Flowering May 23, 2017 – Posted in: Plant – Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Control Light to Trigger Flowering

With indoor marijuana plants, you are responsible for everything. The soil, the water, the nutrients, and even the “sun” all come from you. Marijuana plants are extremely reactive to light, because they use light as energy. The light the plants don’t get is arguably more important than the amount of light they do receive during this crucial phase.

The Importance of Uninterrupted Darkness

To trigger the flowering stage (which should be done after your plant has had ample amount of time to grow and develop), you will need to expose it to 12 hours of “sunlight”. More importantly, your plant needs 12 hours of uninterrupted darkness. Make sure the darkness is complete and does not have even one instant of light. Additionally, the 12 hours of light your plant does receive should be as strong as possible.

Consequences of Allowing Light

Remember, make sure the 12 hours of darkness are total and entirely uninterrupted. If there is any light that gets into the enclosure your plant will start getting stressed and confused about the seasons. This stress can cause all sorts of problems. For example, your plant could develop into a hermaphrodite. Even worse, you may experience a lower quality yield with less quantity.

The flowering stage usually lasts between 8 and 10 weeks, and it will remain in this phase until the harvesting time has come.

Check out our Online Store for nutrients that will assist with the flowering stage. Read our blog post on Harvesting and Curing to know what to do after the flowering phase.

If you are about to try growing and would like some advice, give us a call: 416-530-7750. Or send us an email: info@growophydroponics.com. One of our growing specialists will walk you through the process.

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