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Golden Tiger, First attempt

Sparkus_Maximus

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High everyone, So I have a GT Lady started 12/12 from seed that began showing pistils in natural daylight here @37N just before Christmas. Was topped and super-cropped early on down to 4 branches and recently transplanted into a 3-gal. smart pot. Since the stretch ended, I've just allowed her to do her own thing, and she seems to like it. My question is, will she continue flowering despite the daylight hours beginning to increase in March? Obviously the last thing I want is her to revert back to vegetative stage as a result of the increasing day-length. I'd hate to have to cram her into my little 2X2 in order to finish her properly, not to mention having to switch to artificial lighting. Any advice is highly appreciated friends :
 

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Creeperpark

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Wow, you are bringing out the best in that plant friend. I'm surprised how well shes growing with window light. Thank you for sharing and keep us posted.
 

Sparkus_Maximus

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Wow, you are bringing out the best in that plant friend. I'm surprised how well shes growing with window light. Thank you for sharing and keep us posted.
Thank you 😊 , She actually gets around 4.5 hrs. of direct sunlight, with the rest working out to ample-daylight. This is a test-run of this strain, I'm glad I only ended up with one female, otherwise I would not have the space for multiple-specimens of this lanky lady. So far the experiment is coming along, and I'm glad her Sativa-Self is able to continue thriving in the natural Light for now. Unfortunately I will have to cram her inside the tent for the last several weeks (months?) of her Loong flowering cycle, as the natural photoperiod will increase significantly in about 5 more weeks, and I don't want her to revert back to vegetative. Someone on here said that GT will continue flowering until finished, despite the increasing photoperiod in early Spring, but I have no way to be certain of this. Would be great to hear Dubi's opinion, not to mention - ''Which GT phenotype'' does this one lean-towards? (Thai or Malawi)🌴. Just today I noticed a light Lemony Smell along with a bit of preliminary-stickiness while handling one of the main branches. I guess I will have to play it by ear and see how she looks in 5- weeks, and after that she'll have to finish inside the tent, on 11/13 🍀.
 
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Cannabrainer

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High everyone, So I have a GT Lady started 12/12 from seed that began showing pistils in natural daylight here @37N just before Christmas. Was topped and super-cropped early on down to 4 branches and recently transplanted into a 3-gal. smart pot. Since the stretch ended, I've just allowed her to do her own thing, and she seems to like it. My question is, will she continue flowering despite the daylight hours beginning to increase in March? Obviously the last thing I want is her to revert back to vegetative stage as a result of the increasing day-length. I'd hate to have to cram her into my little 2X2 in order to finish her properly, not to mention having to switch to artificial lighting. Any advice is highly appreciated friends :
That is a lovely lady. Something similar happened to me. My plants simply did not start to flower untill the natural light here reached 9 hours or less. I kid you not. I will cut one plant today and the other on the weekend. They can only get fattier, but the quality has already been there for at least a week in my case and being the Thai leaning version, I suspect they could have gone much longer. One went for 18 weeks, the other could have gone for 22, but I did not post her because moving the plant from outside to the window sill resulted in some PM (it is very rainy, humid, and cold here now for tropical plants), the other has been flowering for 20 weeks and will be chopped soon.

In your case, seeing that your plant is even more behind, I would move her to a tent and keep her on at least an 11 hour cycle of light or less.
 

Sparkus_Maximus

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That is a lovely lady. Something similar happened to me. My plants simply did not start to flower untill the natural light here reached 9 hours or less. I kid you not. I will cut one plant today and the other on the weekend. They can only get fattier, but the quality has already been there for at least a week in my case and being the Thai leaning version, I suspect they could have gone much longer. One went for 18 weeks, the other could have gone for 22, but I did not post her because moving the plant from outside to the window sill resulted in some PM (it is very rainy, humid, and cold here now for tropical plants), the other has been flowering for 20 weeks and will be chopped soon.

In your case, seeing that your plant is even more behind, I would move her to a tent and keep her on at least an 11 hour cycle of light or less.
Thank You and Yes, That's the plan... I'll let her continue flowering for the next month in the same environment, and when the daylight hrs begin to increase, I'll move her inside the tent under 11/13 with 10/14 being the other option I'm considering.
 

Sparkus_Maximus

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That is a lovely lady. Something similar happened to me. My plants simply did not start to flower untill the natural light here reached 9 hours or less. I kid you not. I will cut one plant today and the other on the weekend. They can only get fattier, but the quality has already been there for at least a week in my case and being the Thai leaning version, I suspect they could have gone much longer. One went for 18 weeks, the other could have gone for 22, but I did not post her because moving the plant from outside to the window sill resulted in some PM (it is very rainy, humid, and cold here now for tropical plants), the other has been flowering for 20 weeks and will be chopped soon.

