Originally Posted by growdady
When do you start counting the first day of flower?
I grow indoor, so I start counting the day I switch to flower. The reason for the count is so I have an accurate time of how long this particular cut takes to mature. This is the data which is most important for me.
As you've pointed out, different people count different things as 'flowering time.' This leads to a bit of confusion when different people talk about the same genetics. Some breeders count from the day they first see flowers, others from the day they flip. Outdoor growers also have differences in how they determine flowering time. All of them seem to consider 'ripeness' differently, which also has a huge impact on 'flowering time' they list.
Personally, I take any breeder information with a grain of salt and do my own counting. I'm the one who's going to use my data, so I do it my way. I use trichome amber percentage to determine when to harvest. Breeder pack information is definitely not something I hold a hard line with. Vague suggestions only.