Discussion in 'Advanced Marijuana Cultivation' started by torontoke, Aug 9, 2017.
It wouldn't load the book for me.
GUess google screws up some times, I will see if I can sort it out some time. Busy with a steak braai over some Namibian camel thorn acacia coals.
Going to have some chips and mushroom sauce with it. Maybe a light cucumber and onion salad.
10 1/4 on and my buds are bigger in less time with more frost and less kilowatt hours. Did not quite expect to be this happy! Just do it!
Q for the 24 guys.
Does it take longer for the plant to react to 12/12 after being under light for so long?
Ive just switched from 24 to 12/12 and the stretch didnt seem to happen as fast as i thought it would.
When I ran a 24/0 veg it took several weeks for stretch to happen.
Thats some gold info right there. Ive never seen it mentioned before.
I'm interested in running 6/2 on my next veg round in a few weeks; won't be introducing it to the current veg crop.
Anecdotally at least I can attest to that "midday slump" kinda thing under full power cobs.
And besides, that extra lights-off period gives me an ideal window for my foliar treatments.
I can attest to the cob slump too. So this coming round i plan to set up a light cycle where i will rotate shutting down two light bars at a time for 45 mins or so... so the plants get a break from the intensity of direct light above them.
Interesting- this amounts to a day with scattered cloud cover.
Thats exactly what i was thinking.
Get my spray bottle out and i can make it rain too!
My current light schedule
Flower = (on/off)
13.5/10.5 for 1st week
13/11 for 2nd week
12.5/11.5 for 3rd week
12/12 for 4th week
11.5/12.5 for 5th week
11/13 for 6th week till harvest.
Running this setup since i started growing with my diy leds. Works like a charm to somewhat mimmick the days shortening. Plants seem to love it.
So then ehat are yourbplans for flower?
6 Hours on
6 hour off
repeated for a 24hr cycle?
I aint messing with the dark cycle in bloom, this is only for veg.
I've just recently build a small veg cabinet, (approx 1ft X 2.5ft X 2ft) and I'm going to be running my colones / seedlings in it with a 5/3 light cycle.
Because I'm quite limited on height I'm hoping that the cycle will allow for a slower growth until I can move them to my larger tent (7ft height) for a final week of veg and then flip them to flower.
Think I might start a grow journal with my next seeds, Strawberry Diesel.
Slow them down by running less light intensity.
I'm running quite low intensity anyway, approx 20w/sqft.
so you think I should just stick with a regular light cycle?
I have been running 20/4 in my veg for about 6 months solid....I only veg S1-2's clones and I have gone back to mostly seed about 80% each run....
I have been finding more than two,so a few, semi autos in my s1 and s2's....under this new light regime....and I rarely would find them before and I am running a couple different lines of bx's....so its kinda cool actually imho, I like finding weird chit.....
I have vegged at 16/8 pretty reliably at times too....Sativa's or NLD's or whatever you want to call them, something that comes from the equator, probably likes this veg time a lil better especially IBL's....softens them up a bit......It is not surprising that weird things happen when you drop from 18/6 to 13/12/11 On...and these type of plants rarely like it straight up and they have a good percentage in modern hybrids again imho, so thats where I lean, but it can be boring and exhausting work at the same time too....gotta love it
Shorter light cycles won't slow them down unless you're running fewer hours. You could run 3 on and 5 off for a total of 9 hours of light a day and that would slow them down without risking them blooming.
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