is my plant flowering? 2 month veg.

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    Bosson26

    Bosson26 Active Member

    lil weezy. lol. you have been extremely helpful with providing information with my growth! i just read that 3 times and im 70% confident to do this. i cannot cut the leaves on top right now because i dont know exactly where the bud will grow so i will wait a lil bit more time.

    i have SOMETHING that's not showing in some of RIU plants. right now the plant is in dark time so i cant go take a picture but...

    where there is branch and leaves.. i also have something like a branch but it shoot WAYY higher. somewhat like supercropping but the leaves arent huge they very skinny and looks sick. the leaves do not fan out. they are a mini size of these fans. do i also wanna chop these branches?
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    Lil Weedy

    Lil Weedy Member

    I try my best.:bigjoint: When pruning you want to cut the branches, but with the leaves you want to pinch them off at the base, to help seal that area than leave an open wound prone to disease and infection. I would have to see what you mean by how they look sick, mini sized leaves arn't bad less they're yellowing and about to fall off like all leaves. I'de say less it's a scragly lower branch, leave it until there's a picture for me or someone to judge it from, as it is it could just cause unnescesary stress. I usually look at my plant and 'weigh out' the goods and the bads, and what I want to do.
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    Bosson26

    Bosson26 Active Member

    i think i confuse you alot when i said sick. it's not yellow or anything like that. but it's a very weak mini size fan leaves. they are very curl up. it doesnt look like a mistake because there's more than one just like it so it seem very natural to have these. ill upload picture in the morning.
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    Tw3nti3ight

    Tw3nti3ight Active Member


    The part where you are incorrect is the plant can't flower in a veg light setup. I have a blue cheese female thats about 3 feet tall, she has buds and pistils on some of the branches....its like she wants to flower full blown, but I'm not letting her. She's a mother :-D

    :bigjoint:
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    Bosson26

    Bosson26 Active Member

    hey guys. i just went to check on my plant to make sure the plant was in dark time but the light was still on. im disappointed with my timer it works fine lastnight. it shouldve been off at 7pm and i discover it on at 2:30. i dont wanna break my time cycle cuz it's best for it to be in off at 7pm.

    before i turn it off i took a quick picture of what i was talking bout. here it is. a branch comes from the stem and shoot up like supercropping and this is the mini leaves im talkin bout.

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    Lil Weedy

    Lil Weedy Member

    That's too bad... Sorry to hear! Maybe you have it backwards? Iono. That branch is fine though, it's new growth, but it's upper growth, it will make a good nug, I'de leave it. Hope you figure that timer out!
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    simpsonsampson420

    simpsonsampson420 Well-Known Member

    hey bro.. sorry to hear about the light burn and the timer malfunction.. been through that myself... its a bitch.. spent about 30 bucks a piece on timers now to avoid that issue...

    as far as pruning and removing leaves goes, i highly recommend not doing it... ill state my case and leave it at that...

    1) removing foliage stresses the plant plus it has to spend energy is regrowing what it grew out once already... stress causes diminished returns.. the more cutting and hacking you do, the more stress, the more diminished the harvest.. you will get a harvest dont get me wrong.. but you could lose 10 to 15 percent by hacking away... plus the energy it uses to regrow all the stuff again causes things to slow down...

    2) lollipopping, which is essentially removing the lower "worthless" growth is somewhat ok... but... if you decide to cut away the bottom of the plant try to use the cuttings for clones.. make them useful if possible.. but also, if you super crop enough, those lower branches that you would remove wont need to be removed since the tips of those branches will be at canopy height, or close to... it may take a couple super croppings to get there... but it will happen... you'll kinda learn how to control what you want your plant to do as you super crop over time...

