How many days to drop temp at night to get color

Discussion in 'Advanced Marijuana Cultivation' started by David Music, Apr 8, 2018.

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    David Music

    David Music Active Member

    Ive read and heard and seen plants turn purple and pink even from being cold my question is how many days do you guys drop the temperature for
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Thats a cheating way but if you want to add color with cold you would drop your nutes especially nitrogen and givem em about a week should see color if its going to show any.

    Real purples though grow purple no matter the temps :) but it definitely adds to bag appeal to non growers lol
     
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    xtsho

    xtsho Well-Known Member

    Dropping temps will slow down the growth of the plants. Any color change will have no effect on quality. If you want purple your best bet is to go with genetics. As Cold$moke stated real purples turn purple regardless of temperature. Dropping temps is more than likely only going to give you purple leaves. Here is a Congo that's purple. It grew purple on it's own.

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    GroErr

    GroErr Well-Known Member

    Agree, genetics for true purples, some naturally show some purple on the leaves at the end but buds are still normal colours.

    Here's a true purple I'm just pulling...

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    An another that just gets a nice fade with some of the sugar leaves going purple in the last week, regardless of temps...

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    too larry

    too larry Well-Known Member

    My Gorille de Raisin was purple as hell in my winter grow {the only strain to show purple, other than Blue Shiva X Blue Shark}. Still haven't had one finish in full season, so not sure how much was weather. Maybe I will find out this year.
     
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    David Music

    David Music Active Member

    Im aware that they turn purple on there own and its due to genetics my skywalker has slight purple in it wanted to bring it out more. As coldsmoke said for bag appeal not everyone knows there's nothing special about purple
     
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    zypheruk

    zypheruk Well-Known Member

    My lights of temps are 20c from start to end of flower this brings the purple on the strains I have grown. If I want more colour 18c will bring it on quick along with more resin production. Lights on temps always 24c.
     
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    farmerfischer

    farmerfischer Well-Known Member

    After you harvest, throw the fresh buds leaves and all in the fridge for a day.. even after being cut they will purple up some.. but not all weed will change color to cold temps.. keep this in mind.. it is very much strain dependent..
     
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    farmerfischer

    farmerfischer Well-Known Member

    If you don't like the fridge option.. you could drop the night temps into the fifty's for the last couple days before harvest.. some plants like it colder to produce color.
     
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    srh88

    srh88 Well-Known Member

    Only water with grape kool aid the last 3 weeks
     
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    too larry

    too larry Well-Known Member

    I've heard High-C will improve THC levels.
     
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    srh88

    srh88 Well-Known Member

    It only adds more C.. without the TH its a very strange uncomfortable high
     
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    farmerfischer

    farmerfischer Well-Known Member

    Lmao..
     
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    farmerfischer

    farmerfischer Well-Known Member

    Lol this explains it all.. i feel so much smarter now,, thanks for the info..
     
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    too larry

    too larry Well-Known Member

    This is the Advanced Marijuana Cultivation Section after all.
     
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    srh88

    srh88 Well-Known Member

    Youre welcome. Im only here to help
     
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    farmerfischer

    farmerfischer Well-Known Member

    Aww! Thanks a million... +Rep
     
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    xtsho

    xtsho Well-Known Member

    I remember grade school science project. Red + Blue = Purple.

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    srh88

    srh88 Well-Known Member

    I like to go a little heavy on the blue for a nice dark purple
     
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    Potmetal

    Potmetal Well-Known Member

    Can I grow hydro style with beer? So the buds can pull double duty, and cotton mouth will be a thing of the past.

    That's how all this works, right?:bigjoint:
     
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