My plants are getting too tall (They have grown another 8-10 inches since this photo) and they still have at least three months to go. Can I tie them down and how will this affect them?
I know next year I will be topping and fimming a lot more often…
I don’t know what the technique is called, but zoom in on the picture at the wire mesh surrounding the plant. Mount a ring of that around your plants and gently pull the branches through. Do this now, before the plant begins flower!
I am here. I love the outdoor grow. This is my second year and I really have learned a few things. I am still learning everyday. I really enjoy my benefit filled hobby. I stumbled across two clones last year and they grew just fine. I ordered some seeds From ILGM (Maui Wowie, and the Berry pack) and they are growing beyond expectations. Who says you can’t grow Maui in Michigan!
Speaking of blooming. I used molasses and “Bloom” last year. Worked okay for me. Is there anything else I should do?
Now do I add Molasses and Bloom when they start to flower or when?
I am still a beginner
Any other suggestions on supporting branches now before they flower? I have seen like 4x4 metal and 4x4 mesh over the tops of the plants. Does Being outdoors make a difference in what I should use? Where should I place the support? Again I am a second year grower I think I know but I want to make sure I do it correct.
Thanks for the patience
Yeah, not 4x4 mesh use 6x6 or bigger used for concrete slabs. You can get it at a hardware store. Some places sell it by the roll, others you can buy cut offs. Also, you can ask if any contractors have bought any lately and get the scrap from them? Get 2 people and shape it into a hoop big enough to go around the plant. Take a zip cutter on a grinder and cut a 2x2 access hole in the bottom so you can service the under side of yer bush! You can pull branches through the squares and tie tops down to the rim. For bigger bushes, get some poles and wire them to a bigger hoop, drive some rebar in the ground and flip it over so the cage is 4 feet or whatever height you need off the ground and wire the poles to the rebar stakes. Rinse and repeat.
4x4 mesh is a tad small to be yanking tops through and hard to get yer hands through, 6x6 or the rectangle wire is easier by miles.