Having trouble identifying sex


#1

As I am a new grower. I am just trying to make sure what sex my plant is showing signs of male and female can anybody help


#2

It looks like you have a predominantly female plant with hermaphrodite male buds.

The tops with the pistil/hairs are female, the pods/balls below are male flowers, they will look more like a flower when they open kind of exploding their powdered pollen contained inside, and by then it will be too late.

Pinch off all the pods you can find and the rest of the plant will likely be harvest-able when the time comes.

Happy Growing,

MacG


#3

Thanks again for your help with this issue


#4

Can anyone help me identify the gender of this plant? This is my first and only.

thanks


#5

uploaded the same picture twice by mistake this is the other .


#6

The first pics is definitely male and the third pic looks male too


#7

MALE MALE all 3 pic’s are MALE…Sorry

B Safe
Will


#8

get some good seeds or your not going to get good buds just more seeds with bad gene’s


#9

Yes definitely males. I just had a pool 3 for my garden. It hurts but it has to be done.


#10

I know when you have small budding at the top then you have a male. Watch this video it helped me with identifying the sex of my plants


#11

We do have an article right here from Robert:

~MacG


#12

Hi, I’m about 3-4 weeks into flowering. I fear I might have hermies (see photos) : what can I do about it ?


#13

From my experience. Yes that’s a hermaphrodite. The thing that I did. As I went through every day. And took off the male pods. And by the time I harvested I didn’t have any problems. With Male pollen or seeds. It is very time consuming. To go through everyday and pick the pods off. But the smoke was worth it. But if you have other crops growing next to it . I would remove it away from the rest of them or you can just kill it . Cuz you don’t want to run the risk of it pollinating your other plans if you miss a pod.


#14

Looks like you have a hermire. I would remove it and isolate asap

SOMETIMES if you cut the balls off a hermie, you can actually make the plant Fmale again. If it keeps growing balls, then it is determined to be what it is.

Hermies are FEMALE plants (they produce flowers/buds) that have also produced Male pollen sacks…
either through genetic “failure”
(actually a success- natures way of ensuring pollination)
OR Though stressing a female plant.
They are not males…

I’m not suggesting anyone can turn a hermie back into a FEMALE–
but hermies DO produce BUDS just as “normal” females do-- jbut because they produce pollen sacks , they also pollinate themselves–
therefore:
if you remove the pollen sacks, there is no pollen–
therefore you get no seeds in your buds!
Whether or not you remove the sacks, it will still get buds–
you just have to decide whether it is worth your time & effort to clip em every couple days to get seed free smoke!!!olated

SOMETIMES if you cut the balls off a hermie, you can actually make the plant Fmale again. If it keeps growing balls, then it is determined to be what it is.

Hermies are FEMALE plants (they produce flowers/buds) that have also produced Male pollen sacks…
either through genetic “failure”
(actually a success- natures way of ensuring pollination)
OR Though stressing a female plant.
They are not males…

I’m not suggesting anyone can turn a hermie back into a FEMALE–
but hermies DO produce BUDS just as “normal” females do–
but because they produce pollen sacks , they also pollinate themselves–
therefore:
if you remove the pollen sacks, there is no pollen–
therefore you get no seeds in your buds!
Whether or not you remove the sacks, it will still get buds–
you just have to decide whether it is worth your time & effort to clip em every couple days to get seed free smoke!!!

IF it is around other “true Females”… move it regardless-- just incase you miss a few sacks—
or cut it & use it for- baked goods, hash, oil…etc…

B Safe
Will


#15

What did u end up doing with this Hermie?


#16

Make hash, use it with all your other drie up stuff.

Will


#17

Female ? Still early.


#18


#19

To early to tell. They are still in vegging stage. Maybe in 4 - 5 weeks you can flip to 12/12. But they are looking reallyb good.
And Welcome to ILGM nice to have you join our crazy world of growing. You will meet some awesome growers here.
Lakewood Head Groundsman,and MacGyver, Science Officer are the two persons with incredible knowledge.
Follow this link and scroll down and download the free Grow Bible also you’ll find loads of information there also

http://www.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/guides/

B Safe
Will


#20

Thank you so much, I’ve been lucky with my closet grow with no money to invest. Thanks to all of you and your time, i have read and learned allot. Questions will come next I’m sure…