Very bad ideal that will lower the quality and amount of your harvest. Some people keep the plants in darkness for a couple days and then harvest. Should produce more trichomes and terpenes. If odor is under control now - adding terpenes will increase that odor. so during the light period your plants thc level goes down as its destroyed by light. Keywords: flowering delay, heat sensitivity, night temperature, photoperiod, short-day. So eith 24, 36, or 72 hour darkness then back to normal 12 hour for the last day....? The science says the darkness stresses the plant to produce everything it can as a stress response and a "last gasp attempt to live" as it thinks it's dying. Definitly gonna try to go this way next time. i used to flush when i used chemical nutes, i just gave them a good flush with just blackstrap molasses and rainwater, you can do it twice if she dries up. It's still curing after hanging, i don't know what to expect LOL, Smoke Ganja create Peace Respect Nature don't trash the Planet. you can put a plant into 72 hours of darkness, you should lower temps as well if you want her to put out resin, maybe turn a little bit purple too. Odor is a major issue here as I share my house with others who don't care about the grow but can't have the odor for professional reasons. I think i might try giving it 36hrs of darkness before flowering we'll see how well it works . Fertilizer proportions are extremely important in the early flowering stages of Marijuana. I'm not sure if it's suppose to accelerate the production of THC or what to be honest i just wanted to give it a go. You’ll need to do a bit more work before it is harvest time. I have just started to flush my big buddah cheese plant after 10 weeks of flowering, i am doing a ten day flush. I usually get preflowers after 4 days and with seeded plants can tell the sex after 5 days usually. Most indoor growers give their plants 12 hours of darkness and 12 hours of light each day to initiate budding and continue with that 12/12 light schedule until it's time to harvest. At the end of your grow, it’s big buds that you want on the plants. You're currently browsing the forum as a guest. Altering them can cause a deficiency. That's where the odor comes from in all odorous plants - well maybe not all - I'm not an arborist. Indoor growers rely on timers to artificially dial in this light-dark cycle. your friend does not understand why an extended dark period is given in flowering. When I researched it myself, fairly thoroughly, it seems to be one of those things you get a 50/50 kind of response on. Good info def cleared up some stuff for me. the idea behind leaving them in dark is to cause them to stress a bit and give their last bit of energy. If the humidity is too high, this can lead to stone hard buds, which might develop mold in the last weeks of their growth phase. good stuff, Dark. Since you are concerned about your incoming harvest, you have to be particular with different stages of flowering. your friend does not understand why an extended dark period is given in flowering. But we are talking about the whole plant not the harvested buds. you probably couldn't tell if it works or not, the difference would be so slight, i do it because I run a perpetual and it frees up space while I harvest, i can already have new plants in the place of the ones in the dark waiting to be harvested. thc is destroyed by light, thats a large reason its there, to shield it from harmful uv rays. Evenings last longer at the end of the summer and move towards the fall. 72 hrs was shown to increase some strains by 30% in one study. in absolute darkness for 72 hours before cutting and drying. maintain the res at 0 degress celcius (32 fernhiet) for the period of darkness you choose. The little flowers are now just small white balls, spread along the branches. Your plant should be in darkness for at least 12 hours a day during the flowering stage. At some point, plants instinctively know how to begin their breeding efforts. And shall i still fluah while there in darkess or leave them...thanks. When the light cycle provides your cannabis plants with longer hours of uninterrupted darkness, they enter the flowering stage. Do you think the bud would dry a lot faster being it hasn't had a drink in three days? Have you personally tried this? 12-12, the even split of 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness, only occurs naturally close to the equator. When should marijuana plants be forced to flower? ​​​​​​3 X 3 gorilla. thc is destroyed by light, thats a large reason its there, to shield it from harmful uv rays. I just did this for 24hrs only and i don't know if it made a difference? I have a few friends who grow who swear by it and one who thinks it complete garbage, lol. When you chose to have an indoor plantation, you can give your plants 10 to 12 hours of darkness per day. This is an important phase that determines the size of your buds. I plan to measure a few buds beforehand and after and I'm gonna eyeball the trichromes to see if I can see any difference. I also must dry in the grow tent. Plants know when to do this by measuring the amount of darkness in each day. Many growers leave plants … Leaving Plants In Darkness For 3days At End Of Flowering Period 2 Prod. I did 72 hours darkness before my last harvest. Outdoors, this will normally happen when the days get shorter around the end of summer. It is exactly this answer to the dark period that will give you control of flowering. Try to make sure that the humidity stays below 50% in the last few weeks of the flowering period. Delay of Flowering at High Temperature in Chrysanthemum: Duration of Darkness and Transitions in Lighting Determine Daily Peak Heat Sensitivity . If you cut down on nitrogen proportions, the plant could start turning yellow and will start to wilt. 72 hrs was shown to increase some strains by … The resin production occurs during night. Plants will shoot up towards the light to a point where it can be dangerous. However, an interruption to light that could leave your plants in darkness for many hours might hurt the plants. Humidity levels need to be lowered to 40-50% 2. Flowering started a month ago, and the buds are swelling up more and more. Your plants will stop growing and instead put their energy into producing buds (flowers). Extremely Sativa dominant strains are known to flowe… I've read the science on it. Leaving the plants in darkness for up to 24 hours might not cause any harm. No idea if it did anything as I had to harvest everything same time. