Roots exposed after watering

Quick question, for the last two waterings, when I water normally, the soil moves away from the highest roots on my stem and expose them. My plants are about two weeks out from harvest. Is this normal, or is there an issue with my soil?

Thanks in advance!

I notice the same with mine, but way before harvest! Not sure about normal, but there should be no problem. Those roots mainly help support the plant against lateral movement.

I grow outside so my surface roots have always been beefy from all the winds pushing the plant around. Think old tree with the surface roots exposed. Same thing, just a much shorter time frame.

The roots that are actually feeding her are well below the surface.

Happy harvesting!

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This was kinda what I was thinking, but wanted to be sure. Thanks!

You’re welcome. Trying to pay some forward from all the help I’ve gotten here. I can’t help much, but I try when I am able.


I’ve been growing for a long Long time and the roots have always shown through
And never any problems . but I have thrown more soil. Soooped up soil that is…lol but no your fine



Was going to ask same question, but no need to ask. This forum is an awesome resource !

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The cool thing about this is that we lost Will Garrigan just a few weeks ago but his work here just keeps on giving. He answered your question perfectly @pr

Wow. Sorry to hear. Still helping the newbies. Im not as much a newbie as I am a “been 30 yrs”. Same thing I guess as I had no technologies of support. Really no internet to speak of. Dial up I think maybe.

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Kinda the same story here. Quit when I was about 23. Took up growing to help the wife when 62.
I hardly use any myself but the edibles help my wife sleep and thus manage pain better the prescription meds ever did. I learned it all here and now grow pretty well. You will too. Just keep learning.

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