Preflowers in Veg

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by Merica_Mike, Sep 15, 2018.

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    Merica_Mike

    Merica_Mike Active Member

    I have a clone that is showing pistols on a few nodes. It is currently under 400w hps and is about a month old. Its currently on a photo period of 16 hours on 8 off. My question is: Is it normal for my plant to show preflowers with this many hours of light? Or is this just a sign that she is ready to flower? I want to veg her bigger before I flower her.
     

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    bubba73

    bubba73 Active Member

    its normal … as a plant matures it will show its sex , and your fine to let her veg ….
     
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    Merica_Mike

    Merica_Mike Active Member

    Nice! Thank you!
     
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    gjs4786

    gjs4786 Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Some strains are shy about showing their sex parts before 1212. Others just let it all hang out. Like people!
     
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    coreywebster

    coreywebster Well-Known Member

    Its normal and most common with clones because they are more mature to begin with.
     
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    bubba73

    bubba73 Active Member

    made me laugh , but so true !!!
     
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    gjs4786

    gjs4786 Well-Known Member

    There is one big difference though. Plants don't talk back. At least not yet! bongsmilie
     
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    Sithlord88

    Sithlord88 Well-Known Member

    Why 16/8 and not 18/6?
     
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    Merica_Mike

    Merica_Mike Active Member

    I have always had better luck growing giving my plants a full 8 hours of "rest". Really seems to help growth.
     
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    Merica_Mike

    Merica_Mike Active Member

    This actually makes alot of sense to me. Especially because the clone had alternating nodes when I got it.
     
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    xtsho

    xtsho Well-Known Member

    It's completely normal. In fact it's not just clones but some starts from seed will actually start flowering in veg. Ruderalis which some use to cross and make auto's will start flowering under 24 hours of light.
     
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    Merica_Mike

    Merica_Mike Active Member

    Thank you everyone for your help! I was a little worried for a minute but you all have assured me that everything is fine. I will keep vegging her for another few weeks. Get her into a 5 gallon bucket for flowering. Again thank you all for your input! It was and is greatly appreciated!
     
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    xtsho

    xtsho Well-Known Member


    Good luck and Happy Growing!

    Plant looks nice by the way.
     
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    Merica_Mike

    Merica_Mike Active Member

    Thank you so much! I'm doing my best!
     
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    Sithlord88

    Sithlord88 Well-Known Member

    I don't think they need that much rest. If they want rest they have to grow like mofos and make it to flower. Ive done fine with everything from 18/6- 24/0. I prefer 18/6 or 20/4. Just my $0.02 tho
     
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    Merica_Mike

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    Back about 5-6 years ago when I first started learning to grow I ran my lights 18/6. I switched because I had noticed during veg that they would have more root activity. Or would grow more than a single node over night. More than that when I ran a cycle of clones from the same plant, half of them 16/8 half of them 18/6. The plants that vegged 16/8 when flowered produced more quality bud than the 18/6. There's nothing wrong with 18/6. It works. Also save a little bit of money running 16/8 but we are talking like 10-12 bucks a month or so. Do you think if I bumped her up to 18 on anything would change?
     
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    blowincherrypie

    blowincherrypie Well-Known Member

    As long as your plants are getting enough light in those 16 hours you should be fine imo
     
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    cla0071

    cla0071 Member

    Dude ur plant is just talking to u saying hey I’m a sexy female don’t fuck me up babe . It time for some pre flowering nutrients some of the open sesame and kanagroots are in order ASAP. Let me see pics u lazy fucker it’s been a week ! I’m Jonesing for my weekly update.
     
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    cla0071

    cla0071 Member

    Let me see some pics already damnit !!! Start giving her kangaroots and open sesame ASAP she telling u she a sexy bitch who needs some love sounds like to me!
     
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    cla0071

    cla0071 Member

    My phone is gay it said it didn’t send the first message lol
     
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