Transition Vegetative to Flowering (1st Week)
This is the stage where you switch the light cycle:
- Non Auto flowering: 12 hours light / 12 hours dark
- Auto Flowering: 18 hours light/ 16 hours dark
You will see white hairs forming know as pistils. However you will not have any trichomes which contain the THC compound so don’t even think about harvesting.
Early Bloom (2nd Week)
More and more pistils will form as shown in the picture. However there still wont be any trichomes!
- Sativas grow taller.
- Indicas grow wider.
- Auto flowering only grow up to 2 feet!
Early Bloom (3rd Week)
Oh now we are talking the trichomes are forming as you can see but the pistils is turning color. I want to address that this is the type of strain and does not mean you are ready to harvest anytime soon. Also its extremely early in the flowering cycle.
- If you have an auto flowering strain continue to the 4th week.
- If you have a non auto flowering strain I encourage you to repeat this week of nutrients, it will give you a larger plant!
Mid Bloom (4th Week)
Now you can see your buds putting on mass and size. The bud now contains both pistils and trichomes as shown in the picture.
Mid Bloom (5th Week)
Now you have even more trichomes and pistils than last week. You are in your second month of flowering and you are almost past the hard part.
- If you have an auto flowering strain continue to the 6th week.
- If you have a non auto flowering strain I encourage you to repeat this week of nutrients, it will give you a larger buds!
Late Bloom (6th Week)
This is the most important step of the flowering stage and I understand you are extremely excited to harvest however this may be too early depending on your strain. Consult the harvesting section !
Late Bloom (7th Week)
If you have consulted the harvesting section and had clear trichomes you have to wait longer for them to turn cloudy. Just be patient and check daily. Remember once they are cloudy you HAVE TO FLUSH!!! DO NOT MISS THIS STEP!!!