36 hours of dark before flowering

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  1. crawl

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    Has anyone seen it making a difference doing 36 hours of dark before switching to flowering? I usually just switch from 18/6 straight to 12/12 and get good results, but have been reading people saying 36 hours of dark yield better results . I was wondering if anyone has first hand knowledge on this. Thanks
     
  2. Dutch Pimp

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    I've done 24, 36 & 48 hours, darkness. No noticeable improvement.

    Pistils might show up sooner?
     
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  3. Weezard

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    The science does not support that
    After about 14 hours in the dark, the phytochrome has all reverted.
    There is no mechanism for gain past the first 14 hours.

    I did try it way back when I was still reading grow-rumors.
    Now, I just look up the science. Saves a lot of time and effort.

    I take them from 16:8 to outdoors which runs between 13:11, and 11:13 at this lattitude.
    I give them one day of shade to harden them off of course, then full sun and they flower within a week.
     
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  4. crawl

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    Right on thanks.Was doing some reading and came across doing that i always go straight to 12/12 Just wasn't sure if there were ant benefits to it. my plants are all clones so seeing the pistils sooner dont really change anything. Thanks
     
  5. crawl

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    mine are indoors
     
  6. Weezard

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    Same difference.
    Read up on the chemistry of Florigen production and the role of Phytochrome.
    The more you know, the mo' betta you grow.
     
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