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    Some of you that helped me with my initial issues, thanks. It's been two weeks since I re planted my girls, which were 8" tall and leggy. They are thriving under the LEDs, keeping the temp between 70-80 and rh around 60. I've been watering/feeding every 3-4 days. Blue Dream is almost 2' tall now! If you see anything I need to do, let me know. Hoping they branch out more before I switch them.
    2 Blue Widow fem
    2 POW33 x Berry Bomb fem
    seeds from new420guyseeds
    standard ace hardware potting soil and perlite
    standard 5 gal buckets
    60" w X 20" d X 72" h grow room
    2 Vipaspectra 450w LEDs

    #2
    You ever think about topping your girls?

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    • purpleman
      purpleman commented
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      This is my first grow, so no not really. Tell me about it.

    #3
    I don't have a ton of experience but from my last few grows I've learned that from topping your plants after they have about 5 or 6 nodes, it will make for a larger canopy. The plant starts producing 2 main branches instead of 1. Making your plant bushier. I have repeated the topping process until I have 8 main branches. You would want to be careful how many times you top because you can become over crowded pretty easily. So I've also learnt. Even if you just top once you'll have increased yields imo.

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      #4
      Here's an example of how they bush out after being topped. This was about a week before I flipped to flower

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        #5
        This White Widow (AF) has not been topped, instead I used side lighting from 4 directions from sprout, and a few ties as she grew.
        In the second pic , a Himalaya Blue Diesel (AF), you can see the limbs starting to grow out

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          #6
          ok, great. I'll try it. how far down do you cut? I read on gwe and got the impression that they should have been topped sooner. do you think it will stress them, or worse, if i do it now?
          Last edited by purpleman; 01-10-2019, 12:38 PM.
          2 Blue Widow fem
          2 POW33 x Berry Bomb fem
          seeds from new420guyseeds
          standard ace hardware potting soil and perlite
          standard 5 gal buckets
          60" w X 20" d X 72" h grow room
          2 Vipaspectra 450w LEDs

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            #7
            How far into veg are you?

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              #8
              It will stress your plant a bit but as long as you have at least a few weeks till flower, I believe that your plants should be fine. It's up to you where you top. But to make it a bit less scary you can just top the top node off leaving the 2 new stems to grow. I'd recommend watching a few videos before hand.

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                #9
                So, I wasted a lot of time with my plants by planting in soil that was too hot and by using those peat cups, which the roots didn't grow through. Upon the advice from some of my friends here, I transplanted back in to different cups with different soil. All that to say, when they were 5 weeks old, they were the size of a 1 week old plant. Technically they are around 7-8 weeks old but in reality, only about 4. I do need to bush them out more, so I think it would be a great plan if it's not too late. I was figuring on switching the to flower within two weeks, according to the size of them. Topping, however, would give me more vertical space and I want to do it. Just don't want to f@#k up after all I've put them through.
                2 Blue Widow fem
                2 POW33 x Berry Bomb fem
                seeds from new420guyseeds
                standard ace hardware potting soil and perlite
                standard 5 gal buckets
                60" w X 20" d X 72" h grow room
                2 Vipaspectra 450w LEDs

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                  #10
                  purpleman you will be fine there are several ways to increase yield and topping is one ,when you top a plant it gives all the other growth nodes a little time to catch up , when I top I never top at the highest node I usually pick a node with growth tips at least a half inch when you do this it does not stress the plant out and will not slow down, as long as you can pull the stems out/bend them flat so light gets in your fine ,If you bend them or break them they will survive just dont pull the broken stem off completely and it will recover , If you have a height issue and need to keep you plants low and even it can be done just keep topping as soon as they have good growth tips
                  new grow room built summer of 2017 ,argo max tent for veging ,big kahuna reflector, 1000hps with added leds for the full spectrum . 15th indoor grow ,5 years outside gorilla grows(stealth is the key),veg under t5s growing autos under 300w leds
                  current grow https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-new-grow-room

                  https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-auto-vs-photo


                  https://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum...-week-4-update

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                    #11
                    Read up on auxins and apical dominance. Then you will know why to top

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                      #12
                      I'd say go for it.

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                        #13
                        OK guys. Here we go!
                        2 Blue Widow fem
                        2 POW33 x Berry Bomb fem
                        seeds from new420guyseeds
                        standard ace hardware potting soil and perlite
                        standard 5 gal buckets
                        60" w X 20" d X 72" h grow room
                        2 Vipaspectra 450w LEDs

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                          #14
                          This is Blue Dream, the largest of my three girls. I topped them all about the same but only took pics of this one. Opinions? Thanks!
                          2 Blue Widow fem
                          2 POW33 x Berry Bomb fem
                          seeds from new420guyseeds
                          standard ace hardware potting soil and perlite
                          standard 5 gal buckets
                          60" w X 20" d X 72" h grow room
                          2 Vipaspectra 450w LEDs

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                            #15
                            oh. one other question. A friend wanted to try cloning off of my girls. Can you use the tops that have been removed for cloning?
                            2 Blue Widow fem
                            2 POW33 x Berry Bomb fem
                            seeds from new420guyseeds
                            standard ace hardware potting soil and perlite
                            standard 5 gal buckets
                            60" w X 20" d X 72" h grow room
                            2 Vipaspectra 450w LEDs

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