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    FIMing...

    I decided that I didn't want to top my plant so I did some research on what other options I had. I found some great info on FIMing. So here I am posting it for everyone.
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    The FIM Technique

    Topping a Plant

    1. 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.

    2. Shows Plant Top cut off and where the 2 new Branches that will form a "Y" in the main stem will grow from.

    3. Shows the newly topped plant after 2 days of growth, notice the Y in the Stem Forming.





    FIMMING A PLANT!

    Fimming is actually no different that topping, what fimming does is virtually the exact same thing only your leaving part of the new growth. This only takes of 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 your getting 4 new tops right next to eachother when its actually only 2 at the very top (like topping) but since it was cut so closely to the next newest set of fanleaves 2 branches which would have formed there anyways seems to make it look like there is 4 new tops.

    This is how you go about doing this.

    1. Locate the very top of the new growth




    2. With a clean sterilized scissors, Fold the fan leafs over and cut approximately 80% of the new growth off the plant.





    3. View from the top showing the Cut




    4. 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.

    Source: Mogie
    Last edited by MsRedEye; 09-05-2008 at 07:42 PM.
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    Re: FIMing...

    Good find!

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    Re: FIMing...

    so what if your cat tops your plants? whats the likely hood that it will actually be helpful?

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    Re: FIMing...

    Will plants grow continue to grow vertically after topping?

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    Re: FIMing...

    whats the point of topping ?

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    Re: FIMing...

    Quote Originally Posted by Stizz1e View Post
    so what if your cat tops your plants? whats the likely hood that it will actually be helpful?
    HAHAHAHA sounds like someone was a little lax on growroom security lol.

    you should now have a topped plant just unintentionally lol