by Nebula Haze
Temperatures are dropping in the northern hemisphere and unfortunately cannabis plants don't like the cold. In fact, many strains start growing more slowly if the temperature gets under 60°F (15°C), and freezing temperatures can cause major injury or even death!
Unfortunately some people are growing in a garage or attic that is starting to get too cold for happy cannabis growth whenever their grow lights go off.
However, in order to get most cannabis plants to start making buds, you need to give them at least 12 hours of complete darkness every night, which means grow lights need to be off for 12 hours/day. The problem is a 12-hour dark period might send the temperature plummeting for growers in a wintry climate!
But did you know there's a type of cannabis that will make buds even if you leave your grow lights on for 24 hours a day?
Auto-flowering strains let you keep your grow lights on for 24 hours/day, which helsp keep plants warm in cool grow areas!
They are described as "auto-flowering" because these strains will automatically start making buds and be ready to harvest in about 3 months, no matter what light schedule they get! This lets you leave your grow lights on all day, every day, so your plants stay warm!
Be Prepared For When the Electricity Goes Out!
The other major problem for growers in wintry climates is the impending chance of a power outage during the winter months. Indoor growers rely on electricity to keep plants alive, especially in the winter, so it's important to get prepared ahead of time!
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