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.
-RIG:12x2gl DWC bucket sites/4" airstones/ dual output pumps/5" net cups/ hydroton:lavarock mix
-LIGHT: DUAL 400MH/HPS side by side
-RIG: 3x5gl container sites/4" airstones/ dual output pumps/5.5" net cups/ hydroton:lavarock mix
-LIGHT: 6x4' T8's
-RIG: 12-15x 5.5" net cups directly in water/ water pump for circulation/4" airstone for aeration
-LIGHT: 4x4' T8's + 70hps
-MEDIUM: HYDROTON/LAVA ROCK
-NUTES: **currently researching**
-NET CUPS: 5.5" for mom+flower
**ROTATION CONCEPT/PLAN: once plants root and reach about afoot tall theyre transfered from cuts space directly into flower space