Stems Are Hollow

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iamhellsangel

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cause and effect...I am under 600w Leds.....10 out of 22 are like so....
 
juiceyjay

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Stems are hollow because that is how nutrients are fed to the plant. I've had plants that's looked like I could put a toothpick inside the stem. Just means they are healthy :)
 
str8smokn

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Here's on of mine from the past.
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kbellfoy

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On grow weed easy they say it's a lack of cal I think lol and that it's baaad!! Mine have hollow stems :nailbiting:

edit.. im not saying they are right btw lol
 
Herb Forester

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Sorry guys, hollow stems are usually a sign of low boron ratio vs nitrogen. Maybe try fertigating one consistently with B at .5-1 ppm and one without then compare. And yes be ready for Ca uptake to increase (add some, but not from 'cal-mag' which is more CaNO3). A Ca+B foliar might work faster for remedial use.
 
xavier7995

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Sorry guys, hollow stems are usually a sign of low boron ratio vs nitrogen. Maybe try fertigating one consistently with B at .5-1 ppm and one without then compare. And yes be ready for Ca uptake to increase (add some, but not from 'cal-mag' which is more CaNO3). A Ca+B foliar might work faster for remedial use.

Welp, might as well make lemonade out of lemons, hollow stems are by far my favorite joint filter/crutch.
 
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Hollow stem is normal - in fact some folks use that "hollow" part to determine it plant is ready for harvest. The "hollow" part means that the plant has used all nutrients and that the plant is not up-taking nutrients any more. the larger the hollow in stalk the more mature it is, Generally the hollow part should be similar to what you have or 1/2 size of stalk. Many grower don't know about he "hollow stalk". When flushing one can "flick" the stalk and hear if it is hollow or not. If one harvest a plant with no hollow in stalk - you have harvested to early. Completely normal and interesting you picked up on this. So all ways check you stalks when you harvest and check hollow part of stalk. Remember there is a 14 day harvest window
 
SickBoy420

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I guess I’m ready to harvest ??? I have not one amber trichomes and my leaves will not turn colors during flush & just in time Spider mites just hitting my grow I found out my stock was hollow when I hosed my plants off and the gigantic bud just snapped the stalk Ethos Sour OG Cheese
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