Advanced Marijuana Cultivation
Post By eDude
Post By porky501
Flowering Question in the
The Grow Room forums; hi im growing a 8 week flowering strain . now my Q is is it 8weeks from the the day ...
hi im growing a 8 week flowering strain . now my Q is is it 8weeks from the the day i turn it over to 12/12...? or is it 8 weeks from first sight of little bud? thanx
Hmmm, I've never known the answer to that but the plant will tell you when it's ready if you pay attention to it.
It seems that when you look at a feeding chart. The day you go to 12/12 is the start of flower.. but the hard part is when is it done?? But keep in mind that you need to complete week 8 or whatever.. I've known a few good growers that figured out they were a week off cause they waited until the 8th week and not to complete the 8th week. DOH!
The rule is:
Calender / trichs / hairs
You wait the calender, then check the trichs and hairs.. some, like the White I have, will 'look' done by the hair at week 5.. but it's not done.. Calendar first, then start to check the other signs. better to go too long then too short if you ask me.
Originally Posted by eDude
What I always do is check the trichs coloring that way I get it how I want it (Depending on the strain). But if you system isn't broke no need to fix it.
I always keep and eye on the trichs, the flowering times given by breeders is not always the same for you, it depends on grow room conditions and other factors.
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i always lose track of how many days im in lol, i just write down when they start and when i flip them.. just watch the trichs
Originally Posted by DeeTee
Originally Posted by Peezo lo gro
Zeus's Take on Harvesting
most strains will run 60-65 days from the onset of 12/12
whoch works out to be on avg 7-8 weeks of active calyx production
this is for the newer afghan....er....skunk.... er hybrid - yeah hybrid strains
clock starts at show you can change clock all you want means nutin to plnt til after maturity
your nodes will be side by side til maturity
at maturity plant switches from side by side nodes to alternating nodes
next is pistils to show now plant is mature
can switch or not switch
you can 12/12 from seed all you want but nutin gona happen in this case til plant is convinced fooled stressed into thinking it is time to mature and flower
it will take sum time but not as long as normal maturity cycle which is about from 4 to 6 weeks for most id say i have seen a lot longer not shorter
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The short answer, and this is from my own growing experience, I'm not an expert, but, I have found that what the seed companies say on the packaging, is the time from the onset of flowering. So, an 8 week strain is usually 9-10 weeks to flower. The first week or two in 12/12 is a "stretch" phase, when the "snowballs" start to show it's countdown time.
when they say 80 day strain its 80 days from flipping to 12 / 12 80 days is just a indicator but kush strains normally are done 73 - 78 days after flipping to 12 / 12 least from my experience