What Is The Earliest You Can Sex A PLant?


#1

First post troops! Cool…
I’m wondering if I have to wait until the 12/12 period, which doesn’t happen by me until end of August into September. I’d like to be able to tell earlier than that. Magnifying glass and good glasses?? 8-O


#2

Some strains won’t show sex until a couple to a few weeks into 12/12 flowering period. An option would be to take a cutting from a small underdeveloped branch with a node on it. Take that cutting and right away while trying to root it put it into a 12/12 cycle indoors. It may show sex even before it grows new roots. The parent that the cutting came from will be the same sex.


#3

I’ve heard of even taking one or two plants, before they are transplanted permanently outdoors, and do the 12/12 on them until you can sex them. Immediately put them back into the 17-18 hours of daylight during these summer months and they will go back to vegetative state for the remainder. Anyone tried this?? Thanks…

BTW: How do I change the password you guys gave me to my own??? Thanks again…


#4

Yes, that can work but has a higher chance of stressing the plant. There is a technique known as monstercroping that relies on one of stressing results from putting the plant back into a vegetative light cycle after having put it in a flowering cycle.

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#5

Have you thought of taking a cutting from each. labeling it, rooting, it, sexing it? :slight_smile: This would tell you in Approximately 30 days. Plants need to be at least a month old for this to work, but, then you can take cuttings from the Mom’s