I am planning my first grow. I am a total newbie. Have been doing a lot of reading in an attempt to gain some knowledge. My concern is how to properly move a plant from indoors, where I will germinate and grow, before hardening and letting plant grow outside. I have seen suggestions of 18/6 cycle and then cutting the light to the plant by an hour a week so the impact of the decrease in hours of daylight does not spur flowering stage. My thought is to grow the plant indoors on a light cycle that will be close to hours of daylight when I move plant outside in April. Did research on hours of daylight in Northeast US and between 14 and 15 hours of daylight toward end of April (thinking of using a 15/9 cycle). It seems like this would be less risk of causing the plant to begin flowering. I welcome your thoughts and input.