Stake Your Cannabis Plants for Support & Optimal Growth!
Hello and welcome back for another Episode of GreenBox Grown! Today I will be showing you how to stake your Cannabis Plants properly for optimal growth and bud development. It is important to understand that there are many different ways to stake your plants as well as a lot of different types of stakes. All methods and materials work, just remember to be gentle and careful with the plants and to not put them in a stressful position.
There are 2 main reasons you will need to stake your plant. The first is your plant may be leaning or falling over from the main trunk and in that case you will want to stake it back to the upright position. I usually use metal stakes, which come in different lengths, and the have a loop at the end for hooking branches. I will hook one of these stakes the the midway point of the cannabis plants main trunk and will position it to be upright. Not only is this important because it prevents the plant from toppling over, but it relieves a lot of stress from the root zone and allows the plant to grow at a faster rate!
The second reason you will need to stake a plant is because individual branches may be falling over or too have to be supported by the main part of the plant. A lot of times this happens when buds become to heavy and the branches can no longer support them. All you need to do in this case is take your stake and loop the end around the droopy branch. Then stand the branch back up with the stake and you are good to go! I like to either stick the bottom of the stake on the floor of the grow room so it is standing up right, or for more support I will put it in the dirt of the pot. If you follow this method, be sure to only put the stake in around the edges of the pot so you do not damage any of the roots. This is very important!
Another point I like to bring up when discussing plant staking, is spacing. If you have to stake up several plants in a specific area, try to space them out instead of bunching them up. This will allow them to absorb more light and grow larger buds. If you bunch them up, they can begin to rot and spread mold which could result in a complete ending of your crop! Staking your droopy buds is also important because if you don't and they get too heavy, the branch can snap and break which could also lead to infection and the end of your crop.
Overall, staking your cannabis plants can be a really handy technique for keeping a healthy grow. That is why it is important to follow the techniques outlined above and to never let your heavy branches hang for too long.
Thank you for reading and Happy Growing!
Dylan Osborn @ GreenBox Grown