Techniques used at pre harvest

indoor-grow
#1

I have seen where some people use a knife and split the stalk of their plants and insert wedges . I am asking why, when and what are the expected results of such an action. All suggestions and opinions are very welcome. Thank you for all input…:thinking: :v:

#2

It stresses the plant and it reacts by creating more resin (in theory).

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#3

@Drinkslinger, so when would be the appropriate time to administer this technique. Thanks…:thinking:

#4

5-7 days before chopping them down.

There’s a lot of anecdotal evidence pointing to the increase in resin/trichomes, but I don’t think there’s any empirical data. I do it just in case it does work.

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#5

Stabbing the roots with a sharp knife, cutting the bark, or decreasing the watering does the same thing, it slows the uptake and shocks the plant into finishing.

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#6

From my understanding, the resin is kind of a sunscreen for the plants. If the plant starts getting dehydrated then it’ll start producing more resin to protect itself. I kind of feel like it’s better to just decrease watering like @Shatter said. I think the slower process may give it more time to produce resin as apposed to shocking the plant. I think it’ll give more energy to repairing the split instead of sending the resin to the buds to protect it. That’s just my theory though😋

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