Q&A with Jorge
[one_half]Hey there Jorge,
When grown outside on a 12/12 day/night light cycle does the moon affect the night cycle. If not why?
Hey there, Weed man, [/one_half]
This plant in a 5-gallon container is a little abused, but it is near a streetlight that shines all night. This is why the plant is flowering slowly. It took a month longer to finish flowering and the buds were loose.
[one_half]The moon does not yield enough light to trigger growth responses in cannabis. Moonlight is generated by light reflected from the sun. On a bright moonlit night it makes less than one half foot-candle of light strikes the earth. Cannabis needs more than twice this much light to interrupt blooming and revert to vegetative growth. One foot-candle is the amount of light produced by one candle that falls on one square foot (30 cm2) of surface one foot (30 cm) away.[/one_half]
Here is another example of a plant that gets light from the streetlight at night. The buds are small and the plant is slow to flower. The fact that clay soil is hard as hell does not help either.
Light from a streetlamp, porch light or security light can easily produce enough light to make blooming plants or exposed portions of plants revert to or stay in vegetative growth. Last year I saw a Haze strain growing close to a streetlight. Half of the plant received light from the streetlight the other half did not. The half that received light did not flower and the half that was not illuminated flowered!
These plants are in the same garden but did not get any extra light at night. They are super healthy and had a normal growing season.