top a plant that big and a plant that has already been introduced to 12/12??
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    amsterhamster

    amsterhamster Well-Known Member

    Best time is to top when they are younger (size/production wise) and usually in the vegetative state.
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    DookeyNugs408

    DookeyNugs408 Well-Known Member


    have u ever topped a plant?
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    tyke1973

    tyke1973 Well-Known Member

    I never top my plants when they are younng you can top your plants if you want them to grow out but i like them to keepyhere natural shape untill,the second week of flowering them i will top the plant take of the main shhot at the topand you will get two buds instead of two if it has 2 brance's comeing off top both and you will end up with 4 nice buds.what a load of shit your too late people need to know what they are saying b4 giveing advice could have cost you 1 extra bud on each plant fool.
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    DookeyNugs408

    DookeyNugs408 Well-Known Member

    yea i heard top it the day u go into flowering but i wasnt sure..so u think its coo to top a plant almost 3ft just into flowering?
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    tyke1973

    tyke1973 Well-Known Member

    Yes this gives your plants whitch have now started there flowering period chance to form another nice big bud for you.by not topping your plants un the second week you are loseing valuble nugs.wouldnt go any futher than the end of the second week though.topping plants when they are so small i know alot of people do it but let it get some height.but def lolly pop them you want all the food goig into makeing you buds not leaves.and als only water when dry i keep saying it but i can't get this though to this site enougth this will stop plants from been root bound too early check with the top 3 ince of you finger.FOLLOW THE STEM ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP THEN SNIP OFF THE NEW GROWTH SOME HAVE TWO BRANCES DO IT TO BOTH THAT CALLED A 4 WAY SPLIT AND 4 NICE NUGS WHERE YOU WOULD HAVE ONLY HAD ONE.
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    DookeyNugs408

    DookeyNugs408 Well-Known Member

    yea i water my plants once every 4 days or so and its a 3gallon bucket..so u think i should top it? its kinda scary ur first time i dont wanna fuk up..its my biggest plant to..but what do u mean lolli pop? what the hell is that?
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    M Blaze

    M Blaze Well-Known Member

    Dont Top them, I find that it wont increase your yield much at all and it just stresses out the plant especially at this stage of its life.
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    DookeyNugs408

    DookeyNugs408 Well-Known Member


    some people told me the same shit they said look into FIMing but i 4got to look it up.. i might look it up n try that i heard lots of good stuff about it and ur suppse to yield more and bigger colas with FIMing then topping i guess
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    M Blaze

    M Blaze Well-Known Member

    FIMing is the way to go but I think you have left it a bit late to reap the benefits of FIMing.

    Here is what a good FIMmed plant looks like. Can you count the main colas? :weed:

    And yes that is one plant along the back of this pic.

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    DookeyNugs408

    DookeyNugs408 Well-Known Member

    did u say thats one plant? damn thats what i need to do ima try FIMing next grow for sure..r those urs? how the hell did it get so big? wattage? how? teach me haha
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    M Blaze

    M Blaze Well-Known Member

    Yeah but there is some branches from the other 2 plants in the sides of the pic. That was my last grow and there are more pics linked in my signature along with my new grow.

    Cheers
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    hgr9000

    hgr9000 Active Member


    is all that white stuff the bud?
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    Interdope

    Interdope Active Member

    haha yeh man nice shit huh!!!
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    DookeyNugs408

    DookeyNugs408 Well-Known Member

    damn thats nice..what lights did u use and how many plants? co2 tanks?
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    M Blaze

    M Blaze Well-Known Member

    Yeah but its a shit camera that was used.

    It was 3 plants under 4 x 600watt hps and no co2 was used.
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    DookeyNugs408

    DookeyNugs408 Well-Known Member

    wwhhaatt thats how it got so damn big.. fasho next run ima just put 1 or 2 under my 600 and try to get a big ol' beast like yours
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    DookeyNugs408

    DookeyNugs408 Well-Known Member

    was the bud hella good quaility??
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    M Blaze

    M Blaze Well-Known Member

    That could possibly yield about 1 pound if done correctly.

    Yeah it was great smoke and very tasty :weed:
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    GoodGuy123

    GoodGuy123 Member

    M Blaze...I have been trying to kill that gnat on my screen since I started looking at this post. :-D Great trees, btw!

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