Need some feedback please. these are my 1st time "kids"
Need some feedback please. these are my 1st time "kids"
Certainly look more lush than most of the vegetation in NM! Look like they might croud each other a bit when then get a bit bigger, but from that pic they look like you're doing just fine. Nice real nice.
Pretty darn good in spite of your Newness Larry! Your SOIL looks at bit "underdeveloped"; i.e. You need some experience and a passion! Many great Internet forms available to you. Looks like your Vegetative state is about at it's end; so next you should be getting some significant Flowering! NOW you should be feeding them something good!
At "least" consider something like "Oneness" by Humboldt Nutrients; check their web-site! Good luck!
Thanks for all the fun & positive feedback. Now on to a question, being new, if my kids are entering their flowering stage, then how will I know it and what do I look for? Will "buds" begin to form? With that all in mind, any ideas as to when to possibly harvest?
thanks again all!
Wow, thats a loaded sentence there.
You went from "now on to A question", to 3 of them, all 3 can have drawn out answers but I will just take a stab at them.
1. After a week or 2 of flowering you will see Either a pair of white hairs coming out of the base of some of the branches (Female) OR a shape of a ball that looks like a mini bunch of grapes or just a base of a sewing pin.(Male) Keep an eye as those are the only 2 things you will see....a pod with 2 white "hairs" or a pod or series of pods.(DITCH the Podded one ASAP)
2.The hairs will work their way to flowers and the flowers will look for pollen and get frustrated and keep growing...MAKE sure the Males are LONG gone or they will focus on seed making and not flower making. "Buds" will form, keep them healthy and they will not cause trouble.
3. You harvest when the plant tells you, this is a case by case answer according to environment and breed. You'r best bet is to get a consensus from here on a picture until you learn your specific breed.
Sure! It is kind of hard to tell from the pics, but I have you covered with my pic. If you can not see the 2 hairs coming from the pod, it could still go either way. So wait til you see one of the 2 pictures before you start dancing. But they do appear to have lady like pods.
If you don't mind me asking, just for reference, How much have you spent getting your plants to this stage? The SUN is the best lamp in the world and even with amateur experience you have done a solid job getting the "kids" to this point. nothing like seeing cost effective setups outgrow fancy pant grow rooms.
Last edited by DrBreeze; Jul-13-2012 at 01:48.
Hello DrBreeze Hope your having a good day & thanks for your feedback.
In answer to your question, other than having some seeds from product I have bought, the only other real expense involved was the purchase of some plant food. I did find out one thing tho, as they grew, I have been regularly been removing large sun leaves to allow more light. Don't know if I was right or wrong by doing so. These plants have been growing since about early May, took a gamble on any late freezes. OH! I did build the enclosure but out of materials I had laying around.
What should I be looking for next? About when should I stop feeding the girls?
Thanks again for your feedback, been a big help.
Glad I could help, there is not enough help going around from educated people to the willing amateurs.
Leave the sun leaves until you get to the first few weeks of flowering. Those are your motors for photosynthesis early on, the more SUN you can take in on the big sugar factories (sun leaves), the more light energy you can process, which mean more sugar will be made(food). Science class was awesome. It is not "wrong" to pull them, but those monsters will process more carbon dioxide to oxygen than 10-20 smaller variants. So in MY book, leave them until the plant is working on flowers....even then pull them sparingly.
It looked like you made do out of what you had....super hippy, reduce, reuse, recycle. It is not about the fancy things you buy, but about your effort and understanding. You will be cooking full speed going into season 2.
As for what to look for next, I would keep an eye for any that become male and rip them out instantly. Do not stop feeding the girls as they go, the leaves will tell you if they need more or have too much...but for now they look to be feed perfectly. Just don't get caught up in the complexities of all of this, some of the best herb in the world grows wild....you know why...because people can't screw it up. So don't over do it, just water, water and water. Happy Grow!
Great advice & thanks! I didn't realize the importance of the larger leaves. I just figured to get more sun to them. Like I said earlier, been smoking now for a good 46 years but don't know a darn thing about growing LOL. Better late than never.
I'll certainly keep an eye out for any "dudes" popping up. Sure hope not. So you actually think my girls will develop "flowers/buds" like the photos I've seen? Will be glad when I have more experience as you other folks do. Also thinking about starting some indoors, since I have my state MMJ & PPL and can have 12 then it may be time to get busy. Hydro stuff is "out", too complicated so it looks like a grow room (have extra bedroom) of sorts will do. Thinking about using 300w CFL's, any ideas? I'm aiming for "short, bushy, fast growing but good yielding" plants. One problem I have is whether to start from lady seeds OR I can buy plants from one of our dispensary's ($6.50 per seed). Either way sounds like a lot of fun, maybe I'll do both.
Listen to me! Sounds like I know what I'm talking about huh? See what ya'll started LOL!
thanks again will post more pics soon.
I like the attitude, "better late than never". Very good! There is a lot to learn, but that kind of attitude makes the process go quicker.
The thing is, that that is all that is happening, Flowers.....not some magical potion from some mystical syrum. Flowers. Funny part about magazine pictures is that you don't even know if they taste good or really take the pain away, so they are like pretty girls....likely all looks until you know otherwise. Don't get caught up in how they look until you get to the point where you found a breed you like and you continue to cultivate that type. Then you can fine tune your grow for your environment and breed.
Go talk to someone at All Seasons Gardening or AHL , both of them have capable associates to point you to a nice cost effective light setup to simulate the sun the best you can. Tell them your budget and they will point you in the right direction. You would be best to learn using a 400 watt setup and then moving up once you know you can produce indoors. Too many people go big, but realize they can not handle it indoors, don't make that mistake.
Your goal should not be "short,bushy,fast growing,good yielding", it needs to be a healthy grow and cure process from front to back. You can only control so much of the process, until you have a system in place. Me and you could grow the Same plant and have 2 distinctly different results, get caught up in doing the best you can and go from there.
You are also MUCH better off going with a clone from a KNOWN product and working with that. Seeds are a gamble and can easily get stressed out and stunt the grow season if not handled properly. A clone is ready to rock and is technically as old as it's mother, so you have a hand up on the process.