I want to keep my plants from flowering. They’ve had a lot of light up til now (18-22hrs) and I’d like to go to the local daylight (14+ hrs) only. I’ve been keeping them outside during daylight and lighting them indoors at night for about 6 hours.
The core question is about Light Triggering Flowering:
- Is it the CHANGE in the amount of light…
From 18-22 to --> 14 or 13+hrs
- Or is it the actual AMOUNT of light… that triggers flowering.
If I keep them above 12… 13… hours will they not flower, no matter how much light they’ve had up to that point?
If I go from 18-22 hours (daylight and LED) to --> 14 hours of daylight only, will that trigger flowering? Again, I do not want them to flower.
Will the CHANGE from 20 hrs to 14 hrs trigger flowering,
Or, as long as I stay longer than 12? hours will they not flower?
Here’s the history:
Green Crack and Big Bud
Seller kept them at 18 hrs of light, from seed to sale.
Juvenile Grow - Now 18"
6 weeks with 18-22hrs of light
I would like to just let the sunlight take care of it: 14hrs, 15 min.
If they keep from flowering I plan to start adding light in August to keep them in light for at least 13-14? hours. My goal is to induce flowering in September when it gets much hotter and the ocean fog/overcast disappears (to avoid mold in buds).
What to do…???