The lighting schedule is very important for your plants, as it determines what stage the plants are in. While the types of lighting varies with a ton of different options today, we are only going to focus on the lighting schedule.
Once the germinated seed has been planted, we place the plant into its vegetative 18 / 6 light schedule. Consisting of 18 hours of light, followed by 6 hours of darkness. During the vegetative lifecycle, the plant will grow significantly in size. Based on how big the grow space is, you can let the plants go to anywhere from 1 to 2 feet before changing the cycle. Our personal recommendation for an indoor garden, is to change your cycle to flower once the average plant height is 16-20 inches.
Once your plants are at the desired height, you can now change your lighting schedule to flower. Some growers like to give a 24hr period of darkness in between the switch, as they believe it speeds up the process to bud production. The flowering light cycle we use is a 12 / 12. This consists of 12 hours of light and 12 of darkness everyday. This flower light cycle is the one you will use until your plants are ready to be harvested.