Originally Posted by stinkyattic
I'd concentrate on dropping ambient temps when you are already close to harvest so as not to lose yield, and running SnowStorm as directed. Stressing plants with cold soil conditions may possibly increase frost, but may also kill or hermi your plants. You can improve frost by running frosty genetics, adding snowstorm, or treating with molasses... or all three!
Plant metabolism is a series of chemical reactions.
Chemical reactions are temperature dependent.
There is a range at which the metabolism of plants is working at its most efficient.
this is what ive always understood to be fact and have always fed with molasses, especially adding a lil more during those last couple weeks of flower.
i admit that my last harvest was during/ right before the coldest temps hit and its the reason why i chopped when i did. i remember watering and coming back to check on things a good while after and the soil was hard, as in frozen, so i chopped the day after.
i chopped because of the cold thinking that those chemical reactions would be halted. i know enzymatic reactions are pretty much unstoppable, but the other things can come to a complete halt in too cold of temperatures.
so i am curious as to think was my potency/ aroma/ stickiness from my last grow due to the cold temps,the molasses, my growing prowess (lol, had to toss that in) or all three.
CURRENTLY RUNNING (mom's):BLUE DREAM/OG kush/SOUR kush/NORTHERNBERRY
-RIG:16x2gl DWC bucket sites
-LIGHT: DUAL 400MH/HPS
-RIG: 6x 5gl container sites
-LIGHT: 4x4' T8's + 2x70HPS
-RIG: 21X 1gl pots
-LIGHT: 7x 100watt CFL's
-*converted rez tray
-MEDIUM: HYDROTON/LAVA ROCK
-NUTES: LUCAS FORMULA all around
-NET CUPS: 5.5" for mom+flower/ 1gl pots for cuts/clones