Plant showing sex in veg? Why?

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    lakew00d

    lakew00d Well-Known Member

    So my plants are about 50 days into veg.

    and one is showing its sex? female. and its not an autoflower...

    its Reg Northern Lights

    I have my light 18/6 so im confused. what should i do with her?:dunce:

    i did top it about 3 days ago. could the stress force it to sex?

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    Kricket

    Kricket Member

    Plants do that if you have them in veg long enough, if I'm not mistaken. It isn't always a guarantee that they're the sex you think they are, but there is a good chance.
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  3. they are called preflowers and its your plants way of telling you its time for 12/12
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    Kricket

    Kricket Member

    I, personally, thank you for that information, jesus of Cannabis. That's something I didn't know.
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    lakew00d

    lakew00d Well-Known Member

    But what if i dont wanna flower her yet? she is only 8 inches tall. I want her at least 16.
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    Kricket

    Kricket Member

    I don't think it's a problem to keep vegging. But if you're 50 days in, that's a while.
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    lakew00d

    lakew00d Well-Known Member

    but she is only 8 inches. lol
    they are slow growers.

    they are under a 400watt MH
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    Kricket

    Kricket Member

    Yeah, I don't think it's a problem to keep vegging. The plants will live indefinitely as long as they have the light cycle they need.
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    lakew00d

    lakew00d Well-Known Member

    Okay cool, I plan on making clones. so I was like I dont wanna flower yet ):
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    Kricket

    Kricket Member

    Yes, that's how people keep mother plants for cloning. They just keep them on a 12/12 forever and just keep taking cuttings.

    EDIT: I meant 24/0 or 18/6. I don't want anyone reading this and receiving wrong information on my behalf.
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    lakew00d

    lakew00d Well-Known Member

    correct me if im wrong... but if you put a plant in 12/12 it will bud, right? lol

    dont mother plants need to stay in at least a 17 hour light?
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    BeantownBotany

    BeantownBotany Member

    You mean 24/0 or 18/6 right?
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    Kricket

    Kricket Member

    Haha, yep. I meant 24/0 or 18/6. I apologize.
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    lakew00d

    lakew00d Well-Known Member

    So if I just leave her be she wil be fine? I Fimmed her 3 days ago. and there isnt any new tops yet.

    And there are at least 5 nodes showing pistles.
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    Kricket

    Kricket Member

    I've never actually grown plants, but I believe they will be fine, although I can't say from experience. I've read extensively on the subject, however. You did say you were using a 400w bulb, so maybe give it a little more time for the new tops to show?
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    lakew00d

    lakew00d Well-Known Member

    Yea a 400 watt. But i have 3 other plants. 1 is about 10 inches with 4 tops. the other 2 are just babies still, Ima wait until they are all ready,
    even though the 10 incher will be huge by the time they are all ready. im planning on buying a 250 to put the other 2 in while they mature

    check out my journal :D
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    CrisWalker

    CrisWalker Active Member

    So shes 8 inches huh. That's big enough for me. When plant are in flowering they grow like 1-2 feet during the 8 week flowering period. So your gonna have a pretty big plant if you start now. Best bet to start within like 5 days days so that topping you did heals properly.
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    Kricket

    Kricket Member

    How long did the 10 inch plant take to show all of it's new growths after the fimming? I'll definitely check out the journal. I've just ordered my 1000w ballast and am about to start my first grow. I like looking at journals and seeing what works/doesn't work for people. Be sure to check mine out when I start my grow.
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    lakew00d

    lakew00d Well-Known Member

    Well I have a 3'x3'x6' grow area,
    ive been told I can go 20 inches max. before they will be too large for that area,

    and NL is a very small bushy plant. and im going go a decent yield. :D

    go big or go home. :D
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    209whitebread

    209whitebread Active Member

    i asked the very same question about 2 weeks ago and i got mine from the club on the 5th, its fine from what the locals tell me, its just her showing you shes a female and shes mature but u can veg as long as you want from what ive been told. i learned that on here from a few wise friends i call them but actually i dnt really knw them at all, so for any of the cry babys out there that say people dont help ..... :spew:...throw up in my shoes bitches.... :hump:....happy growing bud
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