Abused Seedling by Robsamui posted Oct 18, 2022 at 3:41 PM Back when I had no idea at all what I was doing - this happened. Now that I have a bit of an idea about things, I can't work out how this could happen . . . I stupidly began my first grow like I always did with tomatoes or vines - germinating seeds in 4-inch pots and waiting to see what appeared. I used auto AK 48 seeds. What happened (with no light or nutes or care or attention) was that I grew a couple of 5-inch high runts. So after about a month on my kitchen window sill I more or less abandoned them - just a spot of water now and then. I then read hundreds of pages on Grasscity forums and started again. Everything worked fine this time - but I put the runts in 6-inch pots and chucked 'em in in with the other stuff. By this time they were about 2 months old and just a little stalk with a mini cola sitting on it - no fan leaves at all, as they'd all fallen off. I then noticed they were getting bigger and a small cluster of new buds had appeared at the bottom. I started feeding them the same nutes that the rest of the grow was getting, and now they look like this, after 121 days. How is this possible? Surely they should have died by now? Can anyone explain this?