Cannabis Stretching is usually a natural growth-shoot for cannabis plants. However, it can affect your yield and it can be a bother, mainly for new cannabis growers.
Elongated and stretch stems do not provide cannabis plants with the stable base they need. Thus, it affects cannabis stretching all through their life cycles. Luckily, various ways are available to prevent the stretching of cannabis seeds.
Why do cannabis seedlings stretch out?
Cannabis seedlings stretch because of various reasons, including the type of cannabis strain you grow. Genetics is a crucial factor in determining the height of your hybrid, indica, and Sativa cannabis strains.
Indica strains tend to grow shorter, and they are bushier. Sativa cannabis strain typically grows taller; at times, some breeds grow up to 6+ feet. Hybrid strains are in between Sativa and indica.
While stretching is a normal vegetative stage, dramatic stretching comes with problems like lowering your harvest by about 20-30%. When deciding on the type of strain to grow, do your homework on the height of each strain. It helps you know if the plant will experience dramatic or normal stretch so that you choose the perfect CBD cannabis strain that grows best under your conditions.
Other factors that cause stretching are:
Amongst the many causes of excessive stretching of your cannabis plants is inadequate light exposure. Typically, plants that are far away from the source of light tend to respond by encouraging stem growth towards the source light. It is common when there are many other plants since it creates disparities in the ratio of the light plants get.
Besides the source of light, the type of light that you use also can lead to stretchy cannabis seedlings. The orange and red lights may encourage stretching of your plants since it leads to thin, small stems. Contrary, blue lights encourage thicker, shorter stem growth.
Another vital factor that can cause stretching of cannabis plants is heat. Temperatures of 27+ degrees might stimulate cannabis stems to grow longer, mainly Sativa variety, which can stretch to their full heights.
It occurs when you place lamps too close to the plants. Thus, this creates an intolerable surrounding that produces tall, wobbly cannabis plants that fall over, and of course, lose flowers.
Considerable environmental stressors
Some of the significant environmental stressors coming from the transplant can cause cannabis plants to experience shock. Such a shock will then prompt a response, causing plants to stretch. Usually, cannabis plants that lack sufficient nutrition or proper cultivation may react in different ways, including stretching.
Overcrowding cannabis plants
Overcrowding the plants means that there is no enough space from one plant to another. It will result in a competition of needed resources, including fighting for light. So, it will lead to stretching.
How to prevent stretchy cannabis seedlings
Understanding the underlying causes of stretching of cannabis plants helps you find the right solution. Here are some of the ways you can prevent such stretching:
Cannabis plants that grow outside will not experience this problem because the open-air will naturally limit stretching. However, you need to maintain proper air circulation inside the closed space when growing cannabis indoors.
Adequate airflow may strengthen the stems of cannabis plants. Also, it can help stems grow thicker, not taller.
It is the first factor you should consider before you start growing cannabis plants. Make sure that the cannabis strain you intend to grow, whether from clones or seeds are suitable for your growing conditions, including space.
Indica cannabis strains will not stretch that much, whereas Sativa plants have tendencies of stretching. The hybrids will depend on the dominant strain. Also, ensure you choose strains that will roughly show similar stretch traits if you decide to grow many varieties of cannabis together.
The temperature in your grow room or space
High temperatures during the day tend to encourage growth since they produce more gibberellin than during the night when temperatures are low. Therefore, it is wise to achieve about 5 degrees Celsius between daytime/nighttime temperatures to reduce the possibility of stretching.
Also, you can increase the temperatures at night to be more than the daytime to reduce the production of gibberellin, which will, in turn, control stretch.
Ventilation can significantly help prevent stretching. Use of extraction fans and rotary oscillation fans improve air movement and ventilation that will strengthen your indoor cannabis plants. They move the plants in the breeze to promote thicker stems.
Bending the stems and leaves of cannabis plants
It is a method that is suitable if you don’t mind getting your hand dirty. It has the same effects as wind because bending your cannabis plants may leave them with tiny tears. Thus, the plants will pay attention to regenerating the stem instead of growing vertically.
Topping occurs when you cut a new and actively growing cannabis node in an attempt to reduce its size as well as creating a V shape that opens to form 2 colas. However, ensure to stop topping when the flowering phase starts.
Irrigation, nutrition, and CO2
Stretching consumes more nutrients, particularly phosphorus and nitrogen, as well as a high amount of water. Reducing the quantities of these macronutrients and cutting on irrigation, mainly during the first weeks of flowering, will help reduce plant stretching. Also, stop feeding your plants with C02 during this period to prevent further cannabis stretching.
