I’m utilizing four 20-watt, cool-white bulbs (24 inches) in my 2-square-foot marijuana garden. I might also make use of side lighting. I’ll switch to warm-white bulbs during the flowering period and use a 12/12 light regimen. I waited a long time the last time I grew, but it might not have been long enough. My plants didn’t seem to ripen with amber-colored glands. What is the best way to get them to ripen ideally?
There are a few reasons as to why your marijuana plants weren’t ripening properly. The variety might need more light than you gave it, which would cause the buds to form inadequately (i.e. thin, lanky, and loose up the stalk).
It’s also possible that plant received an erratic light cycle. If you want to flower the marijuana plants indoors, the light cycle must remain strictly 12/12. If you didn’t keep the period of darkness on properly, the buds might have gotten mixed up.
Some late developing varieties might never truly ripen. These plants are rare, but are more common in sativas.