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    48 hours in dark vs. partial harvest

    I am an outdoor grower. I have read about the benefits of 48 hours of darkness prior to harvest. But I have also read that some plants mature in sections, making it preferable to take top or outer buds first, then allow a few days for the remaining buds to mature. How can these two be reconciled? I don't know if remaining buds would do well going back outdoors after having been dark and dry for 48 hours.

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    Don't bother urban myth in my view
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      #3
      That's SoOrbudgal nice way of saying it's BS! Never proven that I have seen. BTW thank's for reading! Seems to be a rare talent these days and Welcome to GWE forum!
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        #4
        A partial harvest is always doable and a great way to maximize yield. The 48 hours of darkness is kind of counterintuitive to my own way of thinking. Plus it's an immeasurable variant in quality unless you have an onsite lab to measure before and after.

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          #5
          Oh yes doing a second harvest is a great way to help finish off plants that don't have enough light penitration to lower branches/colas, buds. Just cut off tops and let the plant continue to flower. I've done this many times in the past.
          Smoke Ganja create Peace Respect Nature don't trash the Planet

          Soil grower with coco/perlite mixed in
          indoor/outdoor grower
          1 36"x36"x66" tent- Viparspectra P2500
          1 3x3x6 tent- used in late spring for seedlings both veggies & weed. I have 2 viparspectar 450r for that tent.
          I use a t-5 & 54watt CFL for seedlings
          Sometimes i use plastic sometimes i use fabric grow containers
          Currently using fish/guano during veg growth & FF Grow Big 6-4-4 teens to bloom. Once i see pre-flower i switch to
          Age Old Organics Bloom 5-10-5

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