WHEN IS THE VEGETATION STAGE?

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by redsoxian22, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. redsoxian22

    redsoxian22 Registered+

    I NEED TO FIGURE OUT WHEN THE VEG STAGE STARTS AND HOW LONG THE LIGHT PERIOD IS .I HAVE BEEN 24/7THE PLANT IS ONLY 2 INCHES UNDER A 40WATT F40T12 PHILLIPS PLANT&AQURIUM LIGHT ANY HELP WOULD BE NICE.
     

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  2. redsoxian22

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  3. yabatab

    yabatab Registered+

    Well my friend it is in the veg. stage/emergence. Some people keep
    the lights on 24-7 during this stage and some use 18/6.
    I go with 18/6 myself.

    And might I add thats a sweet teddy bear blanket you have.
     
  4. busteruk7

    busteruk7 Registered+

    i agree
    cheers all :)
     
  5. redsoxian22

    redsoxian22 Registered+

    yeah thats not where i sleep
     
  6. yabatab

    yabatab Registered+

    On the teddy bear blanket? Yeah its sweeeeeet I want one myself!:D
     
  7. oliwog

    oliwog Registered+

    i agree to but i usually start mine off at 18/6 and every week put it up an hour or two until you reach 23/1 , then work back down to 18/6 and flower or if ya got time when you get back down to 18/6 you can keep goin down every week or so till you get to 12/12
    i find this works well but can be time consuming if you go the long way
    i suppose it doesnt really matter
    each to their own
     
  8. redsoxian22

    redsoxian22 Registered+

    do you guy use timers for the lights?
     
  9. Ginnas

    Ginnas Registered+

    A vacation timer is a must have for lights.
     
  10. Kaparski

    Kaparski Registered+

    CAN YOU PLZ STOP USING CAPS LOCKS IN ALL YOUR THREADS, IT LOOKS DUMB

    Timer at CanadianTire $10, ftw
     
  11. MegaOctane12

    MegaOctane12 Registered+

    To actually answer your question, nobody else has, vegetative stage starts when the plant reaches its maximum blades per leaf.This will take some weeks. Seedling stage BEGINS, when the second pair of leaves, the one's set opposite each other, show themselves, they are usually single blades.
     
  12. fizzlemenizzle

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    the vegatative period is the time you have to give your plant as much light as possible for photosyntisis!!! this is the period between seedling and the time when flowering begins!!! then lights should be put onto 18/6 17/7 16/8 etc etc until 12/12 is obtained!!! then after 7-9 weeks your bitch should be oozin her juices!!!!
     
  13. KNVB

    KNVB Registered+

    At what point is 12/12 "obtained"? How is it obtained? At what point is it best to begin flowering?
     
  14. d0ob

    d0ob Registered+

    well they say its recomended that u can start flowering once your plant is 12" tall, as it reaches maturity, earlier and it culd cause stress, wen your plant is about 8 week old, then u can probily start to flower for another 8-10 weeks
     
  15. LIP

    LIP Banned

    When you want to flower the plant, you switch the light times down to 12 light, and 12 COMPLETE darkness. No light leaks. The best time to do this is when the nodes start alternating. This is a sign of maturity in the plant, and means its ready to flower.

    The plant will measure the UNINTERUPPTED light time and this will release a flowering hormone. You then keep the light on 12/12 for the rest of the grow.

    If its a male plant the preflower will be small balls. These contain pollen and you should kill them as soon as you see them.

    The female preflower will be little white hairs. As the flowering carries on the buds will form around these white hairs, and when you come to the end of the flowering cycle [Normally 8 weeks] you can give the plant complete darkness if you feel you want to. I dont know if it DOES make a differnce, but i do it anyway. If your using nutes then you need to flush the plant about 2 weeks before harvest, and then stop giving it water. [This will stop it from being completely wet when you harvest]
     
  16. bugmenot11

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    hi can any one help i have just finished building a all red LED grow light it has 150 super bright led's and is very powerfull...ok iam still in the seedling stage with the first two serated leafs come through can i start using the red led light from now as at the moment im only using one CFL and want to get more light in there please help thanks
     
  17. bugmenot11

    bugmenot11 Registered

    hi can any one help i have just finished building a all red LED grow light it has 150 super bright led's and is very powerfull...ok iam still in the seedling stage with the first two serated leafs come through can i start using the red led light from now as at the moment im only using one CFL and want to get more light in there please help thanks
     
  18. Closetgrowin

    Closetgrowin Registered

    Yes you can add the led at any time, the more light the better. Although a higher Kelvin temp is recommended for vegging, it will still help your grow.
     
  19. bugmenot11

    bugmenot11 Registered

    ok thanks Closetgrowin that has really helped me out as been wondering all day whether to put in or not....ok to get the temp up should i add a normal 60/100watt bulb high up to get a bit more heat in there....(its in a single wardrobe btw) again thanks for the reply
     
  20. bugmenot11

    bugmenot11 Registered

    or have i got the meaning of kelvin temp wrong...(bit of a newbi soz)
     

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