Topping and fimming of cannabis plants
Topping is essential when growing Sativa marijuana seed strains in a small closet.
Topping and Fimming of your plants need not be the headache most make it out to be. Simply follow the instructions below and you’re well on your way to being a professional in Fimming and Topping. If you decided to grow any Sativa cannabis seeds strains, be sure to perform topping. This procedure will limit your marijuana plant’s height.
- Locate the very top of your plant and cut through the main stem just below the newest growth. This should be done after the 3rd or 4th leaf set but can be done at any time after the 3rd leaf set.
- Picture 2 Shows Plant Top cut off and where the 2 new Branches that will form a “Y” in the main stem will grow from.
- Picture 3 Shows the newly topped plant after 2 days of growth, notice the Y in the Stem Forming.
Fimming a marijuana plant
Fimming is actually no different than topping. It is virtually the same thing only your leaving part of the new growth. This only takes off part of the new growth and actually topping the very very new growth which is very hard to see.
What this ends up doing is making it seem as if you’re getting 4 new tops right next to each other. Actually, it’s only 2 at the very top (like topping) but since it was cut so close to the next newest set of fan leaves 2 branches that would have formed there anyways seems to make it look like there are 4 new tops. Fimming can be easily performed on Sativas (or any hybrids of Sativa cannabis seeds crosses). These tend to grow longer and less dense stems, which is useful for such a precise procedure.
This is how you go about doing this.
- Locate the very top of the new growth
- With a clean sterilized scissors, Fold the fan leafs over and cut approximately 80% of the new growth off the plant.
- View from the top showing the Cut
- View of the Cut section after 2 days growth, showing the 4 new growth shoots (branches)
Thats it! You should be well on your way to Topping and Fimming of your plants.