First time stem splitting


#62

Must admit at first time i was afraid and tht was 3grows ago now i see it as a must but i think 7days before the 48hrs darkness the the chop. I cant wait till this grow am doing am doing autoflowers with 1 reg Feminized fast version tht i will do aswell if i can fit thm in a small space i have. Anyway nice grow and i always advise splitting the stems i think it makes a massive difference in production of them thrichomes and give u some nice potent MJ.


#63

:ok_hand::+1::call_me_hand:


#64

Yeah I know what you mean,the first stem I did was quite fat so took some pushing and yes I did cut my knuckle a little lol but I’ve done it many times since with great success without anymore cuts or problems and I did the 48 hours darknesses with every grow and I have done 5 grows so far


#65

@daz49 , Have you tried packing in ice ? That is another tactic used to increase Tricomes that I read about on here.


#66

What before you split the stem? What would that achieve oh and sorry no never packed it in ice,I’ve done dry rub kief though


#67

Supposed to trick the plant into thinking winter is here. They say it works, I would like to talk with someone that has tried it.


#68

Thinking it’s winter, it sends all of its juices to the buds.


#69

Well I can’t say I’ve heard of that one but it may well do,I thought the stem splitting was a crazy notion till I found out the facts about it and then after trying it I was hooked,I’ve done it to every plant since


#70

I drilled and iced my plants about 5-6 dsys prior to harvest.


I don’t know if the icing really made that much difference but this late stage I figured it couldn’t hurt. The plant was coming down anyways


#71

See, I wasn’t crazy ! @daz49 , I don’t know anything about the science of growing , but I did read that it works. I’m glad you posted a picture @SilentHippie , I wasn’t sure how to go about it , now I know. :wink:


#72

To be completely honest @Pat2, I’m not sure if the ice treatment really did anything but that close to harvest I figured it couldn’t hurt anything. The plants got chopped Sunday anyways.

I just realized I said the same thing in the last post. Sorry for my redundancy. Lol


#73

That’s ok, I usually have to read things twice before they sink in anyway LOL !!! And if nothing else, the girls get one last flush before the end. @SilentHippie


#74

So, to review, seven to ten days before harvest, split the stem, and ice plant, forty-eight hours before chop go into total darkness. Just to confirm, are we watering this last week, with a split stem, or not ?


#75

@Pat2 I’d use the ice pack for your watering. I think I did it 3 or 4 days before cut.


#76

Yeah for sure you’re not crazy but is it proven to have any benefits


#77

Has it been proven man is causing globall warming ? @SilentHippie sure seems to think it works. And I’ll try almost anything once.


#78

That’s the rub. They adjust the numbers to fit their agenda, but never factor in anything like El Nino, solar flares, or volcanic eruptions - which dump more crap into the atmosphere in a day than man can in a decade. And they want you to donate $$$ (or vote for it to be stolen in taxes) so that they can change the weather? When only a few countries in the world participate?

LOL.

On the other part, I would love to see side-by-side of 2 clones from the same plant, one split and one not.