What should I do with me Hermaphrodite plants? (Urgent)

Discussion in 'Sick Plants and Problems' started by JoshG, May 28, 2019.

  1. So for starters, I have 6 plants growing indoor that are around 4 weeks into flowering. I just realized today that one of the plants was a hermaphrodite, as there was pollen on one of the the leafs. One other plant seems to have been effected by this as it has also started growing some balls on some of the buds closest to the hermaphrodite plant.

    I have already removed the hermaphrodite plant and put it outside, and I was planning on doing it with the other one too, but the issue is, since I am so far into flowering already will it effect my plants bringing them outside right now and doing the rest outdoor?

    To be clear, the plants still have weed on them, they just have sacks / seeds too that I am worried about. If I move these plants outside right now, will they be okay for flowering even though it's just the start of the season, or should I try to keep growing them indoor under a different light? I would rather do outdoor as it would make my life easier.
  2. If you already have pollen on leaves, the damage is probably mostly done. Wash the pollen out but one full pollen sac that bursts can make a lot of seeds
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  3. Plants are SO good at pollinating...
    one male flower opens, one tiny rush of air, and all those sticky flowers...........
    job done.
    How does one clean up pollen for their next grow?
  4. Bleach. Almost nothing lives through a good bleaching.
  5. Roger that.
    What of carpeting?
  6. Well, fuck. =/

    I already took both plants out and cleaned out the room so hopefully the other 4 are okay, they are mainly just starting their budding so idk. Hopefully I didn't just fuck everything up. I will be so upset.
  7. So would my 2 plants be okay going outside at this time in the year when they are 4 weeks into flowring? Or will that kill them since it's still beginning of season.
  8. Not sure. I've always thought carpeting plus grow room is generally a bad mix. Time might do it. Pollen is only active useful for so long which is why breeders freeze it.
  9. Hard to say but at this point it sounds like you are in for some seeds. At four weeks and a personal crop I probably finish the grow. Up to you if its worth throwing time and light at buds with seeds.
  10. I didn't know that. I grow my plants in a carpeted bedroom.
    I presumed that if I got even one male flower to open, that room is DONE.
  11. I was presuming that all the flowers were pollinated; I'd have just kept growing.
    But, then... what do I know? I've yet to have it happen to me.
  12. [​IMG]
    trash is the place you can expect to make mistakes first time around

    noobies making Herms is the Norm

    these days

    good luck
  13. Two, three months of someones work and it must go in the trash because it has seeds?
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  14. Got to love the kids, what would they have done in the swag era?
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  15. It was SO unusual to get pot without seeds that there was a name for it... Sensemilia?
  16. Yep, although I have to admit that was before my time. I came of age in what I would consider the golden age of cannabis, late 90s early 00s. We got that chronic!
  17. ~1968
  18. So the question I had that I don't think was answered, the two herme plants I moved outside, will they die if I leave them out there flowering since it's only the start of the season?

    I just want to see what they will give me without having them effect all the wrest.
  19. IMG_1906.JPG IMG_1905.JPG IMG_1387.JPG IMG_1386.JPG IMG_1385.JPG IMG_1383.JPG IMG_1382.JPG IMG_1381.JPG The trash might not be necessary. I have a hermie plant. I noticed that it was forming sacs during initial flowering and I consulted with another forum that gave me remedies that I will share with you now.

    First, pick off the noticeable male parts. Then to be safe, spray that area with water. The water will kill any pollen but if this happened over night, your male parts aren't at the stage where they burst pollen so there most likely won't be any pollen to spread.

    Then monitor for the next few days, a few more noticeable sacs or bananas or whatever you call them might form, repeat the process.

    I did this method and it is starting to put out some buds at this time. I am happy that I did not discard it. It might be the genetics. It might be from a late stage stress incident. Just make sure no sacs ever explode and you should be alright. I can't say if the seeds will be in the bud as it is not ripe yet. But I will let you know.

    Photos from the same specimen.
  20. Since you saw pollen spilled I think all of your plants are pollinated and don't see any reason to remove the hermies at this point. You're already into week 4 of flower, you may as well finish them out. I don't think I've ever heard of anyone revegging pollinated plants so I don't know what they'd do if you put them outside.

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