Hi, guys. I accidentally broke the central cola of my plant. It has been three weeks after the germination. The strain is NL auto fem. Will it grow at all now? Or should I throw it away and plant new seeds? Thanks for your help.
It's actually called topping when you mean to do it. Let it grow if it's not broke all the way you can scotch tape it back together or just take it off. Either way you stressed the plant and with autos some times it's not good. It can slow the growth and won't produce as much or it will produce better. It's all in the breeders genetics either way let it grow
Keep it. It's bad that the plant is autoflowering and has a limited vegetation period. The broken cola is a stress for the plant, so it'll stop growing for some time. I would expect a few days, maybe a week. While it holds still, reduce watering and feeding. Let it cool off. It's up to the flowering now. If it starts too early, your plant will have no time to heal, and the yield will be so-so. Let's hope that it won't flower early.
next time try some tape and some spray it with silica and see if it will rebuild itself, but with auto im not sure, im a photo type grower, sorry for that brotha