View Full Version : topping/fiming

28-05-10, 06:37 PM
i am growing a auto himalaya blue diesel with a cfl, will topping or fimming it increase my hield, or am i better off just leaving it.
any help apriciated.

28-05-10, 07:04 PM
It's not recommended that you top or fim auto's because there is no real benefit to doing it, they just grow so fast.

29-05-10, 09:26 PM
im growing a BHD as well that hasnt been topped, and a purple gem that has been. the BHD looks as if wouldnt have responded well as its one main cola. the purple gem look like its about a week or 2 behind as well. itl b interesting to compare the yeilds at the end.

29-05-10, 10:04 PM
is toppin an using a cfl a good idea?
(sorry i use mh an hps)

30-05-10, 07:51 PM
think fiming would be best, just poped the same bean myself, havnt read anywhere that topping does good things for auto's but never tried.

30-05-10, 08:20 PM
no point topping or fimming with autos but with cfls on non auto plants it could help yield, especially with a screen

30-05-10, 09:05 PM
here a few pis of my blue himilya disiel if your interested:
grown under a 200w red cfl with 2x 20w cfls, in a 16L-ish hempy bucket.

its almost 5 weeks old grown in the same hempy bucket as a purple gem auto.


the non topped blue himilaya on the right and the topped purple gem with two main colas on the left:

the topped purple gem is definatly a week or two behind after being topped.
sorry for the shitty quality!

30-05-10, 10:02 PM
Looks like a nice grow dude! I don't trim my autos an just got a huge harvest off my short stuff onyx! trial and error i guess bro!

31-05-10, 02:22 PM
i fimmed my last auto grow as i was under the impression that the plant i was growing would produce 1 phatt cola but it paid off for me and spread out and produced more bud sites

i fimmed on about day 22 from seed just before it showed sex then when it went into flower it widened up

i like experimenting with plants as it keeps growing intresting ;)

hope this helps