Life is hard for people that never learn when or who to listen to. This is one of those leave it to the professional scenarios.
Dj short has probably grown and bred countless plants from seed. More than most people will start and grow out in their lives, isolating the fastest/sturdiest growing and most potent offspring for the next progeny.
Im sure if he had a deficiency he would know...
Would it make sense for him to observe and share that the hollow stem plants grew faster, had stronger branches, and produced more potent flowers if the plant was deficient???
If anything it would prove the hollow stem plant could be EVEN FASTER, STRONGER, AND MORE POTENT
than already observed when fed "properly".
Which i highly doubt, hollow stems are simpy a genetic trait/mutation/evoloution.
This doesnt mean that EVERY hollow stem plant is a keeper either.
I just tossed a hollow stem blue cheese indica plant that i revegged from last season because it was a shitty tasting and low odor pheno. Organic soil grown and fed plenty of ca and silica throughout its life, even clones would not produce solid pith even if feeding heavier trying to make them.
(Hell getting clones to root without rotting was a miracle, never had an issue before...damn embolisms!)
Grew fast as hell, was sturdy in 70+mph winds unstaked and uncaged at 7ft tall and 6 ft across, tolerated continuos weeks of rain in flower and no mold, freezing temps and snow+wind storms until the end of october.
Knowledge is power, and its "lead a horse to water" scenarios like this that cause "those that know dont say".
Originally Posted by Spaventa
I guess some cannabis evolved in harsh, dry, nutrient imbalanced conditions and the potential for huge pipeline stems became redundant and recessive.
Maybe the strains that do it most are ones that evolved in a better environment and the trait became widespread because the plants that had the potential to take advantage of good conditions and develop supercrop stems did the best and pollinated more fems of which the hollow girls were the biggest and made most seed.
Is there a correlation between the trait and humidity? Hollow stems seem tumescent and tumescence favours high humidity? Possibly solid stems retain moisture better in dry conditions?
Just seen this on the last page, agree 100%.