A question from a fellow grower:
I live in legal Oregon and bought clones at the local dispensary. The clones I buy from them start budding within a month’s time. My 3rd generation clone is big bushy and without buds.
My nursery light cycle is 18 hours. I found out that the dispensary keeps their clones under light 24-7. The purchased clones are approx. 9" tall when sold. They also have a couple sets of 5-point leaves.
Can moving these clones from 24 hour light to 18 hour light cause them to bud too early? My local dispensary says no. I say yes. What do you say?! Why is my clone a bushy 4 ft. tall with no buds and theirs are 18" and laden with little buds!? All under the same light.
Growing pot commercially may afford the business to keep lights on 24-7, but home growers tend to try to be economical and do it in 18 hours to save money. I think distributors need to pay more attention to customer care as they now have competition. I also think customer care has suffered greatly in the past several decades.