What to expect after topping/fimming

Hello everyone, I am on my first photo grow and I topped one, fim the other… What do I look for to make sure I didn’t mess up? I cut at lights off after watering and misted after the cut. Dark for closer to five hours afterwards. Topped-gelato fem FIM-sour patch kids photo. Thanks for the help in advance.


Edit: pictures are almost 24 hours after cut.

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you should notice 2 tops growing where you topped & at least 2 tops where you fimmed, ‘‘maybe more’’, in a few days that is…looks like you did it right… when i top, i usually pinch the center new growth & pluck it out . but i know others snip with pruners… your plants look great… :+1:

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Thank you! Brother, you know how it is when doing things like that the first time, lol. So nervous during and afterwards. I pruned, will try the pinch method on one that isn’t ready quite yet. Thanks for your input and kind remarks.

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i have also learned not to top more than twice, ultimately i would like to end up with 6 to 8 tops.

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You can realistically top many times as long as you give adequate time between for healing, but it also depends on strain some just don’t respond well to it. I’ve topped photos into 10+ tops before, but it took 4 months to get it all done before I could flip for flower. Its definitely a patience tester. I’ll never do it again :rofl:

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They look great and it looks to me the top and fem are fine

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Topped gelato fem


FIMed sour patch kids photo
A la naturale San Fernando OG kush photo
Thanks for all the help and suggestions everyone!

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Multiplication! :+1: You planning to tie branches down?

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Yes and defol, a bit busy lately. I also plan on transplanting the gelato this weekend/tomorrow night. Have a black Jack auto I have to trim and hang tomorrow.

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Busy day catching up… transplant, check. Defol, check. Stress training, check. I also pinch-topped the San Fernando OG kush and dressed the top soil with DE. I plan on bottom feeding/watering from here out. Just turned daytime back on for them.

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