Is it 12/12 or 2700k kicks in stretch


#1

What causes stretch? Is it the time or kelvins? I have a c99 at 5 weeks and she’s squat. I want to get the stretch.
I’m hooking up LEDs today and read that they help control stretch. I have a CFL flower box, but it’s flowering an auto at 18/6.
The simple solution is to put auto in new grow area, but she stinks and not able to hook scrubber to her. Aaaahhhhhhh!!!


#2

Plants only stretch when looking for more light . Keep your plant in veg. Stage until it gets to half the hieght you want it they will get 2 to 3 times taller then the are durning flower


#3

C99 has huge stretch when switching her. Up to 100%. I have small area and this sativa is a grower


#4

Both contribute to stretch, the length of the dark period, as well as the color to the light, more red light means more stretch, and a flowering light with a well balanced amount of blue will help limit stretch.

Not intense enough light will also cause excessive stretch, as noted by @Phil61

Happy growing,

MacG


#5

Cool. I’m going to put her in with the auto to start her flower. Oh I’m excited to get her flowering.

@MacGyverStoner thanks shes tiny, well lst’d flat


#6

No matter what your plant will “stretch” in flower because it’s growing buds now. This is a good thing :v:


#7

This is my trained c99. She’ll be 5 weeks tomorrow.


I want her to stretch and stretch


#8

Lol put her in a hydro setup and she’ll explode! :v:


#9

Soil for now. Maybe later do hydro again


#10

@ktreez420. Um me brain not function. Hydro light. Duh. I need to put j down. I’ve got the nla under it now. What would be better the crazy CFL or LEDs for max stretch. I’m thinking running her clf’s for 2 weeks 18/6 then move to LEDs.