Does anyone have any experience with running their light this way? Ive read that Dj Short recommends this cycle to bring out different expressions in our beloved plant...
i have been running 11 on 13 off for about 2 years now.never noticed any difference in yields but i def noticed my power bill dropped saving 30+ hours a monthDoes anyone have any experience with running their light this way? Ive read that Dj Short recommends this cycle to bring out different expressions in our beloved plant...
That's why I did it. I tried to drop daylight phase as low as I could, things got in a bad way when it hit a 9 hour daylight phase.i have been running 11 on 13 off for about 2 years now.never noticed any difference in yields but i def noticed my power bill dropped saving 30+ hours a month
If you want different expressions them play with temp changes and ultraviolets.... 11/13 just saves money and heat in the summer.I was not looking for the savings in energy costs, But Ill take them as a result. I am interested in the different expressions that this light cycle is said to bring out..
I have and older "Cocoa Kush" cutting from Dj that Im trying this with...
Based on what I read: 12/12 is not good compared to 11/13, the logic being- 12/12 does not send the same message to the plant to begin flowering as does 11/13, even 11:30 is better than 12/12, at least if you want more vegwhich cycle? flower ? 12/12 or 11/13 really no difference - a plant will start to flower when there is a minumim of 10 hrs dark time
I've done it a few times. I notice definite differences on certain strains. 10 week amnesia haze will be ready to harvest in 9 weeks. There will be flecks of purple too and a more slight diesel undertone to the normal lemon bubblegum terps. Yields are the same. However I've found most 8 week indica dom strains haven't fared well under that regime. Yields are poor and quality seems to diminish. So as a general rule I only do it with 10 week + varietals
So if one is in `12/12 for lets say 20 days - do you think do 11/13 will make a big difference? I do like the fact that colors were brought out better + shorter flower times. ?????I think i heard K jodrey speak on this and i honestly respect the shit outa him. Varietals that are used to a outdoor gradual cycle change i think flourish under this lighting set-up. I actually thought to myself one-time from may to october here it does not just go from 18/6 to 12/12 so why not try to see if i can replicate natures gradual slope from 20-4,18-6,etc etc etc. I love these kinds of topics!
There is also a light cycle that changes every week to harvest. sub-post to give great yields