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Flowering clones just to make seeds - how much light do they need?

Discussion in 'Breeders Paradise' started by MetalHead75, Dec 19, 2016.

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    MetalHead75

    MetalHead75 Well-Known Member

    I have some strains that I want to make feminized seeds with using the colloidal silver method. I'm building a separate grow area and I want to flower out the tops of a few small clones that will be just big enough to get a decent amount of seeds from each. My question is, how much light should I provide these seed producing plants? Could I get away with using a CFL shade (8 bulbs, 23 watt/1600 lumens each) to flower out a few small clones for seeds rather than my HPS? Or will the seeds be under developed/not as good as they could be because of inferior lighting? I'm not worried about the buds from the plants being award winning or anything, I just want the seeds to be healthy.
     
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    Dr. Who

    Dr. Who Well-Known Member

    You need to treat these plants like you were growing them as personal smoke!
    NO "short" cuts!
     
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    MetalHead75

    MetalHead75 Well-Known Member

    Well I used to grow underneath this CFL lamp in a small SOG for personal smoke in a different grow setting back before I was able to expand. I've got gotten decent sized tops with it, nothing close the tops I get under my HPS lamps, but still nice looking buds. So since I am only interested in the health of the seeds produced rather than the overall amount, I wasn't sure if it was necessary for me to bust out my HPS for a few plants that I only want to be about a foot tall and contain a dozen or so healthy seeds each. I'm new to making seeds (on purpose, anyway) so I will take your advice and go with the HPS. I'm just trying to be cheap and lazy I guess, wanting to avoid the extra electricity and ventilation in this other flower chamber if I could. Appreciate you setting me straight lol.
     
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    Growdict

    Growdict Well-Known Member

    You will be fine with the CFLs. pollenate around day 21, take to full term. dry properly like normal. make sure you store the seeds for about 2 months before planting. cheers.
     
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    Dr. Who

    Dr. Who Well-Known Member

    I didn't say that.....Like Growdict said.....You'll be fine under the cfl's......Just keep them the proper size under those cfl's and treat it like you would growing your best smoke....

    Yeah - should have been more detailed.....you were asking about lighting....sorry.
     
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