Stress issues such as transplant shock, low/high temperatures, humidity, and light spectrum result in stem stretching. Thus, ensure that your plants are happy by providing the best environment.
Growing cannabis plants is a worthy thing to do because of the many health benefits that come with this amazing plant. A study shows that cannabis can treat health issues like chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, and temporary insomnia. Are stretchy cannabis seedlings giving you a headache? If so, then the above ideas will help you prevent your plants from stretching.
Nonetheless, remember that each situation is unique and what works for you may not work for another person. Understand the underlying factor why your cannabis plants are stretching, and in doing so, you will identify the solution.
Best Games Fro Ganja Lovers Presented By StonerDays • Featured, Stoner Blog, Stoner Guide
Just as amazing as it sounds there are ways to make getting stoned even more interesting and upbeat. Keep scrolling to unveil some of the coolest Ganja Games perfect for any stoner gathering!
Puff Puff Pass
Yes, we realize this is the universal stoner code for smoking with others, but we also know that very few actually follow this code word-for-word. Most stoner circles are constant and solid and depending on what circle you’re walking into, you already know how “y’all get down” so to speak. Puff Puff Pass is a game played exactly how it sounds but in fast motion as well. This consists of only taking two hits per turn and passing as fast as your lungs will let you. You’re sure to be surprised how high you and your buds will be just halfway through the blunt. Through the haze of chronic coughs and laughs you see smiles and swirls of light so beautiful you might just roll another one.
Hold the Hit or “Train”
This is one that can be played with just two stoners and also very simple in the way it’s played. When you hit the bong, blunt, joint, etc… you do not exhale, but hold your smoke for the duration of the next person’s hit before you release. The game continues in this way around the entire cypher until shapes, lines, and boundaries are no longer a thing. A classic game of “Hold the Hit” will have you in a blitzed up head high before you can realize what you’ve done. Releasing gusts of smoke and air through chokes that sound exactly like a locomotive train. All ABOARD!
Stoner Stiff Face or “Don’t Smile”
We’re all guilty of playing a good game of whoever smiles first loses.. well this is that on a whole different plain. Mary Jane has the ability to make you smile even when you weren’t expecting it which is one of the many things we love about her. Chilling out getting faded at the same time trying your hardest not to move your facial muscles and raise your endorphins is just as kick-ass as it sounds. The bud is blazed and as you watch the smoke waft closer to the ceiling fan you feel the vibe has just shifted… You look over to your stoney homey seeing the high dash across her features too. Once the two of you lock eyes it’s over, you loose! But the smile engraved on your mug as well as hers is that of two number one winners.
Hell yeah! Video games hits the Ganja Games list last but not least. Any console quickly becomes the gateway to different dimensions when paired with THC, allowing you to surpass levels with ease, even on difficult mode. Experiencing a stone alone is sometimes just what the doctor ordered, taking the time to meditate indoors and letting the exhale really take a hold of your inner being. Try grabbing that Ps4 controller for thrills beyond graphic design. Colors and sounds popping like never before, and your favorite characters up-close and personal on the plasma as well as your brain.
Giggles and Ganja are a priceless and rare commodity in this life, so smoke the day and get rolling stoners we have games to play!
Must Have Toker Toys For Cannabis Enthusiast • Featured, Stoner Guide, Stoner Reviews
Season’s Greetings stoners! Cannabis Sativa is the gift that keeps on giving, replenishing the earth with her trippy buds every harvest season without fail. In case you were too high and might have missed it today we’re going to be showcasing a few Must Have Toker Toys around, putting you in the mind of stoner stocking stuffers for sure.
The Burn Bud
To put it to you straight this thing is pure awesome in one durable package. A grinder, lighter, storage for your bud, and still so much more. You’ll feel like the Inspector Gadget of pot heads when you whip out this easily concealed tool to pack your cones or fill them by dispensing the weed directly in. Or maybe the feeling will hit when you later use it to dispense your flower into a pipe, or vape, or anything your hazed out mind chooses to think of!
For the on-the-go active smoker who likes to attend festivals, camping trips and things of that nature, its built to last and comes equipped with a place for hemp wick as well. As if it needed another feature the Burn Bud also has a bottle opener perfect for the beverage you’ve chosen to pair with that fire OG you brought to the function.
