Replant Those Long Stretchy Stems ( Its Easy )

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    snickle-fritz

    snickle-fritz Member

    Great info... Didn't have any stretch issues but will keep this in mind. Now I haven't read all the replies because there are over 400 I do not have time. So if someone has already mentioned this please forgive me. More of a question than a suggestion but does anyone think adding a little rooting powder to the newly buried portion on the stem would assist this process?
     
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    raymont

    raymont Member

    Not really. Rooting powders are made to assist in starting the rooting process. Once it starts you need to be sure to give you plant what it needs. Dont try to "super charge" it. This only leads to trouble. Once a plant roots, just be simple. Just keep it moist and not soaked. Let it do its thing
     
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    Skunk Baxter

    Skunk Baxter Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I would not do it. First, in my experience it's never once been necessary, and I've done this more times than I can count over the last 30-odd years. Second, as Raymont points out, it's more likely to make things harder for your plant than easier - by the time it's reached a point where you're doing this, it already has a well-developed root system. If you add rooting powder to the soil above the root system, the rooting hormone will be carried down through the growing medium to the root system, which can shock the young plant or seriously damage the existing roots. Rooting compounds are some extremely potent shit.

    This is another one of those cases where the less you do for your plant, the more you're doing for it. As Raymont says, it's critical to keep the soil around the buried stem moist, but not soaked. Just water your plant normally, and in a couple of weeks you'll have good roots coming out of the old stem.
     
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    raymont

    raymont Member

    Another thing to be aware of. Good call.
     
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    snickle-fritz

    snickle-fritz Member

    Ok ...just overkill then.. And not that I thought it nessessary but hey, anything that can shorten a crop cycle is worth a shot as long as your not surrendering quality in the process. Thanks for dropping some knowledge (:
     
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    Greedy-Green

    Greedy-Green Active Member

    Good thread man Thankyou,
    Have done this myself in past, first or second grow cannot remember now but I was so scared to burn my little girls that I kept the light (250w hps) about 4/5 foot above the plant, this distance and the colour
    spectrum meant I had seedling stretching about 4inches and only being on ther second node (barley)
    Thanks again man and how do I give rep on here?
    Happy Farmin
     
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    Skunk Baxter

    Skunk Baxter Well-Known Member

    Just hit the "like" button at the bottom right of the post you're repping!
     
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    Greedy-Green

    Greedy-Green Active Member

    Is that only on PC as on my phone it only says report or reply?
    Thankyou for your help
     
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    Nyan Rapier

    Nyan Rapier Well-Known Member

    I usually rebury even if the plants don't seem particularly stretched. I'm kind of OCD about it. I guess I don't like tall plants.
     
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    captainorganic79

    captainorganic79 Member

    Don't know if a drinking straw has been mentioned cut it an inch longer than the plant slice it up side with scissors than carefully open it and wrap it around and shove it into the ground. I do this if there is no room left to rebury.
     
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    BUSTALUNG

    BUSTALUNG Member

    Lucky you didn't burn them up with the 8-5-5. They're like babies you wouldn't feed a newborn steak would you. Seedlings ain't ready for all that yet.
     
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    GreenThumby

    GreenThumby Well-Known Member

    Might have to try this lil trick out. much thnx
     
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    BUSTALUNG

    BUSTALUNG Member

    It works! I've done it several times and once this year. I started a plant with CFL's , several plants actually, and one was shorter then the rest so the lights was farther above it than it was all the rest. The shorty stretched trying to get the needed light and it looked plumb awkward, like a teenage boy. No longer a kid but not yet a man. When I transplanted it in FFHF I buried the long stalk all the way up to the first set of leaves, not the little round ones that first open when germinated but the first two "real leaves." Then took it out from under the lights and away from the taller plants and put it under its own lights by itself so it wouldn't continue to streeeeeeetch. The stalk that was buried, after some growing, produces roots and by fixing the lights no moe stretching occurred, problem fixed.
     
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    Budding-potential

    Budding-potential Member

    Ok first time grower here. I germinated,fed,loved,grew my first 2 plants recently to get a full understanding of flushing before harvest and not flushing. Also cloned from my best lady to see when the best time to take clones was either during veg or 2 weeks into flower. Well I'm currently curing the harvest from the unflushed plants,now on the 4th day. Will update on this later. As for the best time to clone, definitely during 2nd week of flower, I used absolutely zero rooting hormone due to the fact that a flowering plant is full of raging hormones lol, both clones took and are growing fast. I also took 5 cuttings during vegg which only 1 survived while using rooting compound. For the flowering clones all I used was the clone feeding the nutrient bottle suggested. So from now on my cloning is going to be done during flower which I highly suggest to all. Also the flowred clones are producing shoots like crazy (monster cropping). As for the taste test for flushed with proper cure I will definitely be posting updates,but as we all know it takes time.
     
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    BUSTALUNG

    BUSTALUNG Member

    I'm a outdoor gorilla grower and really ain't up on the scientific approach to growing. I'm a country boy and have always grown my own food so it's kinda simple to me. Germinate seeds, put in dirt, supply food and sunshine and when the last of September rolls around harvest, dry and smoke. Now I know people have made a science out of it when it boils down to soil mixtures the best nutes the best lights and the best way to cure. So my simple approach to growing leaves me with this question. When you clone from a plant that's in flowering since it's already in flower mode does the clone automatically try to flower once it's established a root system? I know you can manipulate the lights and bring it back to vegetative state but is that something you have to do or does the flowering clone go right into vegetative state? Hope you can make sense out of my question. Good luck and good growing!!!
     
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    Budding-potential

    Budding-potential Member

    Well I do not have any experience
    Well I have noticed that the plant did continue to produce trichomes days after I had planted them. So I am sure they will continue on the flowering process. But due to the lack of a solid root foundation I wouldn't want to continue flowering at that point. As a farmer you know "better root more fruit " but I'm sure everybody in the community would love to see someone try something new and inform the rest of us with the final results.
     
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    Budding-potential

    Budding-potential Member

    An you have to restart the clone under the same vegg lighting schedule either 24/0 20/4 18/6 to send it back into vegg.
     
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    BUSTALUNG

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    BUSTALUNG

    BUSTALUNG Member

    Cool experiment, good information you're passing along. Thanks pal, good luck, good growing
     
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    rocko369

    rocko369 Well-Known Member

    Put it back on 18/6 or 24/0 and it will start to reveg. in about a week or two. It will not start to flower until u put it back on 12/12.

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