Posted 29 November 2005 - 03:05 PM
Posted 30 November 2005 - 10:59 PM
So I assume that the light your's get now is limited and whether it be indirect or what, it still only comes for a limited time from one direction and is not strong enough to reflect off the closet walls with the door open to provide actual reflected/indirect light from other directions.
So yes, get a flourescent (low wattage) and stick it the closet for future grows and things will be good.
Photo 1: is from an under bed grow with florescent lights aiming from the sides with white reflective poster board attached to the underside of the bed and layed onto floor for reflection.
Photo 2: is a closet grow with the light above the boxes and reflects onto the wall opposite of the boxes when the door is closed.
Posted 01 December 2005 - 12:47 PM
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Posted 25 March 2006 - 11:13 PM
Do they grow faster or better in the dark? If so, it seems that full light (though slowing growth a little) would still yield a more structured shroom. So far they're definitely more manageable and upright with a 24 hour light source to grow toward.
So I'm curious... what's the science behind the 12-16 hour ideal?
Posted 25 March 2006 - 11:14 PM
They're not phototrophic organisms
no, but they are phototropic....which means that they grow in response to light and do mot need the energy of the the sun/light to grow such as photosynthetic plants.....
light scedule matters little.....but in my case i prefr to mimic the outdoors as thats where they would naturally grow.....so i give them a night and a day........(and it saves energy too)
Posted 26 March 2006 - 01:02 AM
Posted 26 March 2006 - 05:56 AM
24/7 won't hurt them, but it's not
really needed either.
Posted 26 March 2006 - 08:16 AM
From my general observation I think they tend to do more growing at night, or maybe its just the most hours I go without peeking at them so it looks like they grew more lol.
Either way, save some electricity and try a 12/12 cycle if ya feel inclined. :)
Posted 26 March 2006 - 04:36 PM
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Posted 27 March 2006 - 10:21 AM
Posted 05 April 2006 - 09:44 AM
I know, again with the questions? Thanks, everyone here has been so cool.
Anyway, my FC is an opaque plastic bin which gets a butt-ton (that's a metric term) of condensation on it. It's clear enough that I can see into the bin to read my thermometer/hygrometer when the condensation is poured off, otherwise I can't make out anything but shapes. The whole thing sits in front of a window which gets good indirect sunlight. Is that allowing enough light for pinning?
Posted 05 April 2006 - 09:46 AM
The whole thing sits in front of a window which gets good indirect sunlight. Is that allowing enough light for pinning?
Posted 05 April 2006 - 09:54 AM
gets a butt-ton (that's a metric term) of condensation
Posted 05 April 2006 - 09:57 AM
only need a quick peek of light to initiate pinning
tho keeping light out of the substrate layer is crucial
to prevent twisted fruits from growing underneath, invitro if you will.
duct tape the bottom of the container if its ALL clear, or 'opaque'
you dont want light down below, if cased in that bin (dub tub style)
if cakes, yer fine
watch direct sun, indirect is king
no supplemental light is needed if yer bin has a clear top and the room it's in has ambient light
hope it helps
Posted 24 May 2006 - 07:47 PM
Posted 24 May 2006 - 07:54 PM