Topping auto flower


#1

Hey guys, this is my first grow from ilgm seeds. I have 5 babies going right now. My question is, can you top autoflower plants and if you can, when is the right time to do it. Thanks guys!


#2

Most people here don’t top autos because they don’t handle the stress very well. I’m sure it can be done, but it’s probably not recommended.


#3

best to LST them @Jrock9435 from what i have learned.
@raustin is right too…


#4

Well I have 5 going going to experiment with them, i.e. use different nutes on 2 of them and the other 2 a different nute and then the single one, no nutes just water and see how it goes. So maybe the single plant too her and see what happens.


#5

I have been doing some research on it. Best time to start that training? @BIGE


#6

Yes, you can top an auto-flowering plant that is growing fast and healthy. For example if it has grown at least 4-5 nodes (pairs of “real” leaves) by the end of week 2. Otherwise it may not be growing fast enough to handle topping without getting stunted.


#7

look up scrog @Jrock9435 on here
i like to let mine grow into my net which is around 20’’ tall with adjustable legs
but that is me…please read up and make something work for you.
i grow shorter indicas so you may need taller scrog screen if growing sativa.


#8

These are lowryder autoflower and from what I’ve read, they only get about 18 inches tall. I will do my research but it does look like the best option.


#9

you could go lower i guess but 18’’ is just an estimate…lol


#10

Oh I hope she’s short and bushy. But I will def try this method. Thanks buddy


#11

@BIGE that info was from the website so we shall see. My next round, in 4 weeks those will be some white widow photo seeds.


#12

white widow is a great strain @Jrock9435 ,i’m smoking on some now!


#13

I just got my first auto flower seeds in the mail last week, I went with the Big Bud Auto Female seeds, I was wondering the same thing about topping them, I am planning on setting up a sgrog


#14

I do top and or FIM my autos

This is a ilgm wwa that has been topped and fim. With autos you only have about a 2 week window that you can top in imo


#15

Here’s my wwa that was topped

here’s the under structure and a close up of canopy Uploading…


#16

nice job @HornHead


#17

We have all these great results topping and fiming why do people say they recommend thay you don’t top or FIM autos


#18

@BIGE Hey bud, it’s been a minute. I had 5 seeds, 3 popped and look healthy. The other 2 were replaced. I’m doing to the papertowel method, how long should I wait bedore I know they are duds? They have been on the towel going on 96 hours now. I am kinda disappointed with these seeds. As of now I am having a 40 percent success rate with autoflower seeds. Any help would be appreciated.


#19

this was posted by my buddy bob awhile back


#20

I had five auto Big Bud seeds and 3 popped after 48 hrs then I just left the two seeds that I figured were duds in the paper towel and kept it wet but just when I was about to throw them away one week later another seed popped lol, I am glad I waited lol, now I have three plants way bigger them one