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Posted 21 May 2012 - 04:15 PM
But I do not believe that clone was topped in any way. I mean it could have been, but that would not explain how there is a branch shooting out of every node. Most likely I'd say it was one of the first two things I said above ^^^. My guess is strain related.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:18 AM
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 12:36 AM
You don't top plants that are an inch tall. What happens is the shoots from a node that is an inch off the ground grow into stalks. You then end up with stalks growing from a point on the plant that's just an inch from the soil surface. Topping is just one way to encourage this to happen.
Exactly. When you top, or the grower who started the clones tops, it makes the bottom branches grow and catch up to the top so it looks like that. Instead of having a tall plant with short branches you get a bush with several thick stems at the bottom.
And flowering clones (clones taken in the first couple weeks of flowering when the branch has several pistils) can look like that too. It's like each pistil grows into a new branch. But they usually look funny. I think your plant was just topped.
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 09:10 AM
Top vegging plants and leave two nodes on each. Once the two shoots from the top node each have a node on them, they are also topped and one node is left on each. There are now four shoots growing from these two nodes at the top of the plant. By the time those four shoots get growing, the two shoots growing from the very bottom node of the plant reach canopy level, provided they received enough light. Each plant goes into flowering with six stalks, all at roughly the same height.
You could top all six of those stalks to create twelve. What you need to keep in mind is that the more stalks you create, the larger the plant should be when it begins flowering. For example, if you did create twelve stalks and flowered the plant at roughly the same size as one with six stalks, you'd end up with twelve colas that are about half the size of the colas on the six-stalk plant. It would be more training work to ultimately harvest a similar amount. There need to be more fan leaves and a larger root ball to support maximum bud size when increasing the number of colas. My six-headed plants finish at about two feet and I wouldn't try to get any more colas out of that size. However, with the size plants you're talking about, twelve stalks wouldn't be any problem.
Again, there are a few different training methods you could use to get more colas. You can do so entirely through topping, as described above, or you could use other techniques like tying stalks down in lieu of or in addition to topping.
Once you have many stalks to work with, a little LST can be used to spread them apart and improve the growth of lower budsites.
Edited by Jellyman, 24 May 2012 - 09:12 AM.
Posted 28 May 2012 - 02:34 AM
You might try posting more pics in this or your other thread. Seeing the condition of the rest of the plant, as well as pics of the same problem on other plants, might provide more insight into what the problem is.
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