HmP D

Pollinated plants

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Hi guys

My crop being pollinated and is 4 weeks into flower and now have discovered there seeding. 7/8 my plants are seeding.

Theres 100% no male plant or hermie plant in there.

Nutrients, temperature, humidity, etc.... all been perfect so not sure how they could have started seeding anyone know?

Thanks.

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Look really close to see whether somewhere on the plants there might be a hermie node.

 

Or, possibly a neighbor might have a male that produced pollen, and on a windy day, possibly that pollen was blown your way.  Even in a tent, there are inlet vents where the pollen can get in, sucked in by your extraction ventilator.

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I've checked them over and over cant see any hermie. And because the cold weather this grow my inlet has been taking from my own house. I mean my grow is in loft and I have hole in my roof that leads to a cupboard. So really doubt it can be that. 

 

What's the most plausible reason? Would it be 1 plant has got stressed and created pollen and then affected all other?

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That is very possible.  Yes, stress can certainly do that.  It has happened to me a number of times, usually when I failed to check the plants for a time, and they nearly dried out.

Also, it may have to do with the strain.  Some strains are more prone to hermie-stress than others.

And some strains will simply hermie with no stress at all.

 

There is also pH-stress, if the pH was way off for one of the waterings.

 

Hermie can also come from wild swings in temperature, or from long duration in temps cool or warm.

 

And hermies can occur in beautiful females if they simply go a long long long time making flowers without ever being pollinated.  She responds by popping a few hermies.  That is a species survival tactic.

 

Understand this:  Seeds that result from a hermie action are normally even more prone to produce hermie plants again in the offspring.

 

It might be a good idea to finish growing-out your current batch of seeds and then buy a fresh batch of seeds from a reputable seedbank, possibly seeds that they say are hermie-resistant.

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Thanks for the response mate. The only annoying thing is I cant see any nanners or anything that could have left pollen. 

 

I get that some sort off stress has caused it but why cant I see a plant that's hermie or nanners? That's the annoying thing for me as I've not learned anything from this unless I fight the problem. 

 

It was a new strain we done this time round so your right it may be the strain. 

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Well, don't let it bum you completely out.  Even females that go to seed will still have decent amounts of THC in the flowers to make them worth harvesting, trimming and curing.

Any seeds that you get, you could still use in an outdoor guerrilla grow next year, or if you don't want them, just give the seeds away to friends, not as premier seeds, but rather as just bag seeds.

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Yeah thanks for advice. I'll maybe see something while doing the harvest. Just would rather find the problem so learn from it

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@HmP D, how did your harvest go? 

Or are they still blooming?

 

Post some pictures if you can.

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