I am a rookie grower and am making a practice run with seeds from local schwag. I currently have eight plants, approximately four weeks old, with heights ranging from four to eight feet. All the plants have at least four sets of leaves. When should I force flowering?
Don’t force flowering. It is a waste of your efforts, electricity and fertilizer. The most important factor in the quality of the bud you grow is the genetics, represented in the seed and described as a variety.
If the variety you are growing is mediocre, the bud that will result from your gardening efforts will also be low quality. Why bother? As long as you are putting in the effort, you might as well aspire for the heights. Grow a variety suitable for your garden and experience the joy of growing great bud.
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