I'm a relatively new grower and I was told the way one tells if their plants are mature is when the calyxes start growing on the tops of your buds. I listened to these people and I think I cut the last harvest much to early. They told me that my strain can only go 4 months total. 1 month to veg 3 month to bloom. Last harvest I left them 2 months vegging wanting to get them nice an big before 12/12. After 2 months of 12/12 they started developing these calyxes (they look like little bud fingers growing off the top). I was told it's been 4 months (2 veg 2 bloom) and I needed to cut immediately or they would degenerate ...so I did. Now I've done a little research and know a few different ways to tell if the plants are maturing. I got me a magnifier and I check them often. Nevertheless it still worries me... My questions: 1. Is it true that when the calyxes grow off the top they are over mature? 2. Could I veg them longer than 1 month if I wanted to or do the plants have a life cycle of only 4 months after placing them under the grow lamps. From what I've read and seen I think what matters is the time you flip the switch to 12/12, right? Anyhow I haven't seen any pics resembling how mine look with these calyxes coming out off the top...so still concerned....Any help here is greatly appreciated I want to produce good quality with a nice flush and don't want to ever rush it like I did last time especially if I didn't have to.