first off i am new at this. i am about 3wks into flowering, but when does the plant actually bud? i have heard it does during the dark cycle but i dont know. anyone have cold hard facts i hate working with fairy tales.:60: :smokin3: :cool027:
DAY OR NIGHT? OR BOTH?
Your plant will do most of growing at night. During the day they are gathering all the Co2 and light to use during the dark cycle to grow. I am sure they grow a little during the day but they do most of the growth and bud production during the night.
Your plant should be starting to get buds very soon since you are 3 weeks into flowering.
During veg, plants do most of their growing during the lights on cycle.
During budding I have no idea, but I'm assuming that it's during lights on just like with veg. That's why I run my lights on a 13/11 cycle during budding.
when your lights are on, your plants are turning light into glucose, which is a sugary substance, which would be about the same as us using blood, this is called photosynthesis, no lights= no photosynthesis, so the plant uses stored glucose to grow, now when the lights are on, its creating and using and storing glucose. so to answer your quiestions, your plants are growing both day and night. same with budding.