Been there. Three leaf. I use an automatic yard light over the garden until mid July.I grow from clone 90% of the time....so girlz is girlz.....24 hours or no. (I do 24/7 as well)
The first time yer timer fucks up and you drop into flower unexpectedly or find hermies....you'll see why just pluggin it all in directly and letting it run 24 hours a day makes sense.
to each their own though....to each their own
ya, thats known as the gas lantern technique. its known to build hormone levels, reduce herms, and speed veg.. and in flower, reduce every week by 30 mins after week 3-4. i would try it outTo my knowledge plants will rest regardless of photo period. I run 24/7. I have been interested in running a different schedule I read about a long time ago (although for weak genes I'd assume it is a bad one) of 12 hours on, 5.5 off, 1 hour lights back on to interrupt its flowering signal and 5.5 off again. Its supposed to be an accelerated growth rate but saving a good chunk on energy bills for those with a big veg room.
And what is natural about any ELECTRIC light? Hey, I'm an old hippie. I have some clones(starts) outside by my shop under the yard light, on all night but with a dimming at sunrise and sunset.I hear ya about plants "resting" in nature and about 24/7 not bein' "au natural"....:rolleyes:
but tell me...."rest' or not.....where in the fuck in the world does the light change from "18/6" (not "natural" daylight hours unless yer close to the poles/live in Alaska in "Summer") to "12/12" in one fucking day? :D
Or do you folks slowly change your timers as well..emulating nature's shorter days and inducing flower over months..rather than weeks?? LOFL.
Slam them bitches. They are plants. You are growers. Very little we are doing is "natural"....(ya damn incurable hippies!)