Shifting 12/12 hours

My outdoor plant is in its 2nd week of flowering. I’ve been covering her from 5 in the afternoon to 5 in the morning due to my work schedule. Do you think it would be detrimental to change the schedule to 6 in the afternoon to 6 in the morning on weekends to get that extra hour of brighter light?
Many thanks, be safe and be well,

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You might not get a lot folks wanting to give an answer here because of the potential to cause herms and nobody wants to see anyone get this far just to see a grower lose a harvest. I considered not responding and moving to the next, but brother in need…

I’ve adjusted my flowering schedule twice in separate grows (indoors). Both times I pushed it back an hour to better align with my home life and when I wanted to be in that space for maintenance. Basically, I gave the plants an extra hour of sleep. I did not slowly step it back in 10 minute increments (see below), but just made the switch.

It made no difference in either of the aforementioned grows. The plants kept on flowering without herming. It’s never advised to do this as you don’t want to confuse the plant. If this is something that “had to” be done I would check everyday over those next two weeks for signs of herming.

It may be less stressful on the plant to slowly do this? Such as, each day move the light schedule back 10 minutes for 6 days until you get that hour difference you wanted. I don’t know if this would be more stressful or less stressful.

Good luck!

You’ll be fine. Just don’t uncover her until 6am and start your new schedule. She’ll just get an extra hour of darkness that day which won’t hurt anything.

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Thank you guys. I thought the same.
An extra hour of darkness is not he same as an extra hour of light time. Days do get shorter naturally.

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