About that 12/12 thingy

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So this behemoth has been cranking away for 3 months. Since I garden far more than raise weed I was curious how a natural grow would go, so my plan has been to just let it grow and then once the middle of Sept came the plant would have that 12/12 to begin flowering. But, ah, even with 15 hours of natural light aren’t we forming pistils here? Doesn’t this plant look like it’s going to flower way before Sept?

Anyone ever try this before? If so what should I expect?
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Lookin mighty fine! Depending on location,she’s gunna do what mother nature tells her to do. I would let it ride lol. To be honest im more indoor than outdoor but my friends that do outdoor mainly question this issue,i think your gunna have one heck of a nice plant come harvest!
Depending on strain and again,location they can flower sooner or later because we have many factors at play here. Temps,on/off lighting/nutes/ etc. etc. I wouldnt worry,just enjoy the ride lol.

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Yep, she’s flowering!

I’m trying it for my first time so I don’t really know what to expect either. And I’m a bit farther north. From what I’ve read, they should usually start showing around August.

About the 12/12 thingy, Sativa is native to the equator, where daylight hours don’t shift very much from 12. So if you had a pure Sativa it might be more sensitive to that. But most cultivars now are hybrid with Indica, which is native to higher latitudes.

For a gardening comparison, think long day vs short day onions. Some will be more genetically disposed to flower earlier. Eventually as the prohibition relaxes the breeders will probably be able to select for that.

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Interesting points. Thanks, Dogg

early flower…approx 7-10 weeks of flowering…so perfect to chime in with mother nature and cooler August nights, longer nights…let her do her thing

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she looks great! i wish mine were that green!

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Nice and bushy. I love to plant seeds in the ground and just water, gives some nutes and let Nature take its course. If you fish, bury the carcasses around her. I think that once days start to get shorter, even a minute or two per day, the plants know fall is coming. Depending on their genes, they may begin pre flowering, if they are a northern species or wait if they are a southern species. I am no horticulturist, just my theory. Down her in the peenis State (FL), sativas outside usually begin flowering mid to end of August and take until end of Oct/Nov. But weed is weird, sometimes it doesn’t follow the rules. Always remember, Moses saw God in a burning bush.

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