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    Hi i was wondering what ppl thought about changing the lighting times on my flowering indica. They are on 12/12 now but i have read that in the final few wks you can increase the dark times to bring the budds on. What do ppl think of this should i just leave them to finish normally on 12/12 or change

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    Originally posted by mrsc View Post
    Hi i was wondering what ppl thought about changing the lighting times on my flowering indica. They are on 12/12 now but i have read that in the final few wks you can increase the dark times to bring the budds on. What do ppl think of this should i just leave them to finish normally on 12/12 or change
    Ive never heard of this method ,however the golden rule of 12/12 is just that, reducing hours would surely cause stress on the plant.

    Better to be safe than sorry , my 2 cents anyway.

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      #3
      Sativas do seem to respond to slightly longer night hours, try 11/13 for the last half or so of bloom. I have seen a few exceptions to this so YMMV.

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        #4
        Thanks for the replies, i think we will just keep the girls on 12/12 we dont want to risk anything happening to this grow as our last 3 plants were a cock-up and produced no thc at all when as these are already producing lovely flowers which seem to be perfect this time

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          #5
          IN Theory, by gradually increase day length in the last week of flowering you could expect a little increase of your yield but il will take longer to ripen, If that's the night length you promote your buds will ripen quicker but less yield...

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            #6
            u can also put ur girls in complete darkness for 48-72 hours if u'd like... that is the last 48-72 pre harvest...
            "I'm chain smokin loud like it's a newport ...

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              #7
              Increasing the length of the night cycle can cause your buds to get a little plumper and slightly more resinous, however some strains will start throwing nanners if you do this. The plant thinks it missed out on it's chance to make seeds so it starts freaking out and trying to pollinate itself and make some before winter hits. I have dropped the lights to 11/13 my last two cycles and it increased resin but I got nanners so it was not a great trade. If your girls are ripening fine under 12/12 I'd just leave it at that till they're done.
              Enjoy life

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                #8
                A 1 hour change in lighting will not cause your plant to hermie or all outdoor plants would throw nanners. Light duration constantly changes in nature.
                If a 1 hour change caused your plants to hermie, it is in the genetics or another grower error occured.
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                  #9
                  Question... lighting should be 18/6 for the 1st 6wks? Then 12/12 yes? no?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Precious420 View Post
                    Question... lighting should be 18/6 for the 1st 6wks? Then 12/12 yes? no?
                    18/6 for the time you decide to weg 'em. Then flip them to flowering 12/12.
                    Time is the fire in which we burn.

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