First Pistils, Summer '18 Outdoors


Yesterday, 7/16/18, I spotted the first outdoor pistils of the season. My dark period yesterday was 8 hours and 45 minutes.

This is a strain I’ve been selecting and growing here at the 46th North parallel for 10 or 12 years. I knew it flowered early but I’ve never paid a lot of attention other then breeding back the early bloomers.

Here’s the pic:


My auto sprouted early pistils on me yesterday. Horrified me because shes super mini but :man_shrugging:t5: Congrats she’s a girl!


Your plant looks so healthy!

I planted 7 outdoors in 15 gallon pots (white widow and gold leaf). They’re already 7 feet tall and really bushy. I’m afraid they can be seen by my only neighbor because they’re so tall, so I cut about 6 inches off the top of them. There were a couple of white hairs. I hope I didn’t send them back into veg. Do you think they’ll be okay? This is my 5th year growing outside and the plants never got this big before. I think it’s because of the large pot size. Maybe I should have tried to tie them down instead. I’m so worried now that I’ve done some damage!

Any thoughts would be great,


They will be fine! Check out the horrors I inflicted on my indoor GL the same day I flipped her to 12/12:

She started like this:

And a couple hours later looked like this:


Now she looks like this:

The only concern I would have outside is if the places you topped didn’t have any pith in them and you left any holes that bugs could get into.


If you had to top for stealth, then it was necessary regardless. You may have to top some more. I had some last year I topped from 9’ back to 6’ and they still ended up 9’. Tall plants are a pain in the ass anyway. Very susceptible to wind damage.