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 Post subject: Too late to re-pot? N. rustica var. 'Kessu'
PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:56 pm 
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I'm growing a Kessu to try and get it to flower and then get seeds. However, I'm unsure if I've left it in it's 4" square pot too long, as the bottom leaves are about 5-6" long and the plant is at least 5" tall above the soil. The lowest large leaves have started wilting is this normal for a plant this age?

This is my latest pic of it, I will take some later

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My second surviving seedling is about 4-5" across and 3-4" tall, it should be easier to transplant.

I'm worried that it is too late to re-pot and that it will die. Also, is any time of day or night better to transplant to reduce shock?


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 Post subject: Re: Too late to re-pot? N. rustica var. 'Kessu'
PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:14 pm 
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It will be fine. .they're pretty hardy...just the end of the day is better to transplant. .After the sun has gone down. .and just water in with only a little water (like 1/2 cup)..you can also take off bottom leaves and cut the others in half..( besides main growth shoot)
This will help reduce stress of transition as well...


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 Post subject: Re: Too late to re-pot? N. rustica var. 'Kessu'
PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:22 pm 
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Thank you, That pic was older, the largest bottom leaves are wilting a bit, and I have new pics but as they were taken after my lights went off, the focus is a bit blurry.

Close-up Pic of the smaller plant

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and the next are of the larger plant, I used a green flashlight to avoid photoperiod stress

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 Post subject: Re: Too late to re-pot? N. rustica var. 'Kessu'
PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:15 pm 
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So you're growing under lights then?? They will wilt during the day or while the light is on..that's just there way of dealing with the heat etc..but they should be okay. .if they start getting root bound in the pots they're in..they will flower early and short.


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 Post subject: Re: Too late to re-pot? N. rustica var. 'Kessu'
PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:26 pm 
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yep, The larger Kessu is under an 85 watt CFL 5000K, with 3 other CFLS, two 23 watters at 6000K and a 42 watter at 2700K.

The seedling is under a 100 watt LED UFO with another 85 watt CFL 5000K and a 23 watt CFL.

There's not much sun where I am it's winter time.


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 Post subject: Re: Too late to re-pot? N. rustica var. 'Kessu'
PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:42 am 
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QUESTION WAS IS IT TO LATE TO REP-OT? It is never to late to re-pot to larger pot, unless plant is already dead. I recently repotted a pony tail palm. tried to use a engine hoist to lift it from old pot. Old pot broke and had to get neighbor with a bobcat to lift it into new pot. It is doing good again. pot is 30" across top. old one was 24" lee


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 Post subject: Re: Too late to re-pot? N. rustica var. 'Kessu'
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:30 am 
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Franglish what makes you want to grow indoors? You'll never produce anything like what you can outside. ..the only thing I can see that it would be worth it for would be just growing for more seed..
..I think weed is the only thing worth the effort and $ for power etc..to grow indoors. .unless you live somewhere where it's legal..decriminalised or has a medical status..then weed would be pointless indoors also


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 Post subject: Re: Too late to re-pot? N. rustica var. 'Kessu'
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:40 am 
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I'm just growing inside for more seed, and to get more growing experience. Also, the weather here isn't favourable at this time, and won't be until Mid to late May.


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 Post subject: Re: Too late to re-pot? N. rustica var. 'Kessu'
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:27 pm 
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Fair enough. ..I suppose l.e.ds are pretty cheap to run


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 Post subject: Re: Too late to re-pot? N. rustica var. 'Kessu'
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yep nothing like HIDs for wasting heat energy. even Fluorescent and CFLs beat them.


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 Post subject: Re: Too late to re-pot? N. rustica var. 'Kessu'
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Okay, here's my Picture update a few days after transplant.

This is the somewhat Larger N. rustica var. 'Kessu', which I think is now flowering, which is good because I do need more seeds.

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and a close up of the nicotine trichome rich buds starting on it, only a month after germination or so and It's already flowering, despite lights being on from about 05h-06h in the morning until 22h-00h, I wonder what else beside photoperiod effects flowering.

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