Bud supports before heavy flowering

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I would support them with SOMETHING at minimum..All silicas arent created equal.. genes arent created equal...how much wind the plants getting isnt equal @Peat_Phreak what type of silica do you use...
 
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TPS Gold Silica is reasonably priced and works very well.

Hard to say if it will need support just by looking at the pic. It doesn't hurt to use stakes even if you don't need it. You can add stakes anytime. Doing it now would help spread the plant out. The outside branches that are not upright will be the ones that need it the most. You don't have to stake all of them. Start off with 4 stakes on the corners and spread it out.
 
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TPS Gold Silica is reasonably priced and works very well.

Hard to say if it will need support just by looking at the pic. It doesn't hurt to use stakes even if you don't need it. You can add stakes anytime. Doing it now would help spread the plant out. The outside branches that are not upright will be the ones that need it the most. You don't have to stake all of them. Start off with 4 stakes on the corners and spread it out.
Thanks mate! So use the stakes to LST them as well? That is fucking genius thanks. I have been pulling what's left of my hair out over this and I counted 21 colas, I have been worried about it as I know they can damage water retention. Also LST is now almost impossible using the sides of the pot (I have a 1m x 1m grow tent) so spreading out the colas is a f#@&ing nightmare. Can you send me some examples as a starting point? Once again thanks for the advice ✌
 
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Thanks mate! So use the stakes to LST them as well? That is fucking genius thanks. I have been pulling what's left of my hair out over this and I counted 21 colas, I have been worried about it as I know they can damage water retention. Also LST is now almost impossible using the sides of the pot (I have a 1m x 1m grow tent) so spreading out the colas is a f#@&ing nightmare. Can you send me some examples as a starting point? Once again thanks for the advice ✌

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Here is an example of what I'm talking about. I used (green) stakes around the perimeter. The stuff in the middle didn't need more support. That plant made 13.5oz of smoke. The buds were heavy and stakes were needed. The plant was spread 4 feet wide and 2 feet deep.
 
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So, just a little update. Supports are working a treat, found some cheap bamboo at my local garden centre. Gnick55 I will definitely be trying it your way next grow, thanks again for the tip. I thing this wouldn't work for this grow anyway as I have to remove the plants from the tent to water them. This was a noob error, I am going to set up a self draining system so that I have no need to move the plants while they are in flower.

The ladies are looking good, just going into week 6 of flowering (day 34)

Thanks for all the help and advice as always ✌
 
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So, just a little update. Supports are working a treat, found some cheap bamboo at my local garden centre. Gnick55 I will definitely be trying it your way next grow, thanks again for the tip. I thing this wouldn't work for this grow anyway as I have to remove the plants from the tent to water them. This was a noob error, I am going to set up a self draining system so that I have no need to move the plants while they are in flower.

The ladies are looking good, just going into week 6 of flowering (day 34)

Thanks for all the help and advice as always ✌
Wooo hooo you are cooking now
 
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So, just a little update. Supports are working a treat, found some cheap bamboo at my local garden centre. Gnick55 I will definitely be trying it your way next grow, thanks again for the tip. I thing this wouldn't work for this grow anyway as I have to remove the plants from the tent to water them. This was a noob error, I am going to set up a self draining system so that I have no need to move the plants while they are in flower.

The ladies are looking good, just going into week 6 of flowering (day 34)

Thanks for all the help and advice as always ✌
Lookin good! I wanted to say though you shouldn't be getting runoff if your in soil. You in soil?
 
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