24hr/light Veg Attempt News. Okay, "!H!E!L!P!"
24hr veg Question.
First, thanks out to all who helped me here on my first grow over 2 yrs ago. Got 4oz outta one plant in a cab. Going for 4 more oz's again, plus hopefully the clones will survive this time.
Due to new house move, a computer with last grow log/info/pics crashing, and not being online for 6mos, well - as a still newb I didn't have my grow shit together. My Timer was in storage. And wanted to get er done before adventurous grandkids vacation, yaddayadda.
Cervantes Indoorgrow-book said "some growers" do 24hr veg period. So I decided to go with that. Thought I was safe until pistils showed. (That's when I planned to do final transplant - and continue veg period for desired flowering height --er--.. "length" for final bend in 48" horiztl cab - -Note: this radical bend technique worked like a charm last time - required a stabilizer ("trainer") rack made by mounting 3 1" dowels into glued up 2x10 face plate, all of it weighted. Cab uses 6 100-150w CFL's) -
Turns out the Cervantes book has no further growth calander guidance for the 24hr vegging method, and now I am 68 days in, and the 8 nodes on each of these plants are tight - ave. 2" apart - and the plants are way shorter - I guess cause of no "night", duh.
8 (so far unsexed) plants
5 @ 13" tall
1 @ 17" (the contender til I tore tap root at transplant into 8" temp pot)
2 @ 8" (the 5 other plants look good cept for slight NPK imbalance showing on bottom leaves)
age: 68 days
current containers: 8"x8" clear plastic juice jugs (too flexible I learned, need to watch wall moisture)
Soil: Hi-qual commercial bag as base. Amended w/ castings, greensand, bonemeal and pulverized Dolotmite.
Grown under 24hr light (until tonight - found timer yesterday).
Concerns. Best I recall from last grow, I thought I got female pistils when plants were over 2ft tall. But with this crop on 24hr light all the nodes (a tight 2" apart) and nodes are already filling in(out) with tiny secondary branch foliage.
Will I ever see node pistils there - if I now go into 18/6?
Has anybody, Does anybody know if - having used 24/0 out to day 68 - whether it will take the normal 2 weeks of 18/6 (or other ratio) to see what I got for females? With a week in these 8" (inadequate) intermediate containers, roots have already reached the wall. 2 weeks will be a long wait before transplant into final 5 gallon.
Also, beyond sexing questions, am hoping also to take clone cuttings from final female and need to ask best stage/time for that plus best on/off light ratio (if not 18/6) - keeping in mind the mother-to-be will have been on 24/0 until tonight.
Anyway, that's the immediate problem if anyone's got any thoughts.
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