Okay, I know this is an 8 week flowering cycle and all... And if you check my last post, progress report you can see I have three monster girls. The tops though seem to be a little misleading to me. I am now seeing a few pistils turning red, not very many but it is beginning. Maybe 2 to 3 percent... However there is very little bud formation. Most the weight is in the mass amounts of pistils. There is very little bud (very very little) there with just about six weeks into flowering. I have googled and read but find very little information on what to expect the past two weeks and when to expect the calyxes to swell into the bud we all know and come to love the most. This is a last week or two thing I gather? Or could this be something else? Can someone describe the process for the last week or two a little better. Or if they have a link to a good detailed description of it. The two grow books (one mag and one local head shop production don't go into detail much and google turned up little) I'm sure this may be normal, I mean the plants seems pretty damn healthy. I just like understanding each step, around when it occurs so I can react and be progressive about my adventure. I have a good understanding of all the stages, including, cutting, hash harvesting, curing, drying, etc. Just the last couple weeks or a timeline of what to expect during flowering is hazy between pistils stretching out around 1 to 2 weeks and the actual swelling of the calyxes.