Stalk Splitting

Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Outdoors' started by ChuckLloyd, Sep 27, 2022.

  1. Has anyone ever tried splitting their stalk a few days before harvest if so what was the outcome??

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  2. LOL - yes, yesterday....although it was mother nature that tried and succeeded. I probably have a week before she's ready to harvest....I'll let it go since it didn't peel off completely....bring on the stress!
     
  3. Had you ever tried it purposely before and if so how did it work out??

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  4. No I haven't - It would be impossible for a home / hobby grower to determine accurate results of the process...would have to be lab managed
     
  5. I could try this I suppose…
    I am a believer that high stress leads to high potency and crazy terpene levels.
    Bring on the stress!:thumbsup:
     
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  6. I did it with mine but I used a drill and drilled holes into the stalk. There's a YouTube video that shows someone doing it so I gave it a try. I mean what's it going to do. Kill the plant!! It's coming down anyway and if it does nothing then oh well. I didn't lose anything by trying. The video says to drill 6 holes. Idk why but that's what I did.

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  7. I've split my stalks and stuck bamboo skewers in the split. Idk if it actually helped anything, but it didn't seem to hurt. Plants are hardy.
     
  8. Just get some good DNA and you don't need all the experimenting .
     
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  9. This is a technique done for a long time but was popularized in the 60's in Colombia which helped Colombian Gold be the plant that everyone knows and loves. Yes for me it is an experiment because it's something I've never done before. But I guess growing weed is an experiment also then??

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  10. In my 28 years of growing experience I've found that there isn't a lot you can do in the last few days of the growth cycle of outdoor bud to change the outcome of the quality or potency of the buds. The quality and potency is an accumulation of the previous 8 or 9 weeks of the plants growth cycle, and the bud is either going to be dank, sticky, stinky, and potent or it isn't. The only thing that makes a difference at that point is how its dried, trimmed, and cured.
     
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  11. I understand what you're saying I truly do but this was something that seemed interesting to me so I figured what do I really have to lose? The plant was going to be harvested anyway in about a week after I did so. The only thing I noticed was fan leaf growth and that was about it. I have two more plants that are almost ready for harvest and those look much more full than the plant I split the stalk to so needless to say I won't be doing that again. Oh I also noticed that it didn't take as long to dry when I harvested it. I left her for 6 days only because I went out of town for the weekend but I think it was probably ready after the 4th

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  12. Last week we got some crazy wind and just about all my plants split down the middle where they were topped big time.. like as in the split went all the way down to the dirt. I can’t say I noticed anything beneficial but what I can say is that the plants stayed looking as healthy as ever. No wilting or anything. So if you want to split them I don’t think there’s much to worry about
     
  13. Hahaha. This is supposed to be done one week before harvest. Not sure how far along you are but if your a week away then you should be good

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  14. I harvested 10/16 so I’d say it was a week to 10 days prior to that. All seems fine. Now I’m just trying to dry these sumbitches nice and slow.
     
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  15. Help, Curing question
    My Dry.
    It never fails as soon as I have plants hanging we'll get some nice ultra low humidity like 9% and it only takes a few hours of that shit to screw up months of my work.
     
  16. yeah luckily you explained it to me in one of my posts way back during veg when I was trying to plan ahead. I ended up buying an 8x4 tent, humidifier, and exhaust fan to keep humidity up but didn’t realize how big my plants were going to get so when my entire basement filled up with plants I had to figure something out last minute haha. I basically did your method but I used totes instead of garbage cans since I already had a bunch on hand. So far it seems to be working out pretty well but I have to aim for lower humidity than you recommended because it seems like at 67 one of the totes started getting a little bit of mold on some of the buds. My basement was bouncing around between 45 and 50 RH so after about 5 days I went to totes while the stems were still kind of bendy and now I’m at day 8 or 9 and the smell is starting to come back and smell like a nice end product should so luckily this year I came here and took advice from some of you guys with a lot of experience instead of watching like 3 YouTube videos and then winging the rest like last year haha
     
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