There is really no confirmed method of forcing increased THC production. Many techniques have developed through misinterpretations of ancient tradition. In Colombia, farmers girdle the stalk of the main stem, which cuts off the flow of water and nutrients between the roots and the shoots. This technique may not raise the final THC level, but it does cause rapid maturation and yellow gold coloration in the floral cluster (Partridge 1973). Impaling with nails, pine splinters, balls of opium, and stones are clandestine folk methods of promoting flowering, taste and THC production. However none of these have any valid documentation from the original culture or scientific basis. Symbiotic relationships between herbs in companion plantings are known to influence the production of essential oils. Experiments might be carried out with different herbs, such as stinging nettles, as companion plants for Cannabis, in an effort to stimulate resin production. In the future, agricultural techniques may be discovered which specifically promote THC biosynthesis.
Many factors influence the production of THC. In general, the older a plant, the greater its potential to produce THC.
After that, the provision of adequate organic nutrients, water, sunlight, fresh air, growing space, and time for maturation seems to be the key to producing high-THC Cannabis in all circumstances.Stress resulting from inadequacies in the environment limits the true expression of phenotype and cannabinoid potential. Cannabis finds a normal adaptive defense in the production of THC laden resins, and it seems logical that a healthy plant is best able to raise this defense.Forcing plants to produce is a perverse ideal and alien to the principles of organic agriculture. Plants are not machines that can be worked faster and harder to produce more. The life processes of the plant rely on delicate natural balances aimed at the ultimate survival of the plant until it reproduces. The most a Cannabis cultivator or researcher can expect to do is provide all the requisites for healthy growth and guide the plant until it matures.
I've put plants through just about everything intentionally and accidentally. Nothing and I mean nothing beats a happy healthy well tended plant. Plain and simple.FUM said::icon_smile: I just read that stressing the plant gives bigger,fatter buds. But not to much. I'm looking for more info on this stressing during flowering issue plz.:icon_smile:
I agree somewhat but this is a hard one to angle and argue. I have noticed if a plant switched early always had an alternating node on a branch or main stem or somewhere when it finally showed sex. Maybe a slight space but alternating just the same.(1) plants must show alternating nodes before being sexually mature
I agree with that too. Heck some original landraces never see more then 14hrs a day. mainly 12/12 and a dip to maybe 10/14. Those are some of the most potent.(2) product from plant grown 12/12 will be any less potent than plant grown otherwise.
but... you're talking about 'landrace sativas'.. THAT is their natural environmental condition, the environment the have evolved into surviving/thriving in. A slightly different animal than 'landrace' indicas from outer latitudes.Mutt said:I agree with that too. Heck some original landraces never see more then 14hrs a day. mainly 12/12 and a dip to maybe 10/14. Those are some of the most potent.
but in my experience in growing I have found that longer veg=bigger yield and more potency.
Change in photoperiod is the factor that usually triggers the developmental stages of Cannabis. Photoperiod and seasonal cycles are determined by latitude. The most even photoperiods and mildest seasonal variations are found near the equator, and the most widely fluctuating photoperiods and most radical seasonal variations are found in polar and high altitude locations. Areas in intermediate latitudes show more pronounced seasonal variation depending on their distance from the equator or height in altitude.
The light cycle at 200 north latitude starts at the summer solstice when the photoperiod is just a little over 13 hours. This means that a long season exists that starts earlier and finishes later than at higher latitudes. However, because the photoperiod is never too long to induce flowering, Cannabis may also be grown in a short season from
December through March or April (90 to 120 days). Strains from these latitudes are often not as responsive to photoperiod change, and flowering seems strongly age-determined as well as light determined. Most strains of Cannabis will begin to flower when they are 60 days old if photoperiod does not exceed 13 hours. At 200 latitude, the photoperiod never exceeds 14 hours, and easily induced strains may begin flowering at nearly any time during the year. Equatorial areas gain and lose daylength twice during the year as the sun passes north and south of the equator, resulting in two identical photoperiodic seasons.
Wild Cannabis occurs in many equatorial areas but it is of relatively low quality for fiber or drug production. Under cultivation, however, equatorial Cannabis has great potential for drug production.
Sorry to jump here but i have to agree completely with this. In less that 30 days i have plants showned sex with veg time.Runbyhemp said:You'll enter a world where plants are sexually mature +/- 21 days, where it's not uncommon for pistils to show before alternating nodes and "copious" amounts of resin are produced from miniature plants. Resin, I might add that is in no way inferior to that of a plant which had a longer life cycle.
Seeds are nothing like clones is this respect and IMO, cannot be compared. Clones are the same biological age as the mother they came from. Since most clones are taken later in vegging or early flowering, most are already 4 or more weeks old when you root them.bho_expertz said:....Clones i know but i strongly believe that with seeds is almost the same thing ....