I posted an add on question to AAA, a few days ago, but was asked to post the subject on my own, so here goes and to anyone that can help provide needed education, I thank you in advance.
A little history:
I started seedlings that took off like gangbusters (Northern Lights & Blueberry both auto fem). I am old, but new to auto strains and what I knew 30-40 years ago is slowly coming back but auto’s weren’t around back then, and growing back then was hit or miss and nobody spoke about it, they just did as best you could for what you were able to harvest and keep your mouth shut and to yourself.
Anyway due to my work, the seedlings were left for 3+ weeks after sprouting with supposed supervised care, but the person didn’t really know much so either over watering underwatering too little or too much light even though I had a timer, who knows fertilizer that wasn’t needed or wanted or whatever other abuse they took.
I was able to save the seedlings but of course they didn’t grow up or out, but just recovered. (probably should have just started over but… I didn’t no $ for seeds)
The vegetated part sat and slowly got bushy and stock grew upwards about 4-6 inches from the soil the foxtails grew up to be about 6-8" (overall size now over a foot tall) tiny leaves covered with pistils turning brown and now forming nuggets, no fan leaves or no branches grew for over 8 weeks (seeds planted 3/24).
Beginning of June, Cape Cod finally got warm, it was barely in the 40’s especially at night, so they finally went outside. Soil & nutrients are FoxFarm organic, wood ash and other composted material we always used with success added.
The plants just now, within a few days of being outside 6/2/19 started sprouting branches from the mid section of the foxtail and under it on the stock. When I first wrote 4 or so days ago there was only 2 branches I now have 5 on 1 plant others plants doing same that have become 6" in length and growing rapidly & steadily.
My question was to maturity timing. Having never grown auto before and now trying to be an informed active grower is a bit different & some knowledge just isn’t published or FAQ’s easily found.
If an Autoflower suffers shock as mine and is resurrected does that throw off its grow cycle to where after it recovers it then goes back to its grow cycle? Then I asked about the foxtail cola becoming mature… can/should that be harvested before it goes by or leave it until the rest of the plant is ready maybe in 6-8 more weeks?
I only have 2 shots right now cam is down plants are outside and we’re again in a rainy stretch of weather
I started regular Mango Kush seeds and those are beginning to grow outside on their own for an October party.