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Removed started grow question 4 years ago
What are your thoughts on these plants ?
Do you have experience putting the plants in a prolonged dark period for 24-72 hours before harvest? If so, what happened?
Does this method improve the quality of the final product ?
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CRiSPrGrow answered grow question 4 years ago
hey man, there's a lot of FUD about the dark period, basically the main idea is that there's little you can do in the last 48 hours of a 3 month grow that will do something significant on the grow overall. but the dark period for sure has some benefits, for example a dark period before the chop means less photosynthesis chemicals present for the dry + cure. Second the dark period will boost the creation of terpenes. some say it's good for thc, but trychomes take 2 weeks or more to really make THC, so that"s FUD. second thing is that on planet earth it's almost never dark for two days straight, anything really more than 24H and for sure 48H will start messing with the trychomes and they could oxidise which is bad because you loose that much in potency. Hope this clears this up a bit, good luck ! :rocket:
Mrs_Larimar answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi, Yes i put my Girls after the Flushs into my natural cellar, it was cool and dark.(around 18 degree and 50 percent rh) I looked daily for them. First day everything was fine. Second day started to rot ( mold). I harvestd them immediatey. If I look back i would say, A fresh flushed Pot dont belong to a dark and cool cellar. I think 24 hours will be ok , but longer you need some airflow . I would tra to give the plant similar conditions Like in the growbox for temperature and HUmidity and airflow, then you dont get problems, if it provides the Quality of the Harvest, i honestly can tell you.
OutForReal answered grow question 4 years ago
Hello bro ! I think your plants are bushy and pretty fat, a bit dark but you're flushing so it will change. I already experienced dark periods with my plants back then and the results were mixed : my 1st attempt was disappointing because of my high RH I had mold after 48h , the 2nd attempt was good ( I used a fan ) and I must admit that the smell was stronger after 72h of dark than usual. Now concerning the quality of the final product , you will get more terpenes so a deeper smell with 72h of dark and the thc is degraded by light so after 72h you'r supposed to have a final product that hasn't been degraded during 3 days and I see it like a training before the dark period of the drying process . And the curring process after you jarred your buds is recommended to be done in the dark. I can't honnestly tell you if the potency was improved or not. I hope it will help you :grin::v::skin-tone-3: