I need to know STAT - he’s in a tent with another autoflower that is in full-on flower, and she is tiny but looks good (Gelato) whilst my photoperiod is finally showing me pistils - ALSO in the same tent as OG.
Different plant, similar predicament. It’s an autoflower that’s hanging out with a bunch of veg plants, so not concerned about pollination, but I’m wondering if she may have Hermed from stress. They may also just be an inconvenient pair of calyxes but I haven’t a clue.
I’m pretty much decided Super Skunk - the auto i was 90% sure would hermie on me due to literally every stress in the book - must have hermied. I’ve pinched every calyx I’ve got and found baby seeds.
My understanding is a hermie begets another hermie - so the seeds from this plant would likely yield the exact same result and not female autos - or am I mistaken about this because it was DEFINITELY a stress trigger? If I’m wrong, then I’m of a mind to let her finish flowering in another room where she won’t bother my other plants. Otherwise, I suppose it’s toss time here too?
Here’s the thing tho. If this wasn’t environmental stresses you’d be well within your rights to drag the breeder who you got this from. Since you know it’s environmental you know it’s your fault but it doesn’t change the fact that herm pollen makes herms.
That’s a fair point. I’m positive it was environmental stress. I’m more upset that the OG ended up male, but only because I lost the other seeds I had - so I don’t get a re-do there. I have plenty of Super Skunk left to try again.
Yeah, I think I’m going to have to sprout another seed. It was doing amazing before the root problems (entirely my fault) so I have the utmost confidence in the genetics.
I went ahead and set her in a different room in the house. No real light to speak of beyond window sun about 12 hours a day, but I think that’ll be sufficient to see if she gives me anything I can at least turn into hash. I’ve got 2 of the 4 originals and a weird hole in my RDWC where another plant could go. Gonna play musical chairs with vegging photo plants and start in the next round of veggers.
Stressing a plant to the point of herming is one of the methods used to get feminized seeds. @Hellraiser staked his beautiful clone like a vampire to stress her enough to nut him some pollen. I wouldn’t want to use the genes of a plant that hermied easily, but one you have to stress hard… go for it.
Good to know. I’ll see what comes off her when she’s done doin’ her thing, assuming the weird lighting situation isn’t the end of her. Fingers crossed she makes it and some small buds along with way. Just can’t risk her pollinating the other room - Lemon Tree is flowering beautifully and LT Jr looks like she’s right behind.
The longer I look the more I think I was panicking about new growth but I need confirmation. If it’s gonna give me pollen I want to cut the branch now. Or the plant. (S)he’s got so many pistils tho I’d rather not have to trash it entirely.