Boron? More like boring. Calcium? More like a stem colloseum.
What are your thoughts on hollow stems? True genetic expression? Rapid growth? Boron and calcium deficiency? Nutrient related but not deficiency? Lighting? Medium?
The hollow void in this hollow stem is missing something called pith. Structurally, pound for pound you could say, hollow structures are stronger than a solid structure. Critically thinking, in nature with heavy winds, maybe it is possible that hollow stems can sway in the breeze easier without stem fracture. On the other hand, hollow stems on a flowering plant would prove negative as it could snap easier.
In my experience, I can grow some extremely fast growing plants in vegetive state, whether soil or hydro, which will have hollow stems. Strain /pheno is not a factor, but it seems to be much easier to achieve with coco coir or hydroponics. I've achieved it with all strains I've grown in organic soil as well, but not as consistent. I chalk this up to proper growing conditions. Always by mid flower when bud sets form, stems gain girth and pith. By harvest most of the plant stems are solid and strong but may have a slight hollow void. I've never havested a plant that has has weak hollow stems at chop, so this always baffles me. I am not sold on boron deficiency as I do not add born in flower nor do I raise calcium, I lower calcium in flower when able and stems harden up and more pith forms.
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