I have been doing this for 20 years. Did not know it had a name. I just pinch them close and hope for multiple tops which I usually get. This method looks more precise.
Yes it does when flowering individual pods double and double and fast all the auxin's head to the 1/8" pinch to repair and split every 10-14 days 3rd week of flowering until 2 wks remain. Try it and see what could you lose I never thought of pinching the bud ever. Well some tried it with great success You like the thread couple others mock me I can't understand the attack by them I am always open to new ways learning is the key to success not lambasting the language and name calling on rollitup should be exiles yes Monkeyassman you OG outThat's interesting. Does it make the plant think it's under attack? And in return it fattens up and over produces resin.
Do this when their budding the 3rd week. All your doing is creating new branches letting the other catch up. Makes a great bush, did it with my skunk#1 plant already outside at 3 ft tall and 4 ft wide started budding then reverted back to veg leaving me a taste of whats to come. OG JC 50 female brood bitches waiting for meGuess i was correct. I fimmed a tat to high grew right back lol.
That is what I am doing right now with my outdoor Indica hybrids. I sexed my seeds and now they are making new branches everywhere with huge single leaves that were seed pods. Do you use the technique to make large buds cutting 1/8 inch week 3 flowering and 10-14 days after that? I will try that too. OGI've been FIM since I started 3 years ago, never top because I did that once and my plant looked like a y and I hated how she looked. I like the bushy, and super cropping. FIM has made my plants monsters, didn't know people did it any other way, more bud sites more bud so lol I FIM my autos too, anyone else use the 30 days before flower to make as many bud sites possible?
Anyways so nice seeing everyone bushy plants hehe
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Not true. I regularly get 4-6 meristems for every one I fim. Topping would create two. Do the math, fim your fims, and it gets real pretty fast lol. Ive had 8" clones with 25 colas. I have one right now that's recently rooted and started vegging; its under 10" but has at least 30 meristems already.Top once and be done. FIM is no real difference. You are stopping the main stalk upward growth and the rest of branches chase. Woohoo. We've known that forever. And FIM and topping is the same results for the plant. When you top, you reduce the size of the cola and split it amoung two. You don't increase yield. You just make trimming take longer. Big buds trim easier then lots of little ones.
FIM got its name from a cultivator who was pinching tops off and missed on few plants and was happier with the results than regular topping/pinchingAfter seeing and hearing many questions about the FIM method I decided to do a tutorial on this method to show exactly how it is done and the results that can be achieved.
FIM stands for ''Fuck I Missed'' and im not sure how it got that name because its very simple to do. I use this method all the time to help create a wide canopy with many branches and colas. Some people FIM each plant more than once to create even more colas and branches and it works very well for them and has very minimal stress on the plant.
I usually FIM plants when they are between 1-2ft tall and it should be done at least 2 weeks before turning to 12/12 to maximise the growth potential of the new shoots and maximise the benefits of using this method.
#1 Locate the very top of the new growth.
#2 With a clean, sterilized scissors, Fold the fan leafs over and cut approximately 80% of the new growth off the plant.
#3 This is what it should look like after the cut has been made.
#4 View of the Cut section after 2 days growth, showing the 4 new growth shoots (branches)
I sometimes dont even use scissors and I just pinch out some of the new growth with my fingers. Heres a few pics of another plant that I pinched with my fingers. This plant has been neglected throughout its short life so far and
Please add to this if you have any more info or pics of FIMming.
I believe you are confusing Super Cropping with Monster Cropping.OK so been out of the grow buss. just now got "Legal" so dipping my toes back in. First off Cann. Queen, Super cropping has nothing to do with topping or Fimming. It is a cloning technique done in the very late stages of flower. Or at least that's what this old hippie was taught. Second I was taught that when Fimming it was critical to cut at an angle. I always used a curved pair of manicure scissors. Like I said been out of it for many years, so if things have changed or if I have misunderstood,,, what can I say, also very aware this is an older post. I may have finally found the exception to the rule recently raised a "Hash Plant" landrace not the watered down version, fimmed and had absolutely 0 new bud sights after! WTF