I live near the equator and while in veg my plants were on 18h light and 6h dark. On evenings, I had extended the amount of light plants were getting by putting them in my grow room while the sun was going down. After a while, I switched my light pattern to trigger flowering by moving plants on 18h dark and 6h light. It had worked, showing white pistils in about 2 days and then I decided to put them on the natural 12/12 cycle that my environment provided.
My plants seems to be growing fine and is in 1 month of flowering. I’ve been reading and it said that any flowering plant do better in more darkness provided.
Does it matter that I changed it from 18h dark to 12h dark? I am assuming it shouldn’t matter long as it stays within the critical period (correct me if I’m wrong)
Is the critical period’s only role to trigger plants to flower or is it to begin and continue the flowering process?
Just want to provide plants with the best so let me know!