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Flowering light cycle after 3 weeks

straightup77

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Hey guys, I have a few quick questions about pushing my plants into 12/12 early. I know that technically speaking I can start my seedlings at 12/12 to force them into flowering once they hit veg stage, but I read somewhere it's better to wait until they are 3 weeks old. The reason I am considering this option is because I live in an apartment complex and would rather pant 5-6 smaller plants with a quicker turn around over a few large ones. This will hopefully make harvesting much faster and lower the risk of getting caught by my landlord.

A few question about this:

  1. Is there any benefit to waiting 3 weeks to run the 12/12 light cycle?
  2. What size container should I transplant my plants into before activating the 12/12 cycle.
  3. Is LST possible or advised when doing something like this?

Any experienced answers would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
 

Chris Scorpio

New Member
Couple thoughts, just mine no science behind it

Giving them 3 weeks gets them established with more light for initial growth and ability to start some lst possibly sooner

I'd start in solo cups then transplant to like a 2gal or 3 gal a week ish before 12/12 switch

Another option is running 11/13 or, like I am, 10/14
It speeds up the flower time some if speed is an issue for ya

Good luck
 
I keep mine 18/6 till four weeks an then switch to 12/12. I grow in 3 gallon smart pots with no problems, I do have to water more often. A lot of growers would rather use 5 to 7 gallon pots. To me LST is the easy way for me at this time.
 
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