My wife wanted to put some plants in the window just cause she likes house plants so she commandeered some white widow seeds from me and here we are. The plants are DEFINITELY root bound (I am going to get her some larger pots shortly) BUT! Look how stretched they are! My question is THIS. How far down can you top a plant? Could I feasibly just top these plants about halfway down and create two colas AND solve the stretching issue at the same time? Or does topping need to be performed AT THE TOP as the name implies? Thanks guys! (And gals, obviously )
You can top anywhere on the plant you want. It might stunt them for a few days but they’ll recover.
If i were gonna top I’d probably do that then as they recover harden them off with limited exposure to the full sun and after 3-4 days just let them go on out.
Make a nice clean cut with a razor as opposed to snips and let your wife clone the tops! Give her a new something to do while you grow out some buds!
If you top and or fim, please do yourself a favor and get Silica so the branches can strengthen up. Because a fan is not going to do it for you. Not at least my 4 years of growing aka reference to the fan.
It is possible to take too much, wouldn’t risk removing more than 1/3 to 1/2. I recently overpruned one of the plants I intended to grow outside this year; but rather than growing taller like I wanted it to, it died.
I like the clone idea. Outside without any headspace issues till hit the moon i would not even worry. They will start fillimg out with some judicious pruning. I would clone what is good from prune. You have a good month or so of long days. They look healthy and should fill out under sunlight. Just my thoughts.
A photo, not an auto. Autos are one and done, but a photo can be re-vegged if you leave enough green on it after harvest.
And the super cropping is a good idea also!
I like rooting clones so my mind went there! LOL!
It’s a pretty neat trick.
Heres a thread i started and a plant i re-vegged.
She is absolutely huge now
I will be updating the thread soon as im going to flower her again and I will scrog her and fill a 4x6 tent with only her…
She was a tiny bonsai with first harvest, she is now 10 times the size she was with first flower.
But this thread walks you through how to do it.
And it only works with photo period plant’s from my experience and understanding of how and why it’s possible and autoflowers just do not fit the bill.
Since autoflowers are not dependent on environmental conditions to trigger flowering, I don’t see a mechanism to be able to manipulate it
I feel like if anyone has gotten an auto flower to re-veg, then it wasn’t a 100% autoflower to begin with .
I could be wrong but I’d be very surprised
Re-veging is trigged by takeing it from a 12/12 light schedule straight to a 24 hours a day light for a couple weeks…
Since lighting hours do not effect a true autoflower, it would have no effect on them.