1st grow, things going okay so far. I have one Golden Leaf I want to FIM as soon as possible. I’m growing indoors for 40ish days and then setting her outside to flower (on Day 9 now). I watched a video where they topped early on the 3rd node, and understand the technique for cutting with top or FIM. But since I’m on a tight schedule to get her outside by 1st week in August for flower, I think the “pinch” technique would be better.
I guess my question is if this sounds right, and any tips or tricks for the pinch. I’ve only found one video on pinching and it wasn’t very clear. Okay, so 2 more quick questions:
Is 3 nodes too early, or should I wait for the 4th or 5th node? (remember, tight schedule)
How hard to pinch? Should I hear some snapping inside? Pinch the whole top, or just the top 80%, like a FIM cut?