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how many weeks till flowering stage?

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by sneakerhead702, Oct 24, 2010.

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    sneakerhead702

    sneakerhead702 Well-Known Member

    i wanna know how many weeks till a plant is in flowering stage? and when im in flowering stage do i chage the light to 12/12?
     
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    Snow Crash

    Snow Crash Well-Known Member

    Indoors a plant will remain in vegetative phase until more completely uninterrupted darkness is provided than light. This is generalized as 12/12, which means 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness. A grower can initiate flowering at any time, even from the beginning of life.

    Most plants when started on 12/12 lighting will not actually begin to flower until the 3rd week of life. Plants that have been on more than 12 hours of light per day will generally pre-sex around the 6th week of vegetative life.

    I prefer to vegetate my plants for 5 to 6 weeks prior to flowering. This creates a well developed plant that is prepared to become mature. Clones are good to put in to 12/12 right off the bat, but plants from seed are better off when allowed a few weeks of vegetative light.

    Figure 2 weeks for the seedling phase, then 3-4 weeks of vegetation (depending on the rebounding needs for training methods), then start flowering and allow for up to 10 weeks even when a strain is advertised as 7-8 weeks.
     

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