Autoflower in Flower Stuck After Week 3

I am hoping someone can help me out. My Blue Dream Auto (outdoor) was progressing perfectly fine throughout the veg stage and I topped once right before it started to flower. It has since started to flower but it is refusing to get any taller and seems to keep stacking leaves on top of each other at each cola. It seems to be feeding fine, as the leaves are still very much so green and the soil is drying out properly. The other plant I have and topped at the same time is progressing as expected. Any idea what might be causing it? I know there is a support ticket I can fill out but don’t know where to find it. If someone can link it i can give more info about the grow. Pictures attached.



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Hey @nolsmith shes flowering anyway. Sometimes you just have to work with the genetics. They are all a little different, especially the autos.

Try this…

Answer these simple questions the best you can. If you are not sure, just bring it to our attention. We will figure it out.

  1. Indoor or outdoor? - size of grow?
  2. Otigin of seeds?
  3. Regular, feminized, or autoflower?
  4. Origin of water. PH, EC/TDS of source water?
  5. PH and TDS/EC of if mixed solution?
  6. Grow method? Soil, Soil-less, Coco, Hydro, Aquaponics. Please explain.
  7. Nutrients or fertilizer system used.
  8. What typr of lighting are you using? LED, HID (MH, CMH, HPS), or Fluorescents? Please elaborate.
  9. What are the temps in your growspce? Day / Night?
  10. What is the RH = relative humidity in your growspace? Day / Night?
  11. AC, Humidifier, De-humidifier?
  12. Do you have a Ventilation system? Size? 4", 6"?
  13. Co2 Yes / No?
  14. How long have you been growing?
  15. What budget have you set in order to grow successfully?
  16. If you grow hydro, then please explain your hydro method. DWC, R-DWC, Ebb and Flow, Or; Other? Other?

16b. Size and temperature of solution in reservoir?

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Sometimes it just takes a bit for them to fire up. Let her go, she knows what she’s doing. Just keep watering her as needed. If she has a problem, she’ll let you know through her leaves. I have an auto going now. Didn’t start flower til week 7, seem to stay there forever. By week 12 flowers started to fatten but no visable trichomes. She’s on week 16 and I finally see trichomes, but I feel like she has about another 2 weeks to go.

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Gotcha. I started these from seeds so genetics could definitely be the culprit. I will keep going as usual. I appreciate both responses! Just to make sure, I have provided all the grow info below in case something jumps out at someone:

  1. Indoor or outdoor? - size of grow? Outdoor. 2 plants with plenty of room
  2. Otigin of seeds? Seeds
  3. Regular, feminized, or autoflower? Autoflower
  4. Origin of water. PH, EC/TDS of source water? La City Water
  5. PH and TDS/EC of if mixed solution? PH 6.5 / TDS About 700 ppm
  6. Grow method? Soil, Soil-less, Coco, Hydro, Aquaponics. Please explain. Soil (Fox Farms Happy Frog)
  7. Nutrients or fertilizer system used. 5:5:3 tsp/gal of CalMag:Tiger Bloom:PK Booster (0/12/12)
  8. What typr of lighting are you using? LED, HID (MH, CMH, HPS), or Fluorescents? Please elaborate. N/A outdoor
  9. What are the temps in your growspce? Day / Night? About 75 - 80F during the day / 65 - 70F at night.
  10. What is the RH = relative humidity in your growspace? Day / Night? Day: 70 - 75 / Night: 80 - 90
  11. AC, Humidifier, De-humidifier? None
  12. Do you have a Ventilation system? Size? 4", 6"? NO
  13. Co2 Yes / No? No
  14. How long have you been growing? 2 years
  15. What budget have you set in order to grow successfully? N/A
  16. If you grow hydro, then please explain your hydro method. DWC, R-DWC, Ebb and Flow, Or; Other? Other? N/A

16b. Size and temperature of solution in reservoir? N/A

And one more question: if I am to leave it and just let it do it’s thing, should I trim the top fan leaves to let light in to the middle and bottom section? It seems like those parts aren’t getting much sun during the day.

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Yes, not too much at a time. If you can tuck them that would be best. With autos having a short life span, less stress is best