Interesting, you just cut out the light when you want them to finish? I figured you'd pull down a tarp and put it up again, at certain times
Not so sure you would see the resin build up.It's an old myth, the darkness thing.
I personally put a camera on a tripod in a growroom and took some nice macro shots thru a period of several days just before harvest.
Yup, full darkness for (don't recall which) 4 or 5 days taking a pic each day.
It was the old original ak47 and there was absolutely zero change over those days of darkness.
There was a long ass thread on the old overgrow forums and several of us did the test.
I still have the pics and will try to dig them up for you'se if you'd like, basically the general consensus was....myth.
Have you guys ever cracked the stem near the end of flowering like they do with tomatos to get harder fruits?
How to handle vampire plants lolHave you guys ever cracked the stem near the end of flowering like they do with tomatos to get harder fruits?
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Some sativa plants also flower better under 11 hours of light and 14 hours of darkness to prevent reflowering at the end. Which some may like.
Me I switch to 11/13 second phase of flowering for economical reasons.
Would want a higher% of clear on a sativa Dom var.putting them, in the dark for days is a myth me thinks.. Even if it would give some extra resin it would be clear trichome heads that only add weight but actually gives less potent weed per gram, they would need time in the light to mature.
splitting the stem for sure gives them stress, perhaps it provokes a reaction in the plants to finish up faster, or more resin, i also think it creates a wound that can let in diseases or molds.
My flower room runs on 11/13 all the time
That is, Canna or Hesi?I meant 13 hours of darkness of course
I would not split the stem outdoor neither and I don’t even do it indoor. I thought it was worth mentioning. Also, this is done at the very end of the life cycle. I did twist some branches while they snapped and needed support, those buds were more dense then other buds on the plant.
But in the end it’s all about following the right schedule. Low on the nitrogen and hard on the pk. I follow the same brand of fertilizer for years and their schedule never gave me any problems.
All these other quirks we apply is just a bonus because simply watching them isn’t always enough. Tantalus torment.
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I wouldn't advise the ice flush or extra cold flush.I was always under the impression that creating stress or cutting the light completely at the end
makes the smoke harsh. A friend used to cut the light and drop temps to near zero, not for more
potency but to bring out the purple on one of the sat dom Jack phenos.
Why do you unplug your HPS for the last week?I wouldn't advise the ice flush or extra cold flush.
I leave everything running and unplug my HPS for the last week. With white vars .
Still water with just PH-+
Kick in the last energy use of the plant.Why do you unplug your HPS for the last week?
Similar reason as why some would place them in a dark room before harvesting?