Darkness before harvest?

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by deeh, Jan 12, 2018.

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    deeh

    deeh Active Member

    Coming close to harvest and gonna give the ladies 48hrs darkness before the chop, i've read that your better chopping jus before lights on....my question is should i do 48hrs darkness and chop at the end of this 48hr period before plant gets any more light?
     
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    Lordhooha

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

    The 48 hr of darkness isn’t gonna help any. Simply harvest when they’re ready.
     
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    deeh

    deeh Active Member

    thanks for reply...i know theres conflicting opinions on this subject...was gonna do a side by side comparision with 2 plants and make my own mind up....jus wanted to know the proper way i should go about giving the 48hrs before the chop..
     
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    vostok

    vostok Well-Known Member

    Darkness before harvest?

    a total waste imo:

    I do harvest first thing in the morning tho

    good luck
     
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    Lordhooha

    Lordhooha Well-Known Member

    Are you gonna have it lab tested? I have, no difference there was, waste of time it is.
     
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    deeh

    deeh Active Member

    Cheers!
     
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    Ablaze

    Ablaze Well-Known Member

    Congrats on getting to harvest. I read this too. After thinking through it I couldn't figure out how a lack of light will help anything. Same for flushing a soil grow. It just doesn't make sense to me.

    I also chop after a night's slumber.
     
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    NrthrnMichigan

    NrthrnMichigan Well-Known Member

    My 2 cents... doesnt matter.. no difference. The day or two in the dark you could have trimmed it all and been done with it.
     
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    Kingrow1

    Kingrow1 Well-Known Member

    Harvest when they need a watering, if the plants are a little thirsty it will help speed the drying stage.

    Obviously this dosent apply to hydro :-)
     
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

    Leaving the plant in darkness for 24 hrs allows the carbohydrates stored in the buds and leaves to go back down to the roots.

    This will result in faster curing smoke. It is in Ed Rosenthals book. It was never for potency.

    And I have noticed that the trichomes get beat up by the light some throughout the day so I cut at lights on when they are dry in the pots.

    And I dry and cure in the dark too. The light degrades terpenes for sure.
     
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