Beginner growing outdoors Michigan in 5 gallon pots

Should I top my plants to make them bushier?

Yes I like to top one time , let’s the side branches catch up and make a even canopy at the top . Makes a nice bushy plant. Good luck


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@kellydans when would you top auto I’m starting a few plants now and I’d like to try on this time around. I’m from Michigan too :blush:

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If the plants nice and healthy I like to top autos at five sets of full Leafs. Everybody has different techniques but I only like to top autos one time. Hope that helps good luck

Autos has a short veg cycle they usually start flowering in 5 to 6 weeks take that into consideration when you top. But they do stretch in flowering stage sometimes double or triple in size.