Borderline couch-locked, veeerrrry mellow, heavy half-mast eyes that make me think of every sly and smug cartoon character ever, and a desire to want to stretch for the next hour. Instead, I ended up doing some work around my apartment and was productive, but had this been in the evening I would’ve melted into the couch and probably stumbled to bed in a daze. Definitely a workable and functional Indica if you hit it early enough in the day to set the mood, but certainly one that will relax you into the night as well. Critical Kush is great for anxiety, depression, and settling into the evening.
Preflowers, as opposed to full-blown flowers, generally appear after the fourth week of vegetative growth from seed. Please note that preflowers are very small and are difficult to differentiate without magnification. The female preflower is pear shaped and produces a pair of pistils. Frequently, the female preflowers do not show pistils until well after the preflowers have emerged. Thus, don't yank a plant because it has no pistils. Pistillate preflowers are located at the node between the stipule and emerging branch.
Also, some female preflowers never produce pistils. A female preflower without pistils is difficult to distinguish from a male preflower. Thus, hermaphrodite issues should not be resolved by the appearance of preflowers, without pistils, on a plant otherwise believed to be a female. The male preflower may be described as a "ball on a stick." However, its most recognizable feature is its absence of pistils. Sometimes, a male plant will develop mature staminate flowers after prolonged periods of vegetative growth. The following image shows a male plant in early flowering. Staminate flowers are located at the node between the stipule and emerging branch. Identifying the sex of your plants is critical in ensuring a seedless crop. Identifying the sex of your plants is critical in ensuring a seedless crop. A hermaphrodite is a plant of one sex that develops the sexual organs of the other sex. Most commonly, a flowering female plant will develop staminate flowers, though the reverse is also true. Primarily male hermaphrodites are not as well recognized only because few growers let their males reach a point of flowering where the pistillate would be expressed. First, they will release pollen and ruin a sinsemilla crop, pollinating themselves and all of the other females in the room. Second, the resulting seeds are worthless, because hermaphrodite parents tend to pass on the tendency to their offspring. Please note that occasionally specious staminate flowers will appear in the last days of flowering of a female plant. These do not drop pollen and their appearance is not considered evidence of deleterious hermaphroditism. A plant can remain in the vegetative state almost indefinitely under ideal conditions or it can be forced to flower anytime after it has established itself. It is up to the individual and the needs of the garden. If all other conditions remain the same, only the size of the plants, and subsequently the harvest, will be affected by the length of the vegetative period. Keep in mind that a plant can double or even triple in size after it's forced to flower, so plan accordingly. If you are growing indoors, you will generally want to flower your plants when they are one to three feet tall. Regardless of the size, once you decide to start flowering you must set the lighting cycle to 12/12 (twelve hours of light and twelve hours of darkness). Ten to fourteen days after changing your lighting cycle, your plants will begin to flower. If they haven't already, your plants will begin to show either male pollen sacs or female buds.
You will most likely want to remove the males as soon as they are identified and throw them out or make hash or hash oil out of them. Once they are pulled, the flowering phase has really begun and you will finally see your female plants produce their luscious buds. The length of your flowering phase will vary depending on the strain of marijuana you are growing. It can last anywhere from 39-100 days long, but most indoor (Indica) strains average at about 60 days. Regardless of day/night lengths, a plant is only able to produce flowers when it has attained the minimal vegetative size necessary to support the weight of the buds and a sufficient food reserve to supply the considerable demands of developing reproductive organs. Most marijuana plants should be induced to flower no smaller than six inches, but the ideal size is between one and two feet tall for standard indoor growing. Week 2: Vegetative growth continues, with plants growing a third larger before beginning to bud. Week 3: Vegetative growth ceases as the plant focuses on developing flowers, resin and possibly seeds.
Week 4: Nodes begin to develop buds and increase THC production to protect its seed set. Week 6: If the plant does not become fertilized, it devotes most of its energy into THC production. Week 8: Buds continue to grow in size and ripen as the stigmas turn amber or brown. Perhaps the most successful function of trichomes in plant proliferation is their attractiveness to humans.