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    Two practices I've never used. I am very curious about these techniques though.

    I know the origin of FIM is "Fuck I Missed", which involves not completely removing the top on a plant, any top. I know that this can be done with a "pinch" or some edged weapon of some sort. Which of the two methods is more effective at producing multiple tops? Squeezing or cutting?

    Topping though, do you cut below where you would if you were using the FIM technique? I know also that these two techniques cause the plant to redistribute the Auxins in the top to give the plant a bushier profile.

    Yield though, how about that? I've heard time and time again, that topping doesn't increase yield, it just changes plant profile. Do the weight of the collective tops differ from a single cola that might have been?

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    Quote Originally Posted by osprey View Post
    Two practices I've never used. I am very curious about these techniques though.

    I know the origin of FIM is "Fuck I Missed", which involves not completely removing the top on a plant, any top. I know that this can be done with a "pinch" or some edged weapon of some sort. Which of the two methods is more effective at producing multiple tops? Squeezing or cutting?

    Topping though, do you cut below where you would if you were using the FIM technique? I know also that these two techniques cause the plant to redistribute the Auxins in the top to give the plant a bushier profile.

    Yield though, how about that? I've heard time and time again, that topping doesn't increase yield, it just changes plant profile. Do the weight of the collective tops differ from a single cola that might have been?

    1. use cut ,dont know bout squeeze if done right it will produce 4 where 2 would have been

    2.yes, the growth tip in FIM is cut in half , and topping is removing growth tip

    3.is a top nug denser than a bud half way down the plant ? yes, if you use these the right way yield is increased from the fact that you have a whole plant of top nugs better quality and harder

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    I will speak on topping (dont FIM much). If you top early, and then veg a little longer you will most likely get a larger yield. (depends on growers skills and experience of course)

    A common mistake is topping 'late' or not letting a topped plant veg long enough.

    If you top late (or throw into flower early), it just removes that 'top cola' and the buds that grow are basically the same size they would of been before. So you essentially lose the weight that the top cola would of weighed.

    But, For example, if you top early, like Subcool does in the video, and let it veg for a while (this is one of my techniques) you will have what looks to be basically 2-4 plants that havn't been topped coming from 1 plant. = larger yield from 1 plant

    I hope that makes sense...
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    I think what he's curious of, as I always have been myself, if the weight of meristem cola is distributed into the multiple new tops or if the supercropping causes the plants to produce more than they would have from a massive single cola. I've heard many different things. I personally believe it depends mainly on grower skill and genetics. Opinions?

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    As stated above I believe the secret to these techniques being effective is an increased vegetative growth period after such an operation is performed on the plant. True also is the fact that if these techniques are applied just before flowering you will basically redistribute the top cala to the top 3,4,5,6,7... colas. I use some training and bending or supercropping along with the topping or fimming. I feel this is as close to steroids as you can get naturally, but most important are good genetics. If the seeds you are working with don't have the right stuff you are not going to get the desired results, so find your plant/s before getting serious about results. Just my .02$, Hope all is well with all of you

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    them are 2 solid gold pennies .........good point Mal

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