Been A While... How Long Til 12/12

Discussion in 'General Indoor Growing' started by CamJava, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Dec 12, 2011 #1

    CamJava

    CamJava

    CamJava

    New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    It has been quite some time since I have had to grow my own...YEARS...
    I can't remember how many weeks I should stay at 18/6... before I go to 12/12 and induce flowering.... and I also can't remember if I will be able to sex the plants before flowering is induced...
    I was really good at this before, but I am a total newbie again, and any advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Cameron
     
  2. Dec 12, 2011 #2

    Hamster Lewis

    Hamster Lewis

    Hamster Lewis

    Furry Moderator Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Messages:
    16,402
    Likes Received:
    3,665
    Are we running from seed or clone? If seed it takes about 4-6 weeks to get plants with alternating nodes which means they are sexually mature...Plants will usually throw some preflowers to let you know the sex....if clones from a mature mom they are ready as soon as they throw roots. jmo
     
  3. Dec 12, 2011 #3

    CamJava

    CamJava

    CamJava

    New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am growing from seed, and my plants are about 2 weeks old now...
     
  4. Dec 12, 2011 #4

    Hamster Lewis

    Hamster Lewis

    Hamster Lewis

    Furry Moderator Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Messages:
    16,402
    Likes Received:
    3,665

    Most of my plants from seed show sex in 4-6 weeks.....when you start getting alternating nodes on your plants they shld also start showing preflowers. Jmo
     
  5. Dec 12, 2011 #5

    The Hemp Goddess

    The Hemp Goddess

    The Hemp Goddess

    Granny Mod Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    Messages:
    19,230
    Likes Received:
    7,955
    I would recommend running your veg lights 24/7. Marijuana is in a class of plants that does not need a dark period while vegging. It will grow all the time lights and proper environment are maintained. A light schedule of 18/6 prolongs vegging and encourages stretch and fewer bud sites.

    Do you have adequate light and ventilation for your space?
     
  6. Dec 12, 2011 #6

    bwanabud

    bwanabud

    bwanabud

    Hiding in a tree

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2009
    Messages:
    704
    Likes Received:
    99
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Deep in the Timber
    I veg 9 weeks or so, then flip the lights. Depends on your room size, and allow for stretch also.
     
  7. Dec 12, 2011 #7

    soil

    soil

    soil

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    10
    :yeahthat:

    you can veg as long as you would like , seed or clone. since your using seed , its just easier to at least wait till she is mature an starts showing sex. then if you want a big yield from one plant you will start beating her up till she gets huge. (crop, top , lst, hst, ect...)






    soil :fid:
     
  8. Dec 14, 2011 #8

    bigbudsbruddah

    bigbudsbruddah

    bigbudsbruddah

    Senior Smoker

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2007
    Messages:
    829
    Likes Received:
    668
    I have but a seed plant stratight to 12/12 before and it will still grow. As everyoen said though it depends on your space if height is not a issue then i would wait for alternating nodes. Its worht the wait when your chopping down all those big buds :D
     

Share This Page

Group Builder