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geoffo

snapped main arm

Im  58days in and snapped a main arm last night, to be precise where the arm joins the stalk  snapped and tore down right into the stalk at the joint halfway through the main stem.

Its not a kink break, its snap and tear a hole type break

I chopped the arm leaving about 3 inches fitted the break back in place and taped it.

 

Just for future reference, whats best to do? is covering the wound with wax, supergluing, taping binding etc .. whats best course of action to take?

 

Im only 5-10days away from cropping my concern is can infection set in and affect the buds in that time, im hoping not.

Bloody annoying as bud swelling is explosive at the minute, tight calyx balls are opening up little bunches of packed pistils everyday.

Worse is this plant is an experiment, ive been selectively trimming bud tips to try promote lateral growth which was going great, i couldve done with accurate yield data to see how and if it affected yields

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Electrical tape I used over the joint/damage and if need be a stick and tie that to stick above and below the damage. used this method a few times and surprising how easy she rejoins and heals and carry’s on taking it in her stride. 
 

as for yield and final results I’m far from your man on that. Yield is my specialty......very low yield specialist hahaha 

The guys be around soon and they all shit hot when it comes to that kind of knowledge, sorry couldn’t answer that 

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as @Jammo85 said, just tape it up and support it, i use bamboo canes

 

While trying to supercrop or LST (high stress in my case lol), i have snapped branches before, either along the branch or where the branch joins the stem.

I just used electrical tape, support the branch with canes and ties, and tape up the break without cutting anything off.

It is surprising how quick they recover and you will eventually see a fat knuckle at the break.

 

Dont forget its a weed we are growing, not some delicate show flower, they are really resiliant

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I used tape, but had to cut the branch. My main worry was the break on the main stem been so deep itd affect everything above it, almost half the plant.

i think il keep whats needed to do a 'repair' in a small tub in the growroom in future, ive had branches kink loads of times and recover ok been splinted up as someone suggested.

First time ive had the branch crackoff right in the main stem/stalk though.

 

Ive just found a 2nd issue. growshop gave me rock resinator NOT rox enchancer by mistake. Ive already added it, now thats pissed me off.

does anyone know whats in rock resinator? ive tried to flush this morning im wondering if i can still add triacontanol to the week 5-6plants

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From what I have read on here,

3 hours ago, geoffo said:

 

Ive just found a 2nd issue. growshop gave me rock resinator NOT rox enchancer by mistake. Ive already added it, now thats pissed me off.

does anyone know whats in rock resinator? ive tried to flush this morning im wondering if i can still add triacontanol to the week 5-6plants

From what I've read on here, not many of us use PGR's.

it used by cash croppers and I think it may also be a health risk if inhaled ( not sure on this tbh)

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On 30/01/2020 at 0:50 PM, Subutai said:

From what I have read on here,

From what I've read on here, not many of us use PGR's.

it used by cash croppers and I think it may also be a health risk if inhaled ( not sure on this tbh)

Never heard of PGRs so googled that Rox stuff, how the fk it cost so much? 

what makes that better than a PK13/14 then? 

 

What’s so good about PHR and why are they so different to what we use on here ? 

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11 hours ago, Jammo85 said:

Never heard of PGRs so googled that Rox stuff, how the fk it cost so much? 

what makes that better than a PK13/14 then? 

 

What’s so good about PHR and why are they so different to what we use on here ? 

 

there are a couple of threads on here

think its down to natural Triacontanol vs chemical versions

 

http://www.uk420.com/boards/index.php?/topic/217713-help-with-rox-flower-enhancer-pleaseeeeee/

 

http://www.uk420.com/boards/index.php?/topic/385582-pgrs-chlormequat-chloride-cali-import-weed/

 

http://www.uk420.com/boards/index.php?/topic/403001-pgr-cali-weed/

 

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6 hours ago, Subutai said:


Nice one mate on it now 

 

 

fk I’ve only read the first link and fk it’s like marmite people love it or fkin hate it lol. 
seems to cause division that’s for sure 

 

thanks mate onto the 2nd link now 

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On 29/01/2020 at 10:28 AM, Subutai said:

as @Jammo85 said, just tape it up and support it, i use bamboo canes

 

While trying to supercrop or LST (high stress in my case lol), i have snapped branches before, either along the branch or where the branch joins the stem.

I just used electrical tape, support the branch with canes and ties, and tape up the break without cutting anything off.

It is surprising how quick they recover and you will eventually see a fat knuckle at the break.

 

Dont forget its a weed we are growing, not some delicate show flower, they are really resiliant

 

if you use potassium silicate, youll get fewer branches and stems snapping when you're bending them over.  i have been using potsill and the stems get really flexible like a Russian gymnast

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