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ChillumMafia started grow question 4 years ago
Does flowering begin? Why!?

Light 18/6
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Week 8
Techniques. Defoliation
Kindbudz answered grow question 4 years ago
Typically when the plant is in late vegitative cycle it will indicate wether or not it is male or female with its preflowers. If it pops up with little sacs that is an indication that it is male and if it pops up with 2 little white hairs it indicates that it is female. So long as you keep the light cycle of 18/6 it will remain in the vegitative state. The only exception to this is if the plant is an auto flower which means it doesn’t depend on the light cycle but more so the age of the plant. What you have showing is it’s preflowers and is normal. It will not switch to flower unless you switch the light cycle to 12/12. Also keep in mind that when you do switch to flower the plant is going to stretch 2-3 times it’s current size. Make sure you don’t run out of upward growth when you switch to flower. You can determine this roughly by multiplying the plants current height by 2 or 3 and it will give you a rough estimate as to were it will stop growing. Hope this helped.
Experimentgreen answered grow question 4 years ago
Hey you'll get preflowers typically in the veg. But switch that light to 12/12 and check for any light leaks or any other issues that would prevent the full 12 hours of darkness and you're ready to go. Plan on the plant doubling in size so if you're space is limited look into making sure she's well trained. Cant wait to see the bloom. And of course start banging in those bloom nutes if you haven't already. The plant looks nice and healthy so that's a plus too going into flowering.
midEastern answered grow question 4 years ago
Cannabis grow and mature before flowering begins.thats when you can identify the sex of your plant.
Its not flowering before you cut the light from 18 to 12 .
Removed answered grow question 4 years ago
Those are preflowers, they indicate that the plant is sexually mature, ergo ready to begin flowering (not that it will)
Stick answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi there! I'm afraid yes, a plant showing its gender is a plant that have started blooming. Why is this happening? Well there's many possibilities, but my guess is that your last feeding contained some "BudMonster" ---> Why did you gave her blooming nutrients? In my opinion she's just reacting normally to the last nutrients you gave her, and BudMonster made her think it's time to flower. The most simple/secure option would be to continue flowering with appropriate nutrients and daylight time. The most risky option would be to take her back to veg, with the right food and environment that coud work, but you will loose weeks for her to recover and grow bigger. I'll be around, keep us up-to-date and happy growing!
AfricanGreen answered grow question 4 years ago
Flowering will start when your light gets down to 12 hours or less a day, it also will take the plant a week or so before the transitioning to flowering is done.
ShaggyGrower answered grow question 4 years ago
I can see a pre-flower on the left photo. It has two little white pistels coming out of it. Congratulations, you have a female! :)

Regarding flowering, the plant will transition to flower when it thinks Autumn is on the way, ie, the days are getting shorter. Usually indoor growers switch the lights to 12 hrs on 12hrs off to mimic Autumn and to get the ladies to flower.

If you want to start flowing, switch the lights to 12/12 and wait anything up to two weeks for real flowers to emerge (sometimes it can be as short as a handful of days).