Can i top my plant at two weeks old ?

Discussion in 'Growing Information' started by Ganja_man95, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Ganja_man95

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    my plant is two weeks old and has just started its 4th node and i want to no if its best to top it now, and if yes should i cut of the stipules on the top node aswell or try not to?
     
  2. Ganja_man95

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  3. canadianhemperor

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    how tall are they, do they have any branch?
     
  4. Ganja_man95

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    IMG00696-20111018-2352.jpg IMG00697-20111018-2353.jpg <<<<<<<<<<this is it
     
  5. canadianhemperor

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    you could but if they are to young what will happen...( when you fim the top of a plant instead of 1 main top flower you have 2) the trunk/main stem will not be able to support the weight . If you dont grow them too tall , no problem. But fim plants can split in half if not monitored closely toward the end of flowering. So tie the 2 main stems together if you see a sign that the plant want's to split on you or something like that.
    Just Imagine the weight on each side of the plant if you grow them too tall anf fim them to young.
     
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  6. canadianhemperor

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    678CE_DSC07051.jpg here is an exemple of fim almost gone bad!
     
  7. MEDEDCANNABIS

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    yeah go ahead if you want, it depends on how your growing...if your doing sog id say no, if its bush you want then yes. just cut the very top and leave some branches. these will grow and you can top those also. either way youll need enough light to compensate.
     
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  8. Ganja_man95

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    ok thanks it is the bush look im going for but shud i leave the stipules on the top i will be cutting or snip them aswell?
     
  9. pushit

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    I personally just cut the top and leave everything else. topped.JPG
     
  10. Ganja_man95

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    yeeaah nice, iv'e just cut the top off mine and im going to leave it like that, how long does it take to grow back the two shoots?
     
  11. pushit

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    The top is pretty much dead when you do that. The new growth at the nodes is what turns into your two tops. Time depends on your setup and strain. A guess would be around a week or two you will see a noticable difference. Just remember anytime you top you cause stress to the plant so itll take a little extra time to recover.
     
  12. Ganja_man95

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    yeah ok then thanks :thumbsup:
     

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