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Old 03-18-2009, 07:24 AM #21
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:50 AM #22
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I love your guides there so detailed thanks man!
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Old 03-18-2009, 02:18 PM #23
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Always remeber there are different levels of pruning
Thinning
Light Bending
PRUNING FOR YIELD
Topping
and FIM

FIM for me is pushing the leaves apart at very top of plant you see a small bud (not flowering leaf bud) use nail clippers to pinch / cut 3/4 of the bud......in a single fim clipping i can get eight new colas.

so top
then fuck i missed an your good with bush as sacred as the burning bush a mean green bud making machine...keep a fan on em so they get real solid thick ass stemz

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Old 03-18-2009, 02:45 PM #24
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Awesome Kodiak! Thanks a lot for all the info!

I think I'll top my plants to get them bushier.
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Old 03-18-2009, 02:50 PM #25
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Gr8, easy to read and understand thread, thx kodiak
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:09 PM #26
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Good to hear that you found it helpful, I always try to make the text as comprehensive and linear as possible.

Including a lot of pictures is always a good idea as they speak for themselves and they also make the guide a bit more entertaining.

Good idea to use the nail clipper moses224, probably makes FIM topping a whole lot easier.

Go for it Equilibrium, I am sure that you will find that training adds a whole new aspect to growing, which makes vegging a whole lot more interesting and fun. In the process you will veg them for a longer period of time which means that the plants are strong when they go into flowering and you'll end up with a harvest that you can be really happy with.

The grow will take a bit longer to finish but once all those buds start packing on weight, you'll know where that extra time went.

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SUPER clean thread, Kodi I just got back from a round of 'late flower leaning' Took a plant with lots of ~even height tops (and wimpy stems) and bent her down. The weight will take care of the rest!

Supercropping/stem smashing and leaning are lazy means to the same ends. You achieve the same effects (plant shaping/height reduction), but with little effort, and a few days of stunted growth. I'm a lazy shaper, lol. Supercropping and lollypoppin. I did go top a plant nice and clean after reading this thread!
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great attention to detail with great photos... never left me guessing
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:14 AM #29
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I've always thought that "super cropping" was an absolutely stupid name, but I do use the technique a bit sometimes. Crushing the stems just a tiny bit does really toughen them up, and doesn't slow down growth at all. That's the trick though, you have to know your plant's threshold. There's a fine line between properly roughed up and clearly damaged. If you're breaking stems ever, you're probably being too rough.

Personally I prefer to FIM the plants first, then train the resulting branches. My current grow actually requires a tall plant, so I no longer use either method on the tops, but I still "top" the side nodes, which fills out the plant so much better.
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:29 AM #30
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Despite the fact that I understand these techniques well, this is a great thread. I enjoyed reading it and it will definitely help quite a few in need.
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