Two weeks into flowering – Cannabis grow update
Some noticeable changes are occurring in my plants at this stage, where the plant forms new leaves is now changing into a bud. Those hairs are getting longer and more crystals are being produced. Now it is just a matter of time until the buds grow and become what we know as colas. It has been around twelve or so days since I started the flowering cycle, really excited to see how they form. The smell coming off them is amazing and every time I handle them I am just covered in that dank goodness.
They are drinking lots of water now, giving them a quarter gallon water each and every few days. So I know some big changes are occurring inside the plant at this stage. Putting all its growth into stretching towards the light and forming buds.
Here are the three I am working with flowering right now. But I have some bad news, might as well get that out of the way.
I found another male!
The above plant is a male, and its such a shame as its the light green one I had high hopes for.
We can see the flower buds forming, glad I caught it before they opened and sprayed pollen all over my grow tent.
Going to flower causes both sexes of the plant to accelerate in growth so these male flowers are quite well formed at this point.
Even though its a male, its still covered in trichomes.
So I had to kill it, and stick with my two confirmed females. I will work on getting some more to replace what I had to kill.
The two females:
These are looking for sure to be females, they are lacking those pods and the hairs are much longer. These two are mainlined plants, I did it 2x so they have 4 main off shoots now. Still not happy with my first mainline job, cut it too tall. But I think I will give it another try on my next batch of plants.
I am still training them, using soft wires I pull them down and out.
Some of the offshoots are too small, so I must wait before I can train them.
Zooming out we can see how the mainline is formed, and then I keep training the new growth to the sides.
So far I have not broken any branches training them, but always worried I will. Such a tough plant.. lol
These wire cords can be bought on Amazon, and work great. Better than what I was doing with string.
And glad the plants are responding well, sometimes I trap a leaf in the wire, but free it up later and it seems to be fine.
The first few weeks the plants will put on lots of growth, so I will keep on top of them training and making sure they get all the resources they need. Such as co2, humidity, temps between 83-85f (very tight range for co2 enriched environments). As the buds form in the late flowering stage I will keep the temperature a little lower around 78F for the max so I do not cook off any terpenes.
By turning the mainlined plant we can see how much growth it has put on in each direction.
After letting it grow for about a week, they need to be retrained. Moving the wire up the stem again, above is what it looks like about a week later with more training needed.
Those LST clips have been removed at this stage, most of the stems are long enough to work the wire cords around.
As I was taking them off, I found little indents in the stems. So its important not to leave them on too long.
So what's next?
As we are now half way through the early flowering period, I will keep training new growth. Soon it will slow down and just grow in density. It is important to keep an eye on my co2 levels and replenish the bins when the levels start getting close to the 1000 PPM level.
I have started diffusing essential oils in the room, to hopefully keep mites at bay. I hope to deter them using botanical solutions. But if that does not work I do have chemicals as a last ditch solution. But the hope is using more mild forms of insect control will suffice. I will write a post on this topic soon about my IPM (Integrated pest management) solutions I hope to use in my grows.
Previous posts on my cannabis project:
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What kind of equipment do you use ?
1000w HPS light, 2 humidifiers, 7 gallon cloth pots and Foxfarm liquid fertilizers mostly...
I will suggest to try out Aeroponics. I don't know how easy or do able will be but i am sure it will be fun and a good experiment . https://peakd.com/farming/@steemychicken1/hydroponics-aquaponics-and-aeroponics
Funny you mention that, I actually started building one for strawberries. But then started to move from Georgia to Virginia and put that on hold... I think I will get back to it soon.
I like the idea of spraying the roots with water and having no sitting water or dirt.
I find fascinating the controlled environment you create and the possibilities that arises by that control. You can almost do anything you want.
Sure is, the amount of factors that come in to play can be quite dynamic... I call it a cannabis day spa, quite the pampered little plants.
The way you see changes happening says all about the efforts and !LUV is real thing.
Just like cannabis I'm also drinking lod of water these days !LOL 😆
Happy to see the Growth and looking forward to see what's coming ahead. Have fun and Great day bro!
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Hah well I am doing everything I can to take care of them.. think its paying off.
Thanks bud you too...
I still can’t get over on those trichomes on that male!
hah right? Sucks it had to be one.. probably would have been one dank female.
Looking really good man!
It's unfortunate one of them turned out to be a male but the females look fantastic.
I'm amazed at the overall shape and vigor of them and I think they are going to yield really dense buds.
Can't wait to see the budding commence!
Much appreciated, yeah those two mainlined plants seem to really want to live.. their trunks are so big now and getting really thirsty..lol
Me too, they should just get bigger from here :-D
Your cannabis looks good, man. I wish there were more females, but there's nothing you can do. I hope you get more females when you get new ones. You also have to be very careful about insects, otherwise your efforts may go to waste.
thanks bud, me too.. well thats what you get from some regular seeds.. about half of them turn out male.. I got some feminized seeds, which are more likely female but I will start those later on.
Sure do, those insects can make or break the harvest. I have a whole post coming out soon about how I manage pests.
Effort and faith have an invaluable value, so you, dear friend @solominer , will always be successful in your plantations and projects. Congratulations.
thanks for the kind words
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I feel ya, I often pass on content on there too sometimes.. but maybe some like more casual small posts.. idk I always try to make a very informative post when talking about these plants as I feel I have lots to share on the subject.
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Nooo what a pity! 1 out of 3 is a pity, but was it your seed or bought? At least it was the little sativa, the other two are progressing very well! These two will give you so much satisfaction! Happy weekend friend! !WEED
I know right?! hah it was so sad.. it was a hand me down seed just someone gave.. not feminized or anything like that as far as I know.
Yeah glad the other two are quite happy.. and budding nicely
You too man
With seeds found, I too once had to eliminate two out of three, it's sad but it's part of our passion. You'll see that the other two will know how to make you smile again 😉.
drug addict, lmao.
dont hate cause you cant grow
Wahhh so good, 19-high quality close up photo's. Great text alignment and all the links to the previous post!
Truly this weed will make you high.
Also if i remember correctly @derangedvisions is growing weed as well!
thanks bud, yeah I try to always put out quality posts.
Hehe I think so too.
Yep he sure does, and quite well. hes been a great help to me in getting back into growing.