4 weeks into flower - Am I doing OK? (pics!)

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by Dabu, Jun 29, 2008.

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    Dabu

    Dabu Well-Known Member

    How far into flower do these plants look? It's definitely been at about a month since I put them into 12/12. Sorry for the ones that are blurry, I have not perfected my photography skills. Sorry for the darkness, I have not found a good way to take pictures with the HPS on, without striped lines of interference.

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    Last edited: Jul 1, 2008
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    rivers2gates

    rivers2gates Well-Known Member

    damn dude it took me like 20 minutes to find the quick reply box....phew ok now that i found it, turn those pics into thumbnails. but the look pretty good so far. im assuming cfl's?
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    Dabu

    Dabu Well-Known Member

    Yea, sorry about the thumbnails. 150w HPS is overhead, with another 150w HPS as side lighting. I have 3 23w daylight CFLS as side lighting too.
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    rbahadosingh

    rbahadosingh Well-Known Member

    the buds look pretty small to be 4 weeks into flowering. how big are the plants and how long did you veg for?
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    Dabu

    Dabu Well-Known Member

    I think what I really meant to say was 4 weeks since they sexed. I don't know if there's a gap between showing sex and flowering, but either way...
    I planted them from seed on April 6, 2008. So that means I vegged for about 2 months, lol. But remember, they started like this:

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    At least a 3 week growth stunt. :-P
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    pete

    pete Active Member

    they look fine to me just keep doin what you are doin you will know when they are ready a few weeks to go yet i think but they look really nice
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    Dabu

    Dabu Well-Known Member


    thanks pete, i hope you're right! I hope I can get some good harvest, at least an ounce I hope! :mrgreen:
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    nizmo

    nizmo Well-Known Member

    Flowering simply means the light cycle has changed to shorter days (for indoors, the 12/12 cycle) which induces flowering. Sex is irrelivant - if the light schedule is 12/12, then you are in the flowering phase.

    To be honest, it looks like you have problems there. Its probably too late to fix them now, but looking at them i'd say you will definitely make it to harvest but your yeild is going to suffer big time.

    My first guess is poor lighting or lights too far from the plants, maybe temperature problems or bad nutes maybe even just bad genetics. Maybe a combination. The drooping indicates either over or under water, and the "canoe-ing" or "taco-ing" on some of those leaves indicates the plants are getting too hot (but this can also be a symptom of over fert). Mine are 3 and a half weeks into flower and the buds are probably double the size shown in your pics. I don't mean to put you down or anything, but i'm just telling you the straight up truth.

    I'd look at your lighting first. Personally, i would never bother with CFL's at all. Don't skimp on lighting, go and get a 600 watt hps (what i use) and i can almost guarantee you will be getting way fatter buds.

    Also, you're better off using both your 150 watt lights over the tops of the plants. I've never bothered with side lighting. Lower buds will always be small. You're better off focusing on the top cola's (and making sure there are lots of them with topping and lst early in veg) because they are where the majority of your buds are going to come from and they also feed the buds growing down its stem. I have big colas at the top with nice thick stems, and the buds directly below it down the stem are almost as fat and juicy as the top one - but they get hardly any light at all. Like i said, the lower buds below the canopy are always going to be small and under developed. Just leave them. They become great candidates for oil, hash or butter.
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    eos101

    eos101 New Member

    well said buddy

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