So has anyone here heard of the Gas Lantern Routine? Its basically an old school lighting technique used to fool plants to stay in veg. using less light. So here is how it works. I have been using it for a few years, and figure its time to let the cat out of the bag. There has been a lot of talk in the grow community about the fading of a plant's (clones most times) vigor, and personal traits. A lot of people also have problems with hermaphrodites and out of whack hormone induced issues as well. Long story short, 24/0 and 18/6 light techniques stress your plants out and are impractical unless you are trying to pre-sex your plants and quickly hustle them back into a veg. state. So basically this old school method is being brought to light again in the newer generations of the grow community. The GSR has been turning growers into believers with the awesome results. Not only does it prevent hermes, and build up hormone levels, it also speeds up the veg. phase since your plants grow more with less. And by more I mean faster and more vigorous! ______________________________________________________________________ The veg. phase 12 hours ON 5.5 hours OFF 1 hour ON 5.5 hours OFF and repeat until you wish to flower. ______________________________________________________________________ The flowering phase: 12 hours on 12 hours off for 1st two weeks After 14 days you decrease the plant's light by a half hour every week so that the last week of flowering the plant is only receiving 9 hours of light and 15 hours of darkness. ______________________________________________________________________ So basically since you are building hormones up by letting your plant sleep so much, your flowering stage is gonna result in EXPLOSIVE OVERDRIVE in resin production far beyond a normal 12/12 lighting schedule. After all everything on this earth needs sleep. This 24/0 and 18/6 lighting periods are useless! Where on Earth (that weed grows naturally and happily outdoors) is there a place that receives 18 hours of light or more a day? This method during the flowering phase mimics the suns lighting phase during the fall, indoors. The more we mimic outdoors the happier plants are indoors. And all the extra hour in the middle of the veg phase schedule does is trick the plant to remain in veg. with the least amount of light and best results. Not to mention that, but the you are using up to 5 hours or more of light a day with healthier end results. LESS IS MORE! Less money paid to the electric company, less time being spent on bulbs making them last longer! Amongst other ups, like fooling the electric company a bit with your weird light schedules, and faster growing weed, shorter veg times resulting in less time and power being paid to the electric company every cycle from cutting/seedling to harvest time! Enjoy! The Reefer Creature.