The Gas Lantern Routine for Growing Cannabis
During the course of my observations growing cannabis, I’ve realized that factors such as clone burn-out appear to suggest that overexposure to light is adversely affecting the hormonal balance from the growing plants.
Resulting in the genetics of the cuts and seedlings to degrade over the course of several generations.
Cannabis seems quite happy when the hormones are allowed to properly build up more throughout a natural outdoor vegetative cycle. This may give rise to more balanced amounts of THC and CBD, producing a better reaction to triggering, and better-quality medicinal cannabis being grown.
It doesn’t understand that overexposure to light is harmful towards the plants, and in addition they under perform in terms of taste, yield, quality, and potency of your medicine, or require supercharged fertilizers to achieve their potential. It’s surprising that these techniques are widely used with profits in mind, since they are clearly expensive and counter productive.The Gas Lantern Routine
This information will seem quite revolutionary to growers who have been making use of the standard cycles to grow cannabis, seemingly with little if any trouble whatsoever. Actually, in a grow that more closely mimics the outdoor growing environment under indoor lighting conditions, the plants can be maintained in vegetative cycle using only a total of 13 hours of light daily.
Which dramatically reduces the price of production.The less is more approach of the Gas Lantern Routine provides growing plant with adequate darkness to promote health, and by inserting a full hour of light in the center of the dark period, the plants are tricked, and neither flower nor express hermaphrodites. The growing plants get more than the average amount of rest, thus reducing stress, and improving plant yield, overall performance, and medicinal quality.
Seedlings and Cuttings
The Gas Lantern Routine
is applicable in seedling phases of plant growth. As stated before, nowhere in nature does the springtime ever provide an 18-hour photosynthesis length; rather, the growing spring light may actually be 12 hours or less.
Lighting for seedlings and cuttings needs to be bright, but compact fluorescent or T5 lighting may be used whilst in the seedling phase. Rooted mature cuttings can immediately light with HID lighting.The Vegetative Schedule
This method is very simple: 12 hours of light, and then five and one half hours of darkness, 1 hour of light exactly, and then a second period of five and one half hours of darkness. Placing full hour of light in the very center of a 12-hour dark period tricks the plant and interrupts the build up of sensitive floral hormones, that would normally trigger flowering by destroying them. The grower simply raises the plants to the desired size before switching to the fall schedule to bloom.
Set Timer for Veg Growth
- 12 hours ON
- 5 1/2 hours OFF
- 1 Hour ON
- 5 1/2 OFF
Using this method, vegetative duration might be also reduced, and with a shorter growth cycle comes more frequent and better production. Vegetative cycles could be shortened by one to two weeks, and flowering can also be shortened a week or even more using this method in conjunction with a diminishing light schedule.
Set Timer For Flower
- First two Weeks 12 hours darkness and 12 hours of light per day
- 3rd Week onward reduce the lights on time by 30 mins each week
- Final week 15 hours of darkness
Alternative flowering schedule
- First 2 weeks of flower 11 light followed by 13 hours dark
- Next 3rd-4th weeks 10.5 light followed by 13.5 hours dark
- Next 5th-6th weeks 10 light followed by 14 hours dark
- Next 7th-8th weeks 9.5 light followed by 14.5 hours dark
- The last weeks of flower you should be at 9 hours light followed by 15 hours dark