Originally Posted by Iamnumber
Thank you for your messages Shmavis. I found them well articulated and helpful. You put it very nicely that you do not have info on the subject but are repeating what you have found out from good sources.
As said, very helpful and well shared information - Thank you kindly
You’re welcome. Thanks for the kind words. And yes, (practical) anecdotal evidence is all I have to point to. Just as deniers have nothing but opinions to deny with.
When we consider how a plant goes hermi in an attempt to preserve itself, it doesn’t seem too much of a stretch to think that it would pump out extra resin under such conditions (extended dark period) to attract pollen to get fertilized, as claimed.
It’s interesting, and something I have done for many years but admit I have questioned it from time to time.
Originally Posted by insomniac_AU
This is why I do it not for increased resin production. It's not a strict 24hrs anyway. My lights come on close to midnight and I don't want to start chopping at midnight so I switch the lights off until the next morning.
Thanks for sharing your experience. You’re getting at the gist of what I was trying to get at. This is the New Growers forum and even if new growers don’t give an extended period of dark before chopping, they should strive to chop before lights on. There is sound reasons for doing so.