A customer has a question and I hope we can get some opinions on it, thanks
“I was given a BEAUTIFUL white widow plant for my add/hd. She was an indoor plant and never fertilized or topped. Problem is she went into flower a week or 2 before I could pick her up. The problem is not that she is flowering, the problem is that I was going to grow her outside and our Canadian Summer is about to start. Will she revert back to grow? Will she die? What happens now? Please help me. She is starting to look sick. The flower leaves are starting to curl up. I’ve searched for days and can’t find any help. I am attaching pictures if u can help, I would greatly appreciate the help. The pictures are from yesterday 5/24, after this nice hot day. She is even more curled up.”
Welcome to ILGM. We have some great folks here to help. To start, hardening a plant to go from indoor to outdoor should be gradual, a few hours the first day then shade, more the next until after about three or four days it can be outside all day.
To keep it flowering it needs to be in darkness for at least 12 hours a day unles it is an autoflowering plant. You can take it inside to a closet at the twelve hour mark. Make sure the dark area is cool, 65 to 75 f.
It could be also getting rootbound which is tough on an already flowering plant, just check water needs closely.
I think if it were me, and others can chime in, I’d transplant now. 3-gal is a little small and since it’s flowering, you don’t want to cause stress. So, I’m thinking sooner the better and be very gentle with the root ball.
Thanks for the reply! Like I mentioned in the other reply, I do want to transfer her into a 20-40g rubber maid bucket. I was also hoping to get at least tripple the height and I was dreaming of a massive yield. …but who knows…Hope for the best…expect the worst! but I do have these. …
that’s my hopes! I’m so excited to be back at it. It’s been too long. My wife is already annoyed…she says it’s all I talk about and that I obses about their health. The Mothership and Texada Timewarp should be MASSIVE if all goes well. Fingers crossed!!
LOL, back when I grew years ago, I had a setup in a big closet. I was in there all the time. My GF said I loved my plants more than her. I probably should have at least paused before agreeing I wonder what she’s up to these days?
Man…you know your ladies…That was exactly what I gave her…she looked thirsty so I gave her a super watered down glass of distilled water and miracle grow. So you think she will just keep flowering? What would happen if I left her out full time. …and trimmed her up…removed the flower and top her down.? Will she switch back? Or is it in my best interest to Leave her be and just take good care of her? Anyone ever hear of a double harvest??? Like Corn? First 1 smaller…but the second one more potent! !!..lol (sorry for the delayed reply. it told me I had to wait 2h b4 posting and then I got sidetracked.)