Autos Flowering Early?

Hey Y’all; calling on many, some Auto-growers…others not as much, because…well…this is my first grow and you know a helluva lot more than do I.
@Mark0427 @Not2SureYet @Nicky @Axemanjake23 @RandyMarsh @HMGRWN @RandyMarsh @Spiney_norman @GenghisRon @CalamityJane
As you all have assisted in a couple of my other posts - the history of this grow:

The two WWA’s shown below as of tonight. They are above ground since ~April 12. These gals have been through a lot since: lack of nutrients, low light, lack of H2O and THREE transplanting’s. Their root systems were all lacking in the most recent transplant from 5Gal to 3Gal bags on May 10 and were given a 1/2 dose of FF Grow Big and Big Bloom. Fed again with last night 5/14, with a full ratio (for Std. Week 3) of the same. The 1st one was topped on 5/12 and the second was FIM’d also on 5/12. In any case - these show what I believe to be flowering??? Is this correct? Are these flowers beginning? They’re 4 weeks+ - did the additional stress cause this?


Close-up pics of only one because…well that’s the best example I have.

As always; your assistance is ALWAYS appreciated!

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Yes that is early/preflower you got going on. Not surprising given the history. They are some real troopers and will probably make some fire.
Not the smallest plant I have seen go in to flower and the timing is about right if a little early. They are just on the small side.
Here’s to a big flower stretch. :beers:

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This is where the fun starts!

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@HMGRWN not what I was hoping to hear my brotha…uh, or sista.
So what to do now? They’re in tent with another Auto-Fem Northern Lights, as you probably know, and (6) Photos. Blueberry. Should I move into a Flowing nutrient schedule?
SF-1000 is presently at 12".
What about light/dark regemine? Currently they’re on 18/6. Of course; I’d like to get the most out of these gals, but don’t want to waste, what could be the best of the bunch - the BB’s have serious roots and are kickin’ now that they have some food.
??Get another tent??

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I would probably start adding some bloom nutes but not more than half dose and increase as they develop.

These are autos so they don’t really care as long as they get enough. I am one that believes they need some dark but not like a 12/12. Run your lights for the photos and you should be fine.
Oh and BTW…I was born male with all equipment and plan to die the same way so brotha is fine… :rofl:

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Oh sure…making sport of the new guy! :laughing:
Back a’cha with some Cheech and Chong…I kill you a thousand times!
Hahahahaaa…thud

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All my aitos usually start flowering right around 30 to 32 days if stunted in any way then usually a bit longer. Ive never had the issue but with one and it was like 2 months before it started to flower but its a story behind it and cocoloco lol.

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Oh also if just starting id stick with veg nute for another week or like said just add some bloom booster or so to the mix but keep the veg going aldo for a week or so.

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Now you know why most of us don’t fim or top autos they’re to temperamental. You still have some stretching to do but I’d keep the time schedule to grow out the blueberries

Doubtful…I fried my first two plants (Blue Dream) supposed to be easy ones…barely smokeable. Got better with #3 White Cheese and #4 Zkittles with #5 WC in the tent still. All that since 1st of Dec. So I am greener than my plants (which are a little yellow to be honest)

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I just read a lot…on here.

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No not you @HMGRWN - rather @GenghisRon the “Berserker”, who was quite helpful on my earlier “issues”, but hopped in with some jocularity on my arse - all in good fun for sure :crazy_face:
@GenghisRon you know I’ll be reaching out to you for more advice in the future - thanks in advance you Berserker!
Okay so where am I now???

  1. Will continue with Veg feeding and add 1/2 dose of FF Tiger Bloom - increasing incrementally. Thanks for concurring @Mark0427
  2. Continue the light regimine 18/6.
  3. @GreenSnek ; Understood, but I read so much “controversy” about Top/FIM Autos, and given the fact that these gals are “stunted” by earlier mistakes, that I really wanted to get them bushy. I thought they would have a few more weeks of Veg before Flowering n’such so…

Thanks Y’all - will update you accordingly.

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Normal time to flower. You just didn’t get enough growth Durring that time.

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Thanks @Nicky. I expected flowering to begin ~week 7ish. Certainly, with all of the earlier mistakes they’re small at best. I’ll know better for grow #2 - Gorilla Glue Autos 'cause WWA’s were hard to come by - Sold Out…etc.

Doing some simple research on autoflowers shows most star to flower in weeks 3 and 4. Nothing to be concerned about.

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Thanks @GulfCoastGurilla ; my only concern is about their size. A couple, at best, flowers that I’ll try to stretch out. So much for a SOG.

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You need to grow photos to consistently get close to that. As everyone has said, four weeks give or take is the norm. My last auto took 50 days. So one out of twenty had a longer than normal veg period,

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Hey bud, thanks for the tag!
These guys have got you on your questions :+1:
But for your peace of mind, I wouldn’t worry about the size of her yet, she will grow a lot more during flower.
I wouldn’t normally post pics of my own on other’s threads but I wanted to show you, this is how mine looked at first sight of flowering, then compared to yesterday…

Oh and she has been on 18/6 light schedule for the entire time.

So yeah, she gonna stretch, no doubt.
Good luck and I’m set to watch! :eyes:

CJ. :v:

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I for one like it. A picture, a 1000 words… all of that.
Especially when that look like that good looking buds top to bottom

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Your pics were worth it, purely for demonstration reasons, not because those buds are luscious drool

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