Am I in flowering mode? Mix or switch vitamins?

Hello everyone, I’m new to growing and new to this site so please correct me if my post needs to be formatted a certain way. I got a Gelato Cake bag seed and I believe it just hit flowering stage, can anyone confirm? And If I did, do I keep feeding less veg nutrients and slowly add in bloom, or do a quick switch or a flush? Sorry it is my first grow and I’ve been going off YouTube videos and online articles.


Greetings @Papichulo915 you should be close to it. Depends on where your located.
Also when they do start to flower they will usually complete a “Stretch”. This is a sudden explosive growth over a week or so. The tops of branches will grow and make room for bud development.
As for nutrients and flower your time to change levels of what they need changes. What nutrient line are you using? Better yet…

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16b. Size and temperature of solution in reservoir?

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Here’s the feed chart the line of nutrients I use.


Thanks man! I’m in Las Cruces New Mexico, arid hot climate with low moisture, strain is Gelato Cake from willies Reserve made by Kona Farms

Germinated Seed 5/25
Sprout 5/30
First set of real leaves 6/10

  1. outdoor - 1 plant
  2. Kona Farma CO, USA
  3. Regular
  4. Tap water
  5. Not measuring PH
  6. Grow method? Soil, Pro-Mix organic in 40gal canvas pot
  7. Fox Farms: Big Bloom, Grow Big, Tiger Bloom
  8. Sun Light
  9. 95 Day / 80 Night?
  10. What is the RH = 20%
  11. Outdoors
  12. Do you have a Ventilation system? No
  13. Co2- No
  14. How long have you been growing? First real grow
  15. What budget have you set in order to grow successfully? Open
  16. If you grow hydro, then please explain your hydro method. DWC, R-DWC, Ebb and Flow, Or; Other? Other? N/A

16b. Size and temperature of solution in reservoir? N/A


We have a few from NM. Ill tag in a couple. @Graysin @MeEasy . Welcome to the forum.


As for flower nutrients…i would start soon. 2 weeks before flip usually good. She will suck out the excess nitrogen in stretch then she will want p/k and a silica supplement is good then also. Silica will let her stretch better with solid stems to hold up heavy flowers.


Should I still use veg mixed in? I have about 6oz left


Can but no need probably. You are close to flower. More likely than not can start bloom nutes. Better growers will chime in. I am rusty now with living soil.


Also @SynysterChris and @CoyoteCody :v: Oh and @nmgeo but he’s been on a bit of a hiatus.




Thanks for the tag @Storm :+1: hello @Papichulo915 welcome to the neighborhood :grinning: yes I live out in the desert in Southern NM.

Your little girl is looking good :+1: and looks to me like she is about to flower


Welcome to the community :blush::v: It’s a great place to take a grow. :blush::v:


I’m in Las Cruces as well and have a few going out in a greenhouse and one truly “outdoors”, strangely they started flowering about a month ago.
I’m here for ya if ya ever wanna have a complain-party about our weather :joy:

I started using flower nutrients as soon as I noticed the little “hedgehogs”, bunches of the pistils etc, they seem happy with it.

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Are you swimming in Oregonian drizzle down there today too? We have a rainy day today up in ABQ. :sunglasses: nice but renders a swamp cooler absolutely useless.

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Yup! Been pouring on and off since last night, I’m loving the fact that it’s only 75° outside. Probably the first time it’s been below 80 since like April lol

Yeah that’s the downside… especially once the sun comes back and it gets 90 but the humidity hasn’t left yet, that’s the worst.