FIM stands for Fuck, I Missed, and this method originated when a grower who attempted to top his plants failed miserably. He failed to cut the tip of the plant entirely but was successful with FIMming. He let the plant grow as usual but was surprised when the plant developed several colas instead of two as he had originally planned.
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Many cannabis growers hesitate to train their autoflowering cannabis plants. This is because they worry about stunted growth. Typically, an autoflowering plant does well even without training. It is possible to get great yields even if you leave the plant alone. However, you can increase the yields if you employ certain techniques at the right time.
Now, using clean scissors is very important since you don’t want to infect the plant with diseases. It’s also a good idea to sterilize the scissors or blade to ensure that you’re not infecting the plant. You don’t want a healthy plant to die because of your mistakes, do you?
In other words, the areas that get more light grow more. Most flowers are at the top and the lower parts of the plant don’t get too much light. Since the lower parts are light-deficient, they obviously produce fewer flowers. LST attempts to rectify this problem. The basic premise of this technique is to help the plants get more light.
Generally, topping an autoflowering plant isn’t encouraged because many growers believe that it can reduce the growth of the plants. However, this is not true. Autoflowers aren’t actually as fragile as you imagine them to be. Unless you’re a new grower with absolutely no experience, you can top your plants and increase the buds.
LST is better than other techniques because it doesn’t stress the plant too much. With autoflowers, it’s a good idea to train less since you might stunt the plant if you overdo anything. Since autoflowers have a preset cycle, it may not have a lot of time to recover if you stress them a lot. So, take fewer risks and stick to the plan.
Basically, you’re stressing the plant to produce more, and they will comply. It’s very critical to know when to top, though. For instance, photoperiod plants are topped in their vegetative stage when the plant is still growing. Similarly, autoflowers need to be topped when they are in their growing stage.
Many cannabis growers hesitate to train their autoflowering cannabis plants. This is because they worry about stunted growth. Typically, an autoflowering plant