Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by BalloonFight, Jun 20, 2009.
Is this alright to do? Is it going to really make much of a difference in the long run?
what are you trying to accomplish by changing up the light cycle? i'm not saying that in a dick way, i'm just wondering. imho, i doubt it will make much difference. want to know what a wise man said once?
"if it ain't broke... don't fix it."
tons of people use 12/12 cycle. just use that.
it depends on the strain and whether it will flower with more than 12 hours of dark or not.. some strains that are located closer to the equator will flower with 14 hours or less of light because days are longer the further south you go.. while other strains need 12 hours or dark or more to flower properly... if the strain you are growing is a strain that can flower with 13 or 14 hours of light then it is a benefit to use them... the girls still absorb and use light to grow buds during flowering.. if you can give them 1 or 2 hours of extra light over the entire flowering that is a lot of extra light they can use for bud production.. if you figure 60 days to flower, that could mean an additional 60 to 120 hours of light that your girl(s) are getting that they wouldnt have gotten otherwise... but again this isnt every strain.. and unless you know for sure your strain can flower with more light than a 12/12 cycle gives i wouldnt recommend giving them 13 or 14 hours of light.. although they would probably still produce buds there would be an increased chance for a hermie or a prolonged flower period due to the plant being confused and still producing some veg hormones...
I flower my plants at 12/12 for 8 weeks and then I switch to 10/14 for the final 2 weeks as to simulate the fall light schedule. It has never failed me. These are my results:
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