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Plants not finishing in supersoil. Thoughts?
I have a small grow space with several plants that are fully flowered in supersoil, calyxes well developed, fan leaves yellowing/dropping, and even the frosty leaves in flowers are yellowing/browning now. There are lots and lots of trichomes that are taking forever to mature. These are at around 9-10 weeks for an 8 week strain, so overdue, but , but trichomes are just not finishing. Everything else seems great, Quite a lot of cloudiness, but pretty much no ambering of trichomes.
I need these to amber, since my use is all about relaxing and mellow/physical effects rather than racy thc effects.
I think this is past the point where I am just being impatient. These should be done by now!.
Any thoughts how to get these to finish?
I have a few:
One: the ballast has a boost function, I could add a wee bit of light intensity
Two: I could further reduce light hours less than 12hr on
Three: I have been reading that UV is helpful for full development/potency and wondering if the lack of UV in the HPS spectrum is the reason for these not finishing. I am at higher altitude and there is great UV in sunlight here, and I can move the plants daily into natural sunlight for part of the 12hr lights on cycle. But wondering if changing conditions will be too much stress in any way. has anyone done anything like this? Could it cause herms at this late stage?
Any Supersoil idiosyncracies or anything else to consider?
If you're growing SHIT, you probably should flush!!!
Sorry, I don't have time to work on better photos right now, but here's a quickie, color messed up due to hps:
The least stressful thing would be reducing the light schedule to 11/13 or even 10/14 and use the plants own biology to finish.
Looks like you have done pretty well, they look awesome and chunky. Did you count the stretch as flower time? I know some people don't, perhaps it needs another couple weeks due to the breeder using this method? I'm a huge noob, i'm just grabbin at straws.
What's the strain? Have you grown it before? EVERY breeder says their strains are 8 week strains, most of them want to go 10.
Actually my first grow in over 30 years.
Originally Posted by Mithrandir420
Royal queen special queen: "We recommend 8 weeks flowering for this Cannabis strain; however some growers have harvested as early as week 7"
I chose it in part for this shorter flowering period.
Stretch stopped many weeks ago, and they have just been filling out since.
Originally Posted by Mr.Head
I would take a sample, dry it quickly, say 2 days and try it out. You should be able to get at least a feeling for what the high will be like. Sample it every few days or so to get an idea of where you want it to be when you harvest it.
My guess is that she's going to go 9 - 10 weeks though. They look great, and you should be pleased with your grow.
Yeah, I took a sample a couple weeks ago, very pleasant high, uplifting, not stoning, not very strong, nice but not what I need for medicine. Trichomes were not much past clear, only maybe 10% cloudy at that time. Also took a bud yesterday, more than 50% cloudy, I'll dry it a few days then sample.
Originally Posted by Mithrandir420
Point taken to let them keep going, just interferes with the next plants that need to be brought inside and switched into flower. I screwed up timing a bit between subsequent grows. It'll all work out, just some kinks in the progression.
I had another reply from someone who does move plants indoors/outdoors day to day without trouble, so I moved them into the sun on the porch today and will continue to do so unless some problem develops. Also will reduce to 11/13.
We'll see how it goes.