Should i change lights to some type of dark rest or is it ok to run them throughout in my veg tent. 1st sign of pistols just popped yesturday.
Some do I believe in a rest period, @beardless is more experienced and may have a different opinion let’s see. Or @Covertgrower where do you stand on auto flower light schedule, if you have any questions tag covert he just got promoted to mentor gotta put him to work.
Ty. @Covertgrower. Will find this and answer my question. Thank you fellow growmie
My preference is they should still get a break. It also doesn’t make financial sense to have a light on 24/0. 12/12, or 18/6 is what I recommend.
Side note, I have seen many people with the 24/0 schedule, when they use this schedule, when it comes to flowering, I’ve seen some hang ups where they don’t really flower when they’re supposed to. So to safeguard from this, I would go with 12/12 minimum to get flowering started.
I’m not suggesting there’s ALWAYS an issue, just something to be aware of.
@Covertgrower it just showed pistols can i wait a week get the final growth then switch. Thats my plan? 20 on 4 off
When you change the schedule doesn’t matter to the plant. Just change it. I would go 18/6 if that’s what you choose to change it.
I run on 18/6 unless I mix in photos then we’ll it’s whatever they are on
I have always ran my veg room consistently 24/7. @Covertgrower so i just gotta pay attention to see if its totally in bloom if i decide to keep under 24hrs?
What you should watch for, is if it starts to get too large for the space, and you need it to flower it isn’t. I would change the light schedule 12/12 to initiate flowering.
Ty @Covertgrower i will keep u in mind stay well
I grow my autos under 18/6 with my photos till time to flip photos then they get 12/12 light schedule to finish up. I think they do great. happy growing .
Lighting timer will depend on lighting strength, learn how to calculate your average lux into pffd which will go into a DLI calculator and then you can adjust your lighting to ensure you are least giving a 4hr break to autos while still getting the correct amount of light.
If you can increase the strength enough to keep high DLI but still do 16/8 or 12/12 then by all means but you need to know how much light your plants are truly getting in a 24hr period to gauge this all.
Worst case set it to 20/4 watch for calcium deficiencys