Topping White Widow Auto


#1

I’m getting ready to top a WW auto, and thought I’d document it here. For starters, here’s the lady we’ll be working with:

That’s from yesterday, but I think she’ll be ready by tomorrow. I’ll post daily pics, and if she responds like the last one (my first experiment with topping autos), I’ll be a pretty happy papa!


#2

Looking great. But if I were you. I would let it get a little bigger yet. Not much but a little bigger. Just saying! No harm intended.


#3

Ah, but you’re not a PIRATE, AARRR!!!


#4

Neither am I but I agree with @RonAz420 ,100% let get get in bed first

Will


#5

The whole point is topping it early. I read an article about this, tried it, and it worked, so I’m trying it again. I’m not seeking advice per se, I’m just documenting the process because a couple of people expressed interest in it in my regular grow blog.

I looked at it just now, it’s got a nice growth, I could just pinch it off like last time, but I think I might try to FIM-cut it (cut off top 80% only) and see if I can get more than 2 new shoots. That’s a slight variation on the plan, but we’ll see here later this afternoon.


#6

Here’s our target, morning of, couple different angles and zooms. Prob snip her this evening (about 15 hours from now), leaning toward the FIM!


#7

No disrespect, but if you had said that at first time then @RonAz420 and I would have had said something else other than what we did.
But if it worked for you the last time than that’s great and I look forward to your results.

Will


#8

Agreed! Happy growing this season!


#9

Yes, but then I wouldn’t be a PIRATE, AARRR!!


#10

This is true…lmao


#11

Doh! Yes, I should have mentioned, this is an experiment shown strictly for your entertainment! I was out of town for the 5 days following my last WWA topping, so even though it worked great, I didn’t get any good pics of the process.

I’m going to try a FIM, I’ve got alcohol and snippers ready to go!


#12

Reckon I’m too late?


#13

Here she goes! I think I cut too deep for a FIM, think this counts as a topping, we’ll see. Did the deed last night:


#14

You could still try! The article I read said no later than 3 weeks.


#15

Time to research lol I skipped all topping articles as I had an auto :neutral_face:


#16

It’s been about 17 hours or so, no big changes, but I’ll keep snapping pics to mark progress:


#17

What the hey. I tried it. Lol


#18

2nd morning post-snip, and it looks like we’ve got some activity! The risk of FIMing is that you don’t get two shoots, but still just get one (though you could also get 3 or 4, it’s nature’s roulette wheel), but I think I cut deep enough to qualify this as a topping instead of a FIM. Time will tell, I think I see 2 distinct growths getting started:


#19

Looks like I’m getting some shoots! Could there be 3?! :slight_smile:


#20

I think it’s looking great, hope she’s huge so everyone will stop hating on topping autos here!