Do you flush your seed producing plants?

Do you flush your plants as usual when making seeds?

I recently made my first batch of feminized seeds on a couple small test plants
I wanted to test the pollen before using it on a larger plant and during the test I flushed the plants as usual during flowering.
Everything went as planned and the seeds are viable but I wondered
Was flushing needed ?
I did it out of habit but I don't remember hearing about flushing specifically when I was researching the process.
 

Frimpong

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Do you flush your plants as usual when making seeds?

I recently made my first batch of feminized seeds on a couple small test plants
I wanted to test the pollen before using it on a larger plant and during the test I flushed the plants as usual during flowering.
Everything went as planned and the seeds are viable but I wondered
Was flushing needed ?
I did it out of habit but I don't remember hearing about flushing specifically when I was researching the process.
It's a good habit regardless of seeds . But I'd have to guess a perfect flush will not be noticed .
 

Capt's Farm

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this is just my 2 cents worth but in my mind the answer is No...... you want the beans to finish out ..... the plant you want to be strong and ready to go again..... when your flushing your plant your trying to take all the food out of it......

I think it better to start cutting food back slower and let the plant finish more like in real life.....

best thing to do is pull a fan and taste the steam.................. it will tell you EVERYTHING you need to know about how that plant is doing

again all of this is just my 2 cents worth.....
 

Capt's Farm

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I was about to make fun of you but then.. I seem to remember flushing my last seed mother.. 😆😑
I think there's a fine line to walk when your just doing a few buds sites for just a small run..... cause your still looking for the taste on/of the smoke...

But you need your beans to finish out also....

I think if you just back down on the food sooner and run like 25% for a few wks it gives you the best of both worlds... last wk just water.. then if you went.

that plant is still ready to go again/reveg....

again just my 2 cents worth...
 

Frimpong

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I think there's a fine line to walk when your just doing a few buds sites for just a small run..... cause your still looking for the taste on/of the smoke...

But you need your beans to finish out also....

I think if you just back down on the food sooner and run like 25% for a few wks it gives you the best of both worlds... last wk just water.. then if you went.

that plant is still ready to go again/reveg....

again just my 2 cents worth...
Seems more logical to have nutrients readily available. I'm sure the needs are a bit dif too when developing seed vs bud . This is a perfect example of why I am here . 😁 love this place
 
Good points. This is my first time making seeds so I wasn't sure if anything was known about seeds being affected by improper flushing.
I like to treat the plants as if they were in nature too, although I understand the other side of the argument for pushing certain limits.
I doubt any gain could come from having too much fert during seed making as the natural process is pretty solid as is.
Thanks for the input! 👌🏽
 
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