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Ran a different light schedule other than 12/12 flower?

Just read a lot about folks who do 13/11 or 14/10, or 11/13

Many different claims

Some decrease in increments.

Lots of though this way and that.

As far as trying to recreate the natural environment plants would be exposed to outside

It seems to make sense

Many claim their yield increases.

So has anyone actually run this experiment, or have a link to a credible source who has explored this topic?

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I accidentally did a Super Skunk grow on 13/11 (i didn't wear my glasses when i set the clock) but it went well. The buds were huge, but i can't say if that was because of the genetics or the light schedule. I tend to think it was the genetics. 

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I did.

Long flowering sativa's on 11/13 to speed them up,

and quick finishing indica's on 13/11 to slow them down.

For that purpose, not for imitating " the natural environment" .

We are growing cultivars, they have no standard "natural environement".

The methode works well.

 

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What Foth said !

ive only done this with sativa’s 

@FoolOnTheHill when you intentionally slow down the indica 

is it to increase the size during  flowering  ?

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It's to increase the size and avoid to many harvests. There was a clone strain circulating in holland called top44, and one called victory. ready in 44 days.

this made the clone producers very happy. And rich.  You could do 6 or 7 harvests a year. But I did not care for more work and expenses. At 13/11 it was ripe at the usual time, aproximately 60 days.

And gave much more yield.

12/12 is just a rule of thumb.

With clones:

If all plants show flowers already in five days after going 12/12, you could longer.

If the plants still hesitate making pistils after 10 days, you could go shorter days.

Good luck!

 

 

 

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After starting flowering at 12/12, I've gone to 13/11, figuring it could increase yields. If it increased them, I didn't notice. I would need a controlled experiment. They were perfectly happy with 13/11.

It makes sense that more light would increase yields. I plan on drawing up some charts and graphs, maybe a PowerPoint presentation, and show them to my seedlings. You know, pound some sense into those brainless vegetables.

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wow, that's funny, mrD, haha ... teach them ! :lol:

 

i do run all my mothers and vegging plants at "12+1" and i do flower

out at 11/13 ... yes, i am cheap that way, haha *energycostsaverSAN*

 

the effects foth already described ...

(maybe a bit squater too, but thats also b-cuz i use LEDs only in all cabs.)

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