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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:01 AM

I got one I have been cutting but so far it has been alot of upkeep. Only 2 weeks out so trying to stick it out, but have already gotten a few seeds popping up.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 03:47 PM

Well get kicking. But I'm sure you remember a plant or two that started out not looking as well as others. But before you know it turns out to be the best plant you've ever grown.

So just keep taking care of them and you will be rewarded.


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I doubt anyone forgets that one, fm. It's on my personal list of things that I read first and then later said "Oh wow...look how true that was!" later :D

One of my three best seedlings went male, and one of my struggling seedlings turned into the nicest lady I have. Yes - how true :)

Looking forward to the pics, Mickey. I'll load one up in Molly's honor. :smoke:

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 04:34 PM

:)

I doubt anyone forgets that one, fm. It's on my personal list of things that I read first and then later said "Oh wow...look how true that was!" later :D

One of my three best seedlings went male, and one of my struggling seedlings turned into the nicest lady I have. Yes - how true :)

Looking forward to the pics, Mickey. I'll load one up in Molly's honor. :smoke:


I had a plant like that in my first grow. she started off kinda deformed, but has still been the best yield and smoke to date from my growing adventures.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 04:40 PM

Picture Update
First off, the veggers.

Kushage, Cheesus, and Red Cherry Berry (the runt)
http://forum.grassci...=1&d=1309711161

I realized I had mislabel these seeds when planting them, and the EML and Cherry Berry's label got swaped. Anyways, the EML seed simply did not germinate. I gave it 11 days, and now I'm giving up on it.

Purple Widow
http://forum.grassci...=1&d=1309711161

Flower Room group shot
http://forum.grassci...=1&d=1309711161

Mandy
http://forum.grassci...=1&d=1309711161

Kari
http://forum.grassci...=1&d=1309711161

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 08:40 PM

Great pictures. Keep up the good work.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 04:17 AM

Great pictures. Keep up the good work.


Thanks man. :smoke:

As for the Burmese Kush plant, I'm finally seeing some pistil growth. However, I'm also seeing what I think may be ball growth... Most nodes are sporting non-calyx like things, and the calyxes I do see seem to have four pistils instead of two. Pistils are only clearly seen at the top of the plant, the lower area having the suspected parts. It's quite odd. I'm planning to watch it for a few days before making a decision.

These herm plants are really starting to annoy me... :mad: I've rechecked my door for light leaks, and added some weatherstripping to a couple areas where I noticed a very slight amount of light coming through. I hope that small amount of light has not been the cause of my previous issues, but either way I want to be done with herm plants.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 04:57 AM

Gads, not another transgender plant :eek: And here I am worrying about a couple of flies and some droopy leaves. Quite humbling, that perspective. :/

Mickey, what's your intake port (unless its passive intake) and your exhaust port look like? Anything there maybe? Light reflecting through ducting or... :confused:

I have to figure temps and rh are all sorted.

I have a hard time believing that that many random plants were genetically predisposed, so it seems it would HAVE to be environmental...but what? Dumb question, but have you ever sat in your flower room with the door closed and all the lights off? You've got such a good grip on everything else, it seems like it has to be something that sneaks in under the radar - like a light leak.

I'm not knowledgable yet to analyze your whole nute situation, but is there anything there?

I dunno, and I know I can't possibly want to know as much as you do, but man...I still wanna know, too :)

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 05:44 AM

Gads, not another transgender plant :eek: And here I am worrying about a couple of flies and some droopy leaves. Quite humbling, that perspective. :/

Mickey, what's your intake port (unless its passive intake) and your exhaust port look like? Anything there maybe? Light reflecting through ducting or... :confused:


I don't have an intake really. I open the closet door during light hours to let fresh air in. I haven't had any slip ups in leaving the door open after hours. Intake isn't the source of a leak.

I have to figure temps and rh are all sorted.


Temps are a tad high. 79-86F during light hours. 81F being average. RH at 50%.

I have a hard time believing that that many random plants were genetically predisposed, so it seems it would HAVE to be environmental...but what? Dumb question, but have you ever sat in your flower room with the door closed and all the lights off? You've got such a good grip on everything else, it seems like it has to be something that sneaks in under the radar - like a light leak.


I did just that yesterday and I did discover the faintest amount of light in two spots from around the door jamb. I used the weatherstripping as previously mentioned, and it seems fixed now. The door is the only possible spot for a light leak to be present. None of my power strips have LED switches. I haven't had any timer slip ups either.

I'm not knowledgable yet to analyze your whole nute situation, but is there anything there?


The Burmese Kush is being fed with Flora Duo instead of my normal regimen. I'm testing the product out. I can't say one way or another about it being nutrient related.

