“How can i tell the difference between a male and a female plant and when do I separate?”

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hit it with 12 hr light 12 hr dark ! flower it
I am doing this now as I am on day 6 of seedlings with my 7 week flowering grow, as in the same tent, seedlings were stretching so I put them in the tent,Wow.
 
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How long would you say to hit it with 12/12 before sex shows? 2days? 5?
and Can you go back to 18/6 Veg after that ??
All strains are different, but mine usually start showing pistils at week 3 of 12/12. Regardless, do it until you see them. Then go full on veg lighting (24/24 or 18/6). It will reveg. It slows the plant down, but it works.

That said, you don't really need to do all that. I always tell people to do it because it's too easy to miss the early natural sex signs.
If you check at the nodes at about 6 weeks old, you will see ONE little ball. Actually, it's a calix. It will throw a hair or not. No hair, it's a male. Two hairs (pistils) and it's a girl. You have to watch it practically every day or you'll miss it.

This is what it looks like.
cannabis-preflowers-diagram.jpg


Peace.
 
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All strains are different, but mine usually start showing pistils at week 3 of 12/12. Regardless, do it until you see them. Then go full on veg lighting (24/24 or 18/6). It will reveg. It slows the plant down, but it works.

That said, you don't really need to do all that. I always tell people to do it because it's too easy to miss the early natural sex signs.
If you check at the nodes at about 6 weeks old, you will see ONE little ball. Actually, it's a calix. It will throw a hair or not. No hair, it's a male. Two hairs (pistils) and it's a girl. You have to watch it practically every day or you'll miss it.

This is what it looks like.
cannabis-preflowers-diagram.jpg


Peace.
Thanks brother. Is there a big deal of going 24/0 vs 18/6? Does the plant need to recoup during the dark cycle? What have you seen? Ive been reading that a 24/0 has really no significance as far as crop vs 18/6 or 20/4 it just jamms up your electric bills. In your experience what have you noticed and what do you do?
 
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All strains are different, but mine usually start showing pistils at week 3 of 12/12. Regardless, do it until you see them. Then go full on veg lighting (24/24 or 18/6). It will reveg. It slows the plant down, but it works.

That said, you don't really need to do all that. I always tell people to do it because it's too easy to miss the early natural sex signs.
If you check at the nodes at about 6 weeks old, you will see ONE little ball. Actually, it's a calix. It will throw a hair or not. No hair, it's a male. Two hairs (pistils) and it's a girl. You have to watch it practically every day or you'll miss it.

This is what it looks like.
cannabis-preflowers-diagram.jpg


Peace.
Its on wk 1 of 12/12 This one was from Feminized so it should be female I am hoping cus I read about plants changing gender or hermaphroditic issues. Like you said its gonna take a few wks.
 
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Dank.in.Donuts

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and this one GG #4 was regular the largest of 3 so I was hoping for a male or one male atleast to interbreed with the Cafe (iam hoping) I have. There is another I wanna get from Gelato but I gotta wait. 12-12 still like you said till they show me “whoomp there it is”
 
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BorealCuring

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The hard part about sexing plants is having patience. If you have balls, you have to wait to see it hairs grow out of them. If no hairs, then it's a male. If it's a female, you'll see two hairs growing out of the balls.

In your case, I don't see any balls yet, so it's a waiting game. Check every node for balls. They usually only come out at one node (both sides of the stalk). Female balls can be *very tiny.
 
Dank.in.Donuts

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The hard part about sexing plants is having patience. If you have balls, you have to wait to see it hairs grow out of them. If no hairs, then it's a male. If it's a female, you'll see two hairs growing out of the balls.

In your case, I don't see any balls yet, so it's a waiting game. Check every node for balls. They usually only come out at one node (both sides of the stalk). Female balls can be *very tiny.
Is that a little thing a ball or is
it still to soon to tell? Its only been 10days 12/12.
 
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