Replant Those Long Stretchy Stems ( Its Easy )

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    MauieWoowie Well-Known Member

    I've got beautiful lady flowering, maybe 2 weeks till harvest ( as i have been told here ) but i wonder if i could take one of bottom branches and replant them?

    Would be very sad to see the end of this plant and because temperatures here are as low as 10°C and maximum of near 20°C i doubt she has much time left :(

    So, in short - is it possible to reveg one of bottom flowers with leaf and branch even tho plant is in late flower phase? Thanks.

    dargd1 Well-Known Member

    Very good info. I have 2 WW that is stretched a bit to much for my liking. They are very close to needing watered. I will try your method and bury the stems deeper to stableize the leafs a little better. Thank you for your thread. I don't see a LIKE button or I would hit it on your

    dargd1 Well-Known Member

    Ok I lowered them about 1 1/2- 2" into the same pot/soil. I gave them a partail watering they were pretty dry at 6.4 PH and 235 PPM. If they don't stress to much they should be fine. Also lowered my KindLED down to 30". I will monitor, If no adverse reaction on plants over next day or two, will lower it a little more. Thank you for this info.

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    boedhaspeaks Well-Known Member

    Its possible but if the cuttling will survive the transplant i dont, know depends on how much love she get. (One of my mystery clones i got was in flower as clone, got it back into veg and now shes almost ready flowering .)
    Then it will take a while before she will go back to veg.

    Feracon Active Member

    This is really helpful info, thanks for sharing.

    goldenbigboi New Member


    goldenbigboi New Member

    I just had this problem with mine. I replanted on a bigger container with a new 1000 watt king LED. Since then they havnt grower any taller just developing new leaves and some of the old ones on the bottom are turning yellow. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


    bam0813 Member

    im a noob but i always thought light to roots was bad? using a clear cup that is

    bam0813 Member

    my bad you do it to know when to repot...

    avnewb Well-Known Member

    This is what i did on this one that was streached.

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    Skunkman69 New Member

    Newbie here, I have successfully germinated 2 seeds that eventually died after they stretched like this. No nutrients, just soil and filtered water. Maybe I over watered. Not sure. My question is what do you mean by "lower your lights"? Lower the intensity or move them closer to the seedling. The seeds are Old Skool and I think supposed to be good for beginner growers. Thanks in advance, Skunkmiester.

    TitSprinksMcGee Member

    I didn't read all 26 pages but what's the solution if you're growing in grodan blocks? I've just staked them to support. If I was in soil I'd just add more but with grodan that's not an option.

    The plants are otherwise happy and healthy but they stretched bad when they germinated.

    Purpnugz Well-Known Member





    Mine got way out of hand. :dunce:

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    Purpnugz Well-Known Member

    Clear cups Inside colored cup to block light to roots.

    Ethan010 Active Member

    Thank you so much buddy, but I'm really gonna grow mj however I have no idea about which kind of lights I can choose.

    Purpnugz Well-Known Member


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    lewiscopeland18 Member

    There are times when a few producers like a touch of extend since this is useful for evading bud spoil in specific strains. In any case, much of the time stem extending is not attractive.
    Amid the vegetative state and the initial two weeks of the blossoming stage utilize blue lights to lessen extending. In the event that your plant is extending, cease from giving it an excessive amount of nitrogen. Rather utilize a compost proportion of (2-2-2) toward the start of the blooming stage to keep the nitrogen levels normal. Making a moment move to the typical blossoming apportion directly after the vegetative stage causes yellowing. Finally, recall to utilize wavering fans to help make your stems more beneficial.
    Keep in mind that plants with solid hereditary qualities have less change of becoming ill and are less powerless for infections, deficiency's, vermin and natural burdens.

    Dynamo626 Well-Known Member

    ok read some posts saw some good info and some bad. First lets get rid of a myth. The fan dosnt do much to strengthen the stem. Put 2 plants outside. One with a wind break and one wide open. The one behind the wind break will be just as strong as the other. Fans are needed in a stagnet enclosed area like a tent to move the oxygen rich air the plants resperate away so fresh co2 laden air can make it to the stomata. The circulation also helps with powerdery mildew.
    Ok thats over. Now lets address the cause of the stretch. Plain and simple they are stretching for light that isnt there. Easy fix. Add more or move your light closer. Repoting deeper works great however never plant them over 1/2 deeper. The soil below that stays moist much longer. Maby not today or tomarrow but eventually you will lose a couple that way to dampening off. 1/2 inch deeper is plenty. Check out my journal

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    Jmy137900 Active Member

    Same thing happened to me a couple weeks ago and now they seem to have recovered well.

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