So instead of growing down in the topsy turvy, it’ll grow back up, leaving you with a lot of bare stem. This video is one of the best examples of the topsy turvy I’ve seen.
The largest problem you’ll run into while growing cannabis in the topsy turvy is that the device is meant for vined plants with hanging fruits. Tomato plants will fall to the ground unless they have something to grab onto. Cannabis makes a strong main stem and can stand itself up.
The topsy-turvy is a growing system that is meant to suspend the plant upside down. Though the idea is novel for tomatoes, it hasn’t been proven to make them grow any faster.
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However, as you can see, it takes up just as much space as a regulat pot, this one drips, and the yields aren’t nearly impressive enough to warrant the trouble.
Unlike Cannabis Which Has Thick Stems and Always Points Itself Up
Topsy Turvy is Made for Tomatoes, Which Hang Down
Conclusion: Topsy Turvy is NOT a Good Choice For Growing Weed!
Overall, I would say the Topsy Turvy is not a good choice to grow cannabis, especially if the purpose is to get better yields. There’s not even much evidence that it improves yields with tomatos!
Is the Topsy-Turvy a good way to grow cannabis? The topsy-turvy is a growing system that is meant to suspend the plant upside down. Though the idea is novel for tomatoes, it hasn’t been proven to
First is the amount of sunlight that a plant can receive if planted downwards. The younger plants depend so much with the sun for their growth and color. If their seeds have been placed downwards, the seeds may not develop faster than those traditionally planted on soils and have an upward orientation.
Marijuana Plants are known to develop thick stems and are too much dependent on sunlight. Just like the sunflowers, they grow towards the direction of the sky, where the sun bursts its light over the world. As the topsy turvy prevent biological infestation, it also hampers the growth of Marijuana plants and distorts the stems of Marijuana plants. It’s as if the plant is desperately looking for better sunlight exposure.
This sudden shift of activity gave poor results for the terpenes, especially with the THC and CBD and their medical benefits- the mere reason why they are widely used and experimented over the years. Also, there are other terpenes affected by the topsy turvy method with their concentration almost the same as those who do not have these compositions.
But as we all know, not all innovative applications are helpful, and this included the Topsy Turvy method.
The new method of gardening has been introduced in these times where the farmers began to conservatively measure their spaces in providing wider rooms for the root crops which their communities need. Topsy Turvy has been primarily designed and created out of conservation for space, recycling the plastic containers to be used as the suspended plant holders, as well as protecting the seeds from different foreign elements which can affect their growth and development in the future years.
This method is also proven to make the plant sustain lesser potency due to its deprived setting from the sun and alteration of soil nutrition. As the plant prioritizes its attention on seeking the sunlight, the plant’s time to develop the much-awaited terpenes grew shorter, and the flowering cycle is also affected by the said event.
This method has been famously applied with a tomato plant which is one of the most sensitive root crops in the world. Aiming for better protection and lesser infestation from pests and fungus, the innovators have tried this method to the tomato seeds.
To cut it short, the topsy turvy method is good for the plants who develop vines.
In short, the topsy turvy method is not applicable for any of the Marijuana plants, considering their favored conditions with sunlight exposure. This failure could be because of the plant’s biological design which has been existing for thousands of years, earlier than the existence of us humans.
Last is the danger of excessive heat because of the plastic container being directly exposed to the sunlight. Too much heat will not only kill the roots but may alter the nutrients and minerals embedded in the soil where the seeds are planted. Because of the direct exposure, the plant will experience changes at the pace of their growth and may eventually wither if not watered well.
To sum it up, the trial has been successful but needs a lot of modifications which are important for the seeds.
We live in a vast modern space where the majority of its everything develops in an upright position- they always grow towards the sky, it’s as if they are trying to reach the heavens. From our soils…