Hello This is my first post here! I had a good look through the forums for all my questions, but man there’s a lot of posts! I know heaps of people have asked all these questions, but thought it might be helpful to have my own thread with all my questions (maybe it’s a millennial thing).
I am a super newbie at growing Mary - had a rough idea of what I needed to do, but essentially just wanted to see how they would go naturally outside with little intervention. I’m based on the East coast of Australia (Inland from Port Macquarie).
Here’s the 411(roughly) -
I have two plants that are at the 3 month mark (sprouted approx July 12th, by August 1st they had two good sets of true leaves ).
They are growing like crazy! I used a bit of fertiliser for tomato plants after transplanting them into large pots, as well as some mushroom compost left over from growing oyster mushies (some companion plants in there too). Otherwise they have just been doing their thing with regular watering.
So I guess my questions are
can ya’ll help me out to figure what my schedule is what stage are my plants at? Late vegetative? They seem to be exhibiting signs of pre-flowers? When can I expect flowering to occur? They look like Sativas (the seeds are from some dank bush we smoke, so nothing particularly remarkable) so will they take longer in the vegetative / flowering stage?
is my dirty hippie, “go with the flow” approach too “go with the flow??”
Do I need to be more attentive to my plants? Bringing them inside at night ect? (It can get down to 4 degrees here at night and up to 30 during the day - they seem to be fine but could this be stressing them?) should I be considering re-potting them & adding nutrients? (See images below)
Is pruning, trimming etc necessary? (I’m not super interested in a big yield, but wouldn’t be opposed to learning some tips & tricks to care & manage the plant for a good yield)
sexing plants - the question that’s really driving me up the wall! I’ve perhaps prematurely named my plants “Tall Girl” (1) & “Lil Mama” (2).
Lil Mama, smells dank as fuaarkkk, low & bushy appearance.
Tall Girl, aptly named, is tall - initially leaves were more sparse but has begun to bush out.
when can I expect (approx) to genuinely sex these plants? I have added some pictures of nodes & some inklings of preflowers (I’m seeing some balls on Lil Mama (Papa?!?)
Let me know what ya’ll think & to the legends that take the time to read my questions & help me out, I appreciate you wholeheartedly & may you have many wonderful growths & fantastic highs! There is so much info out there it gets a little overwhelming, I need to be babied a little here lol.