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Vega0284 started grow question 3 years ago
I'm trying to find some information on whether or not we should keep the plant in 24-72 hours of darkness before harvest. Some people say yes, some say no, I was wondering what the community thought and practiced.
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Week 17
Techniques. Defoliation
OutForReal answered grow question 3 years ago
That debate is endless , some peoples are claiming that it changes everythings , some peoples are claiming it is useless. I did it a lot of time and found it useless , so did not notice an improvement of the terpenes profiles or in the trichomes production. The only thing I had from that method was some bud rot due to the high RH during the dark period. Try it to makes your own idea , it's like stem splitting , every growers have a different opinion. But keep in mind that even an sun eclipse doesn't last for 72h so no way you can find that configuration in the nature, I guess it is why we are growing in a controlled environment: to try this kind of experiment
Blazinjay answered grow question 3 years ago
If plants in general needs light to survive then depriveing it of light will force the plant to use what ever is left within the plant to keep it alive until it can get light again. Therfore, if in fact the nutrients, sugar, starch, or chlorophyll is what makes the bud harsh when burned then it would make sense to starve it of light before harvest.

I feel like if your plant is shit to begin with at late late flowering stage, there is nothing you can do at that point. It’s all about the genetics and how you raise your plant. But it starts off with genetics.