The rain on Saturday night saturated the buds and caused plants all over SoHum to snap unless the grower had them very well staked and tied. There are many ways to support plants and I hope to show some photos of them soon. This photo is what happens with no staking at all.
Believe it or not, this plant will survive. I was at the grower’s place feeding her dog and discovered the fallen plants this morning. I’m sure most growers spent Sunday and Monday tying up broken plants and shaking water off the buds. Since my friend (a personal-use medical grower), is still out of town, I staked the plant up for her and splinted the broken stems, not the first time I’ve put my EMT skills to use on a plant.
When I checked later, after half a day in the sun, the leaves weren’t wilted, so the plant is likely to make a full recovery. Now the hope everywhere is that water-saturated buds don’t mold in the unseasonably cool, moist air.