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Durban458 started grow question 3 years ago
i have three girls at my balcony durban, purple kush, bcn critical xxl auto.... And they have only 6 hours of direct sun light it is enought?
3 weeks
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Auto Durban Poison
8 comments · 3 years ago
Week 4
Techniques. Defoliation
smurgrow answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi there! I tried autos outside with limited direct sunlight (7-8hours) and plenty of indirect sunlight (5hours extra). I also gave some seeds from same batch to a friend with led lighting to compare.

We found that:
1. LED lights on 18 hour schedule makes huge difference (2-3x the size plant during veg)
2. Supplementing with CFLs made huge difference. I started with a single 85w cfl but eventually added more to get to total 500w in cfls. The difference at around week 4 across my three grows should give you some indication of the impact.

My take away from this was that if you can't supply >12hours direct light to autos then it is better to grow photo periods instead and be patient. If you do grow autos with limited light then supplementing should produce a big payoff.
Th3L0rAx answered grow question 3 years ago
So depends is that 6hrs direct light and 8-10hrs indirect light? Or is it complete shade, morning light or afternoon? Most autos want 14+ hrs of light and most would say best results with an 18/6 light cycle. Autos will grow thanks to the rudaralis in almost any light cycle but final product will be short of expectations.
Waters answered grow question 3 years ago
With the added 10 hrs from the 60 watt light u could get away with it. Better to use a 2-400 watt for that number of plants but if youre not banking on a big harvest then yes, you’ve found a relatively sound solution.
Mr_Weeds_Autos answered grow question 3 years ago
I would have to say no my friend. For a happy, healthy yielding plant , you'll need to get your plants at least 16 hours of light but I would suggest a 18/6 light schedule. Also if your not getting enough from the sunlight on your balcony get yourself a led light to make sure they're getting enough light . Good Luck my friend.
rhodes68 answered grow question 3 years ago
A lot depends on the time of day, if that time is say 10AM to 4PM then yes its enough as afternoon sun is considered stronger and 6 hours a day of that is considered "enough" for fruiting plants depending on weather conditions. So its kind of a matter get em all you can. Hope someone can give you a better answer good luck