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. 1999 ). Even though it’s known by growers that if you leave your plants up to 48hrs in complete darkness before harvest they will produce more trichomes and fatten the buds in one last attempt to preserve the species before dying, it’s said that if you leave the White Widow in complete darkness you’ll be able to hear her cry and in one last attempt to preserve the species before dying, it will produce an insane amount of resin … If you have discovered mold in a bud, it is as good as lost. How many plants you got to harvest? This weed plant is about one and a half weeks into the flowering cycle, the marijuana flowers are just starting to form. That's what i did but only for 24hrs don't think it made a difference in the dark closet and i did'nt want a spider to crawl in them LOL. I veg 24/7 with light and just go straight to 12/12. The entire plant right? Yeah I mean you look at your plants and you say "these are ready to harvest now" and then you simply plunge them into uninterrupted darkness for 24-36 hours and when you open the tent back up you harvest immediately. so during the light period your plants thc level goes down as its destroyed by light. Large vertical growth occurs in the flowering stage, especially if the plant in question is a large sativa strain that can reach the height of 2 metres or more. I'd like to hear from anyone who has some real life experience with this. Unfortunately because of where I am growing I don't have the freedom to harvest at different times or separate the plants. The plant was a Black Domina from Sensi seeds. I couldn't find anyone who had done an actual side by side test via whatever means and reported on it, I was hoping someone here might have done that experiment. I recently saw some dude on YouTube that also tosses a bowl of ice cubes around the base of the plant before the dark time because the plant thinks it’s the start of winter. Has anyone out there with experience done a side by side comparison to determine whether 24-36 hours of darkness before harvest actually works? 1. JOURNALS OPEN ACCESS … I don't have the capacity to do a side by side but I am going to try this for the first time this grow. From week 4-5 plants stop growing in size and start growing, fattening their buds and darkening their pistils. I try to water the day before I go into dark and I've never seen issues. Quote: day 7 of flushing-shock ripening- fill res half way with ice and leave box in darkness for at least 3 days and as long as 7 days. This provision can happen for outdoor cultivation at the end of the summer. These clusters are called buds. When you are ready for your cannabis plants to flower, a 12-hours of light and 12-hours of darkness schedule is standard. Jul 8, 2011 #4 I dont like the 36hr dark before flower. During the day or lights-on period, two receptors, phytochrome red and phytochrome far-red, are in balance. Extra Hours of Darkness in Flowering Cycle. At the last flowering stage, you will find the trichome and pistil ripening, the pistil darkening, and the trichome turn from clear to milky as they increase in THC. The resin balls also get bigger, become sticky and start to get an increasingly stronger smell. I was talking to a friend yesterday who was tryin to tell me about this 72hour darkness at the end of flush with then a 24 hour light on the very last day to shock the plant completely...? Welcome to UK420. The duration of this cycle varies depending on the genetics of your plant. during darkness their is no light to break down the thc so your plant should be able to reach its maximum level. Register now to gain access to all of our features. When it approach harvest, the y ellowing of the leaves is normal because cannabis is putting its last energy into bud growth. Supposedly it makes more terpenes come out and helps with smell and taste. I dont think quicker than this is gaining much! Two weeks with no light is going to stop all growth during the end of flowering. Growers who don’t provide 12 hours of uninterrupted darkness during the entire flowering phase risk having their female plants become hermaphrodites that develop seeds. Someone with 16 plants with a common flowering time of 8 weeks will need about two months and five days from start to finish. As reported previously, when grown in darkness in shaken liquid cultures with sucrose or on vertically placed solid medium with sucrose or glucose, Arabidopsis plants can overcome skotomorphogenesis and flower ( Araki and Komeda 1993 , Roldán et al. The number of buds remains the same. This page was generated at 02:25 PM. i wouldnt want to. Author information. Nighttime provides darkness, keeping cannabis on somewhat of a natural clock. Or harvest half (as in one side) then go to the dark room with the remaining half. This paper describes the flowering in darkness of cop1 mutants, with an extensive analysis of the flowering of the cop1-6 mutant. woodydude Active Member. Extra hours of darkness during this stage doesn’t hurt your yields. (if you want a little sweeter taste and