Yep it's either genetics or light leaks or the plants are being stressed by heat/light/ low humidity. Aside from hermy genetics light leaks or exposure to light in the dark are the most common culpritSo I’m currently in week 4 of the flower phase and everything has been looking great. All 6 plants produced buds, therefore, they all were female. Today I noticed a white powdery substance on a few leaves. My first thought was powdery mildew so I started removing all “infected” leaves and two decent sized buds that had the power on them to play it safe. After trimming up a bunch of leaves I noticed these little ball structures on the bottom 1/3 of the plant that had the white powdery substance on it and now I’m thinking they could be pollen sacs. Can anyone tell from the pictures?
Is it possible for a plant to switch to a hermie 4 weeks into flower? This is my first grow so everything is new & im not 100% confident in diagnosing correctly. Any thoughts are much appreciated!
ps - I didn’t get a chance to grab any pics of the powdery substance but I’ll be back in my grow tomorrow. If I see more I’ll take pics and update.
I once had one herm because of spider mites (in think). Same clone wasn't bothered by a little light leak.Yep it's either genetics or light leaks or the plants are being stressed by heat/light/ low humidity. Aside from hermy genetics light leaks or exposure to light in the dark are the most common culprit
Damn…that really sucks. I wish I would’ve identified it earlier. How long do you think until I can tell if the other plants were pollinated? Will they start growing pollen sacs or just produce seed
Sounds like you’ve done all you can. You’ve isolated the inter-sex plant. I suppose you can get on your hands and knees with a bottle of bleach solution and start scrubbing the area around the other 5 plants but it’s probably too late. Make sure you do some pollen cleaning after the grow is over. Perhaps you’ll just get a few seeds forming in the buds in just one or two remaining plants in just a few bud sites! It just dawned on me that your post is over three weeks old. If you wouldn’t mind getting back with me letting me know how it turned out...Damn…that really sucks. I wish I would’ve identified it earlier. How long do you think until I can tell if the other plants were pollinated? Will they start growing pollen sacs or just produce seeds?
Yep anything stressful can cause it, I had a lot of problems with air exchange, I thought it was fine and had loads circulating around the room but it wasn't exchanging fast enough as one fan was working against another, caused Hermies, root issues and bugs , room was running on an edge where it didn't take much to start a problem there was no buffer with temps and feeding, sorted the air out and no bugs no hermies no problems from the same strain.Yep it's either genetics or light leaks or the plants are being stressed by heat/light/ low humidity. Aside from hermy genetics light leaks or exposure to light in the dark are the most common culprit
glittles? Glittlez. The Glittlez is categorized as a hybrid and was formulated by Ethos. It is a crossed between the famous GG4 and the Zkittlez.It looks like the pollen sacs are only on that one plant, but they’re dispersed throughout the top and bottom. I added more pics and took the hermie out of my grow tent and separated it into a different area. I’m still hoping to harvest the bud from it since it’s turning out nice & it’s for personal use . The strain is glittles but I got them from a buddy who had some “feminized” seeds laying around. I checked the other plants and they all appear to be fine and not producing seeds, but only time will tell. Is there anything else you recommend doing?
Btw These plants were switched over to the flower phase on July 5 so it’s only been a little over 4 weeks.
That’s because you are EXPERIENCED...judging by the quality of your texts I’ll bet you’ve been growing since the end of the 70s!Did you know carbon filter wont stop pollen? Last year I made about 10000 seeds. Fans blasting and pollen everywhere. It was so much pollen every bee and wasp in town was outside trying to get in through the exhaust vent. After 3 or 4 days, the bees were gone. 6 weeks later I harvested my 100% seed crop. Ten weeks after that I harvested perfect sensimilla. Never even sprayed with water because I already knew I didn't need to.