I have recently embarked upon my very first grow. I’m having an absolute blast with it lol. I’ve already learned so much - and can’t wait to level up my growing skills going forward.
One of the amateur mistakes I’ve made is learning about Low-Stress Training. On one of my plants, I got a little overzealous with the training and resulted in a full break of the main cola branch.
When I did my google research half-panicking because I thought I had just completely ruined one of my plants, I discovered through various posts online that I should be ‘ok’ continuing on with the growth of this plant. It’s still very much in a VEG state, and not on a flowering light schedule.
However, my question is this: Someone said that if the plant stem is hollow that it might be due to a “calcium deficiency”.
1.) Is this true, that a hollow stem is a result of a Calcium deficiency?
2.) If so, how do I resolve this and make my plants healthier?
3.) What are the possible repercussions if I do nothing and let it grow without any intervention?
My concern is this, I don’t necessarily want to spend more money on chemicals/nutrients, but also I wanted to keep my first grow “simple”. I didn’t want to mess with nutrients as I felt it added a layer of complexity that I wasn’t ready for.
That being said, I’m not afraid to try new things - as I was trying to LST my plants.
As always, Any and all help is greatly appreciated!!
Photo of broken stem:
Photo of the entire plant to gauge health: