Did I miss the window to top?


Hi. I’m new here. This is my 3rd or 4th season. This is outdoor, Hudson Valley. Pretty sure it’s still in full veg. About 4’ tall and getting lanky. Did I miss the window to top it? Thanks.

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You can top this plant Growmie, you can top in flower but the new growth wouldn’t develop any significant buds. They switch growth mode in flower and focus on bud development, topping in flower could stall that. Great looking plant :love_you_gesture:

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Thanks for the quick response! I don’t think she’s switched to flowering phase yet. I’m going to go ahead and top it. Will post update pics here.

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Go for it , I think it would be a good move.
Slow down the upward growth Side limbs catch up and make a nice bush.

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Thanks. Done.

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Nice, keep that cutting and root it for an additional plant to have and flower . Might be able to get 2 clones off that upper you removed :muscle::muscle::love_you_gesture:

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@Tmac845 i wanted to edit my previous reply and say you can top in early flower and reveg the clones. Topping in mid and late flower wouldn’t give the new growth buds time to develop :love_you_gesture:

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Looks good. Welcome to the forum!

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Opened her up a bit.

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I just adjusted the tie downs. The canopy starting to fill in nicely. Are those pistils I’m seeing? Plenty of air flow, plenty of light penetration. Just got a ph meter and my water is in the high 7’s. A lot of limestone around here. I’ve done a couple blood meal top dresses and a bit of cal mag but I’ve gotta get that ph down. It’ll be here in a few days in time for next feeding. Gonna add some recharge to the mix and start easing up on the LST.


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What is your runoff PH/PPM?
Critically important at this stage.
Drip pans? Collect and measure Runnoff


Good to see someone do a topping…I was supposed to… :grin: But Ive been procrastinating. I’m up to past 6 or 7 nodes so I’m not sure…? I better make up my mind soon…
Good topping Great plants!!

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Got a visitor today.

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1500 live ladybugs puchased every 3 months.
Tent release for half and half for the yard.
Aphid hunters, i hope.

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I’m outside so this is a blessing! I hope he tells his friends about our lovely accommodations

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Party at your place!

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@DEEPDIVERDAVE Doesn’t Bambi eat your weed? :laughing:
@Tmac845 Thats a great Aphid eater…I find those in the pool a lot I save them and the honey bees all the time…

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Not yet.
They ate and pruned my small GSApple trees, just like 3-years ago.

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