How long until finish?

Hello to everyone, new guy here with some questions. I started this plant back on 05/10/17. I am pretty sure its a female. I live in northwest IN
and I have it outside. Gets plenty of sun but I thought I would be seeing some buds by now, is it too soon? Also can anyone tell me what strain it might be, it is 36 inches tall now. Any commits are welcome. Thank you. Also how do I load photos?

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Yes it’s female and it has started that is preflower starting in the next to last pic. Does she get complete dark? No street lights porch lights or car lights that hit it of a night

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It looks like you’re off to a great start! Welcome! I’m not an expert here, I’m on my first grow, someone will be along shortly with more knowledge. It appears you have several flowers that are forming and they are on their way to making beautiful buds. Flowering to me seems to me that it takes the longest amount of time, strain depending. My best guess is about 4-8 more weeks at the minimum before it gets even close to harvest. Hope that helps.

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Thank you so much for your help. This is not my first attempt at growing,but it is the first time I’ve gotten this far!:joy:. There are some Street lights they are in the alley behind my house. I don’t think that much light if any at all reaches her. She is in a wheel barrel. I am thinking about getting a large refrigerator box and covering that with black trash bags and putting that over the whole thing. What do you think? Is there a way to tell the strain from the photos. I grew her from seeds I’ve had for years.

I wouldn’t be able to tell by pic of strain personally but we have mj geniuses in here they might and yes anything to make sure she’s in complete darknees even the littlest of light can cause great damage to yeild and thc I grow indoor and I put black tape over powerstrip light and a couple led fan lights to make sure she gets no outside light.

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Thank you for your help. She is full of those little flowers. I started the seeds on 05/10/2017. You have helped me very much. I’m still kind of scared about the smell when that gets stronger😨. I want to transplant her, but I don’t want to upset her and get a hermaphrodite😭. Is it still possible?

@adamslarryd yes, you can transplant as long as it’s done carefully, and always water it in. Dig out an extremely large amount, as to not disturb the root ball as little as possible. I don’t have much experience with cannabis variety, but my landscaping experience says so.

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Will do😉 as soon as possible. Thanks

Oh yeah, should I do the transplant at night?

@adamslarryd looks like you are right on track.
Cannabis won’t start to flower generally until the light becomes less usualy during late August early September depending on where you live.
Your plants looks like a girl to me and you should start seeing the buds starting to fatten up anytime now.
I’m not sure I would put the refrigerator box over it, if anything I might put the box between the plant and the steer light to block some of the light bit I wouldn’t actualy put it over it. Your plant will need to breath at night and if you put the box over it it will be more susceptible to mold due to lack of airflow.
I read somewhere that cannabis plants will use up the co2 around its leafs within a couple of minutes which is why it is good to have fans blowing on the plants and also exhaust fans for indoor growing. I would be afraid of the plant using up all the co2 in the box while it was covered at night time.

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@adamslarryd i’m not sure if night or day makes any difference? I transplanted mine during the day. I don’t have much experience on that. Maybe someone else will come along with a better answer? @Hogmaster @latewood @bob31

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@adamslarryd I would hold off in transplanting until we get a few more opinions. I’ve been told it isn’t good to transplant a cannabis plant that has already flowered as it can shock the plant and have an ill effect on your harvest or even worse then it hermie.
@Hogmaster @Countryboyjvd1971 @bob31 what do you guys think?

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@Jmesser80 all out of likes, but I second this motion.

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@adamslarryd your in preflower right now in another week or two you’ll have buds where all those white pistols are no worries
I personally wouldn’t transplant them now
But you could if you really need to but you need to to careful not to damage the roots and @Jmesser80
Is 100% on point you could stress her and slow down her growth or as stated worse hermi the plant
Risk = reward
is it worth it now ?
Your call to make buddy
Oh by the way they look great to me keep up the great work

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I’m with @Countryboyjvd1971 only if there is a good reason! I had the exact same issue arise on this current grow of mine. My BBA’s are kinda small and I let them stay in their starter cups too long and they started to flower on me as well on like day 30. I very quickly and very gingerly moved them into 3 gallon pots. The next autos go into their forever home on the day they sprout!

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@bob31 I was advised by @Hogmaster
To go fro germination to a 3 gal soft pot no cup or small pot so once you have a tap root place seed in the forever home
I’ve only grown the one Auto but I got a ounce dry on 57 days 20% amber :+1:

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Thanks for the information. I think I will try your suggestion. It makes sense to me. I can block that Street light without completely covering her. I just thought it had to be total pitch black dark.

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I’ve been reading a lot on a site devoted to growing autoflowers. The general rule of thumb is to do nothing that would stunt or slow the growth from sprout to bud formation. Some will top/fim but it has to be done mostly on the longer finish auto strains.

I am planning my next grow and plan to mimic a couple of infamous auto growers on that site and once the tap root shows I plan to plant right into my 3.9 gallon autopots. That’s what they all do and I have reviewed many grows of multiple ounce plants. I hope to demonstrate that auto’s can/will grow HUGE in autopots if the set up is dialed in. I may be like others and harvest 2g (sorry dude) but I agree whole heartedly, no transplanting auto’s!!

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This may be a semantics thing, but I call “pre-flowers” early, single calyces and pistils while the plant is relatively early in the vegetative state. Once the plant starts to flower for good, moving from vegetative state with many pistils at flowering sites – like your plant – the plant is in flower, not pre-flower! @adamslarryd Your plant IS in flower, buddy! Congratz!

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Yes @adamslarryd @arpeggio is correct. It’s farther along than you think. I still have preflowers on mine. Here’s my “preflower”

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