Growing cannabis is an enjoyable hobby that is well worth the effort. You can improve your cultivation skills at home by growing successful cannabis plants. This will allow you to save significant money.
If you are interested in a career as a cannabis cultivator, you will need to learn the skills necessary to get the job. You will be able to learn the basics of cannabis cultivation at your home and build the skills you need to succeed in the workplace.
It is not easy to grow high-quality cannabis. Although following the instructions and learning from those who are experienced in the craft is a smart way to go, there will be some trial and error.
It can be daunting to try and master everything at once. However, setting realistic goals and restricting your growth will help you learn the ropes.
The critical step of topping cannabis
This article will provide information on the topping, which is one of the most crucial steps in cannabis cultivation’s vegetative phase. Topping is an important practice in cannabis cultivation. Any experienced grower will be familiar with this process.
Topping can be intimidating for novice growers. Inexperienced growers will be nervous about the idea of cutting healthy young plants. This group of beginning growers will be asking many questions about topping.
When to top weed plant? Do you think it is necessary? Is there a time when you shouldn’t? What stage of plant growth is it best to top? How many times should you top your plants?
Continue reading to get answers to these and similar questions. With the knowledge you’ll gain, you can be confident that you know the right instructions for topping your plants. You will eventually see a bigger crop.
Once you have done it once, topping your future plants will become a routine part of your cultivation processes.
What is cannabis plant topping?
The procedure of topping cannabis plants is to remove the visible top where rapid growth occurs.
Instead of growing as one shoot, it will become a single stem. After topping, you will find two main stems where there was originally one.
Topping will result in lower plant nodes, the areas where the leaves emerge from the main stem, to grow branches, which will then produce flowers for harvest. A plant with more lateral branch development will yield a greater harvest than one growing straight up but with less branch development.
Is topping necessary?
Although topping is not required to grow cannabis from beginning to end, it will significantly increase the yield at harvest. Instead of growing taller and more slender plants, they will grow shorter and much bushier.
A plant that isn’t topped will only have one main bud (cola) at its top. However, a plant that has been topped once will have 2 colas as well as stronger lower branch development.
Topping prevents plants from growing too close to grow lights and prevents them from reaching the limit of vertical space in grow rooms or tents.
When the topping is not possible, plants will continue to grow vertically in the flowering phase. Therefore, it is strongly advised that adequate topping be done during the vegetative phase for areas with restricted vertical space.