I have different plants in terms of size and strain, all are feminized. I did not label each plant by strain nor did I start the plants at the same time. All were started by May and living outdiirs.
My plants appear healthy and show growth almost daily. I have pruned each plant per the ILGM bible. All are potted on my deck in huge planters, think a minimum of three feet in circumference of each planter. So, outside grown in planters. I water regularly, fertilize once a week, and spray (think a gentle shower) the leaves on hot days (above 96 degrees) to make sure nothing cooks in the sun. I have seen a few Japanese Beatles on the larger plants and immediately hung those Beatle Bag things fifteen feet away from the plants. Sometimes the day or two after I fertilize I get one to three yellow leaves at the bottom of the plants. Does not effect the health of the plant. I snip it off and go lighter on the fertilizer the following week.
My question: I have no flowers. We live in Northern Virginia. If I am to harvest mid to late September is this acceptable? Should I cover my plants and force them to flower or let the sun do its thing and relax while the magic happens?
Photos attached for consideration.
Remember, this is my first rodeo. Be gentle.