I understand there is probably more to it than that, my bad for coming off like an asshole.
If you could explain it more i would appreciate it.
My point is simply that i am not clueless on the availability of nutrients or metabolic processes that take place during the growth of a plant, or the causes of unhealthy stem decay/hollow pith.
My family has worked in the produce farming and retailing industry for 60 years, myself now going on 10 years. I have seen and experienced first hand the effects of deficiency on many types of growing and harvested plants. Blossom end rot and stalk rot are usually key signs of lack of calcium.
In relation to hollow stems in cannabis being caused from deficiency debate.
The newest growth on the plant will show Ca deficiency first typically as brown rust/spots, as the deficiency gets worse the cell walls of the plant become weaker and more prone to infection.
If the hollow stems are being caused by a lack of something, why dont the hollow stem plants give me signs of any deficiency in the new leaves while its growing, why arent branches becoming weak or developing stalk rot?
leaves growing lush green, With very sturdy fan leaf stems.
I just do not understand how an entire plant could be starving for calcium, silica, and boron and not show it on the leaves during its growth...
Edit: Read back a few pages and wanted to comment on this.
Originally Posted by Mikell
Hollow stems snap easier under strain, and do not recover as quickly as solid stems. I have seen the symptom progress to a near brittleness that is of no advantage to the plant.
My hollow stemmed plant's branches last season were extremely flexible, its how they were able to swing in the 70+mph wind and hold up being weighed down by rain, ice, and snow. Instead of stressing the center of the branches and cracking, or breaking off the trunk at the base they were super elastic, ready to return to its origin after the storm ended.