thick stems

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by DarkSarcasm420, Oct 28, 2008.

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    DarkSarcasm420

    DarkSarcasm420 Well-Known Member

    so im on my first grow and i was wandering if anyone on here know how to get your plant to grow a larger stem. ive seen pics on here and the plants have such thick stems, the stems on my plants seem to be thinner, i was wandering if there was any way to strenthen/thicken the stems.
    would adding a fan to the plant constantly make the mainstem thicker/stronger??
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    Aethersaegis

    Aethersaegis Well-Known Member

    yes adding fans thicken the stems
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    mared juwan

    mared juwan Well-Known Member

    A stronger light source will also create thicker stems.
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    Mystery101

    Mystery101 Well-Known Member

    like a 400watt hps
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    AiCPearlJam

    AiCPearlJam Well-Known Member

    Longer veg times prolly will do it too.
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    johnwashburnx30

    johnwashburnx30 Well-Known Member

    im using a big fan in my closet, i hope it will work
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    aeroman

    aeroman Well-Known Member

    u gotta look at it from teh plants perspective

    why wuld it want a thicker stem?

    2 b stronger in wind and to hold up heavy flowers and such rite?

    so u gotta put it thru stuff that make it think it needs 2 b stronger
    put a fan on it, bend the plant (supercropping type stuff) and stuff


    but dont forget teh plant needs stuff 2 grow strong 2
    thicker not always better, stronger is

    so give it silica so it can get strong AND thick
    like barricade by advanced nutrients
    i use it as ph up and have 2 stop partway thru a grow or it makes teh plants 2 hard 2 cut down later
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    MassGrowth

    MassGrowth Well-Known Member

    Advanced Nutrients makes a product called "barricade" raises your ph a little but seemed to fix the same problem for me. Mine were falling over and were really weak. It puts a protective layer over the stem to protect from insects but builds the stem cells too!!!!!!


    Highly recommended for everyone.
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    aeroman

    aeroman Well-Known Member

    exactly

    Barricade is cool stuff man
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    aeroman

    aeroman Well-Known Member

    dude

    i just herd that advanced nutrients isnt gonna make barricade no more!

    there supposed 2 have sumthin new 2 replace it
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    MassGrowth

    MassGrowth Well-Known Member

    Thats sick bro. Wonder what kind of new shit its gonna do besides what it already does.

    DarkSarcasm- Did you take the advice about barricade?
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    DarkSarcasm420

    DarkSarcasm420 Well-Known Member

    i cant on this grow but on the next one i will plan on getting some better nutrients. my plants are doing well so far. i put a fan on it a while back and the stems seem to be getting thicker a little faster. but i also think that the fact that i did this right as flowering began i think that the plant is pulling energy from flowering and putting it into stregthening and thickening the main stem.
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    aeroman

    aeroman Well-Known Member

    dunno man but its gotta b crazy 2 beat barricade

    maybe u need a saw to cut them down with it?
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    aeroman

    aeroman Well-Known Member

    i found out teh new stuff is gunna b called Rhino Skin
    saw it on another thread here they got a buncha new stuff comin

    sumthin called Bud Factor X? anyone no what that is?
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    aeroman

    aeroman Well-Known Member

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    Hash2256

    Hash2256 Active Member

    put a light on one side of the plant and when it bends toward the light turn it around the opposite way. do this over and over again and it will get stronger
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    Hash2256

    Hash2256 Active Member

    :leaf:
    :peace::joint:bongsmilie
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    Boneman

    Boneman Well-Known Member

    Fans gently blowing strengthens the stems. Growing from seed produces thicker stems also...compared to clones.
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    UserFriendly

    UserFriendly New Member

    Stem size is genetic; stem strength can be manipulated, but is also largely genetic. I personally prefer thicker buds. ;-)
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    communistcannabis

    communistcannabis Well-Known Member

    fan and more light closer to plant

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