Direct sunlight and quality of the bud

victoryou

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Do u guys think less direct sunlight means less potent buds or buds of poorer quality? I think if this plant is a plant that likes sunlight it means it should be more happy with more sun, right?
 

Rurumo

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As long as you aren't talking about "sun drying" your buds then yes, outdoor grown has always been my favorite.
 

victoryou

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So basically will 7 hours of direct sunlight gonna affect my potency?(don t know if i wrote correctly srry)
 
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thumper60

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Do u guys think less direct sunlight means less potent buds or buds of poorer quality? I think if this plant is a plant that likes sunlight it means it should be more happy with more sun, right?
I have grown in shady thick woods small plants but still good bud.
 

Wizzlebiz

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You won't be disappointed if your perspective and expectations are in line with what's going to happen.

Here it is in a nutshell.

You will grow weed, It will smoke, the buds probably won't be as dense as you would like.

The question leads me to believe you are a brand new grower so I will assume you have not done any training to the plant which will effect over all yield/bud sites.

TLDR: less sun means less bud but it will still grow smokeable weed.
 

Rob Roy

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As many have mentioned, the more sun the better. Not knowing your situation, it's hard to say what will work best but...

If you have marginal backyard sunlight, consider a moveable container. A bit of a pain in the ass, but you can move it to chase the sunlight as day or season shifts the light / shade patterns. If you want to get fancy, you can even use supplemental electric lights as long as you don't mess up the flowering light schedule once you've begun.

If you're going stealth mode, a little trimming or bending of branches can be helpful to let in more light. Back in the helicopter days, we liked to be careful about making fresh cuts on trees and limbs which were easy to see. A bow saw can get shrubs cut low to the ground (quiet too) and forest debris can camo the stump etc. Or you could use a dull spray paint to obscure any fresh cuts that will draw attention etc. Be creative and don't leave unnecessary signs etc.
 

Jjgrow420

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7 hours is totally fine. just take in account the sun moves in the sky and at the end of the season will it still give you 7 hours of direct sun? lesser hours also means longer time to finish flowering. more chance of moisture staying on buds and not evaporating early enough in the day causing issues like pm and bud rot.
is the sun direct in the am? or pm?
long of the long. youll still grow worth while buds no doubt but dont expect as full buds.
this plant was grown with 8-9 hours of direct light that diminished to 5-6hrs at the end of flower. here she is a few weeks before cut. (early a bit due to bud rot and a forecast of a week of rain) still nothing to shake a stick at.
 

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Story of 2 plants. Both plants were started at the same time, they were given the same foods and watering.

Plant 1 was in a place where it got 2 hours of sun in the morning, then shaded by an apple tree for 2.5 hr. and sun for 4 hours before sundown. plant grew to 4 feet and smoked very well.

Plant 2 was in a place that got full sun from 8am thru until 3 pm, then shaded for 2 hr, then 3 hours till sundown. The plant grew to 8-9ft and smoked very well.

The point is that the genetics of the plant will force it to try to grow to maturity and blossom to spread its seed. Obviously optimum conditions will grow a bigger and healthier plant.
 
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