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How Many times can you Top a plant?

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  • Oct 05 2008 05:48 PM
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Posted 05 October 2008 - 05:48 PM

Hey everyone i havent posted in a while... ive missed yall. About a year ago, i found alink on this forum to blog of some guy who experimented with topping... i think he was trying ot see how many times he could top a plant. Ive tried searching many times and i havent found that journal. Can anyone help?

Im thinking about doing a combination of LST and Topping for a veg period of four months... I cannot let the plants get too tall, so teh bushier the better. I think instead of getting nutes or ferts im going to get some grade A compost soil and mix it with some natural topsoil and vermiculite with small layer of gravel on the bottom and top. anyways, thanx for the help
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 07:22 PM

Check out the sticky thread "Fimming and Topping" in Absoulte Beginners.

I think you can top a plant twice.. never done it, only top once myself.

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 10:25 PM

I have a clone that was topped twice to make 4 main colas, and 2 of the side branches caught up and are keeping up. Theoretically, you can top as many times as you can handle... That being said, in 4 months I'd bet you can top it as many as 12-15 times, maybe more. I am not recommending this with a plant from seed, as it's a lot of stress. But you could do it if you have enough time and growspace. Also remember that it will take a longer time to flower a bigger girl, so take that into consideration too. Best of luck.
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 11:35 PM

I've topped my plants 4 times already I plan on topping it more too..
to answer your question you can top your plant as many times as you want
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 11:55 AM

I've topped my plants 4 times already I plan on topping it more too..
to answer your question you can top your plant as many times as you want


i top all the way until flower i have had no problems at all.... i only have used clones though.... seedlings are in the future to come... muhahahaha


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