She is looking quite healthy! Not willing to flower outside?
Is it really a problem?
I’m betting you nailed it there.
There is an extremely tight relationship between funghi and bacteria in your soil. I’m not a mycologist but I would have monitored the mold and let be until I had some evidence or hunch that it was causing a problem.
Nature is stranger than science fiction, especially when it comes to dirt!
I was honestly afraid the mold would cause an issue, I was trying to stop it before it got worse. I understand where you’re coming from on that relationship with fungi and bacteria. Just last night I noticed the little flowers. Very small I couldn’t see them too well without my magnifying glass (which is why I’m glad I have one.) So I do believe it is transitioning to its flowering stage. I’m going to go buy some growing lights at home depot today. Another note, I think it’s going to be hermie which I’m sad about. What I think is a pollen sac on the one segment looks round from one angle, but from another it looks pointy. So I’m gonna wait to let it grow more so I can determine that better. I say it might be a hermie because another segment up I do see a pointed preflower with a very short white hair coming out of the tip. I’ll keep my eye on it everyday. I’m not so sure about putting my plant outside, rough winds and nosey neighbors. Policy is they could get in trouble for looking in our windows, but if it’s outside it’s too noticeable. All in all, I appreciate your insight, it is helpful.
If you grow indoors you will need a dedicated area that you can keep dark for minimum of 12 hours if you plan on flowering indoors.
I do. I have a small walk in closet, can use an extension cord to get lights and ventilation running. I should probably get a grow tent though. Might have to order it from wish.com or something. I am aware of the 12 hour cycle when it starts flowering, just gotta devise a way to accomplish that.
Right on, you are well on your way!
After five days of light dark cycles there were a myriad of pollen sacs growing. Sadly the plant was male, but I got high off the leaves after culling and curing it. No worries I had another plant growing a few weeks behind that one. The plant is just now moving into flowering stage so I’m starting light dark cycles tonight. After careful study with a magnifying glass I got to see the early stages of development with the pollen sacs even before I could recognize them. Now I have a better experience with this and it appears my new plant may very well be a girl. Where I noticed very tiny round growths on the previous plant, I observe long calyx like protrusions. I will know for sure in the next five days whether it’s a girl or not