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Hey I was just wondering if their is anyone out their that has had to flower past 10 weeks??? On the good side these flowers are some of the largest I have ever created. On the bad side I have been flushing for 4 weeks & dropped my light down to 10 hours for the last 3 weeks. And still vigorous growth on flowers all white hairs and still bulking up. Their are not allot of yellow leafs & no signs of them really finishing anytime real soon... I',m now on day 72 and I'm starting to think I should drop the light hours down to 6-8 on.

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Well normally when you drop the light to 10 hours on. Every strain should finish. I had one strain Black mamba finish way too early (day 43) because it liked 12/12 and I had it on 11/13. It was Indica Dominate. Yet the tric production was intense. I didnt have to trim it much because it was just covered in frost.  I had a pure sativa finish 15 days ago.. This stain is a cross (SLH & G13) called  Super G. It does not want to flower at 12/12 it just keeps growing... Anyway it good to hear some go over 70 days because I'm normally done with everything before day 60..

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sure, some strains flower longer than others. you could look up it's lineage and the breeder may offer a clue to flowering times. Every room that differs from the breeder room will also differ in results. Watch for male "fingers" this late in flower. I use this technique to gather pollen from the fingers of a couple buds, each new bud its used to pollinate will produce female seeds, but you knew that. : )

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sure, some strains flower longer than others. you could look up it's lineage and the breeder may offer a clue to flowering times. Every room that differs from the breeder room will also differ in results. Watch for male "fingers" this late in flower. I use this technique to gather pollen from the fingers of a couple buds, each new bud its used to pollinate will produce female seeds, but you knew that. : )

 

 Funny you mention feminizing seeds. Because this is a strain I did way back in 2009. I cross feminized these seeds myself with the hermie method. I gave some to a friend that had problems with them while flowering. He had one plant that did not want to flower and just kept stretching. The plant looked like a reveg gone wrong. So I told him to drop light to 10 and everything finished out in 3 weeks. He did not go 10 weeks but his plants were half the size of mine. Yet still had a great yield and still calls it his best grow.

 

   As far as dropping the light down goes. Well some strains do NOT like it and some do. Some just finish early with smaller than avg yields yet higher quality and some love it and thrive. I usually drop the light from 12/12 after week 5 to 11/13, or when the tops round off and turn white & are starting to bulk up. Then by week 7 or 8 or not at all I go to 10/14.  I have been using this technique for a looooong time.. I'm not going to say that its right or wrong. What I am going to say is that it will force finish your plants & some strains seem to want less light in flower in the end. But just take a look at those tops before anyone tells me I lost yield... The plants are only 36-40 inches tall & will have 3-5 oz each in a 5 gal can.

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10 Hours?

 

You can screw with the plants photosynthesis doing that and possibly cause the plant to hermie where did you learn of this technique?

 

I disagree, I don't just drop the light to 10 hours I go to 11 1/2 first. Just like I don't always go from 24/18 on right to 12/12. I try to do everything gradual like the sun. There are some places on earth that stay above freezing with 12 or even 10 hours of light a day. Cannabis reason for flower is that it senses that the grow season is ending and it must reproduce before frost or death from lack of light energy. When Cannabis gets at or below 12/12 it is dying or ending its life cycle..  That's why some plants can not be in full flower mode at 12/12 or 13/11 or 14/10... Sometimes I don't go to 10 at all. It all depends on what the plant tells me... They call me the plant whisperer.... haha

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