Help! I Split my plant in half!

Had a lot of trouble with this little lady over time. She an unknown sourced seed, outdoor, and growing in potting soil - my urgency is ; yesterday I finally transferred her to a larger pot that she’d been waiting on - I also tied down her branches. :pensive:…in my excitement I SPLIT HER STEM STRAIGHT DOWN THE CENTRE!! Photos provided. What can I do to save her??, if she even salvageable at all??? Please help
(It’s getting dark so pics aren’t best)

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raw real honey, and isolation tape.

put honey in the crack and tape the whole stem back together

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Ahh ok - that’s interesting- I was told to do the same thing, but use aloe gel straight from the plant instead of honey - honey does have some incredible properties in it !! Thank you for the advice!!!

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Hello ol friend @Airies11 long time no see. I do this all the time and I use a piece of that soft plant wire and wrap it around push the branches up to close the crack and twist the wire like when you close a bread bag. Wait a month and take it off. If you don’t feel comfortable with the wire I like black electrical tape for repairs because it stretchy. I’ve never used honey but I’ve heard good things about using it. Don’t panic this is a common injury for a plant that has been topped and you are training once it heals it will be stronger than before. Some people even do this and worse on purpose to increase the strength of their plants.

Your plants are lookin good :+1: grow on :evergreen_tree::sunglasses:

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Aloe gel and soft tie. You can see where the tie was. Should have removed it a little sooner.
This was a clone and it was not topped. That is why you do not see a stub at the manifold

Inflicting a little intentional damage. Knuckle building…

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Ahh thanks @MeEasy , always reassuring to hear from a trusted contact. I look forward to seeing this girl to the very end!!!

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I second all the advice above.

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Thank u for the visual reassurance- those plants look strong and healthy - I understand the topping/FIMing/SST benefits, which is y I did/tried those techniques on my plant - however, what’s the reasoning behind the knuckle building?

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strengthening a stem to hold more weight.

And i have heard people say it will transport more nutes up the stem…not sure about the last one tho

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Hey @Airies11 here’s a pic of a male I had to kick out but if you look at the left side the branches were supercropped and the whole left side is thicker

@Nanashi0_o is exactly right. I like to illustrate the point with photos. This is a recent Jack Herer auto. It received a significant amount of LST and in doing it, stressed a few branches that I had to bend more than usual. Almost a super crop other than the location of the bend. It is right at the stem / branch node.
I wanted to see if it made a difference at harvest so I kept track of the location on the plant of what I was cutting.
This is the main stem. Take note of nodes #1 and #4. They are well knuckled.

These are untouched branches 1 - 3. #1 wins this prize.


Cleaned up for drying

This is number 4.

Broke down for drying

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You could use that stem…no… Trunk… as a club

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@beardless Im a little more sure about it now…thanks

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@Airies11 This one made it so dont worry to much


I usually don’t hold a lot of promise for the lowest node. Actually, on this plant I removed the first two sets of branches. But still, I was surprised with the production of #1. The knuckle thing and location of primary growth branches is the basis for manifolds / mainlines. And of course Kyle Kushman’s chiropractic and super cropping.

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@beardless I have a question i have been asking everyone i can corner…its your turn

I trained everything down for a very long time…im almost done filling my scrog net however.

i have a little more to fill (some bottom branches are gonna fill the space)…and the tops of the plants are at least two feet long (Trained towards the edge)

My question is this… when the flowering stretch comes… will they stretch based solely on light received? or is the length of the branch a factor?

IE will a 1 ft branch stretch as much as a 2 ft branch (if they are all the same hight in the canopy and receiving the same amount of light?

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I believe the longer the pre-stretch branch is, the more it will stretch compared to a shorter branch. In your example the one foot branch will not stretch as much as the 2’ branch. A bigger stronger branch just has more growth capacity. Some of this also depends on the apical dominance of the plant. Which, the use of topping and scrogging intends to break / minimize. Light also affects this. But I think more so in regards to quality of the bud than length of growth. A think second tier branch may stretch toward the light but the flower will inevitably be smaller and less robust.
I do not grow huge plants or use a scrog for training. But those that do will commonly use two nets. The second net is used to even the canopy for the big stretchers to match the height of other parts of the plant.
My reply is based more on my common understanding and also how my plants grow and not my use of scrogs

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Not because i cornered you and twisted an arm?

Thanks man… this is roughly what i suspected

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minus a couple branches these came back last years outdoor

I use wire or I use tape but flexible wire works very well and it will usually mend pretty well jus have to worry about pest