SAD Auto not an auto? Or just shy/slow?
Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:51 PM
Been having a bit of trouble with an SAD I've got going at the minute. It's on Day 41 today, and still hasn't shown any real sign of flowering.
I've got a Big Devil (day 33) and a Black Jack (day 28) and both of those are showing buds and pistils, the SAD just keeps vegging
Has anyone reported non auto's being mixed in with auto's for this strain? Or is it perhaps just a (very!) slow starter?
The seeds are from Lot 08, 14 December 2010. I've detailed the problems in grow 3 (see sig). It's getting too big for my tent now compared to the others so I need to make a decision whether to ditch it or not. Even put my lights to 12/12 over the weekend in an attempt to kick her into flower. Not seen much difference but it's only been 3 days since i did that.
Thanks in advance for your help. If you want up to date photo's, let me know and I'll get some tomorrow (going bed in a minute )
Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:57 PM
Normalize Cannabis Now!
"Ditch the Fems and buy some Gems" UGORG
Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:17 PM
Not very usual, I even checked the lote number and date from my SAD Auto pack and it's the same as yours... But well, that doesn't mean much in this case. I'll take note of this in case someone else experiences the same thing.
In my personal opinion, if you think the other plants can fill your closet good enough for a nice harvest, you should take them out. You say they are much bigger than the others and even if they start flowering they will always be a problem for you. But the ideal would be if you have any outdoor place to leave them, because I suppose the plants are healthy and promising a good production so it would be sad to lost them
And I also think that if you keep with 12/12 for a week or two they will inevitably start flowering. Just for you to have an idea and decide for yourself, going 12/12 all the way until harvest would cost you a reduction of around 10%-25% on the production of the other autos you have there (a plant of 30 grams would produce around 26 grams) but you would compensate that with the production of the SADs and with the lower energy expenses, with the lights being on for only 2/3 of the time. But if the SADs are much bigger you would have to put the light in a diagonal position.
Let us know how it keeps going, sweet smokes!
Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:52 AM
Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:16 AM
Posted 22 June 2011 - 04:29 PM
Let us know how it keeps going, sweet smokes!
Cheers Tommy. Have put the lights back to 12/12 to see what happens. So far all that's happened is the Big Devil started stretching like anything!! I'll keep you updated, anyhow
Cheers, glad to hear I'm not the only one. I'll have a look in your diary in a minute
Don't say that, I've only got 60cm x 60cm to play with and there's 7 others in there already
I have a plan to hopefully deal with all this, but I'll wait till I update my diary later.
Thanks for the replies everyone.
Posted 22 June 2011 - 05:49 PM
As I see that at least 3 of you guys are experiencing this, please share your lote number (you can see it in the package) and date of harvest of the seeds (also in the package) so we can compare data and maybe come to a conclusion
Sweet smokes, kind regards,
Posted 23 June 2011 - 06:57 AM
Don't take this as Gospel mind but there was something about the date i remember being "weird" at the time...... But the last harvest of Creme Caramels removed the "details" from my brain!!! .
Posted 25 June 2011 - 09:12 AM
Growing our own was the best way to keep us in quality weed..... That we didn't have to pay £10 on the "g" for not impressed by THESE S.A.D's at all they seem to be just stuck in veg/preflower and are just slowly taking over the Drobe. The only "producer" in the Drobe at the moment is the CC AUTO which is getting less and less light/space every day!!
Don't want to but sooner (rather than later) i'm going to have to do something or i'm going to have a Drobe full of useless "vegging" massive NON-AUTO S.A.D's i understand by there very nature plants/seeds can throw a "funny" but there are three of us growing these ALL with the same issue so has to be more than "coincidence" and to be honest i can't afford to buy non AUTO's grow them for 50+ days feed them look after them make sure we have electric THEN find out that i might have to just "kill" them..... The word "waste" comes to mind.
Posted 25 June 2011 - 09:11 PM
I just updated my thread with all the details, but basically, two plants really needed potting up, so she's out and the other plants (both Sweet Seeds as well, as it happens!) got their new homes. Also, lights are back on 19/5, which should help all of them.
Weird plant is my Sadie tbh, really healthy, I loved her as a young plant, she just won't flower! I wish I could keep her to see what would happen, but I just don't have any secure "experimental" space available
edit: Forgot to mention, the plant I've named "Sad Sack" in my grow thread 3 is an SAD from the same pack, so I'll keep you updated on how she gets along as well.
This post has been edited by Evertondave: 25 June 2011 - 09:17 PM
Posted 25 June 2011 - 09:57 PM
It's bad enough we got normal fems instead of AUTO's....... But now to top it off you get some sort of "freak" that won't even flower with 12 hours of dark (and i JUST KNOW it's prob going to be the same for me to... Got that feelling. What a load of . you know if this was anything else but Cannabis we would have some sort of consumer laws BUT it's not like i can just turn up at The Attitude with them and ask for my money back and say they were "faulty".
I mean who takes it on the chin for this?? I'm sure you did the best for your plants because i know i did but after all this time (50+ days) i could be left with NOTHING to show for it bar an electric bill!!! very VERY DISAPPOINTED and to be honest i doubt (if this turns out to be the case for me to) that Sweet Seeds will feature in my Drobe again.
Hope you have better luck with your other strains and sorry for "crapping" in your thread dave just off wasting time and money we don't have.
(POST EDITED BECAUSE MALE PLANT WAS Creme Caramel NOT S.A.D)
This post has been edited by Darkstalker420: 25 June 2011 - 10:27 PM
Posted 26 June 2011 - 09:07 PM
Sorry, I've been out for a couple of days, that's why I don't post here since last wednesday...
Darkstalker420: sorry mate, I first answered your private message and only after I came here to read this thread. So just forget about me asking for the lote number of the pack of seeds...
Hope my answer to your PM can help with this, we'll keep in touch.
EvertonDave and Thestiff1: sorry about your situation also I'm going to send you a PM explaning what you should do to contact the seedbank..
We'll keep in touch,
Posted 27 June 2011 - 08:10 AM
Good luck evertondave!.... If it pans out do you think we will get the "biggest S.A.D's in recorded history awards"???
The stiff1 just noticed that you planted about the start of May!! did you get them from The Attitude by any chance??? i planted mine on the 9th of MAY!! (see a pattern emerging here).
This post has been edited by Darkstalker420: 27 June 2011 - 08:13 AM