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Old 07-05-2020, 07:12 PM #1
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Techniques for Keeping a Male in Vegetative State

I have had this special male for about a year and a half and am noticing that its getting harder and harder to keep it in vegetative state. I use to be able to keep it in veg solidly on a 18/6 or 24 hour light cycle but now once it gets slightly root bound it wants to produce pollen sacs on any light schedule.

What are some techniques for keeping my male in veg? Is there something that can be foliar sprayed on it like a hormone or something to keep it from producing pollen sacs in a vegetative light cycle? I don't want to lose this male.
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Even in a vegetative state males will still show pollen sacks at each node just the same as a female would show pistils whilst still in veg.
This is not indicative of flowering,just sexual maturity.
Unless I'm misunderstanding what your saying?
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Take cuttings and root them, less stress on the system than keeping
a rooted plant for months on end.

I have kept males and females for years with this method.
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Even in a vegetative state males will still show pollen sacks at each node just the same as a female would show pistils whilst still in veg.
This is not indicative of flowering,just sexual maturity.
Unless I'm misunderstanding what your saying?
I should be more clear. The normal pollen sacs like how females show pistils in veg is manageable but what im ending up with is the entire apical meristem turning to pollen sacs. When all the tips of new growth are turning into clusters of pollen sacs its tough to manage.

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Take cuttings and root them, less stress on the system than keeping
a rooted plant for months on end.

I have kept males and females for years with this method.
That has been my go to method as of late. I just have a bunch of clones of the male and re clone often.
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Take cuttings and root them, less stress on the system than keeping
a rooted plant for months on end.

I have kept males and females for years with this method.
yeah, make clones.
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but now once it gets slightly root bound it wants to produce pollen sacs on any light schedule..
Fix is quite simple, get rid of the root bound state. Look up Bonsai Mums, specifically the guide by OT1. He shows you how you can keep 12 mums under a two lamp, 4' shoplight.

Trim the plant back to 2-3 nodes on each branch and let it grow for a couple days to a week. Then EVENLY carve off 50% of the root ball with a sharp knife, which means the same number of inches off the bottom and all sides of the root ball except the top.

Re-pot with fresh soil and do this again when that soil is root bound. Usually a few months.
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