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can cannabis grow in shade

Trust me, if you are not getting 16-18 or more hours of light your plant is not going to be very big nor is your yield going to be very high. Consider setting up an indoor garden if you have an extra $2000 and some time.

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In nurseries it is quite common to put up shade in strips over the plants being produced. the sun hits them. they like it. then the induced shade hits them and makes them REACH for the coming sun. they grow faster with some shade than strictly pure sunlight.

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Trust me, if you are not getting 16-18 or more hours of light your plant is not going to be very big nor is your yield going to be very high. Consider setting up an indoor garden if you have an extra $2000 and some time.

Can cannabis grow in shade

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Importance of sunlight when growing marijuana

When it comes to how much light your cannabis plant will need, it depends on whether it is photoperiod or autoflowering. Here’s an overview of the two:


How much sun does marijuana need?

Other than that, everything else about the growing process remains the same.

Cannabis is a photoperiodic plant that responds to seasonal changes in light. That means when the days grow shorter, the plant’s life cycle is nearing its end, and flowering occurs for reproduction. In nature, male cannabis sacs release pollen to pollinate female plants in blossom. The result is seeds, which allow the plant to produce the next generation.

How Much Darkness is Needed?

When you are ready for your cannabis plants to flower, a 12-hours of light and 12-hours of darkness schedule is standard. Nighttime provides darkness, keeping cannabis on somewhat of a natural clock. This is why indoor growers need to make a deliberate effort to not only create long, bright days but also emulate dark cycles for cannabis to grow large full buds.

The Flowering Stage of Cannabis

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