Good information - as we all know the every living thing needs "dark time" to be healthyAgain i will see if i can find the actual test done in lab conditions by profesionals from stitching institute again we can believe what we want chop anytime you want but ask the ones growing big like mendo and some others big out door and indoor growers most will tell you they chop before lights on and for good reason
like the saying goes osmosis there breathing at night and nutrient levels stay low in the root system once day light triggers photosynthisis what happens ???? You know it the plants start there business of taking in nutrients
so where does it end ???
At night time the plant still is working but its repairing damaged cells its using up its batteries to do the job of replenishing everything nutrient levels are deep in the root zone not in the plant as there on batteries and its not needed
so in other words leave your plant in the dark with out nay light the question is how long will it stay alive is what you need to ask your self Right ??
Again do what you think is right
out door when to harvest ?? Second frost and after dew so normally 10 ish before the hot sun starts to degrade the THC or what the chemical is designed to do for the plant
Many factors influence the production of THC. In general, the older a plant, the greater its potential to produce THC. This is true, however, only if the plant remains healthy and vigorous, THC production requires the properquantity and quality of light. It seems that none of the biosynthetic processes operate efficiently when low light conditions prevent proper photosynthesis. Research has shown (Valle et al. 1978) that twice as much THC is produced under a 12-hour photoperiod than under a 10-hour photoperiod. Warm temperatures are known to promote metabolic activity and the production of THC. Heat also promotes resin secretion, possibly in response to the threat of floral desiccation by the hot sun, Resin collects in the heads of glandular trichomes and does not directly seal the pores of the calyx to prevent desiccation. Resin heads may serve to break up the rays of the sun so that fewer of them strike the leaf surface and raise the temperature. However, light and heat also destroy THC. In a bud strain, a biosynthetic rate must be maintained such that substantially more THC is produced than is broken down. Humidity is an interesting parameter of THC production and one of the least understood. Most high-quality Cannabis grows in areas that are dry much of the time at least during the maturation period. It follows that increased resin production in response to arid conditions might account for increased THC production. High-THC strains, however, also grow in very humid conditions (greenhouses and equatorial zones) and produce copious quantities of resin. Cannabis seems not to produce more resins in response to dry soil, as it does to a dry atmosphere. Drying out plants by with holding water for the last weeks of flowering does not stimulate THC production, although an arid atmosphere may do so. A Cannabis plant in flower requires water, so that nutrients are available. for operating the various biosynthetic pathways.