Growing the best cannabis requires plant training and care. From watering cans to grafting tape, there are certain things that every grower will need and should have on hand. We provide our recommendations for the best cannabis plant training and support tools, trimming snips, plant ties, watering tools, a sprayer and more.
If you plan to do any topping or pruning then you will need to get a pair of pruning snips. These will also be your number one tool for trimming the harvest!
Fiskars Non-Stick Softgrip Microtip Pruning Snips
Plant Support & Training
In most grow styles, we recommend training your plants to have multiple tops. You need support and training tools to help control the direction the plant grows in and to support the heavy colas as the flowers develop.
4-Foot Bamboo Poles
This is a significant upgrade from bamboo! I was dreaming of something like the Atlas Plant Trainer (APT), and then I found it! This is a fully modular plant training tool that you build as the plants grow. It can be used to both pull the plant where you want it and to support heavy colas. It is infinitely adjustable, allowing you to put support anywhere in the tent. I bought one “Large Plant Set”, and although I would like more, I think one large plant set is enough for a 4x4 tent (to start). I have used it now with two plants in the 2019 NYGC and with four plants in the 2019 SAFC.
It is a little expensive, but we have arranged a 10% discount, which is applied when you follow our links. I paid for mine and am really very happy with the purchase! Atlas Plant Trainer Link with 10% discount.
Plant ties are used to secure the plant to training aids such as bamboo. They hold the plant in place but do not injure the plant. You can use other household items like string or yarn, but they are not nearly as convenient as proper plant ties. What ever route you take, avoid using anything that is too narrow or sharp. Things like fishing line can actually injure the plant.
Slim Soft Ties
Plant Twist Ties
Repairing Plant Injuries
When you are training or working around your plants you may accidentally injure them. Stem splits and tears often occur during low stress training (LST) or supercropping. Many growers use a sticky tape such as electrical tape to wrap around these injuries. While it is important to wrap up the injury, you should never put sticky tape on a plant, because it will lead to further injury!
One-Gallon Watering Can
Seedling Watering: 60ml Syringes
Plant sprayers are used to provide foliar treatments or to raise the relative humidity for seedlings.
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About Our Product Recommendations
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