Luck has not been on my side - 2 confirmed male cannabis plants so far
Two very happy male cannabis plants are now growing in my tent, the third little one is unconfirmed as of yet. With around a 55% chance of them being female it would seem I am unlucky at the moment. Though stress and environmental factors can also make them turn male over female. Since I grew these from seed its really a toss up which they will be. There are what are known as feminised seeds that have a much higher chance of being females. Though what I was given are surely not these. So my chances are mostly half and half with normal seeds.
Dialing in the right conditions has helped them grow very fast. Such factors as humidity, light temperature, light cycles, room temperature, soil temperature. And having enough air flow to cause the plants to sway ever so slightly promotes strong stem growth.
With all of this, I have gotten some nice little stubby plants. Shame I will not be allowing them to get much bigger. Soon I will harvest their leaves and stems and make cannabis tea bags for steeping.
When I first discovered my biggest and most happy of three was male it was a little disappointing. But looking back when I started this first batch I did not have my humidifiers for about one and a half weeks. My seedlings showed noticeable slowing of growth and yellowing, they were sad for that period. But as soon as I introduced humidifiers to the seedlings they really took off! Just keeping the humidity at 70% with a large grow light was difficult. And had to buy three humidifiers to keep one tent at the optimal seedling humidity range.
Seedlings need high humidity to grow, as their roots are not far along yet enough to uptake water. This is why people will mist leaves as well, but having it directly in the air is the most efficient way of getting them the water they need. Once in their vegetative state I can drop the humidity by 5% each week. They are around 60% at this point in the cycle.
The plant above was the most affected by the low humidity, and it is quite the dwarf.
Though of the three, this little guy had me worried the most. When it sprouted it stopped growing for about a week, it did nothing.. did not yellow or shrivel.. just paused growing. Then it started again but it formed a "V" shape stem.. very strange. No idea what sex this one is, not far enough to tell yet. Hoping its a female!
If you asked me what two things were the most important additions to my new grow setup, its the humidifiers and the fans. Without these, growing seedlings would have been much more difficult. Since I only grew clones in the past they already had a strong stem and did not need high humidity. So this is all new to me growing seeds this time around.
Adjusting the humidifiers tubes was a learning experience. A few times they would fill up with water or drip water in my tent and I had to readjust. Think I got them good now.
Have to have the right slope and make sure the nozzle is faced up so the water does not drip out.. and only get the fog.
For a male plant it is looking quite lovely. I am sure it will make a tasty tea.
Fingers crossed this little guy will be a female. Then I can clone it when it gets bigger.
Lots and lots of leaves, that large light I am using has really promoted big leaves.
I switch to my macro lens on my camera and we will see how I figured their sex.
The bell shape is a dead give away, this will turn into a flower and produce pollen.
Here is the second plant, the dwarf showing signs of being a male as well.. damn
I have had males in the past, growing some seeds a friend gave me when I lived in California. So it is not my first, and probably not my last.
Was hopeful those long spears would turn into what I know as the female genitalia though I saw those buds form first and that tells me its a male.
If I let them get too far along, the flowers will open and spread pollen all over my grow room. Making it possible for female plants budding to get seeded.. Not what I want.
So what's next?
Going to kill the males and make some tea out of them. Then start some more seeds and hope for the best with them. All and all its not a waste, as I hope the tea will be strong.. We shall see.
Special thanks to the Weedcash and Canna-curate community for helping me ID these and all the support along the way.
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I have high hopes for the 3rd plant, and feel the odds are in your favor to get a female.
You're doing a really good job and not overlooking the basic integral aspects that will make or break a cannabis growers success.
Can't wait to see how you progress from here, keep up the great work 👍
Yeah I do hope my odds pay off this time, and if not its fine. I still have a half dozen or so seeds to work with.
Thank you, with your help as well. much appreciated for all your tips.
Will do, gonna post up my cannabis tea post next and then will do a follow up post on my grow soon enough.
This transformation is so amazing, they are growing so well and are very neat too.
Awwww, I'm going to miss those guys when you finally make your tea from them.
It's a good thing that you are taking good care of them, and still hoping to get a female out of the third / The V sharp stem😊.
My friends are always amazed how quickly they grow, for me I see them everyday so I think I am jaded to it. But you are right, looking back at all these posts over the last month the transformation is really amazing.
Hah its okay, I will soon have new ones and maybe they will turn out to be even more glorious than the last two.
Hoping for the V shaped plant too, its been through alot so I hope it gets to live a full cycle to flower.
I see how you take your time in caring for them and how you also dedicate yourself even to the details of how well they grow.
Am positive that the V Shape plant is going to come out great because it has a great caregiver😁.
Oh man, I feel sorry for those males, I hope the next ones will be females and you can raise them the way you want. At least you'll use them to make tea 😅.
Dont worry, they will make tasty tea, not for waste.
Me too.. fingers crossed.
Always sucks to see those balls after all the work put into them. Would love to see your process of making Tea with the leaves in a post. :)
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Heh yeah it does, but ya just never know with some random seeds.
Okay cool, will do!
Friend @solominer they say that all sowing is like a raffle, in any case your cannabis plants if you observe them very happy in their growth, the important thing is that, that their normal evolution is fulfilled for your joy, as you consider convenient. In any case, as long as everything happens normal, free of pests and malformations, it is the most important thing. For your painstaking work, you will get the expected successes. Thanks in advance for your continued visits to my yoga posts. Greetings from Venezuela.
So true ya never know what you may get from a seed.
As for pests, I mostly use neem oil. When it comes to flowering and dealing with spider mites I may just use some essential oils in a special humidifier that is designed for it. And hopefully that will keep them at bay. And yes, the fruits of my labor will be indeed well worth it.
You are welcome, always impressed by your flexibility. And the nice comments you leave.
Dear @solominer , I wish you much success in your plantations, especially if you have taken all the precautions regarding fertilization and special care. Thank you for your beautiful words of motivation related to my posts on yoga, which at 70 years of age has given me remarkable results for my physical and mental health. Precisely, I am leaving for the second meeting of Hivistas that we are holding in Cumaná, today when our city celebrates its 507th anniversary. Thank you for your permanent visit which has helped me a lot. Successes
smoke them males :) or cook them!
they're so hairy! :D
Hah yup, gonna use them regardless.
Happy hairy plants
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thanks for the toke(n).. hah
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hehe true.... thanks for the tokens
I am grateful to have met you, @solominer !
Thanks bud you too
Males stink :D
hehe.. they indeed do
Enjoy that tea, what if it is that they are very well formed, they look elegant, and the next time you will be luckier, take a tea and enjoy life every day, the rest will come in addition.
I really liked the publication
Thank you, will be doing a post on it soon.
So true, and glad you liked my post :-)
hehe me too.. hoping the next ones will be good :-)
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