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MissFlowerPower420 started grow question 3 years ago
Hi everyone,

Question for you fine horticulterists.
What is your preferred watering times ?
Morning, afternoon or evening or just before the lights turn off ??
Sheila, Automatic AK
9 weeks
Sheila, Automatic AK MissFlowerPower420
Automatic AK
27 comments · 3 years ago
Week 2
Techniques. Defoliation
mad_scientist answered grow question 3 years ago
Hello @MissFlowerPower ! When watering in the early evening ( when lights are turn of ) the water has plenty of time to penetrate the soil for the plant to take it up but the leaves might stay dump overnight and that can cause problems with fungus . Watering in the morning ( when lights turn on ) lets the leaves dry out faster so you can avoid fungus problems but there is less time for the water to penetrate the soil and for the plants to take it up before the temperature gets hot ( That's the case for outdoor growing and two reasons for that. First reason when temperature gets too hot the water will evaporate from the soil and second reason when temperature gets too hot and plant loosing water at high rates by transpiration the guardian cells close the stomata so no water in form of vapor goes out from the stomata and no water goes in from the roots but that's happening when having very hot temperatures, like direct summer sun light ). Also watering when lights turn on will help the plant to deal with high temperatures and regulate their temperature by transpiration ( until the point that temperature gets too hot as i explained above ). Plants use the precious hydrogen molecule that they need for co2 fixation to sugars from previous waterings and not instantly. So in conclusion it depends from various things but in general when growing in a indoor controlled environment its best to water when lights turn on. But the most important thing for the plant is to have a watering routine. No matter when you decide to do the watering try to do it every time the same time. Happy growing ! :facepunch:
Aldanil answered grow question 3 years ago
I grow indoor and I've always fed them on the morning, around 1-2 hours after they wake up. For me it's in the evening thou, since we are starting to have cold nights, so I used the growing lights as heat.
Stick answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi @MissFlowerPower! The morning (before daytime heat) is the best time to water, it allows your plant to process sunlight and chemical processes (processes in which water is highly involved). Watering in the evening can lead to roots issues such as fungus or mold. Hope this will help, keep us up-to-date and happy growing :facepunch:
Removed answered grow question 3 years ago
Early lights on, because that's the time I can do it after work and after putting my son to sleep
DudeGrowsWeed answered grow question 3 years ago
I water at any time of day, but most often in the mornings. However, in the winter months I keep the lights on at night and off during the day to help keep them warm at night. So, morning for me is more like afternoon/evening for the plants. Hope this helps. Good luck!:+1:
OutForReal answered grow question 3 years ago
Hello ! The morning when the days are rainy or with high RH and at night with low RH to keep the soil moist as much as possible to avoid quick drying. But every moments are good exept for a summer mid day. Hope it will help you :grin::+1:
Mrs_Larimar answered grow question 3 years ago
You can do it whenever you want....... important thing not to much and not to forget at all^^