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Questions Topping autoflowering and when?

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Hey all!  Having the week from hell and watching the twins thriving under Gorilla God is making me happy! Anyways, I read some stuff about topping your auto flowering plants earlier than the regular ones and some other stuff about it being controversial to top them at all? We definitely want to top them--to get some Big Bud girls😁! Anyone have experience with time range? We just transplanted Tangerine Dream lady. Transplanting Purple Princess tomorrow.

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Topic starter Posted : June 22, 2021 1:44 am
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I wait till there are 5 nodes and top at the third. You should be done with the topping before the end of week 4, sooner if you can as some autos like to flower early. If she’s showing pistils at all it’s too late. Once you do it a couple times it becomes second nature.

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If it’s your first time maybe top one and not the other, at least you’ll have something to compare to. I got more off an untopped auto my first run than 1 I topped. Not exactly scientific but good training can yield well also.

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Posted : June 22, 2021 1:18 pm
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Hi Greenlady, I top when the plant is health and growing well, no hiccups. If the plant isn't in the best health, it can slow it down or worst. But if the plant is health and growing as well as a little plant can, then do it! She probably, 8 out of 10 times, won't even Blink. She'll just take it in stride and keep on boogying. I wait till the fourth node has developed enough to slip my scissors in and remove the growing tip. I do wait for the fourth node to be big enough to be defined. 

Rufio is right, that topping doesn't mean a larger yield necessarily, but helps with height and training. So you don't have to cut a hole in your roof.

And as Monkey said, watch the timing. That's why I get on the fourth node kinda quickly. But as mentioned, Once you do it, it will become second nature. So be careful and don't get scissor happy, like some of us. (I topped my last auto 9 times, Shock )

and it still a live, but not for long. ha. Sleeping in the wet spot is where mine is at.   Well, good luck and I hope this helps.      peace      

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Posted : June 22, 2021 2:00 pm
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@monkeydo 

Thank you Monkeydo! I had read wait till there are five.  It's soooo scary to cut of their maiden heads!!😜 They're so pretty! Definitely not ready yet though! 

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Topic starter Posted : June 22, 2021 7:24 pm
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@woodi2 Ha, ha!  I won't become Edwards Scissor hands!! Thumbs Up  

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Topic starter Posted : June 22, 2021 7:26 pm
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@rufio Good advice!  That might be the thing to do! 

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Topic starter Posted : June 22, 2021 7:27 pm
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It all helps a bunch!! Thanks Stootie!

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Topic starter Posted : June 22, 2021 10:34 pm
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