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    What is the FIM technique?

    Some growers are now using the "FIM technique" as a way to get more growing shoots per each time you top. The strategy involves cutting off 90% of the growing shoot and leaving 10% intact. From that 10%, up to 8 more branches can emerge. This is useful for those growing SCROG style or those wanting lots of clones from a mother plant.

    A shows the tradional method of topping: cutting the whole node off cleanly, to induce the stalk to split into two. But diagram B indicates to make the cut below the center of the node, leaving about 10% intact. This is the key, because the vegetation left behind has cells that are rapidly dividing in many different directions. This can lead to as many as EIGHT tops from a single pruning.

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    Re: What is the FIM technique?

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    Re: What is the FIM technique?

    Is it true it's full name is... "Fuck I Missed"?
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    LMAO

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    Gave up on it awhile back.

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    Re: What is the FIM technique?

    This is very interesting indeed!
    I must try this at least once .. or until I get it right

    Peace guys
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    lol, good one, Head Med.

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    The Person that created this FIM sent a letter in to High Times I think back in 98 and it was for "Fuck I Messed Up..." He did not want to be disclosed and man oh man did he rellay find something interesrting... He said FIM cause he thought he ruinned his whole crop... LOL
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    Re: What is the FIM technique?

    nice one for scrog
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    Re: What is the FIM technique?

    I'm gonna have to try this technique on my current grow. Space is severely limited and it might help me get more yield.

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    Re: What is the FIM technique?

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Dread View Post
    I'm gonna have to try this technique on my current grow. Space is severely limited and it might help me get more yield.

    If space is limited they will get really bushy!!! Just something o keep in mind... I like it for less = more... I had a few Southern Light's plants and they were bushy as all hell... Fimmed them 3+ times and had about 12-16 shoots sick looking plants!!! Check out my Gallery huge yielding plants...

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    Re: What is the FIM technique?

    When is the earliest you can use the FIM technique? I'm looking to keep plants as small as possible

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    Re: What is the FIM technique?

    in the past i have FIMed the second or third set of true leaves on a seedling and had a plant that was 24 in in diameter and about 30 in tall looked like those fancy evergreen/yew trees/bushes garden centers sell you looked like a beach ball on a little stick...

    5 gal bucket soil w/pearlite and compost foxfarm nutes 400HID
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    Re: What is the FIM technique?

    I used to keep the thumbnail on my right hand long to do the job. The tip of the nail would turn light green from the chlorophyll.

    I always liked to start at the fourth set of leaves.


    I was using that technique in the 70's with big sativas. Kept 'em down to workable seven feet or so and you got a carpet of bud.
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    Re: What is the FIM technique?

    Can the part that is cut off be dipped in clonex and grown?
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