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Discussion in 'Auto Flowering' started by Surfer Joe, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. Apr 2, 2019 #1

    Surfer Joe

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    I have two autos that are about 9 weeks old. One started flowering about week 4 but the other one has never flowered.
    I had them on 24/0 for the first three weeks then I switched to 20/4 for the rest of the grow.
    It seems to be vegging nicely, and it has a handful of single female pistils scattered around its branches, but it never took off flowering.
    Being an autoflower seed, does it have a limited lifespan?
    Can I leave it vegging for 3+ months and then try flipping the lights to 12/12 and see if it flowers, or is there a chance that it will be genetically defective and hermie or just die of old age before it can go through the flowering period?
     
  2. Apr 2, 2019 #2

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    It is probably not an auto flowering plant. It could be anything, there is no way to know without setting it to 12/12
     
  3. Apr 3, 2019 #3

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    Yes, I’d switch it over to 12/12 if it’s big enough...switching should not bother the one already flowering...it’ll keep on flowering...
     
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    Surfer Joe

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    Thanks, all.
    So, even if they're acting like photos, don't they still have the auto genes that give them a limited life span?
    I read that you couldn't use autos as mother plants or take clones because of their genetic clock.
    If I wait until I harvest its companions, it will have been growing for about 14 weeks, so can it live another 9+ weeks to complete a flowering?
    I don't want to reduce the light on the flowering ones just to accommodate this one.
     
  5. Apr 4, 2019 #5

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    Your assuming that it is indeed an auto but it’s not acting like one...I doubt the one that is flowering will mind the shorter day...
     

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