In your case, seeing that your plant is even more behind, I would move her to a tent and keep her on at least an 11 hour cycle of light or less.
My God those flowering times... Lol . But then again, I love landrace strains and am a Sativa fan, so it was an easy choice, if you overlook those flowering times, for the sake of Science. Still, I bet the properly cured product lives up to GT's Dynamite - reputation, after all that seemingly endless flowering. Yet I always read how Worth It the final effects / taste / overall cured quality of the GT tends to be.
 

Cannabrainer

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My God those flowering times... Lol . But then again, I love landrace strains and am a Sativa fan, so it was an easy choice, if you overlook those flowering times, for the sake of Science. Still, I bet the properly cured product lives up to GT's Dynamite - reputation, after all that seemingly endless flowering. Yet I always read how Worth It the final effects / taste / overall cured quality of the GT tends to be.
Yes, these thai leaning ones flower for a long time but they are worth it. I mean my Amnesia Haze x Chocolate Rain planta flowered for 12 weeks and the quality of the smoke is only now peaking after almost three months curing. Imagine the v3 Golden Tiger.

Again, awesome job and be patient. The test drives I have done on some buds I nipped have been incredible. 'Get up and go now' kind of weed. Crystal Clear. Only energy without anxiety or paranoia.

I will keep following your thread my friend.
 

Sparkus_Maximus

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Yes, these thai leaning ones flower for a long time but they are worth it. I mean my Amnesia Haze x Chocolate Rain planta flowered for 12 weeks and the quality of the smoke is only now peaking after almost three months curing. Imagine the v3 Golden Tiger.

Again, awesome job and be patient. The test drives I have done on some buds I nipped have been incredible. 'Get up and go now' kind of weed. Crystal Clear. Only energy without anxiety or paranoia.

I will keep following your thread my friend.
Thank you for the advice and compliments friend🌴, This is what I keep hearing, so last Summer i pulled tha-trigger and got some of Ace's GT regulars, started a few 12/12 from seed, and this one ended up being my Lady-Keeper. I'm always looking for good / uplifting and functional Sativas for accomplishing rudimentary tasks, or for a work-out session, anything active is made a little brighter regardless of time of day, by the likes of such Sativa-Power⚡🌿. I ran a NLx Haze decades ago from Marc Emery seeds / BCSC and the keeper was truly spectacular. NL growth pattern and stature, with the funky UP-Lifting effect that Haze#1 is know for. If I remember correctly, that plant finished at around 10-11 weeks, with tight solid resinous buds that had a distinct sweet n sour smell / taste. Grown with no more than 4- wks veg under a little 150w -HPS in a cab space of about 1.5 sq. ft. After a good cure, the buds ended up quite compact and resin-coated, with a unique sweet and sour taste and aroma, along with a rapid-onset Sativa High, that could keep you awake all night. Everyone who tried it asked about afterwards, while raving about the fantastic Sativa High, smell and unique flavor. If I remember correctly, that little bushy lady provided only about 1.5 -zips of the Type of Quality Smoke there is never enough of to go around, until the last roach. I wonder if BCSC got theirs from Sensi's original stock, that one was a keeper from a 10- pack of regular NL#5 x Haze #1 / BCSC many moons ago. I would love to run this pheno again in the future, if it's Sensi's original, then it may even be worth the steep price.
 
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Sparkus_Maximus

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After this Tigress is finally harvested, it will be the perfect time to put he outside and let her re-veg for a bit. I'd like to try her outside full season but considering she will be already be re-vegging in May, such a long upcoming veg time will cause her to become FKN - Gargantuan 🌴 by the time she finishes her stretch outdoors. I do have some vertical space to give her, but I'm not sure I want to wrestle with her for months on end, while she seemingly never stops stretching and expanding in all possible directions. I'll probably reveg her for only a month in order to begin a LST / canopy and flower her indoors under 11/13 or 10/14. Currently she's beginning to put on some trichomes that smell of -spicy lemons, quite nice and unlike anything i've ran in a long time. I'm guessing I actually do have the Thai Leaning phenotype as Dubi mentioned earlier, I'm excited about this being the case. I can imagine a finished / cured product with some pronounced Sativa smells, flavors and of course, the up / heady effects✨. Never tried anything X'd with Malawi, so it's going to be interesting to see how both Sativa expressions will manifest themselves in this one plant🐯.
 
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