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    Question Fastest way to flower?

    I am wondering if I grow my plant with 12/12 lighting from germination til the end would it flower within the shortest time? I do know that certain strains autoflower by its own, but does that work with all strains as long as they are under 12/12 lighting.
    small in yield? stressing the plant? or even worse that the plant would wilt before the first set of fan leaves appear?
    What is your fastest record of growing from germintion to harvest?

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    Re: Fastest way to flower?

    im on day 20 somthing of my 12/12 grow and those things shore did show sex quik. im guessing they will finish in another 60 days which is very quik. yes the yeild will be small. but the plant is small so you can grow a bunch in the space you would of had one or two big plants.

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    Re: Fastest way to flower?

    starting your plant with 12/12 from germination will not make it flower any faster if anything it might take longer depending on the strain because its not getting enough light.. I wouldn't recommend flowering the plant until it is more mature say atleast 3-5 or more nodes.. Now if you have an auto flowering strain then yes 12/12 or 24 hours of light will make no difference the plant will still flower and finish usually 8-10 weeks from seed..
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    Re: Fastest way to flower?

    Quote Originally Posted by biggreenbuds4 View Post
    im on day 20 somthing of my 12/12 grow and those things shore did show sex quik. im guessing they will finish in another 60 days which is very quik. yes the yeild will be small. but the plant is small so you can grow a bunch in the space you would of had one or two big plants.
    lol, mate...you are so stoned, i can't understand the last few words

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    Re: Fastest way to flower?

    I understand... He's talking about the footprint. You can grow a whole bunch of little plants in the same footprint (floor space) as 2 big plants.

    I'm stoned too.....

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    Re: Fastest way to flower?

    yea I see what hes saying.. grow a lot of smaller plants and flower them early rather than veg for a long time to get larger plants and take longer to flower them but usually a bigger yield
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    Re: Fastest way to flower?

    12/12 from seed is the fastest. 12/12 after 7 days will actually gain you about 6" in height, if not more, but can give you large side nodes.

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    Re: Fastest way to flower?

    ^ 7 days from sprout ? im gonna try this

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    i'm on day 33 on my 12/12 and shes came along nicely
    shes small because I didnt use any Nitrogen during veg
    but shes ok shes strong shes gonna make it

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    Re: Fastest way to flower?

    12/12 from seed they don't veg. They don't herm, and they grow fast as hell.

    They are small, and cute though :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by billopuffalot View Post
    going 12/12 from seed can have its issues
    the plant doesnt get time to vege properly
    a plant wont sex till its of maturity
    the shorter hours of 12/12 result in slower growth
    less yield and possible hermie issues ive noticed
    they look so cute though hey
    all the best
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    Re: Fastest way to flower?

    12/12 strait from seed is by far the fastest method, for turn around from seed to bud. 12 weeks for a 1/4 per plant, with a 250 watt hps. any veg time in 18/6 or 24/0 or whatever, is that many more weeks added on for a small amount more per plant per time and energy spent. In my opinion veg time is energy wasted.

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    Re: Fastest way to flower?

    fastest is 12/12 from seed just ran a trial w/bagseed 1f 3m 4 seeds

    had a 10" plant 4 nodes thumb sized top in 4" square pot 6 pots fit an 8x10 tray for easy watering control but you can cram 9 4" pots into a square foot or 81 plants in a 3 foot by 3 foot space perfect for a 400 watt light
    and that one made seed... so size was low will try a 12/12 sea of shorties in small pots next cycle

    but really i like the rapid cycle with 1or 2 weeks of veg then 12/12

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    Re: Fastest way to flower?

    Here is a picture of my first try of 12/12 from seed. I germinated it with tissue paper on 19th of June, sprouted few days later and I move it to the pot. It's the 6 weeks old if calculating from germination. About 8" tall, now does it look a bit small to you for a 6 weeks old plant? Despite the strain issue, how long more should I expect it to sex then flower?

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    Re: Fastest way to flower?

    You should have seen sex at 3-4 weeks of 12/12. Understand that some strains just do NOT like a 12/12 from start regiment, and also you must keep the lights very close to keep the plant from stretching. Under CFL, my 12/12's never got over 2 feet in height.

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    Re: Fastest way to flower?

    Quote Originally Posted by HeadMed View Post
    I understand... He's talking about the footprint. You can grow a whole bunch of little plants in the same footprint (floor space) as 2 big plants.

    I'm stoned too.....
    i am about to grow euphoria plants i have staarted the germination stage and
    all my little babys have sprouted.my Q is , do ya put them straight under
    lights or leave them in a warm dark place for the first few days

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