Branches too heavy, split the main stem


#1

Any suggestions? This really bummed me out. Buds are so heavy they split the stem and I didn’t realize it until last night when I drilled them.
I tried tie them together to relive the stress. They are about a week out from harvest so it might not be a big deal.
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#2

You should be fine
Good thinking on tying them together several of us have had this happen
I would get a small ziptie or garden wire to tie just below the split to keep it from running further down the stem
And you plant looks great


#3

Thank you.


#4

You can use a central stake, and then tie branches to it so they don’t droop. Very common for a free-standing plant to suffer. I had all sorts of string tied around my outdoor Blue Dream plant for support.


#5

Good odea. I knew that but I didn’t think I needed to do that since the plant is only about a foot tall. But obviously I was wrong. :slight_smile: Thanks for the input. I’m hoping to get one of these buds into the BOTM competition.
Like this one. But it’s not done yet.

Or this one. We will see.


#6

@GFDuke
Thanks for the post. I also have a couple short bushy plants that just started flowering. I scrogged my last grow and the screen supported my bud weight. This time I didn’t and it didn’t occur to me that I could run into that problem. I’ll keep an eye on mine and best of luck with yours. Thanks :sunglasses::v:


#7

I found to help a broken or split stem to heal was first get some natural organic honey. I took the honey and I smeared it all over the wound. Second, I took Saran Wrap or that cling wrap and I wrapped that around the honey and around the split stem to help protect it. I’ve used this technique several times and it’s worked every time. I never had a branch die on me. I learned this tip from people on this website. I would specifically name them if I could remember who. But it’s been a long time. Good luck and enjoy your grow.


#8

Thank you for the replies. Your input is greatly appreciated.