How to Top Cannabis Plants for Maximum Yields

Are you looking to get the most out of your cannabis plants? If so, then you need to learn how to top them! Top cannabis plants for maximum yields and watch your flower thrive. In this post, we will discuss the benefits of topping your weed plants and provide instructions on how to do it properly. Cannabis plants may be topped using a popular technique that works for both indoor and outdoor plants. It entails effectively chopping off the plant’s top portion in a safe way.

Why Should I Top My Cannabis Plants?


kushmapper – cannabis plants –blog bodyTopping your cannabis plants has a few key benefits. For starters, it can help to encourage the growth of lateral branches. Lateral branches are important because they produce most of the flowers on the plant. By topping your plant, you will be encouraging it to grow more lateral branches, which means more flowers and ultimately, more yield. This increases your crop by producing incredible buds at the end of each branch.


Benefits Of Topping Weed Plants:

  • Increase lateral branches
  • Encourage new and larger plant growth
  • Bigger harvest yields
  • Works indoors and outdoors


How to Top Cannabis Plants


Now that we’ve gone over the benefits of topping your cannabis plants, let’s go over how to do it. Start by identifying the main stem of the plant. This is typically the tallest part of the plant with the biggest leaves. Once you have found the main stem, use a sharp knife or pair of scissors to cut off the very top of the plant. Be sure to make a clean cut so that the plant can heal properly.

After you have topped the plant, you will need to monitor it closely. The plant will be susceptible to stress and may need extra attention during this time. Once the plant has recovered from the topping, you will start to see new lateral branches growing. These branches will produce the majority of the flowers on the plant, so make sure to give them plenty of space to grow.


Topping VS Fimming


kushmapper – cannabis plant –blog bodyNow that you know how to top cannabis plants, you may be wondering what the difference is between topping and fimming. Topping is the process of removing the entire top of the plant while fimming is the process of removing just the tips of the leaves. Fimming can be used to encourage lateral branch growth like topping, but it is not as effective. Using the FIM method, the plant’s top is grabbed, and roughly 75% of the plant’s tip is cut off. Topping is the best method for encouraging lateral branch growth and maximizing yields.

We hope this post has helped you to understand the benefits of topping your cannabis plants and how to do it properly. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us on our contact page or search on our blog to learn more about cannabis growing.

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