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Kalikushmush started grow question 3 years ago
OK so it says 8 week flower time , I started 12/12 before the plant showed its sex and it was day 14 of 12/12 before the first pistils showed.so do I go 8 weeks from 12/12 or 8 weeks from the first pistils ?
Banana sativa
19 weeks
Banana sativa Kalikushmush
Banana Sativa
21 comments · 3 years ago
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HighTV answered grow question 3 years ago
Hey there @Kalikushmush! Your Flowering started Week 7 between "day 16" and "day 18" pictures. Most of the confusion in this topic is actually about what pistils are "Prefloweing pistils" and what pistils are "Flowering pistils". The Pistils that show at the base of the stem next to the stipules show the sex of the plant are Preflowering pistils(week 7 'pistles' picture). The pistils that grow from the budsights creating the actual buds themselves are the flowering pistles (week 7 'day 18' picture). If you are looking to time how long the Flowering stage is then you will want to use the FLOWERING PISTLES from "day 18" pictures.. If you are looking at a nutrient chart this is considered "early flower". The preflower pistils that show sex are considered the 'transition stage' on most nutrient charts and are included in the veg section in most diaries. I hope that helps clear some of the confusion. Long story short: Sex pistiles are not Flowering pistles and your week 5 and 6 were veg you started flowering week 7. I hope that helps! :sunglasses:
DissNoof answered grow question 3 years ago
hey kalikushmush, i think see why you want to count the flowering weeks, probably so you can time the chop right? yeah dont do that, first the breeder almost always will give you a shorter flowering time than you will have, usually by two weeks, but sometimes more even. Second you should time the chop based on the trichome maturity not a (arbitrary?) number of weeks. get a 60x magnification, and check until you have 100% milky trichomes. Third it can take some plants over a week sometimes even two weeks to start flowering from the flip. So base yourself on when you actually see the flowers rather than when you flip. Hope this helps ! :rocket:
OutForReal answered grow question 3 years ago
Well It's an old photoperiodic debate. Some are starting to count flowering days once switched into 12/12. Some are starting to count when the 1st pistils appears
Removed answered grow question 3 years ago
First of all, sativas usually take 10 weeks to flower, only indicas (or indica dominant strains) take 8 weeks; not that I can't take 8 weeks, but prepare for a 10 week flowering. Start counting from sexual maturity (when pistils show).