5 nodes. Are you trying to see if it’s enough to top? If so, then yes you can
@MattyBear thanks brother. Well I dont know how to top or what the benefits of topping are just yet but really I was just wondering if I was counting node right lol. Does she look on course for 21 days old also ?
Yeah she looks good!
Topping will create two main colas instead of one. Being an auto, you’d want to top now if you are going to. It has to be done before they start showing pistils and that can be around week 4-6 most of the time, but I’ve had autos start to flower at week 3 and also had some veg for 8 weeks too. They’re on their own schedule, not ours haha
I’m so scared to top her I’m afraid I’ll screw something up horribly . Lol
Don’t worry, @MattyBear knows his shizz and won’t steer you wrong. I’ve topped autos and it works well. I’ve also let them go and they grow pretty big. I prefer not to top them but either way can get good yields. A lot has to do with grow space etc.
I topped one of two white widow autos at the stage your at right now and i wish I topped them both!! DO IIITTTTT!!
Is the fifth node counted as the one coming out? I’m just looking at my plants for reference… I believe I have 3 if that is the case?
Trying to determine when I should top/fim and as to which one
This one looks like it has 4 nodes as of yet. I’d give it a couple more days to let the 5th node show it’s face before topping.
Always like seeing tight nodal spacing like that though!
Thanks! I imagine it’s from my light being dropped down enough
You say 4… can you show me how you’re counting them so I know for future ref? It’s each pair of leaves as one node, right? But maybe we’re counting the two very bottom, starter leaves as one?
I start counting nodes when the true (serrated) leaves appear. I don’t count the seed leaves (cotyledons).
Everyone count nodes a little differently though.
I don’t count the single finger serrated leaves that are first to grow after the cots. I count from the first 3 finger leaves, so I would say you’re at the 3rd node @beautifulL0V3
Thanks!! That’s what I was looking for.
Awesome, thanks Matty. Topping/fimming should be done on the 4th or 5th, yes? And if I want to top a second time, I wait again for another 5 nodes?
I was going to say you are looking at her with 4 working on 5th .