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 and resulting in the genetics of the cuts and seedlings to degrade over the course of several generations.
The widely used cash cropping approach to cannabis cultivation wastes energy. People make use of this method by rote, since they don’t know what the actual requirements in the plants are. It is stressful to the hormonal systems of cannabis, and not necessary to produce fully healthy and productive plants.
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
In line with providing all the correct organic biological and environmental needs of the plant, the diminishing fall schedule ought to be employed to take full advantage of the hormonal preparation created by while using Gas Lantern Routine. The diminishing hours of light in nature trigger acceleration in the production of hormones in the plant, which makes it flower with increasing speed and power.
The last week of flowering will supply the plants with a mere nine hours of light, with 15 hours of darkness, forcing a resulting final explosive hormonal build up. This sends the plant into blooming overdrive and produces resin far beyond the normal plant’s limits.Once the Gas Lantern Routine and Diminishing Light Schedule are being used together, they create healthier, more naturally robust plants. These important and historical botanical techniques are soon going to become very important techniques in the coming years as medicinal cannabis research continues to advance.
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