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My plants budding too early – Advice please

  • Jun 7, 2017
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  • Dboybakr
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  • TorturedSoul
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    Re: My plants budding too early. Advice please.

    Simple – interrupt the dark cycle.

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    • Jun 7, 2017
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  • Imhigh85
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    Re: My plants budding too early. Advice please.

    Don’t interrupt the light cycle it’s a very good chance you can make them hermaphrodite your best bet is to just let them go and do your best with this one and learn from mistakes if you have any other questions you can find me in the Forum called LMAO cloning for dummies

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  • CaliOGhead
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    Rookie grower here.

    My advice is not to cut the buds unless your going to bring them back inside under 18/6 or more light (re-vegging)

    The next piece is what I just told my little cousin who is having the same issue down here in southern california. let it flower and hope for the best, unless u can bring it back inside to control it. but again, I’m a rookie and I’m sure there’s others on here with better advice.

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  • TorturedSoul
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    It depends on placement, I suppose. If it’s a backyard legal grow – turn the porch light on, lol. If it’s so deep in the woods you have to crawl on your hands and knees for miles. an old friend used a 25+ year old battery-powered (two 6v batteries) fluorescent lantern (it doesn’t take huge amounts of light, or long periods of it). If this is a guerrilla planting amongst the plant display at your local city park (or outside the mayor’s office ), well, yeah, that could be. tricky.

    Probably so. The odd-looking leaves mean it’s making the attempt.

    Err. I assume you meant the dark cycle. If the OP is growing a strain that has a high incidence of hermaphrodism (some Thai landraces, Gorilla Glue bag-seed that was produced in the first place by self-pollination, et cetera) then this could be a concern. OtOH, it’d be a concern with such strains in any event. And I’d think that getting the plant “straightened out” quickly would tend to be less likely to provoke such a response than letting things drag out for a more extended period of time. But, yes, plants that do not handle stress well. do not handle stress well :rolleyes3 . IF that’s the case with this particular plant, a person could attempt to help things along quickly and end up seeing a few – or even more than a few – male flowers; but the same thing could happen if the OP waits (again, if the plant happens to be. delicate), and I’d guess the disappointment level would be higher at that point because it would be further along in the growing season, perhaps too much so to swap it for a replacement that is known to be more robust (or at least hasn’t entered flowering yet).

    If you plan on running clones from the same mother again next year, perhaps if they are grown under slightly more hours of darkness initially (while still indoors) would help. For example, if they only received four hours of darkness this time, try increasing that to six or even eight hours next time.

    Not every plant requires 12 hours of darkness per night to begin flowering (in fact, many do not). That’s just used because it works for most strains. Also, consider the equatorial sativa types – these strains come from regions where the light/dark hours simply don’t change much throughout the year. I would not be surprised if such strains trigger from more minor differences in the light/dark schedule (even though some people flower them under 13 hours of darkness, to shorten the overall flowering period).

    If you cannot interrupt the dark cycle (and every night for about a week), don’t worry overmuch. It’ll probably still finish reverting in time to grow a bit and then flower normally. And it may end up being somewhat bushier than usual. You are certainly not the first person to have ever experienced this phenomenon.

    Respectfully,
    Tortured Soul

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    Hoping somebody can help me out here. I started 6 plants from clones about 2 months ago. All are Grand Daddy Purps. I grew them in pots and brought them in…

    Plants flowering too early?? Please help!!

    anarchy2465
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    TripX
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    Fourteen days ago I put my clones outdoors (planted) that I had picked up from an acquaintance.

    A few of them have begun to flower, a few have gone on to heaven and some look better than others.

    I believe stress and a confusion of lighting, such as decreasing available light from 18-24 hours a day (most indoor, where the clones were being brought to fruition) has caused the switch to flowering as the plants go into survival mode to quickly reproduce.

    I am a confident that as the days grow longer they will switch into the vegetative state as they are still young, and your plants probably will as well.

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    donkey942
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    Update: Plants have not yet returned to veg, even after another two weeks.

    Plants have been in ground for 30 days now, and all have flipped into flowering mode.

    To supplement the issue, two weeks ago I picked up five more clones (Purple Urkel) and to my dismay they have also flipped into flowering!

    I am using Advanced Nutrients Heavy Harvest Spring, at a medium dosage (one time application, time release) and their B-52 and Sensizym products. I have also used Plant Success, which is a pro biotic mychorrizae formula with all of the same properties as AV’s Piranha but 1/5 the cost.

    Growth seems stunted, some have not grown more than two inches in thirty days. are they still developing roots? A very vigorously growing clone, strain type XXX has reached about a foot, and looking good, but it has also flipped. All of these plants are now rapidly producing trichromes on the leaves. Should I give these another two weeks or go for an entire new crop of clones?

    Monetary loss will be insignificant in the long run if they need to be replaced, we all know what overpriced Cali weed costs.

    Hey I'm located in the west coast and I put out a couple plants outdoors about a month ago (end of march) when sunlight was just approaching 12 hours a day…