Vegetating under fluorescent and sunlight??

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by kripflip, Apr 1, 2011.

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    kripflip

    kripflip Member

    Aloha! Can anybody help me out??? Would it be ok to vegetate my plants under sunlight outside during the day then move them under fluorescent light during the night so that the plants are receiving 24/24 hours of light. I have been doing it for the past week and they definitely seem fine. I just want to know if any of you guys have ever done this before or alway vegetate your babies in this particular fashion. As for the sun/weather, i live in Hawaii so the weather is really good for growing over here. The reason i want to do this is so i can save a good amount of money off my electricity bill and take advantage of the very long sunny days!! Ok guys let me know what you think! Mahalo! :hug:
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    ak47caretaker

    ak47caretaker Active Member

    if u live in hawaii, why not just plant them outside?
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    kripflip

    kripflip Member

    Hey whats up ak! Well what i always do is vegg under fluorescent light then for flowering i just leave them outside full time and the outcome has always been a good harvest! I just want to know if my idea would be beneficial to me and my babies. Just planting them outside wouldnt be too ideal.
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    sso

    sso Well-Known Member

    yes you can do this. no prob.
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    sso

    sso Well-Known Member

    might be better to start them outside though,that is, sunlight before fluo, that way you dont have to wean them onto the sunlight and the fluo will be just like a really overcast day.
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    kripflip

    kripflip Member

    Hey thanks for the responce sso! Yes i have been starting them outside. Seems that all my plants love it just as much as the fluoro light, if not more!
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    sso

    sso Well-Known Member

    i prefer starting under the stronger light, gets you stronger plants from the start, i start myself under 600w hps. (if its not busy)

    dont have that hawai sunlight :D
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    kripflip

    kripflip Member

    Lol thanks! Yes i am pretty fortunate to have this type of weather over here but hey your pretty fortunate yourself being able to run that type of lighting my friend!
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    sso

    sso Well-Known Member

    no prob and thanks :)

    oh im not really complaining, plus i got relatively cheap hydroelectricity.
    and do prefer cool weather unless im at the beach :D never tried hawai though (one of those places that one probably will visit, given the chance)
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    Serapis

    Serapis Well-Known Member

    and all along I thought seedlings didn't need lights eating up so many watts in the early stages....
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    OGmidniteToker

    OGmidniteToker Member

    the only bad thing i can think of if you do this is spidermites, idk if they are abundant in Hawaii, but the book i just read strongly advised against this because of that reason. they are very hard to see with the human eye and love to suck on the leaves and flowers taking the nutrients and eventually killing the plant if gets infested, usually only taking a week or so once one spidermite lays 100 eggs, so keep a good eye out and check ur plant with a magnifying glass

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