help room light was left on during flower!!

Discussion in 'First Time Marijuana Growers' started by Ron burgundy, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. I just started flowering, its in its 4th day of 12/12 and somehow the room light was left on even though i thought it was broken. the light cycle is from 8pm on to 8am off and i didn't catch it until 3pm. it is now off. will this make my plants hermies?? even from a low watt room cieling light. also should i leave it in dark for longer now since it has been shortened or just continue with the regular cycle?? any info would help i am scared my baby will go male or hermie!!
  2. I would say it should be fine, just check for more light leaks, and keep on 12/12
  3. Be more careful, keep it on 12/12, and cross your fingers. Good luck.
  4. Timers are 7 bucks from walmart.
  5. it happened to me once so I removed the bulb. now it cant happen.

  6. It is theoretically possible that your plants could go hermie, but not terribly likely. We can't tell you whether or not they will turn hermie, because we don't know the strain or other conditions that could be stressing the plant out.

    My advice echoes that above, don't change your light schedule at all, and be more careful in the future.
  7. People forget that MJ evolved under a bright moon. It does not need total darkness to function properly, just a recognisable night period.
  8. I understood that his main growing light is on a timer, but he left the low wattage room light on.
  9. Isn't the threshold for chemical reactions in MJ plants just above the intensity of moonlight? I can't remember where I read that, but if it's true then in terms of light bulbs for growing you would want total darkness. But as I said, I could be mistaken.
  10. Put a green light bulb into the socket in the flowering room and it won't matter if it is left on. Plants do not "see" green light, so they are unaffected by it.
  11. A novel idea. like it. Is this a bright idea, or have you tried that it does work??
  12. It's true, this is what I do when I want to work during lights out :)

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