How to tell early stages between male and female ?

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by MassiveToke, Sep 17, 2006.

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    MassiveToke

    MassiveToke Active Member

    I have a plant going and this is my first time not using feminized seeds, It just showed its first leafs, I was wondering how I tell if it is male or female ?
    And if it is male is it possible to change it into a female at a early stages of growth?
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    AssGasOrGrass

    AssGasOrGrass Active Member

    There are some more experienced members here who might be able to answer but as far as i know you cant tell until they show balls or pistils which i think is the flowering stage
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    MassiveToke

    MassiveToke Active Member

    Well it has two clover like leafs and two marijuana leafs . Not sure what the clovers mean ? The plant is only like a inch tall tho.
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    m420

    m420 Well-Known Member

    The "clover" leaves are normal and every marijuana plant that you will ever grow will start out like that. The ragular weed leaves will come next and go from 3,5,7 prong leaves, maybe more. You really can't tell males from females until they show their sex (balls/pistils) which is usually some time after flowering is induced. If you are not using feminized seeds than I recommend growing at least three plants to up the chances of a female.
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    MassiveToke

    MassiveToke Active Member

    Thanks for the info I got one plant and another in a other container if I dont get any females I will just Harvest the males and make some hash .
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    skunkushybrid

    skunkushybrid New Member

    if you're used to females just look for something different. You can induce flowering quicker by turning off the lights for 48 hours and then switching them straight to 12 12. Our plants started showing in a couple of days.

    Male plants have little balls that will sometimes have a claw shape coming out of the top. This is our first grow and that claw shape was sort of confusing. I could just imagine it opening and releasing pistils.
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    MassiveToke

    MassiveToke Active Member

    Well I have it in my green house and I am not going to put lights by it. The sun is what it gets. Right now it is about two inchs tall and startiing to grow abit every day. Soon I hope it will be a nice big plant :lol: I will post some pics in about a week or two. Oh and should I water the plant more in a green house because it is warmer ? And are a few ants going to be a problem ? I could use some answers this is my first indoor grow big changes from not using feminized seeds and and moving from outdoors to indoors.
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    skunkushybrid

    skunkushybrid New Member

    You're still growing outdoors, and at the wrong time of year. I think. I'm not sure about the U.S.

    I wouldn't attempt it in this country. I know how a greenhouse works etc, etc. I'm sure you have to wait about the same amount of time as an outdoor grow, you can expect huge yields from a greenhouse.

    I'm really regretting trying to answer this post now. But at least it has me thinking and I'll follow this thread to see what answers are given. I'm interested myself because as soon as I get a bigger place I'm going to get myself a greenhouse. Still going to grow indoors too as I have a partner on that venture. The greenhouse will be all mine... and so will the smoke.
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    AssGasOrGrass

    AssGasOrGrass Active Member

    Dumb q but, whats the science of greenhouses, and how does a bigger yeild come from one?
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    Widow Maker

    Widow Maker Nazi Mod from Hell

    I wish I had a green house. They are the shit. You get the advantage of being outdoors (the suns light). And its still a controlled enviroment. You dont get rain, or rodents and you can control the bugs a lot better. A hydro setup in a green house would be the the shizzle.
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    mullup

    mullup Active Member


    i just ripped out a male of mine, now after reading that i regret it.

    Could you please tell me how to make hash ? i've wanted to know for a while now.

    thanks, MullUp[​IMG]
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    homegrownboy

    homegrownboy Well-Known Member

    You live in Canada, and it's friggin winter time...brrrrr...you can't grow outdoor till after winter i think march is when u plant i dunno though
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    skunkushybrid

    skunkushybrid New Member

    hash is trichomes... you harvest the trich's. Either turn them into oil or hash.

    Check the FAQs there are tutorials in there for both... or at least, there should be.:mrgreen:
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    bush basher

    bush basher Well-Known Member

    here's a male

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    and here's a female

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    skunkushybrid

    skunkushybrid New Member

    Isn't that a calyx in the bottom pic'? Looks like a hermie...
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    skunkushybrid

    skunkushybrid New Member

    oops... missed the part where you said 'this is a female.'... lol
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    bush basher

    bush basher Well-Known Member

    ha ha ha i dont think she's a hermie. cant see no signs of anything but pistols anyway.
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    skunkushybrid

    skunkushybrid New Member

    My mistake...

    I just saw balls, balls, pistil as I scrolled down... and I thought, fuck!

    Nice work on the close-ups, btw.

    I gotta buy a better camera.
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    bush basher

    bush basher Well-Known Member

    i got mine on hols in tenerife cost me 160 euro's can get them for bout 140 quid here. sony cyber shot w55 its a great camera.
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    skunkushybrid

    skunkushybrid New Member


    hmmmmm. 160 ero's, or £140? I know which price I prefer, lol.

    Know any shoplifters?

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