These have been on the scene for a while now in many variations slowly gaining their respect among many smoker circles, including some pretty high classed ones. These nifty little tools come with plenty perks that actually add an advantage to your smoking lifestyle.
Being that there is no kind of paper or wrap surrounding the bud you get a much smoother and cleaner hit when using the Glass Blunt. All you have to do is light this bad boy once to keep it lit for as long as you’d like, simply twisting it to ash. Once you reach the highest peak of your MMJ mountain just pop the cap back on the end of this toker toy to preserve any left-over herb. Virtually no need to roll anything ever again! Lets get Glass Blunted stoners.
Convenience in our day in age is all the rage, how can we kill two birds with one stone while maintaining the best stone? The Med-Tainer might just be your answer. Its all in the way you grind, store, and pour and this pill case like design makes all of these things possible in just one invention. Most importantly its child proof, water proof, and spill proof so no Sativa will be lost due to car rides, bike rides, or late night jogs; this grinder combo got’s your back. They come in an assortment of colors, some with suggestive weed themes planted on the front like “Budderfingers” in yellow as well as “Kush by the Pound” in green.
We hope these trippy toker toys really got the grinders in your cerebral pumping full of vigor and excitement. The next time you get stoned make sure to have one of these by your side to make the smoke that much sweeter.
10 Ways to make your Super Bowl Dank Presented By StonerDays • Featured, Stoner Guide, Stoner Top 10’s
Mary Jane is great at making herself the life of the party at every function, and this Super bowl season is no exception! Of course you could have a pretty cool Super bowl turn- up without trees, but why on earth would you? Keep your low eyes scrolling for 10 ways to make your Superbowl dank this year.
#1- Incorporate Edibles into Super Bowl snacks
All your game time favorites like nachos, wings, and even guacamole can be turned into edibles. Check out our stoner cookbook for a closer look on how to execute these munchies perfectly to give you the munchies. Delicious flavors will have you and your guests wishing everyday was game day.
#2- Super Bowl Smokers Challenge
There’s nothing wrong with adding a little competition to some competition. A fun win win game that ensures no sore losers. Here are the official rules and graphic:
#3- Be Prepared!
There’s nothing like the feeling of lighting a blunt the moment you need one. When the pig skin begins to fly you’ll never know when the need might occur. You’ll be able to focus completely on the game or entertaining close ones and not miss a second due to grinding, rolling, or breaking down. You might even want to stash a few killer pre-rolls especially for half-time.
#4- Super Bowl “Bong Day”
Put a twist on words and the way you get high by dedicating yourself to only smoke “super bowls” on this great day and bring out the ol’ bong collection. It shows just how serious you are about your love of football and flying to the moon.
#5- Halftime High Show
For allot of people and stoners alike, the best part of the Super bowl is the halftime show. Naturally we planned to be comfortably numb through it all, seeing the lights and cheerleaders as if for the first time. Now is the time for extendos and oil rigs to take center stage along with the artists and steal the show. You knew the bowl commercials were going to be cool, but you didn’t think you’d have sore ribs and cheeks from gut busting laughter and full teeth cheesing… thank the Sativa for that.
#6- Paper Football Tournaments
This is an option great for family Super bowl events where a younger audience is in attendance. Show off your high creative prowess by building cool goal posts. Legos, or even gluing tiny footballs together in the shape of little goal posts. Flicking little paper footballs through the air and watching as they soar just as your mind has can be very satisfying.
#7- Bring on the Beverages
THC juices and punches will really set the party ablaze. Have the party more soothed than actually “boozed” but still quenching your thirst.
#8- Have Game Day Tunes on Deck
Music and sports are a match made in heaven and since this Super bowl is a dank one, it needs to come with a killer playlist. Songs to keep up that game spirit and songs to smoke Mary Jane to of course. Feeling good vibes and smoking even better ones is what this day is all about.
#9- Make a Friendly Wager
Weed themed bets are always the best. If you’re feeling extra confident in your team this Super bowl season why not see what the bud gods have in store? If your team looses you supply the munchies for a week, vice/versa you supply the roll ups of the winners choice for a week, you know mix it up however you’re feeling.
#10- Ponder This?
Latest statistics have shown that nearly 89% of NFL players uses our beloved Mary Jane…. Just knowing that the player whose jersey you’re sporting could have gotten blazed before the game; wow! Sometimes it’s just the thought that counts.
We hope these help all you stoners have the Dankest Superbowl you’ve had to date. Keep playing and keep smoking guys!
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