have the time, shock ripen 10-14 days after flushing) DO NOT ALLOW ANY LIGHT IN DURING SHOCK RIPINING!!! When the cannabis plant leaves vegetative growth and goes into flowering mode, you have to switch to a different fertilizer in order to maximize and help your plant achieving its full potential. If you have 10 plants, then it will take you about two months and two weeks. The science says the darkness stresses the plant to produce everything it can as a stress response and a "last gasp attempt to live" as it thinks it's dying. They are the same buds that you will eventually harvest (yay! Female plants in the end of flowering, let´s say two and a half months on a 65 day flowering strain, tend to produce a few male flowers in a attempt to produce seeds, since until that time period she hadn´t been polinated by a real male, and this is simply why cannabis is a diocious (male an female) but with hermafrodite potencial plant. Promix soil . A 12 hour night is long enough to force almost any cannabis plant to enter the flowering stage and finish maturing in a reasonable amount of time. The plants don’t grow in length at all anymore, but they still get a bit wider. The Flowering Stage of Cannabis. ), but they are not quite ready. Yoshihiro Nakano, Tomoyuki Takase, Katsuhiko Sumitomo, Shihori Suzuki, Kana Tsuda-Kawamura, Tamotsu Hisamatsu. Two weeks is way to long and will have negative effects on final product. Thats wat i like to hear.lol. The only difference is in the amount of time needed to reach harvest. All times are GMT. The flowering cycle takes place after the vegetative phase and is when cannabis plants begin to produce flowers. Sativas and sativa-dominant strains, however, can take over 10 weeks or more to reach maturity. In addition, if you need to tie or move your plants, bear in mind that now they are putting all their efforts int… If more than 1 - then maybe you could answer your own question by doing a side by side comparison? The plant uses the resin as a sunscreen to stop UV light from hitting the leaves. Could Raise THC prodution by 30%. I've done 24 hours, 48 and 72 and found no ill effects with any of those darkness times. I am close to my first harvest and am wondering if it's worth trying this. Week 8+: End of Flowering, Final Flush. Therefore, it is vital that you do not change nutrients until the flowering stage of Marijua… Almost no leaves are being made anymore and the roots also don’t grow as quickly. For example, I give my cannabis plants 12 hours of light each day for most of the flowering stage (as is considere the standard for flowering cannabis plants), then 3-4 weeks before harvest, I'd reduce that to 11 hours of light each day, then a few days later I'd change to 10 hours of light each day, etc. In reading through other forums it seems there's a 50/50 response - half say it does nothing, half say it helped. JavaScript is disabled. In darkness, the far-red change into red. Nice Thread. So people claim leaving the plant in the dark for two or three days will give the plant the opportunity to focus on that. After two weeks with 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness, the plant stops growing and every bud starts to develop its first flowers. Although Marijuana needs potassium and phosphor in the flowering stage, it is vital that the soil is fertilized with Nitrogen too. After your plant has been a seedling for anywhere from 3-6 weeks, it will enter into what is referred to as the vegetative stage. Colloquially speaking. i always thought it was hog-wash. gonna do it this round. Probably one of the most important aspects of providing darkness to weed plants is the fact that when you shorten the amount of lighting, the plants are receiving is what encourages the marijuana to switch into the flowering stage. Colloquially speaking. dont think you'll need to flush for 10 days if thats what you mean, i think that would kill a plant. Should produce more trichomes and terpenes. In this marijuana grow weekly update, I show you 3 plants in flowering and 1 plant drying. Canuck 147 - so you suggest it's worth a try? By the end of the first month of the flowering stage, you may notice small clusters forming from the female flowers. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. For most indica and indica-dominant strains the entire cycle usually lasts between 7-9 weeks. (Then it turns to amber). But many said that's garbage and all it does is delay your harvest when you're already finished. Temperatures with lights on 18-26 ° C (avoid high temperatures) At this stage, you should continue to train your plant if you started some weeks earlier and you should be seeing some changes. Take a minute to sign up so you can ask questions, discuss your grow, or brag about your plants with other real-life cannabis growers! 72hrs Dark Then Harvest. It’s the increase in red that triggers flowering. It’s best to slightly lower temperatures in flowering 3. Ultimately, yields will end up more or less the same whichever method you use. I have a solid carbon filter that so far is working great, but yeah.....so it's either try it with all six plants or don't try it. All pistils are white and increase very rapidly. Lights do need to be kept close to a crop to maximize output, but having them too close can cause trouble. But many said that's garbage and all it does is delay your harvest when you're already finished. during darkness their is no light to break down the thc so your plant should be able to reach its maximum level. Green Planet Nutes. This process will also "stop" the degradation of resin due to light and heat. 24hr 36 hr seems the average. It’s the time that the plants experience a longer period of darkness every single day. You must log in or register to reply here. 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