pistils burning?

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by adidas61, Jul 31, 2008.

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    adidas61

    adidas61 Active Member

    So anyway my plants pistils poked there head out about a week ago and now they are all turning a burnt coloured brown on the tips and some pistils are almost entirly a burnt colour and look liek there shriveling a bit.. now this is only happening on the stock of the plant. i have 2 75 watt cfls with an aluminum dome around the ass end tha tis ventalated good.. there about 6-8 inches away from the plant and this is my first grow.. anyone got any ideas. now i am fertilizing them with this shit i picked up off some plant store.. someone help me.... NOTE: i jsut switched my lights to 12/12 2 days ago...
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    smokablunt16

    smokablunt16 Well-Known Member

    this happened on my outside plants last year..anyone know the cause or if its a bad thing...
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    Dr. Bluntz Stick

    Dr. Bluntz Stick Active Member

    I also had this happen with my first grow, 2nd plant, Both in the same room, but just the one plant.

    I'm thinking it's some kinda nutrient deficiency, or maybe is somewhat strain related.

    There is no way i burned my plants.
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    adidas61

    adidas61 Active Member

    yeah i know.. its weird like it hasnt even started budding and the haris are turning brown.. i couldnt find any solution or even a hint of wtf this is... and my lights are 5000k what ever the fuck that means.
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    adidas61

    adidas61 Active Member


    how did the plant turn out man?
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    Dr. Bluntz Stick

    Dr. Bluntz Stick Active Member

    It's still kickin'. Another 4 weeks before harvesting. It seems like some skunk strain. Got the seeds from a good source.

    The other which I just hung today... I've yet to See x]
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    Dr. Bluntz Stick

    Dr. Bluntz Stick Active Member

    But i always started it on 12/12 from seed. That may have something to do with it? idk.
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    .:SeLeCtA:.

    .:SeLeCtA:. Active Member

    Happens on my plants occasionally, I think it's from heat, I heard someone say something about excess wind could cause the stipules and stigmas to dry up.

    But I don't know about that so much....I'll let you decide.
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    vargsriket

    vargsriket Active Member

    Well unless you're growing SOG I think it's generally accepted that it's a good idea to let the plant veg for at least a month before 12/12 it, but whatever works bro :)
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    adidas61

    adidas61 Active Member

    yeah well they started burning before i switched em to 12/12.. u got any ideas of what i can do if it is burning(still not sure if they are burning).. maybe its my lights but i dont know how its well under 78 degrees .. and even the new forming pistils are looknig like this.
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    adidas61

    adidas61 Active Member

    what do you mean a month ive rea don several sites saying you should switch 12/12 when theres a decents amount of pistils or even when the pistils come out
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    vargsriket

    vargsriket Active Member

    At 78F, especially with CFL, unless it's physically touching the actual plant there's no way it should be burning, probably some weird genetics the plant's got.
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    vargsriket

    vargsriket Active Member

    Well, you want to get the plant mature before flowering it, to let it develop for the heavy buds that'll grow once it's in flowering, so you start with 18/6 for 4-6 weeks, then force flowering with 12/12 light schedule for 8-12 weeks, depending on strain.

    You're not supposed to see pistils unless it's in flowering, you did because you started 12/12 right off of the bat, so the plant started flowering right away.

    One of the tell-tale signs of buds being ready to harvest is when pistils turn brown, but it should happen roughly by the end of the plant's flowering cycle, before chopping :)
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    adidas61

    adidas61 Active Member


    so what your saying is that no cfl should burn a plant.. especialy at 8 inches away.. and i fucking hope its the strain bro lol
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    .:SeLeCtA:.

    .:SeLeCtA:. Active Member


    Wrong..

    You will see pistols from female pre flowers...this happens while in veg growth.
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    adidas61

    adidas61 Active Member


    Yes yes i know i had them on 24 hours for 6 weeks then recently jsut switched to 12/12..
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    vargsriket

    vargsriket Active Member

    Well, speaking from personal experience pistils on all of my 10 plants only came out once I put them in 12/12, thats when I saw male sacs and chopped them, not in veg. I read that it's rare a plant shows sex before flowering, but it's possible, I personally have never seen these pre-flowers you're talking about, so can't really comment.

    adidas61: yeah, CFL doesn't release lots of heat, especially at 8 inches away, you can maybe put it even closer.
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    Dr. Bluntz Stick

    Dr. Bluntz Stick Active Member

    the one with the burned pistils was 12/12 from see. Yes i vegged for 24 days on my others, then switched to 12/12... 4 weeks down the road i just threw another germ in the mix, and it's the one with the pistils lookin like that.

    ^^ anyhow. Idk. i bet it still smokes just fine and dandy x]
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    .:SeLeCtA:.

    .:SeLeCtA:. Active Member

    Out of my 4 plants 3 of them have shown female pre flowers.

    The fourth one is barely over a month old, so it will still be a couple weeks before it shows it's pre flowers

    So in my experience, they show... You just have to look at you plants...


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    Image courtesy of Uncle Ben

    That one is exactly how it is on mine
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2008
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    jbs2008

    jbs2008 Active Member

    well my outside plants are doing that right now so i don't think it is the lighting. i think they just dry from dry heat instead of humity heat

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