September 2, 2021, 9:37pm
Hi there this is my 2nd grow 1st one I did went well 4-half banana bomb form bomb seeds onto this new girl bubblegum kush and I tried to start a maline but stems growing short so cudnt tie topped her twice so four tops on her… not topping no more as this was just a trial n error thing…
noticed she looking sad and very dark green thought it mite be nitrogen issue…??? Uploading: 8E1E5802-9CE7-490C-82FD-4F391ACDC4C0.jpeg…
September 2, 2021, 10:11pm
I am far from a pro, was that girl big enough to top and prune that much?
How long since the topping?
This was my accidental topping. Snapped her in half with my FULST. She was always a runt.
September 2, 2021, 10:16pm
I was thinking the same… I thought it was suggested to top after a plant has 3-5 nodes.
Your plant looks plenty healthy just maybe not feeling great after being overwatered
You really should top a plant until is has at least 4 or 5 nodes even if 6ou plan on topping at the 1st node. Topping to soon can really stunt a plant.
September 2, 2021, 10:31pm
I seen that same slide; but I read on one of
@Hellraiser 's posts that said…
Time to top the girls
Why top? In small grow spaces and tents, height is always going to be an issue. Topping will keep your plants shorter. It will also make better use of the light. If you don’t top, you’re growing a xmas tree shape plant, narrow top and wide base. We want to turn that shape upside down, wide top and narrow base so most of the plant mass is at the top, near the lights.
What are we cutting? We cut the top of the plant off, that’s why it’s called “topping”. This is going to cause the side branches to grow much faster and bigger than if the top was not cut. What we are creating is a plant with many tops, not just one. This will increase yield.
Where to top? Depends on how many tops you want on the plant, more tops are going to make a bushier plant and bushier plants take up more room. In a 3x3, I normally go for 4-6 tops per plant, growing 4 plants. If I had a bigger tent, I might go for 8-10 tops. To get 4 main branches, we cut above the 2nd node. for 6 main branches we cut above the 3rd node, for 8 cut above the 4th node and so on.
When to top? I like to wait until after the transplant, about a week or so to give the plant time to spread her roots out and start growing quickly and have at least 6 nodes.
September 2, 2021, 10:36pm
I am amazed how little you have to water these plants. If it wasn’t for you and the other fine folks here, I would have drowned them all.
I want to top this sassy girl. I think she has 7 nodes. One is kinda hiding on the top… no pun intended. Just awfully hesitant to hack one of my best girls.
@NYDon …ok brother take a leap of faith. Keep nodes 3 and 4 and remove everything else.
Will end up looking like this
September 2, 2021, 10:44pm
I feel your pain… About to trim up and top my 5 plants before switching them to the flower tent.
September 3, 2021, 4:31pm
I topped her wen she was going into node 6, so node 3 topped… Iv give her just water ph and only 1 1000mls at that… shud I take the two big fans leaves off?
September 16, 2021, 8:07pm
Hey guys thought I give a update she looks better now this is my 1st go at mainlining I’m pretty pleased, didn’t do 8 tops stuck with the four tops but have notice 2in middle growin:grinning: