Home | Community | Message Board


Avalon Magic Plants
Please support our sponsors.

Cannabis, Marijuana, Ganja & Greens >> Cannabis Cultivation

Welcome to the Growery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
OfflineRasJeph
Psycho Pete
Male


Registered: 01/14/09
Posts: 11,628
Loc: Bumfuckt Egypt
Last seen: 1 month, 25 days
Maybe I'm just stoned...(lighting question)
    #471173 - 09/02/10 01:04 PM (6 years, 3 months ago)

So, I know plants benefit most from 12/12 throughout their flowering time. Cool.

Now, maybe I'm misinformed on this next bit...but I thought the plants produced more THC/bud swell/other desirable traits because they could sense the end of their life was coming - they are trying like crazy to make seeds.

So...would it make sense to shorten the amount of light accordingly as the plant ages? Wouldn't it make the plant feel more of its "panic" and therefore do more of the desirable things we want it to?

I mean, there obviously has to be a reason why we don't do this. Someone has to have thought this through before. Maybe the benefits are outweighed by production during the 12 hours we give them?

Thanks. Hope that made sense, I'm kinda  :drag:  :pills:  :tee: :lol:


--------------------
Of course it's happening inside your head.
Why should that mean it isn't real?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinegrod31
Ranger
 User Gallery


Registered: 12/23/09
Posts: 749
Last seen: 8 months, 10 days
Re: Maybe I'm just stoned...(lighting question) [Re: RasJeph]
    #471240 - 09/02/10 04:15 PM (6 years, 3 months ago)

many people flower at 8 hours of light, or switch to 8 at the end
i have read people who know there strains start at 14 then 12 then 8
in other words. people do exactly what you are saying.


--------------------
DO NOT USE mushmagic.com- THEY LIE AND SELL DRUGS TO CHILDREN :thumbdown:
--------------------------------------------------
Back the tape up.  I need it again!
Let it roll!  Just as high as the fucker can go! 
And when it comes to that fantastic note
where the rabbit bites its own head off,
I want you to THROW THAT FUCKING
RADIO INTO THE TUB WITH ME!
    Not me.  It would blast you through
the wall stone dead in ten seconds and they'd make me explain.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineRasJeph
Psycho Pete
Male


Registered: 01/14/09
Posts: 11,628
Loc: Bumfuckt Egypt
Last seen: 1 month, 25 days
Re: Maybe I'm just stoned...(lighting question) [Re: grod31]
    #471242 - 09/02/10 04:34 PM (6 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

grod31 said:
many people flower at 8 hours of light, or switch to 8 at the end
i have read people who know there strains start at 14 then 12 then 8
in other words. people do exactly what you are saying.





Oooh thats neat! Have any links to someones experimentation with it? I have a girl finishing up now...maybe I'll try 8 soon.

I was going to look at a weekly chart for sun times in my area, and adjust it each week for how many minutes it changes per week. Although, I doubt my area is ideal for lighting time. Maybe if I knew what zone was perfect for cannabis I could use that chart.

Hmmmmm.


--------------------
Of course it's happening inside your head.
Why should that mean it isn't real?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineHeathcliffHuxtable
Great Job!


Registered: 08/31/10
Posts: 40
Last seen: 6 years, 1 month
Re: Maybe I'm just stoned...(lighting question) [Re: RasJeph]
    #471273 - 09/02/10 05:08 PM (6 years, 3 months ago)

I'm pretty sure 12/12 is where you want to be. I've been taught that anything less than 12 hours of sunlight will not make plants flower faster and will actually reduce yield.


someone please correct me if I'm wrong :bonghit:


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineRasJeph
Psycho Pete
Male


Registered: 01/14/09
Posts: 11,628
Loc: Bumfuckt Egypt
Last seen: 1 month, 25 days
Re: Maybe I'm just stoned...(lighting question) [Re: HeathcliffHuxtable]
    #471355 - 09/02/10 06:26 PM (6 years, 3 months ago)

I don't mean less than 12 to make them flower faster. I mean tapering the lights down as the plants age. You know, to simulate nature a little bit better.


--------------------
Of course it's happening inside your head.
Why should that mean it isn't real?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineSmOakland
Now with Grow!
Male User Gallery


Registered: 05/31/09
Posts: 2,653
Loc: Oaktown to NOLA
Last seen: 1 day, 2 hours
Re: Maybe I'm just stoned...(lighting question) [Re: RasJeph]
    #471497 - 09/02/10 10:50 PM (6 years, 3 months ago)

Breeders have selectively bred your plants to perform under 12/12.  So just run your light on 12/12.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineHeathcliffHuxtable
Great Job!


Registered: 08/31/10
Posts: 40
Last seen: 6 years, 1 month
Re: Maybe I'm just stoned...(lighting question) [Re: SmOakland]
    #471501 - 09/02/10 10:53 PM (6 years, 3 months ago)

oh I see in that case you'd probably need an electric ballast to dim the lights down


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Cannabis, Marijuana, Ganja & Greens >> Cannabis Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Another light question AuguestWest 835 10 03/10/10 11:28 PM
by KaptKid
* Lighting Question Chronica 1,237 4 10/06/08 12:59 AM
by tenacioustornado
* Lighting Questions!!!! GhetDatMoney420 859 6 02/26/10 11:51 AM
by pha3r0
* Lighting question Mislead 1,432 7 08/08/08 07:48 PM
by Mislead
* Autoflower Lighting Question RasJeph 1,731 9 06/20/10 04:43 PM
by ThUmB pRiNt
* Lights Question?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Simple please answer! critik 914 13 06/09/10 07:32 AM
by Inverted
* New Cfl lights. Questions on them.
( 1 2 all )
critik 3,939 24 12/18/10 06:02 PM
by bobtown22
* hps light questions? zenthor 4,037 7 02/01/09 03:24 PM
by Nibin

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: FurrowedBrow, Magash, Dr. Siekadellyk, phychotron
828 topic views. 1 members, 104 guests and 30 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Sporeworks
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.043 seconds spending 0.005 seconds on 14 queries.