I am new to growing cannabis. Now on second grow after pretty darn good first attempt! First grow was in a small grow tent that I manually switched to 12/12 light. Back in May I started a California Dream from fem seed that I kept outside in a three gallon pot and gifted to my brother for his birthday once the plant was well established. He has been doing a stellar job keeping her going, following my suggestions I’ve learned from you more experienced growers. Thank you.
According to “The Calendar,” the switch to 12/12 for our area in Virginia is September 25. I have been questioning this because two of my outdoor Acapulco Gold plants grown from seed started 6-2-21 appear to have switched and today my brother sent pics of his girl that is clearly flowering! It is only August 14!
He is located in central Virginia (Albemarle County/Charlottesville) and I am in southern Shenandoah Valley along the base of Blue Ridge Mountains.
It would seem either the calendar needs to be modified to narrow the ranges/redefine the 12/12 timing or the sun has shifted orbit. We are talking about two different strains grown about 30 miles apart with the Blue Ridge Mountains inbetween. The attached images of his California Dream, now 48” and full of flowers.