1st time topping, did I do it correctly

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My camera sucks best pics I could get.
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Awesome job.....it looks like you got it......maybe leave just a touch more stub or stem for a durability factor....not too much more.....

Reason being, when you train the plant or if it gets too top heavy, that branch has a little bit more of a hold of the plants structure......

Looking forward to more information and pictures......I'm in......

Hope this helps....
 
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It's a grandaddy purple auto. I'm just topping to learn the process. Don't really care about the yield in this one. It's going to be sacrificed for learning.
 
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I was expecting some delay in growth after this but I'm not seeing it. I'm starting to question all this talk about what you shouldn't do with autos. The two side shoots were near invisible yesterday. They seem to be taking off to me
 
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Perfect.... or you can screw up like me and just take everything off.... (joke--I had a little bad luck tying down branches.)
I have a small veg area that I try and keep them as short as possible till the flower area opens up.......

That is a work of art......given time, it'll turn into a great structure......unless it's an auto.......let's not go there ........
 
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She is doing great 😃 glad I did this. Couple pics of the crit Kush Im growing as well. Just watered so they look a little droopy, but still pretty.
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Looks great....topping is healthy for the plant....not literally, but ......

If I have a plant that seems stunted or lagging behind or to be honest, just because of room, I top it.....

The grow seems to be going smoothly....keep it up!!!!
 
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I have a small veg area that I try and keep them as short as possible till the flower area opens up.......

That is a work of art......given time, it'll turn into a great structure......unless it's an auto.......let's not go there ........

Thanks man, yeah I'm in a very small space 18 " x 18" x 36 inches. I'm hoping she'll have two or four beefy arms for a manifold soon. Without leaves, the progress is slow.

Now that I think about it, whats the OP's plan? Manifold? LST? Multiple toppings?, SCROG? I'm thinking if this is a first time attempt, a SCROG net it the way to go. Ive had great results bending the main stem 90 degrees with a net.

Heres mine a few days later, she's struggling but I think she'll (or he'll) make it. Regular seed, non Fem Master Kush
 
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I'm going to lst it
Thanks man, yeah I'm in a very small space 18 " x 18" x 36 inches. I'm hoping she'll have two or four beefy arms for a manifold soon. Without leaves, the progress is slow.

Now that I think about it, whats the OP's plan? Manifold? LST? Multiple toppings?, SCROG? I'm thinking if this is a first time attempt, a SCROG net it the way to go. Ive had great results bending the main stem 90 degrees with a net.

Heres mine a few days later, she's struggling but I think she'll (or he'll) make it. Regular seed, non Fem Master Kush
I'm going to try my hand at lst again. Hopefully it goes better than my first attempt.
 
Bilber

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I'm going to lst it

I'm going to try my hand at lst again. Hopefully it goes better than my first attempt.
That is the spirit......I've trained, maimed, and killed these plants.....it is a crucial part to learn .....

At this stage of growing that I'm at, I am still trying to get rid of all the small larfy sites when plants are flowering.....

That is where I need to delarf a touch more......

There are so many ways of achieving the same thing......I train plants so they fit in my space.....sometimes it takes time.....

Keep at it.....
 
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Well I didn't even get a chance to lst it. I was going to start today and when I took it out of the corner it's in I got it caught on the fan and dropped it 😭 it broke pretty bad. I don't think I should do it now. I'll wait for next run I guess. If that branch doesn't make it Im just going to start over I 🤔 it's the one on far left. I couldn't brace it with the sticks I have because I needed another set of hands. Was trying to keep the branch from snapping completely off. Dam it I want to 😭😭😭
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Well I didn't even get a chance to lst it. I was going to start today and when I took it out of the corner it's in I got it caught on the fan and dropped it 😭 it broke pretty bad. I don't think I should do it now. I'll wait for next run I guess. If that branch doesn't make it Im just going to start over I 🤔 it's the one on far left. I couldn't brace it with the sticks I have because I needed another set of hands. Was trying to keep the branch from snapping completely off. Dam it I want to 😭😭😭View attachment 2051816
Oh no! That sux man. Shit happens to good people. At the very least you are more experienced for your next grow. ☺
 
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It's taped......that's a plus.....these plants are so resilient......

Plus, for what it's worth, it's a weed......takes an awful lot to kill um.....

Still looking good......
 
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Well I didn't even get a chance to lst it. I was going to start today and when I took it out of the corner it's in I got it caught on the fan and dropped it 😭 it broke pretty bad. I don't think I should do it now. I'll wait for next run I guess. If that branch doesn't make it Im just going to start over I 🤔 it's the one on far left. I couldn't brace it with the sticks I have because I needed another set of hands. Was trying to keep the branch from snapping completely off. Dam it I want to 😭😭😭View attachment 2051816

Man, I hope my bad luck training didnt pass to you ! I lost two limbs (main manifold) which is why my plant looks so mangled. If I were you I'd use a net to start tucking those long branches down. (after she heals of course)..Not sure if ts too late to do this but I think you could.

Plant looks healthy, a little lankier than I like but that may be the strain. Without a net she may really start reaching for the heavens soon.. (super stretch week 1-4 of flower. If you have the vertical space no worries, but plan for x2 height after flipping flower.

Here is an example of a scrog net being used to weave the nodes vertically so that they are close to equal height. This is week 9 (week 4 flower) one plant, one of my newbie grows. I wound up with 2.5 ounces with less than 100 watts of light and the bud is amazing !

Notice the flat top of all foliage and flowers instead of a pointy Xmas tree with one big cola. In my opinion, this is key to getting the best quality from all of your flowers.
 
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memnoch

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Man, I hope my bad luck training didnt pass to you ! I lost two limbs (main manifold) which is why my plant looks so mangled. If I were you I'd use a net to start tucking those long branches down. (after she heals of course)..Not sure if ts too late to do this but I think you could.

Plant looks healthy, a little lankier than I like but that may be the strain. Without a net she may really start reaching for the heavens soon.. (super stretch week 1-4 of flower. If you have the vertical space no worries, but plan for x2 height after flipping flower.

Here is an example of a scrog net being used to weave the nodes vertically so that they are close to equal height. This is week 9 (week 4 flower) one plant, one of my newbie grows. I wound up with 2.5 ounces with less than 100 watts of light and the bud is amazing !

Notice the flat top of all foliage and flowers instead of a pointy Xmas tree with one big cola. In my opinion, this is key to getting the best quality from all of your flowers.
I would like to do that but I'm stuck growing in this tiny corner in my house. 3 plants all different stages of growth to. So things are not exactly perfect at the moment 😔 I have to take the plants out to be able to water them. I was going to tie them down with the wire I got for it but not this time I guess. Good news though she is doing just fine. I'm pretty surprised, I broke it almost all the way through. Almost dropped the damn thing getting it out again though lol.
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