3 days of dark
I just harvested some Hulkamania (the name is so shit no?!). For the first time I moved them from the tent into a dark room for three days and its had a huge impact, especially on the smell.
Anyone else do this? It seems quite common. I will be doing this everytime 🙂
I moved them from the tent into a dark room for three days and its had a huge impact, especially on the smell
But how do you know it wasnt going to do that with the light aswell 😉
Some people do this mate, I dont personally. But this is something you find with growing, we all do our own things and have our own signature moves lol. If it works for you, stick with it 🙂
I'll have you know i have a 2.2. in bro science.
Of course this is very anecdotal but i've grown the same strain four times i think now and its looked and smelled the same at harvest everytime... until it came out of the 3 day dark after this time. Its gassier in particular but in general has more pronounced terps.
I have heard reputable growers/breeders talking about it but cant remember who or where - one of the podcasts. i think maybe even a study was done?
There are A LOT of people that reckon its bollocks! I'm way too small fry and amateur to know.
I stumbled upon this:
Stichting Institute of Medical marijuana (SIMM), the first company to sell marijuana through the pharmacies of Holland, has been investigating the medical possibilities of cannabis, together with TNO laboratories and the University of Leiden.
One of their discoveries has been that to keep the ripe plants in the dark before harvesting could increase their potency.SIMM’s growers separated a crop of mature plants, harvested half of them and kept the other half in absolute darkness for 72 hours before cutting and drying. Analysis of the resulting dried buds showed that some varieties had seen an increase of THC of up to 30%, while CBD and CBN remained the same."
Thc degrades in light. Thc is used by the plant as a sunscreen, primarily to deflect UV-b which damages the molecule. The thrichomes are refracting sunlight away from the plant protecting it from the damaging uv-b. The plant produces these trichomes in the twilight hours before sunrise in order to protect itself from the sun. Extending this twilight dark period allows for the plant to continue producing thc without it being damaged by light.
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