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Rhein

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I planted a few seeds in July as a trial and this is what they look like now.
I still have quite a few more seeds.
Please help with some advice. The flower box. Is it too small? Should I rather invest in larger containers or should I rather plant in the garden?
I've quite a few of these plant boxes and would like to plant the seeds in them but if I'm doing the wrong thing, I would like to hear from you.
 

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When's a good time to get a grow started again? I tried a 3-plant greenhouse grow but it failed miserably, mostly through my own ignorance.
Worse is the plants I so desperately tried to cultivate all died, but the seed I accidentally dropped in a hole next to paving grew into a small tree.
Maybe I'm just not cut out for gardening, but I'm willing to try again, so when's the best time to start?
 

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When's a good time to get a grow started again? I tried a 3-plant greenhouse grow but it failed miserably, mostly through my own ignorance.
Worse is the plants I so desperately tried to cultivate all died, but the seed I accidentally dropped in a hole next to paving grew into a small tree.
Maybe I'm just not cut out for gardening, but I'm willing to try again, so when's the best time to start?
What went wrong?
 

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What went wrong?
They came out all tall and stringy, but like stunted so at 2 months they were like 20cm tall, thin as a toothpick and bare like infant plants.
It was me though, I just popped a few pips in some potting soil I had and 3 came up so I went with that.
I've educated myself somewhat so think I know what not to do next time..
 

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Started growing my own at home, just threw a few seeds into a few pots and they seem to be growing quite nicely.

A friend of mine told me to be careful about male plants being in the same vicinity as the females, why is this? How do I determine which is male and which is female?

Does the male plant serve no purpose to the consumer?


Thanks
 

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Started growing my own at home, just threw a few seeds into a few pots and they seem to be growing quite nicely.

A friend of mine told me to be careful about male plants being in the same vicinity as the females, why is this? How do I determine which is male and which is female?

Does the male plant serve no purpose to the consumer?


Thanks
As I understand the female is the one that grows the buds, and when a male is present the plant puts more energy into seeding than growing massive buds ie. leads to lower yields.
I'm a novice tho, better get advice from the old hands..
 

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Please look at my post #827.
The planter box is 200 mm deep.
Am I doing the right thing or should I plant directly into the garden?
 

The_Mowgs

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Please look at my post #827.
The planter box is 200 mm deep.
Am I doing the right thing or should I plant directly into the garden?
The planters are too small to leave them in. You need to decide if you are going to replant them into bigger pots with soil mixture or just plant them in the soil in the garden.
 

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When's a good time to get a grow started again? I tried a 3-plant greenhouse grow but it failed miserably, mostly through my own ignorance.
Worse is the plants I so desperately tried to cultivate all died, but the seed I accidentally dropped in a hole next to paving grew into a small tree.
Maybe I'm just not cut out for gardening, but I'm willing to try again, so when's the best time to start?
I would recommend about September 1st. Will give you a good veg cycle before they flip to flower
 

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So I got some freebie White Widow seeds in addition to my Harlequin Pride seeds in April and I thought I'd try growing some WW through winter anyway (ended up moving the pot (heh, pun) around 2-3 times a day to maximize sun). Not a great yield - made quite a few mistakes, but I learned a lot and happy that I dipped my toes in some weed growing before starting with the proper batch now.

Anyway, here's a picture of a bud. Can a more experienced grower help me out with estimating harvesting time? I think some of the white thingies are starting to brown at the tips, so it's soon, no? Please excuse the dog hair - that stuff gets literally everywhere :) Was difficult taking a clear picture. Trying to hold a magnifying lens in front of camera lens was not easy on my shaky hands.

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Hi All
Started growing my own at home, just threw a few seeds into a few pots and they seem to be growing quite nicely.

A friend of mine told me to be careful about male plants being in the same vicinity as the females, why is this? How do I determine which is male and which is female?

Does the male plant serve no purpose to the consumer?


Thanks
A male close to or in the same neighbourhood sometimes will fertalise your female plant and the turn it into Hermaphrodites. Basically it will drastically slow growth and when it does bud, the bud will be really small and full of seeds.

Males are not completely useless, they are required for propagation and without them you would not be able to get femanised seeds, and eventually no seeds at all.

Just in terms of smoking, the males do more harm than good to your crop. Male plants are usually grown for hemp products.
 

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Can you plant your trees in normal buckets? Plain plastic buckets? This will be for outdoor plants.
 

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Can you plant your trees in normal buckets? Plain plastic buckets? This will be for outdoor plants.
I have used mainly 25 litre food grade plastic buckets in the past this year however I'm moving over to fabric pots which is superior.
 

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I have used mainly 25 litre food grade plastic buckets in the past this year however I'm moving over to fabric pots which is superior.
Thanks. Is there a particular size? I will probably go down to the hydro shop close to you to buy.
 

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I planted a few seeds in July as a trial and this is what they look like now.
I still have quite a few more seeds.
Please help with some advice. The flower box. Is it too small? Should I rather invest in larger containers or should I rather plant in the garden?
I've quite a few of these plant boxes and would like to plant the seeds in them but if I'm doing the wrong thing, I would like to hear from you.
Your roots can go up to a metre deep if there is soil for it, so in the garden is ultimately best.

But a large pot or bucket will also work well enough and makes for a smaller more manageable tree.

Ultimately depends on your wants/needs. If you have garden space, go for it.
 

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Which size would you suggest?
I actually wish they would make a 30 litre pot. The size of the pot will determine the maximum size of the plant up to a point. Just from my own personal experience if you use a 20 litre pot your plant won't go over 1 to 1.2 metres. From the pics online with a 40 litre pot it goes quite a lot bigger. Just very expensive if you're using organic soil as you would need twice the soil per plant but you will have bigger yields.
 
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