Yo, what’s good, fellow growers? It’s ya boy Dan, and I know y’all have been hustlin’ hard to grow some bomb-ass cannabis plants. But sometimes, even with all that TLC you give them, they just won’t start flowering. What gives, right? Don’t trip, I got you covered. Here are some common problems and solutions to help your plants start throwing some dank buds.
First things first, you gotta make sure you’re dealing with females, bruh. Ain’t no buds gonna come out of a male plant. If you bought feminized seeds, then you’re good to go. But if they’re regular seeds, you gotta check for sex. Females will show tiny pre-flowers while males will have pollen sacks. Don’t wait too long to check or you might end up with a bunch of males that will mess up your whole operation.
Next up, make sure you’re not growing autoflowering plants under 24 hours of light. They’ll bloom on their own after a few weeks, regardless of lighting schedule. If you’re dealing with photoperiod plants, though, they need at least 12 hours of darkness every day to start blooming. So if you’re keeping the lights on all day and night, cut back to an 18/6 schedule for a bit and see if that triggers the flowering process.
But wait, there’s more! The darkness needs to be consistent too. Some strains are so sensitive that even a little bit of light during their dark period can throw them off and prevent them from blooming. Make sure there are no light leaks in your grow space and cover any electronics that might have indicator lights on them.
If you’re growing outdoors, Mother Nature will take care of the lighting schedule for you. But if you want to speed up the process or get an early harvest, try growing autoflowers or using a covering to block out the light for 12 hours a day.
Lastly, make sure you know what young buds look like. They can be hard to spot at first but they’ll have little white hairs that stand out from the rest of the plant. Keep an eye out for those and soon enough, you’ll have some budporn-worthy blooms.
So there you have it, my fellow ganja growers. Don’t let non-flowering plants bring you down. Just follow these tips and keep hustlin’ for that sweet Mary Jane harvest. Stay lit!