Controlling The Canopy By Fimming Cannabis
When growing Marijuana, it is essential that as a grower you have some form of canopy control. In this video tutorial by Grow420guide, you learn one way of super cropping your plants by a technique known as fimming. A big problem that many growers face, especially with Sativa dominant strains, is unwanted tall plants. By watching this tutorial, you will see how removing around 80% of the growing tip will lead to wide bushy plants.
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Promote Bushy Plants By Fimming
When growing Marijuana, if you have plants that are growing tall and quickly then fimming actually promotes bushy plants and focuses the plant’s energy on the lower parts below where the fimming took place. The plant will usually resume growing vertically after a week or so once it has regrown the apical tip. In the meantime all of the lower growth has been accelerated. When the plant begins to grow together, the canopy is much more bushy and vigorous. Plants that have been fimmed are ideal for scrogging or sea of green set ups. Fimming is also a good idea when working with mother plants that will be used to take clones from. The clones will be more abundant and there will be more lower growth to select from which is also why people often confuse this technique with super cropping.
Fimming Will Slow Top Growth Down
Leave 20% Of The Shoot
The reason why you must leave around 10-20% of the top shoot on is to slow down top growth. If you were to remove the entire top shoot, the effect would be different in the sense that the bottom parts of the plant would certainly improve, however the new top shoots would require around 14 days to grow to a similar size as the removed top. By fimming you are giving the plants a week to recover and grow at full speed until the top grows back and new shoots form. Incorporating fimming in your grow rooms will benefit your plants massively when growing Marijuana.