A marijuana plant that’s been knocked down has to be put in a place where it will be firmly supported. There are a few things to do to pull this off. First, put support stakes in the ground and get some rope. Even tape will work. Place your plant in the right spot and keep into there while you tie it up.

Usually having about 3 or 4 stakes around the plant is enough to give it better support. If you use just one stake, your plant will be under too much pressure around the stems which may cause the stem to break off. If your plant was knocked over because of bad weather, such as a storm, we suggest watering it.

If the roots came out of the soil during the fall, you can place a planting medium over it and lightly secure in around it. Cover the roots with a heavy coating of soil so it’s not exposed to the air. Use a B-12 rooting compound or Super-Thrive to water your plants. You can also use something like humid acid to repair the parts of the roots that were damaged.

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There are times when it doesn’t make sense to lift the plant up vertically due to the branches and stem being too injured. If it is quite damaged, the plant’s branches need to be lifted away from the ground with either shipping pallets or sawhorses. You can even try using plastic netting to support it.

Once your plant is dried out and more balanced, use a light water spray to remove any dirt. It’s best to do this early on a warm day when the sun is shining bright so that the plant is dry by nighttime. Never use the water spray on days that are cooler and there’s no sunshine because this could result in mold growing. Place a mat under the plant to stop any debris and mud from getting to the buds.

Remember that plants with strong genetics have less change of getting sick and are less vulnerable for environmental stresses, pests and diseases. So make sure to buy cannabis seeds from a trusted seed bank.

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The founder of I Love Growing Marijuana, Robert Bergman, is a marijuana growing expert that enjoys sharing his knowledge with the world. He combines years of experience, ranging from small-scale grows to massive operations, with a passion for growing. His articles include tutorials on growing... [read more]


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  1. By Flintz ,23 Aug 2014
    Thanks for this article, it is exactly what I needed! You've helped me more than you'll ever know. If you ever start a reality show traveling the world to sample the "Home growers" product, let me know, I'd like to […]Read More
  2. By Flintz ,23 Jun 2015
    I'm growing in a home made grow box and I need some good advise on getting humidity in my hmgb. Do you have any ideas on how to get humidity in by using some things around the house. I'm one […]Read More
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  5. By Problems That Cause Marijuana Plants To Stress ,18 Nov 2015
    […] If the roots are ripped out of the soil, you need to make sure you get them covered back up. Roots don’t deal with exposure to light and air, and if the roots aren’t pulling in water and nutrients […]Read More
  6. By Marqy marq ,28 Aug 2020
    So i didnt drop my plant. My lights turned off for less than 12 hours. It when i awoke. My plant was slouched over . Its been standing tall for 1 week 24 hour lighting. But i believe because the […]Read More
  7. By arval ,22 Sep 2020
    Plant almost ready to harvest it fell down due to rain i propped it back up.what eise shoud i do.arval

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