By the sixth week, you should be able to find the pre-flowers and confidently determine the sex of your plant. Examine the nodes of the plant and look for either the early growth of small sacs on a male, or two bracts on a female, which will eventually produce the hair-like stigma.
How do you know when a plant is in the flowering stage?
This is when plants start to develop resinous buds and your hard work will be realized. Most strains flower in 8-9 weeks, but some can take even longer, especially some sativas. Outdoors, flowering occurs naturally when the plant receives less light each day as summer turns into fall.
How long is pre flowering stage?
It can take anywhere from 7 to 14 days for a plant to enter the pre-flowering stage. Once it does the sex can be determined by the pre-flower found at the nodes. It becomes easier to figure out the sex when the plant goes deeper into vegetation.
How often do you water flowering stage?
Setting a cycle where plants need to be watered every two to three days is ideal. Keep in mind that as plants get bigger, they will need more water and need to be watered more frequently. When growing weed outdoors, you’ll need to water more often as the weather gets hotter.
Can you have too many bud sites?
The first thing to know about pruning is that it is possible to have too many bud sites. Too many bud sites will mean that some buds cannot sit on top of the plant canopy, and thus do not get enough light and end up being smaller and less desirable.
How can you tell a female clone?
Male flowers look like little bunches of sacks (these sacks hold pollen), while the female flowers will start by generating what looks like fine white hairs. Depending on the genetic type and vigor of the clone, the cutting will show if it is male or female within 1-3 weeks.