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I am in the process of re-vegging 8 Indica dom. plants from last winters indoor grow.
I am not all that concerned with the out come as these plants were not of the highest quality and I am just re-vegging for my own knowledge.
Yesterday, I noticed that most of the plants had a good amount of new growth and it looks like they will all make it.
However, I also noticed that 3 of the 8 plants were Hermies so I got rid of them. I fear that the others will soon grow balls as well. Is there anything I can do to reduce the risk? I did not reduce the size of the root ball and I'm thinking maybe that was what caused this major screw up!
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05-19-2008, 10:42 AM
Some strains don't like being revegged! I know that I had hermi issues when ever I revegged the Mango
Take Care and Peace
Thanks Marco. This is the first time that I have ever heard that re veg success can be strain Dependant.
I guess one can not assume that all pot is created equal when it comes to re vegging.
I was looking at my remaining plants and it looks like another one might be turning hemie. I will keep a close look out for balls over the next few days.
Anyone have luck re vegging a particular strain?
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05-20-2008, 07:28 AM
I revegged Blueberry with NO PROBLEM!
Take Care and Peace
05-20-2008, 04:47 PM
nothern light and willy have tendency to go hermies as well ..donnow why but i wish i could have a good answer to that ...this had puzzle me for years now .....need to know ...7,,,:)
05-21-2008, 12:35 AM
:) Odd I've been growing NL crosses for at least 5 years with NO Hermies, been revegged many times and No Problems ?? So i am curious if this was a True female in the 1st place ? I won't go into to how I find one of those here, but then I've never grown anything from Willy if thats what you referencing. I guess it depends on what NL is crossed with and what genetics you start with. like maqny a grower my rule is keep the best and chuck the rest.
05-22-2008, 02:05 AM
I think that a lot of people over-react to hermies -- especially indoor growers new to the game, IMHO.
Granted, even a single plant going slightly hermie can be a pain in the butt in terms of reduced potency/yield, plant energy wasted on seeds, having to pick the seeds out later, and of course the seeds will be far less desirable than non-hermaphroditic genetics so one probably won't be able to make much use of them.
Still, if you have even a little outdoor space, IMHO the solution for this problem is to move the offending hermaphrodites outside and let them do their thing out there....voila, no extra wasted yield on your non-hermie plants, and you don't have to chop down the hermies you do have!
I've harvested plenty of hermie'd plants which produced excellent medicine.....rather than wasting a whole plant that is already well into flower, IMHO, set up a second grow area, put the plant(s) outside, or otherwise adjust....don't freak out and start chopping things unless you really have to!
05-22-2008, 02:32 AM
Some strains don\'t like being revegged! I know that I had hermi issues when ever I revegged the Mango
Take Care and Peace
Besides being unstable in general, ive known Mango to be hermaphroditic in it genetics. From what fellow growers have told me, there is a strong chance of finding balls on any given batch of Mango, how ever its usually in late flower, not unlike Trainwreck.
Older generations of Blueberry were known to be slightly hermaphroditic, and were easily triggered if conditions were not somewhat perfect. Later generations of Blueberry from what ive grown, are much more stable, and actually have a (somewhat) berry flavor.
Maybe try giving Etheral a shot, its supposed to promote the chances of females popping up, ive never used it myself though.
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