Mammoth P "Problem"

Discussion in 'Advanced Marijuana Cultivation' started by sparkygeek, Mar 7, 2018.

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    sparkygeek

    sparkygeek Well-Known Member

    I put problem in quotes because I love this problem but I'm curious if anyone else experienced this "problem". I've been using Mammoth P for a few years and I love what it does for the roots, stems and flowers. After running out of Gorilla Tape I realized I'm taping way more branches that tear away from the main stalk because of the stem stiffness and the weight of the flowers! (Like I said, doesn't everyone wish they had this "problem"?) I usually provide support to the plant as needed but this anomaly makes it a little harder to get ahead of it. I'm curious if other growers have experienced this and how they handle it! Absent any other solutions I just tie more strings to support heavy branches. Thanks!
     
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    LEDandCoffee

    LEDandCoffee Well-Known Member

    Scrog. Problem solved.
     
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    sparkygeek

    sparkygeek Well-Known Member

    Except for yields... Not an option! Thanks though!
     
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    Coloradoclear

    Coloradoclear Well-Known Member

    You might be able to adapt some 1" square hole plastic netting, at multiple levels? I have seen it used, plants grow through it and support themselves at multiple heights. Just chop it out at harvest and throw it away.
     
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    LEDandCoffee

    LEDandCoffee Well-Known Member

    oh.
     
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    sparkygeek

    sparkygeek Well-Known Member

    Thanks... I've been contemplating building a fixed structure in the grow room to replace my tomato stakes and ropes... It's an irregular shaped room and I'm still expanding it so that is an added complication... I'm really not looking to rebuild a support structure after every crop though...

    Since it's only happening with my most fiery strains I was wondering if anyone else experienced this "problem" on some strains... Wondering if just a prune to shorten some of then lower branches would reduce splitting without impacting yield. I know it will reduce the branch stress at the junctions snapping but I am very concerned about not dropping my yield... Thanks again!
     
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    BigHornBuds

    BigHornBuds Well-Known Member

    Got any pics of theses mammoth stock ripping buds?
     
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    sparkygeek

    sparkygeek Well-Known Member

    No pics... Weight is hard to see in a pic... Sorry.
     
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    BigHornBuds

    BigHornBuds Well-Known Member

    A bud beside a lighter tells a different story then a bud by a 26 or an arm etc

    Guess I can’t help then ...
    good luck containing your mammoth buds
     

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    sparkygeek

    sparkygeek Well-Known Member

    Thanks anyway! Do you use Mammoth P?
     
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    BigHornBuds

    BigHornBuds Well-Known Member

    Nope

    But knuckling will strengthen a branch
    Could help
     
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    sparkygeek

    sparkygeek Well-Known Member

    Interesting... Does it negatively impact the yield? That might've saved a plant that I had that just snapped in half. I'm looking for anything that'll help me get ahead of it.

    What's happening on my Pineapple Chunk is the stiffness of the branch, combined with it's length (~3ft) and weight are causing it to just split off from the trunk... It's a gradual process so if I catch it in time 90+ % of the time I can save it but it's just another thing to worry about... Since it's not the branch, but the connection I'd be a little worried to snap it off but maybe injuring just the branch will bring more attention/resources to the junction... Interesting...

    Thanks again!
     
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    BigHornBuds

    BigHornBuds Well-Known Member

    If your buds are pulling your branches down, your to far for knuckling to help now,
    All you can do is stake n tie.
    But if this is a requiring even, then I’d use some supercropping techniques during veg n the start of flower to help carry the load.
    For a knuckle I just pinch a branch (thumb & pointer fingers) with both hands so they’re stacked, then turn opposite ways to brake the inner hard , when it’s soft , bend it , might need support. After it heals it will grow a strong knuckle.
    This like pinching adds time, because the plant has to heal then grow,
    It will not hurt yeild, it will do the opposite if done right , your opening bigger path ways for nutrient uptake , but every plant responds differently to stress training , start slow.

    Search Supercropping on here
    I’m sure there will be a lot of info.
     
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    sparkygeek

    sparkygeek Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the help! I've done a bit of supercropping and never even considered it for this problem. The stem is strong and rigid and the trunk is strong and rigid that's why I never considered it... but I think it would be an interesting experiment on my next crop to prune the end of one branch and supercrop end of another the other to see what they do. At the very least supercropping will likely lower the stress at the junction. Thanks again for the additional option to consider!
     
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    Coloradoclear

    Coloradoclear Well-Known Member

    Dammmmmmmm
     
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    sparkygeek

    sparkygeek Well-Known Member

    The more I look into it, the more I'm convinced it's strain specific... Pineapple Chunk does it just sitting there, I might've jostled Gorilla Bomb before it developed it's problem so it's unfair for me to tar that strain...
     
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    projectinfo

    projectinfo Well-Known Member


    Pictures or your full of shit...

    Sounds like a spam sandwich to me....
     
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    sparkygeek

    sparkygeek Well-Known Member

    Maybe the next time a branch separates from the trunk, I'll run and get my camera to take a picture rather than running for the tape to save the branch. If you don't use Mammoth P, you don't know what I am talking about. so showing you a picture wouldn't mean shit. You are entitled to your opinion... even if it's wrong! Peace!
     
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    projectinfo

    projectinfo Well-Known Member

    Pictures of your grow, cheech.

    Maybe your just somone advertising for Mammoth P.

    Pictures or you don't even grow..

    Better?
     
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    BigHornBuds

    BigHornBuds Well-Known Member

    I grew this tomato one time that was bigger then your head . Well not your head . Someone with a really big head .
    It was stripped, and orange and went on to be the president of the United States.
    True story
     

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