How to Fix Yo’ Broke and Bent Ganja Stems like a Boss

How to Fix Yo' Broke and Bent Ganja Stems like a Boss

Yo, what up fellow growers? It’s ya boy Dan and today we’re gonna talk about fixing those broken and bent stems that can happen when growing some of that good good cannabis. Don’t trip, it may seem like a major problem, but with some simple methods, we can save those precious plants and keep the yield flowing.

So why do stems break or bend in the first place? Well, it could be due to careless handling or even windy conditions. And if you’re into those low-stress or high-stress training methods, then you’re at risk too. But no worries, we got this.

It’s important to act fast because a broken stem exposes the plant to infections and can even kill it. Plus, the stem is responsible for transporting water and nutrients through the plant, so we need to keep that flow going.

Now let’s break down the three main types of stem damage: broken or split stems, bent or folded stems, and detached stems. Broken stems can happen when training rigid plants or during flowering. But fear not, we can fix it with some tape or a support structure. Just make sure to wrap it tight and check on it daily for progress.

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Bent or folded stems are the most common type of damage and can occur from overdoing the training techniques. These stems may grow slower than the others due to lack of water and nutrients, so we need to support them with external structures like trellises or bamboo stakes.

Detached stems are a whole other level of stress. But don’t throw them away just yet! We can still mend them with the same techniques used for other stem damage. Just be extra careful as these require more attention.

So how do we fix these stems? The most common method is using tape to wrap around the broken area for 2-4 weeks. But if you want to be extra secure, use a splint like a piece of wood or pencil alongside the tape.

For bent stems, use external supports to offload gravity’s pull. Tie your plant securely to a supporting structure with some soft garden ties. And don’t forget to give your plant some time to adjust before removing the tape.

Remember to keep those nutrients flowing during this healing period! Consistency is key here. And for some extra help, try out some natural fertilizers like worm castings or bat guano.

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To prevent stem damage altogether, be careful with handling and training techniques. Don’t overdo it on those rigid plants! And if you live in windy conditions, reinforce your plants with natural or man-made barriers like hedges, fences, or bamboo matting.

If you’re feeling adventurous and want to try out high-stress training techniques like super cropping, splitting stems, topping, or fimming – go for it! Just remember that these require intentional damage and may not be suitable during flowering.

On the flip side, low-stress training involves gently diverting branch growth with soft ties and clips for improved lateral growth and light distribution.

In conclusion, our cannabis stems may be overlooked but they’re anatomically vital for healthy plant growth. By taking control of our training techniques and fixing stem damage as soon as possible, we can enjoy heavier yields and luscious buds. Keep growing on my fellow growers!

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