    3) the main thing i dont agree with is removing fan leaves that "shade" bud sites... first the flowers themselves dont absorb much light at all.. the fan leaves that are on the plant absorb light and store energy for the flowers that are growing near by to use.. so when you remove a fan leaf to uncover a bud site, you are just taking potential energy away from the flower that will grow there.. plus you are removing the means by which the plant actually absorbs light and creates energy.. so theres that much less light the plant will be able to absorb.. plus, again, the plant wastes energy just trying to regrow the damned thing again.....

    thats just my arguement.. i would much rather augment hormones to create growth (ie super cropping/FIM'ing) or tie branches back to make more room for light to penetrate than i would removing foliage and other plant material...
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    Bosson26

    Bosson26 Active Member

    gotta admit simpson made so much sense i only had to read that once. just to go further more i google more about pruning.

    one thing bout pruning is as lil weezy recommend it actually bring the energy toward the top so it doesnt waste energy in the bottom. BUT that cut will stress the plant and you'll lose 10-15% of your harvest. this is also being said on THCtalk.com .

    so what it comes down to i believe pruning should be done while it's in veg to avoid that loss. im already in flower even tho im only seeing a few pistils now i rather treat my plant correct so im too late to prune. i havent made i clone but i do have more seed. since this plant proven to be mother is it 100% sure that if i cut the bottom branches to make a clone it will come out a female or is it a gamble?

    as for the timer i can turn it on and off twice a day by putting a clip at a certain time. i just put 2 STOP clip next to each other so in case it missed it there another stop right next to it to turn it off. if both fail im takin the timer back tonight. it's set to turn off at 7pm and 7:10pm. so let's see.
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    Bosson26

    Bosson26 Active Member

    okay i went ahead and FIMing the plant. im not even gonna take a picture or anything cuz i dont wanna hear i did it wrong lmao. but hey doesnt FIM stand for FUCK i MISSED?
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    Bosson26

    Bosson26 Active Member

    they sure as hell grow extremely fast during flowering . i FIM the plant. a great member on RIU suggest i do it. let's see result!

    1 week flowering.

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    Bosson26

    Bosson26 Active Member

    updates...

    after i FIMed the plant ONCE. if colas is where new leaves are born then dam i that one cut gave me at least 7 or 8 colas!!! it really seem like this did NOT stunt the plant at all. ever since that cut the plant been growing extremely fast.. i bump up my nutes and holy shit. she is growing very very fast during flowering. it did not do this much during veg i believe it's because i had other plants around and their leaves were possiblity blocking some lights! check outt the pictures!

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    stelthy

    stelthy Well-Known Member

    congratulations its a girl :) yes 12/12 lighting and red spec cfl's @ 2600k and you will be on the high road to bud heaven, have you considered using a 125/150w ENVIROLITE? the PAR is exact spec for cannabis growth cycles, are you using any nuits?? a boost will make the buds bigger and more thc trichromes will form, you could use an envirolite and have your tornado cfl's as side lighting :) check my latest pics I use an ENVIROLITE mixed with 2 90w LED UFO grow lights had mad BIG results :) leave me some comments or summink ps your little lady looks very well :) ~ Stelthy
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    Tw3nti3ight

    Tw3nti3ight Active Member


    I MUST AGREE FULLY! Topping a plant is uneeded stress, stress can cause plants to become male...less stress on the plant is better. I am meaning growing from seed, not clones, clones should always come from a female plant....

    My Strawberry Cough and Blue Cheese are monsters! I would say they are 4 months each and are full, about 3 feet high and at least a 2 foot by 2 foot bushy area, if not bigger.

    I could flower them but they are my mothers. My pics are posted in Organics, titled My Shizzi.:bigjoint:
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    Bosson26

    Bosson26 Active Member

    oh my god.. plant keep growing..

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    partnerm

    partnerm Member

    I know the Bulldog White Widow takes about 2 weeks to start showing pistils and its showing quite a few now but I need to have a bit of patience since I've got about another 7 weeks to wait for this strain to properly flower, but how long before you can actually start seeing buds? I can see pistils and leaves but that's it for now. Ive put it under a 65w CFL Red flowering light (325w equivalent), It is my proper first single experiment before I chuck another 3 of these in from feminised seed like this 1 :leaf:

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