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Old 08-11-2018, 07:58 PM #11
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I’m a newbie so please explain the 12/1. I know 12/12, 14/10, 20/4 and 24/0
Never heard of 12/1, how does it work?


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Old 08-11-2018, 08:14 PM #12
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Happy upcoming birthday Ratz...

You've got about 10 years on me man,
but I know what ya mean about it seeming weird that we've been tokin' since before most of the members here were even born...
But there's a lot of old, longtime tokers on here!

I remember the days of the superb Mexican and Central American sativas...
I really enjoyed the energetic, electric brain buzz we got when the good stuff came in!..
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Old 08-12-2018, 04:53 PM #13
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I’m a newbie so please explain the 12/1. I know 12/12, 14/10, 20/4 and 24/0
Never heard of 12/1, how does it work?


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12/1 AKA the gas lantern technique.They use this trick to keep poinsettias from flowering until the Christmas season was Christmas.
Before electric lighting hence the gas lantern for light.
Being they use this to trick plants that are photo induce to go through their life cycle.
Meaning you can keep some plants in a constant state of vegetativeness forever.
Our favorite is one of these plants.
Most growers do a 18 on and 6 off some will do a 24/7.
With the 12/1 you supply a constant light source for 12 hours ,say from 6 am to 6 pm.
Now you have 12 hours dark which 1 hour is lit up right at the 1/2 way .
In this case 11.30 pm to 12.5 am will give you the 1 hour right in the middle of lights out time.
This light on time stops the plant from releasing its flowering hormone keeping it in a vegetative state.
My plants love this and show much happiness.
I have never seen and hermaphrodite induced in using this style for like 4-5 years now.
I would never go back.
Once you want flowering to start just stop with the 1 hour of lights on time in the middle of its dark cycle.
I have my main light a 400 W MH then i have 2 60 W compact florescent set up on their own timer.
I then just use my main light and set it to start @11 on 13 off to start flowering and reducing lights on by 1/2 hour every two weeks until 9 on 15 off is reach to finish.
The absolute best thing is money saved.
Say you veg for two months .
Saving 6 hours daily adds up to 48 hours in a two month period.
Say your running a 400 watt that's 19,200 watts pretty substantial savings i think.'
Even more if running multiple lamps and wattage's!!!
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Old 08-12-2018, 05:12 PM #14
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Happy upcoming birthday Ratz...

You've got about 10 years on me man,
but I know what ya mean about it seeming weird that we've been tokin' since before most of the members here were even born...
But there's a lot of old, longtime tokers on here!

I remember the days of the superb Mexican and Central American sativas...
I really enjoyed the energetic, electric brain buzz we got when the
good stuff came in!..
Not to worry growing older takes less time then originally thought!
As finding the buzz we all seek it is so intuitive [subjective]
This is why I took some Red hair Skunk and mated it with Cinderella 99.The Skunk because it is a great producer and C-99 for it's potency.
I say its a uppity bitch that never lets me down.
I say take your two favorite strains and begin. lol
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Old 08-12-2018, 08:52 PM #15
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Hey congratulations on the milestone birthday and re-birth of gardening! I find it very therapeutic for medical problems, even when I'm not gardening it's relaxing to think about the plants and what's coming up next in the garden.

I just hit a "milestone" birthday this year....don't want to even think about it, but we outlived Prohibition, anything is possible!
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Congratulations! Crikey you can talk! Lucky you still got a Missus to talk to. Mine's still around after 52 years. We still get it on good! And we laugh a lot together too. I got 4 years to catch up to you ...
Been with this girl for 27 years and had 23 with the one before her.
To me it seems somewhere around the 20 years mark things change.
No more romance and more of a friendship then a wife.
I call her a cold hearted women even if she will do MOST everything for me.
I grow at her OK, what more could i want.
PS she drinks mightily, wine is her choice she sometimes gets mean as alcohol tends to do.
But I love her dearly and it far to late to look for a new women and she surly has more positives the negatives.
I know all the tricks that makes her squirm and scream but she holds the TRUMP card.
So i guess that i 'am the BITCH!

On another note all seeds soaked for 30- hours and all sank.
Did you know this shows viability in a seed if it floats you can bet it is not viable.
So after sinking I get my tweezers and place then into the rooters with the crack end pointing down if possible.
I really don't place much worth on this endeavor but it does help with the seed shredding its membrane so the new cotyledon leaves can open to start making use of its power source [the light].
I plug up the hole that the seed was placed in so no light can interfere with the germination process.
Lastly i set these rooters in Jiffy strips made out of peat and set on a heating pad.
IMO the most important is in not allowing the rooters to dry out.
I usually give them a eye dropper of water every 6 hours or so.
So with 60 seeds sowed any guess how many will pop?
I'am going with 58.
This all starts around the 48 hour and continues until 96 hour mark.
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Old 08-14-2018, 07:41 PM #19
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Hi Ratz,
Happy Birthday a bit early...I turn 70 early next year. Been growing off and on since 1975. A long strange trip indeed. Just building a new room in a new location...man how many times have I done that?

Just read your seed technique. Hope they all pop. Had a buddy tell me recently that he plants 1 1/2" down to ensure that the shell halves are shed before breaking surface. I only go down about 1/2".

Hey...you have any pointers on old seeds. I know scarification...and soak. You go a full two days. Any H2O2 or bleach (tiny amount) to ward off fungi? I'm about a month away from seed sprouting.
Cheers Dude...and I'll raise a glass of wine later in honor of your tolerant wife...
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