How It Works Start My Diary Login Sign Up
Northern_Ent started grow question 3 years ago
I’m at 53 degrees N which means we don’t get 12 hours of dark until too late in the fall. Will I need to provide 12 hours of dark to start flowering this photoperiod plant?
Resolved
Week 7
Techniques. Defoliation
ThatoneAKguy answered grow question 3 years ago
I was reading your grow question and did some research that shows your equinox isn’t until 9/25 and you’ll be frozen out in short order after that. Your plant would need until November 20th give or take to finish.
Aquabuds answered grow question 3 years ago
yes you will make something to cover it but you will need not t mess up the 12 hours.hope thi helps look8ng goods
DILLIGAF answered grow question 3 years ago
@Northern_Ent Hi mate check this out
https://growdiaries.com/diaries/24328-peyote-critical-forced-flower-test-grow This is the diary I made doing a
forced flowering test last summer. It really works a treat but you have to keep up with the daily routine for it to work
Hope this helps mate
GreenHouseLab answered grow question 3 years ago
If you have a grow tent indoors or a room where you can force flower the plant then that's a way to go about it. Simply bring the plant inside introduce it to a 12/12 cycle for minimum a week and it will make the switch. If not, you'll have to wait until end Sep to probably see any signs of pre-flower but you may battle with cold nights and so on in end Oct-Nov to see it through.
Stick answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi @Northern_Ent! Nice ladies in there! You will need to look at the "force-flowering" technique, which consist in covering your plants with an opaque surface everyday, in order to simulate shortened days. Here's a nice tutorial by SensiSeeds: https://sensiseeds.com/en/blog/outdoor-tutorial-force-flowering/. It's a bit laborious, but sometimes you don't even have a choice, and this could be the only way to save your crop before automn/winter Hope this will help, please let us know how this goes, and enjoy your garden! :facepunch:
LongJohn420 answered grow question 3 years ago
Hi! Yes you need that 12/12 light cycle for photoperiod strain. I have a friend who just puts plastick bag on top of hes plant to provide that 12/12 and we live 59 degrees N.
Happy growing hope you find help in this!
Hellishjam answered grow question 3 years ago
You can if you want them to finish earlier but then your dedicated to covering them up every night on a 12/12 schedule for 8-10 weeks depending on the strain. I myself am in Canada and I just let them finish on there own, if there’s frost just cover them up with a clear garbage bag they’ll be ok! Happy growing!