FIMed right (5th node / 17 d.o.)?


Hi guyz!

  1. Can you please inform whether I FIMed her right?
  2. And what should I do with these leavings (20% left)?

The leaves are getting bigger but i still see nothing changing from the top. Thanks in advance! :green_heart:

Girl data:

  • 2 days after FIM
  • 19 days old (should be Auto but not sure)
  • 11 L pot (with air injection holes all around)
  • grown in soil (highmoor/lowmoor peat, dolomitic meal, +drainage, +20%perlite, +15% river sand, +wood ash, +eggshell powder)
  • 2 LED bulbs 18/6: 10W phyto (with full light spectrum + red + blue respectively) and 17W 6500K
  • Light hight: about 1 foot (~25 cm)
  • Fresh Air from window + fan, so the climate is usually 20-25 deg.C and 50-80 % of humidity
  • watering not to often (~once a day)
  • fertilizers: none






Looks like you got a successful FIM there. Those leaves will grow out to be new colas.


Have seen repeated statements that trimming, topping on Auto’s is not a good thing.

They are delicate and such a short life cycle is best left alone.


Yeah, seems so.

I dont have any personal experience, but this plant shows regeneration very well (even after the transplantation it grew well the next 2 days until full recovery), so I wanna try to give it some kind of min. desirable design.

I think I shall extend the Veg. period by using the veg. nuts in early flower stage to make it grow a bit more and then switch. Btw, now I dont use anything but water and proper soil.



no need to delete these cut leaves left after fim?
what should I do with them later?


Just let them grow


This will be interesting. Good luck


hmmm old post…
looks like you missed on the cut and it went back to square one? (1 main)?
anyhow, how did it go?


Yo, dude :open_hands:t3:
Rather strange case I’ve got there…

It got 1 main Cola. I don’t get whether I fimmed it right, the only thing i received - it started to grow fast producing new sprouts from 1st to the 5th node. I was very much pleased by the results btw.
It was also Topped about 10 days ago and got 2 mains and the sprouts all way long from the bottom are fat as shit with lower sticks more than 4 nodes each and upper up to 3 nodes.

Now it’s 35 days from sprout:

  • main stem is “> 7mm” at bottom
  • “> 40cm” high, “37cm” width at bottom and bushy
  • fimmed once above 3rd node
  • topped once when above 8th node
  • now more 9 nodes growing big and healthy
  • traing and lollypopping (">15" fan leaves cut and smoked - they are tuff) her from fim
  • still NO Pistils!!! WTF? :grimacing::blush:

It’s on 18/6 light, but I was told it’s an Auto seed. Maybe wrong info…
Here is some data on plant, but with no fresh photos for the last 5 days, post later:


I would say let her be, you would be better doing LST then topping and fiming a bunch of times wich is kind of a hard stress especially for autos that cant be slowed down! Let her grow man :slight_smile: