Thanks for your advice. I started growing on april 20. She's about 1.5ft tall and clearly a female indica. I'm planning to harvest on august 20 (~16 weeks). I believe the presence of preflowers is a clear sign that she's about to enter blooming phase.Only if you want to , but they are now "mature" .
it is strain and plant dependent, but a week in is early for almost all strains IMO. What strains are you growing?How long should it take until preflowers start to grow more calixes/bud sites? I'm one week into flowering and got a few preflowers but no budding clusters yet.
OK, so you are outdoors? If so you likely won't get real flower formation during the "high days of summer". in a few weeks the days will start to get shorter and that is what signals the plant to start flowering. Preflowers only mean it's "ready" to flower, not that it is flowering. Your latitude is going to play a large role outdoors. .Fair enough. I have all summer to wait...
I'm growing probably something like m39 or kush but i don't know the origin of the seed.
The first few weeks of flower the flower sites continue to grow and develop but by week 3 or 4 into flower you should start seeing the flower clusters start to bulk up.
OK, so you are outdoors? If so you likely won't get real flower formation during the "high days of summer". in a few weeks the days will start to get shorter and that is what signals the plant to start flowering. Preflowers only mean it's "ready" to flower, not that it is flowering. Your latitude is going to play a large role outdoors. .
haha, you have your work cut out for you. There are a few things to bare in mind with your scheme. It IS very possible (I've done the same thing) but is soooo much easier to leave the light schedule to either a timer or the sun. Invaraibly things arose that interfered with the light cycle IME. I ultimately decided on an outdoor grow back then. Also, pests can be a hard thing to figure out if you end up bringing them inside. It CAN lead to a resevoir of pests inside. Outside is IME much kinder about bugs, but not as kind with mamalian pests.Actually I grow outdoor during the day and move them indoor during the nights, to avoid rainfall, cold, and pest. The temperature in my basement is at a steady 21C so I guess this is helping her. I switched to 12/12 light cycle about 1 week ago by bringing them outside from 6h00am until 18h00pm.
I have noticed that since flowering has started, the plant drinks a lot more water. I now water her at every 2 days.I used a shed every day at 7 a.m. I took em out every day at 7 p.m.they went back in. Lots of work but well worth the efforts. Key getting lightweight soil lol.