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My 8hr flowering experiment

Discussion in 'Grow Journals' started by torontoke, Mar 27, 2015.

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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    Ok so im not sure if anyone else had attempted to actually try this new lighting schedule or if anyone read the article.
    Anyhow in skunks feb/march issue there was an article on alternative lighting schedules and i was very curious if their is any validity to it and figure the best way to find out is to try it myself.

    Basically the article says that a flowering or fruiting plant only needs a 6 hr light schedule so 6/18 is supposed to give you tighter bigger fatter buds in less flowering time than 12:12
     
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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    I have
    2 bodhi apolloxsnowlotus
    2 ghs chemdog
    2 chuckys bride lemon skunk all under a scrog screen on 6/18.

    They are in 12" tall 5x5" square pots with promix with a lil lime and coco mixed in.
    I have used earth juice grow during veg for a month flushed for 4 days and now using earth juice bloom, bud candy vitathrive.

    Not much to look at yet but i will put up a few pics later.
     
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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    The second part of this experiment is the chemdog plants from ghs.
    Now trust me no one hates the ghs douchebags personalities more than me but these seeds were a bday gift so i figured why not run em and see.
    I popped 3 and all three are vibrant healthy and stink already so im optimistic
     
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    2004play

    2004play Well-Known Member

    Be interesting to see a test run of the the same strain one under 12/12 one under 6/18

    I've done it with 12/12 vs 11/13 and there was no difference other than saving a bit on the hydro bill
     
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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    Ya i should have included that part lol sorry my bad.
    I have the same amount of each strain cureently going under a 1000watter in a buddies room. He is old school 12/12 kinda guy and thinks im nuts.
    I will try to weight my harvest vs his but he is running a bigger light with more plants so it should be comparable
     
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    Hot Diggity Sog

    Hot Diggity Sog Well-Known Member

    Interested in this experiment...thanks for sharing!
     
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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    No prob
    Im super excited by the idea because as far as i can see this could be a game changer for everyone if it actually works.

    Fingers crossed.
    They have been under 6/18 for almost a week so only 7 more to go hopefully lol
     
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    Hot Diggity Sog

    Hot Diggity Sog Well-Known Member

    How much experience do you have growing the strains you are growing with the nutrients you are using? The reason I ask is that without a direct side by side for comparison purposes, will you be able to provide meaningful conclusions?
     
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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    These strains are currently in about week 6-7 at my buddies. I will have a pretty good baseline to compare my results with. These specific strains and setup this is a complete trial.

    I have grown out probably close to 50 different strains over the last 15 ys in many different environments.
    From everyone ive talked to tho this light cycle is either goin to work or not there is not much middle ground possibility.

    As long as the plants bud decently and manage a similar yield to 12/12 i will consider it a success.
    I think the value of running your light 50% less is worth it
     
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    thenotsoesoteric

    thenotsoesoteric Well-Known Member

    I can't image this working, well at least in giving you a descent yield any way. If it work every grower would be using this method instead of 12/12.
     
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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    I agree it sounds unlikely.
    However before calling bullshit on an article that a magazine editor deemed feasible scientifically enough to print i figured i should try it myself.
    I know many many old school guys that just do things because thats the way its always worked, and while i agree most roads in the field are already paved breakthroughs are proven all the time.
    When i told my buddy about dwc five years ago he laughed and called it a fad.
    If this works it will save me a shitload of hydro costs for the rest of my days. Yours aswell if you watch this thread and it works lol
    And if it doesnt then we can all call bullshit and it will have cost me 6 plants
     
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    makka

    makka Well-Known Member

    Very interested but I'm doubtful isn't this the old gas lantern routine? Or similar?
     
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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    The article actually goes out of its way to specifically say its not the gas lantern routine.

    Im going to find a link to the article if i can and post it.
     
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    makka

    makka Well-Known Member

    Would be nice I wasn't aware of any others with such large time changes tbh
     
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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    I cant find the article online anywhere.
    Its the feb/march issue of skunk. The article is called "control your cannabis,deux" by joe pietri.
     
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    anzohaze

    anzohaze Well-Known Member

    Subbed up
     
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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    Should maybe start by saying that considering the plants will officially be one week into flower as of sunday i am surprised that when i check on them i am surprised they arent wilting or showing negative side effects.
     
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    Hot Diggity Sog

    Hot Diggity Sog Well-Known Member

    Would you mind posting pictures periodically?
     
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    Daggy

    Daggy Well-Known Member

    Post some pics!!!
     
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    torontoke

    torontoke Well-Known Member

    I will post pics.
    Just not much to see right now.
    Next time im in the cabinet i will take a few pics
     

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