Dragsterdad rookie outdoor grow

Here are some pics of my outdoor plants. I haven’t managed to kill them.
To me it appears that they are transitioning to flower. This is new to me ( even at my age)
I was not expecting to go to flower till August or Sept on the east coast
So is that what this is ???


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magnificent !..this is what it is…patience is the catchword :man_farmer:

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So this is how it starts the bud making process??

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I can say my wife’s plants have grown to a new level with what I have learned about nutrients and whatnot. Her Sunflowers are 12-14 feet tall

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And that’s how it goes. :grin:
They’ll start with a few white hairs and then poof. Budlets. :wink::+1:
Over the next few weeks they should take form and start getting fatter.
Peace for now @dragsterdad. :+1::grin::v:

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Where did you get the seeds from. They probably are autos

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Yep she is starting to flower. Get ready to see her grow and go through her flowering stretch. Once you see her growth stop she will then start bulking up and swelling

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I see what you guys are looking at and I don’t see flowers; just new growth.

Can you take a closer pic up in tight to a node to see if you have flowers forming? You may just be showing signs of sexual maturity and may have a couple of weeks yet til preflowers form.

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Hornhead I received these 5 plants about 2+months ago. Guy was unable to keep them. They were in small pots, rootbound and unhappy about 12-18 inches tall.
So quick answer. Bagseed. I don’t know the genetics.
All but one are tall. Tallest is over 6 foot. Had to do LST to keep her below fence

  1. I’ll take a pic soon. It’s only 110 outside with the heat index. Lol
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Oh, ouch! 110F is no fun. I’ll send some of my upper 60’s to you lol.

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Congratulations now for the wait but those are really full plants and look very healthy. It will definitely be worth it :laughing::laughing:

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Tallest one is lanky and didn’t fill out much.
Shortest one is a totally different plant.
All seem healthy today lol

Back to my original question.
Would this growth be its transition to flowering stage. Looks to me like it’s “stacking” leaves with fuzzies in it
I have never gotten a plant this far so I don’t know
Thanks Y’all.

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Hello @dragsterdad, I had seen where some one else was battling heat, could be starting early because of the heat, some cover the black pots with camo netting to keep cool and water like twice a day, keep her out of shock, in ground is different story, but here where I am heat gets over 100 you cannot grow tomato plants outside in the black fabric pots. got to keep the roots as cool as you can in that heat. Nice plants !

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Looks like it’s transitioning to flower to me. When is sunrise/ sunset

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Out of my 18 plants I had back in March the tallest 5 turned out to be Male…not saying they are but the males grow taller to be able to drop more pollen on more females…that’s about right lol the males have one thing on their mind…just food for thought…they dont look rootbound and unhappy anymore lol nice job

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Sunrise. 6:03 am
Sunset. 8:25. pm.

Fall equinox is Sept 23. On the east coast
That is another reason why I was asking.
But they’ll probably all be males :thinking:

That’s only 9.5 hours of dark. Hhhmm, shouldn’t be flowering yet

Looks like 2 plants are doing this
May be males getting a jumpstart :triumph:

Plants will flower on less than 12 hours of dark. That’s really an indoor thing, and you can get them to flower indoors with more or less too.

Pic 2 looks like some pistils coming in. You’re a month after summer solstice, shouldn’t really be all that surprised to see them.

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Yeah I figured you could get away with say 13/11 or such. Just seems 9.5 hours of dark is a little shy. Wonder what the bare minimum of dark would be

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