Replant Those Long Stretchy Stems ( Its Easy )

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    Fubard

    Fubard Well-Known Member

    Not sure it would, camomile sure wouldn't, but I'm willing to give it a go.

    Can't be worse than using chemicals or the extreme method of a peroxide mix though.

    Anyway, back on thread, I replanted the stretched sprout yesterday and, so far, the little bugger is showing no ill effects and seems to be behaving as if nothing had happened. Maybe what helps is that I always water from the bottom so the roots would already be a tad stronger and longer, and going into what was already moist soil could help there too.

    She's definitely drinking, that's for sure
     
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    GodfatherKCCO

    GodfatherKCCO Well-Known Member

    That's great man. #noplantleftbehind :)
     
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    gotty

    gotty Member

    Wouldn' that mess with ph?
     
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    gotty

    gotty Member

    PlanTed 2 seeds day apart.. ones a totem pole the others a short arse...breed i guess. So transplant lanky lower than shotry?
     
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    gotty

    gotty Member

    Shorty n lanky
     

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    Fubard

    Fubard Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't what mess with ph?

    My stretched plant was at around the same stage as yours, as far as number of leaves goes, and this is her now. She's 17cm at her widest and 7cm tall. I don't think the replanting, the cinnamon, garlic or watering from the bottom has done any harm whatsoever.
     

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    projectinfo

    projectinfo Well-Known Member

    I've used this method for tomatoes all my life. They grow way stronger if you grow them for a month or two, lollipop the plant and bury the whole bare stem half then it just makes new roots and is much more sturdy and healthy
     
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    GodfatherKCCO

    GodfatherKCCO Well-Known Member

    *slaps head* Jesus thats exactly what my mom does with hers. I totally forgot she did that until you mentioned tomatoes.
     
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    MnM95

    MnM95 Member

    I did this for my landlord, not knowing if it would actually work or not! Glad to know I did something right haha
     
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    gotty

    gotty Member

    PlanTed some garlic it started growing so took it out. Tried cinnamon too still no luckids. .. .tried diamaceious earth and still there. Yellow stickyle traps are full....she still looks healthy but I know the fuckers are depleting her final offering
     
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    gotty

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    Fubard

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    Maybe the difference is that I water from below so the cinnamon doesn't get washed into the dirt when I water, its there longer and can do the job
     
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    gotty

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    There you go.,.I water from the top and washed it into the dirt.
     
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    Fubard

    Fubard Well-Known Member

    Water, throw the stuff all over the soil, repeat every watering.

    I mean, you're not watering daily, I presume, so you'll still disrupt the life cycle of the buggers
     
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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    Most important is to learn to not repeat the stretchy stem error.
    A simple 23W spiral CFL hung 1.5 inches away from your seedling is all you need for a vigorous start.
     
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    Fubard

    Fubard Well-Known Member

    Or a simple 14w LED replacement bulb, has to be a bit higher though.

    Have a deglobed 6500K for sprouts and an 18.5W 2700K for the upcoming solo cup misadventure. I learned that one the hard way.
     
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    gotty

    gotty Member

    I'l give it a go again....no not everyday...every three days or when top inch of soil is dry
     
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    iPerculate

    iPerculate Well-Known Member

    Every pic of a seed grow the fan leaves and everything grows symmetrical. Any of you guys ever get one like this? The leaves look deformed and not growing symmetrical at all. About a week in
     

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    blue bunny 420

    blue bunny 420 New Member

    You won't get damping off? I've always done it tomatoes and works well. I've read that if done with semi-woody plants like weed it will cause damp off. Not argueing, just asking
     
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    projectinfo

    projectinfo Well-Known Member

    Nope they won't dampen off unless your medium is totally soaked all the time. Plant them deep. Seriously. Chop off the bottom half of the plant and bury it up to the first node you left halfway up the plant. And then give them a good watering or feeding whatever your on. Then leave it for a few days before watering again.... Seriously i almost guarantee it won't even feel it. It's getting a hair cut pal, they love it

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