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My city recently got slammed by a weather phenomenon nobody had ever heard of (derecho). It killed 10 people and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of homes. Some people still don't have power, 11 days later. My little neighbourhood was relatively lucky - we lost a lot of mature trees, but we didn't lose power.

Made me think about what home growers do in the event of a long-lasting power outage. How long could the plants survive without electricity? Apart from buying a generator (which you can never find during a power outage) is there anything you could do to buy them some more time? For example, should you leave them in the tent and hope the outage doesn't last too long? Or remove them from the tent and put them near the windows so they get some light?

 

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Topic starter Posted : May 31, 2022 12:30 pm
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@zoom It would be good to give them as much light as you can because they need that to make food. Its not so bad in Canada as you can grow legally, but it is a problem for anyone growing illegally 🙁 Airflow Is important for plants that are flowering too, you gotta keep the air moving to prevent mould. Power outages are shit man and if they go on for too long they can ruin a grow, you just gotta cross your fingers and hope they don't last long


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I’ve gone a full 3 days without power on a grow in full bloom and the run turned out just fine. The key here was keeping at least 12 hours of darkness to prevent a hermie. If the plants are in veg use a supplemental light, flashlight or anything really, to prevent the plants from going into bloom when you don’t want them to. Open the tent up during the daytime to let them breathe and zip it closed for night. Like I said, mine were just fine but it’s going to depend on where in the grow you are. I think late flower would scare me the most because of potential bud rot but these plants are tougher than we give them credit for.

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Posted : May 31, 2022 2:34 pm
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we had power outages. As long as the power came back on in 20 mins it was fine. The thing that used to scare me with the old mag ballasts running hot HDs when it came back on within a minute..it wouldn't start up again

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