I dunno, and I know I can't possibly want to know as much as you do, but man...I still wanna know, too :)


I'd also like to talk about stress and genetics for a moment. Lily and Molly were one in the same being mother and clone. It did not surprise me when Molly started herming. So, the question then becomes, Why did Lily herm? Could it have been the light leak? Maybe genetics? Of all the BBP's I've grown most ended up herming at some point. That scores one for genetics in my book.

Lily also got stressed one night from falling over. She became quite tall, and when I was trying move the bucket, she leaned really badly. The hydroton then shifted, and she almost toppled. That's when I anchored her to keep her upright. I would think that be be pretty stressful, and may have been a catalyst for the hermage. I dunno...

The Burmese Kush has seen some stress as well... It's fan leaves grew so large that the undergrowth was not getting any light. This was further exacerbated by the fact all the side shoots were very packed together under there. I started defoliating the plant so the undergrowth could thrive. It really worked, and I don't think I could have done it any sooner. The undergrowth was yellowed out and partly shriveled. The plant has since almost fully recovered from that and only a small area of leaf tissue was completely lost. Anyways, stress from defoliation and lack of light may have been a factor in this one. :rolleyes:

As for the Red Cherry Berry that hermed, I can't cite any instances of stress. I hope it's not genetics as I bought I 5 pack of the seeds, and I don't want them to be rubbish.

I think I've gone on enough for now. :smoke:

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 05:58 AM

I don't think the problem is based on anything you listed. You have to look at times you deployed different growing methods and/or the breeder you bought your seed from I think.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 03:29 PM

Thanks man. :smoke:

As for the Burmese Kush plant, I'm finally seeing some pistil growth. However, I'm also seeing what I think may be ball growth... Most nodes are sporting non-calyx like things, and the calyxes I do see seem to have four pistils instead of two. Pistils are only clearly seen at the top of the plant, the lower area having the suspected parts. It's quite odd. I'm planning to watch it for a few days before making a decision.

These herm plants are really starting to annoy me... :mad: I've rechecked my door for light leaks, and added some weatherstripping to a couple areas where I noticed a very slight amount of light coming through. I hope that small amount of light has not been the cause of my previous issues, but either way I want to be done with herm plants.

My burmese hermed at 2 weeks into flower. Sounds like yours has the same signs as mine. I hear ya...herms are pissing me off.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 08:19 PM

just wanted to stop by.Looks good as always

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 12:29 AM

just wanted to stop by.Looks good as always


Thanks Merdoc! :wave:

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 10:00 PM

your welcome!!!! Love seeing all those little girls grow to be monstors

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 05:27 AM

I'm going to make a decision on the Burmese Kush this weekend. Some of the suspected parts have grown pistils, but the jury is out on a few others. I think I see cluster growth in two spots, and if they progress as I think they might, I'll be chopping the plant...

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 05:50 AM

Ugh let's hope it doesn't come to that, Mickey :/

Maybe you should take one of those herms to finish so your grow room can get it out of its system :D

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 06:27 AM

Ugh let's hope it doesn't come to that, Mickey :/

Maybe you should take one of those herms to finish so your grow room can get it out of its system :D


I can't do that Ock. That would mean risking pollination of all my other plants. That's not a sacrifice I'm willing to make.

I want to be 100% sure that this plant will not be viable before chucking it, that's all.



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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:14 AM

Damn Mickey, you got something going on there. I'm really hoping you get it worked out.

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 03:53 AM

Burmese Kush has been confirmed as a hermie. :mad: It will find it's new home in a trash bag tomorrow...

On the good side of things, Mandy is really looking great! I plan to share bud porn and other pictures tomorrow. Until then... :smoke:
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Posted 09 July 2011 - 01:38 PM

Burmese Kush has been confirmed as a hermie. :mad: It will find it's new home in a trash bag tomorrow...

On the good side of things, Mandy is really looking great! I plan to share bud porn and other pictures tomorrow. Until then... :smoke:

Sorry to hear that mickey...mine did the same damn thing. Kinda turned off on the kush strain lately. Giving it one last chance with some midnight kush....we will see.:)

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 07:22 PM

My Shaman hermied but was able to keep it in check. It has a handful of seeds but the other 3 plants with it in that small space are fine. The only other seeds I have found are on purpose. I have a North American Landrace in there which lacks potency but otherwise has great characteristics so maybe I will get lucky with some crosses with the Shaman. If your willing to put in the effort it is not to hard to keep them from pollinating the whole crop, just have to be able to spot the male flowers quick. I would also pinch them off last while tending my garden to avoid spreading the pollen. Mine was caused most likely from my KoolBloom, had a Yumbold do it to me before from hitting them to hard with it.


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