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I read where some growers put their autos in total darkness for a few days before chopping. Is this true or false?

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True, some growers give their plants a lights off period prior to harvest.
I am not one of those, I have seen no added value when I've tried it. And, it doesn't make a lot of sense, when you need the plant to really be doing her thing, you take away the photosynthesis.

I cut in the morning at first light, indoor or out.
 

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I always turn the lights off for a day or two prior to chopping. Not sure if the science backs up the case but at least it saves on electricity for a few days
 

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I keep the plants in total darkness and no watering for 48 hours. Then chop, but I am a photoperiod grower. I am new to autos, maybe they are different somehow?

Deprive the plant of light AND water.......it will increase the potency.

Like anything u read on the internet, always different opinions. You won't know until you try it yourself.
 

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Howdy

I read where some growers put their autos in total darkness for a few days before chopping. Is this true or false?

Jackson
Jackson i don't see the point but that's just me
 

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Tom, the plant puts out resin to protect itself. Its why plants are harvested in the fall if photos. Light cycle lessens, temps drop. Photo growers induce a fake autumn......

Not sure I explained it well, but I tried.
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Plant tries to survive the best way it can. It knows death ain't far away.
 

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I've tried both and don't really notice any difference :shrug::vibes:
 

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Thank you everyone for your feedback.
 
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