From what I have seen on this site and elsewhere it seems like people remove a lot of plant material, sometimes almost half the plant, when topping. Wouldn't it have the same effect to just remove the growing tip and leave as much as possible?
Hello, I read the whole thread and I'm still unsure of the benefits of topping. Is it only done to get a more compact plant with the same amount of fruits, or it actually gives better productions than just leaving the plants grow tall?
Also, does it really make production happen earlier?
I will ABSOLUTELY top this season. Each and every time, I am hesitating and don't, or I cut them too late. And then the plants get leggy and grow all the way to the lights. And harvests are also meager. This time, I will top about 25cm height, ALL OF THEM. Tired of these tall plants.