Topping, Fimming and Low Stress Training

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Topping is one of the techniques used to force a plant to grow in a certain shape. It can also be used with low stress training, or ‘Fimming’. In this article, we’ll look at topping, fimming and LST. You can also see diagrams of these techniques. If you’re not sure which one to use, read on for some tips. Here are a few diagrams:


Plants need a certain amount of planned stress to be healthy, and the same is true for supercropping. When plants are under stress, they will produce a defensive response, resulting in bushier plants and bigger yields. However, you have to be careful when supercropping – the branch may be prone to bruise and break if you use small pliers to pinch it or break the outer layer.


There are two primary types of high-stress training: fimming and topping. Topping is the process of cutting off a growing tip, while fimming is the process of creating new growth near the top of a plant. Both cutting styles are effective for indoor plants, though the two differ in their location and plant response. While both techniques can be effective, some growers prefer fimming. Here’s how to perform both techniques:


Topping is a method of encouraging plant growth with little stress. Using topping to stimulate growth is an effective way to maximize space and yields. Topping also helps to slow down plants that stretch, directing energy to more dominant shoots. While new shoots will never grow to be as big as the main stem, they will yield more overall. Topping is a proven technique for indoor gardening. Use it sparingly, but you can increase the yields of your plants by applying it to multiple plants at one time.


Performing LST requires bending the top branch or stem of a plant. This technique is most effective when a plant is young and flexible. It’s a good idea to secure the highest stems using twisty ties. Afterward, trim the branch to a height of about six to eight inches, leaving the top branches of the plant in place. LST will help even out the height of the canopy and improve light distribution. A good LST technique won’t require alterations to your growing setup, but it does require a few tools and know-how.

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Increased yields

Topping is a plant training technique that can be combined with LST, or low stress training, to increase the yields of cannabis plants. Using a pair of scissors or razor blade to make the cut, you can increase the height and shape of the plant, thus increasing the yields. During this process, the plant should be in a vegetative stage and around a foot tall, and the cut should be made on the main stem just below the most recent growth. It is recommended to sterilize the scissors used for this task. The plants should recover for a couple of weeks from the cutting and re-top as necessary to achieve the desired structure.

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