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Artificial Light Coverage Area

Again, while this looks like full plant coverage, the percentage of the plant that is actually receiving light that it can use to drive the photosynthetic process is much smaller than it appears.

However, the advantage is this is set to come one for two-hours in the morning and two hours in the evening to essentially keep the plant in the summer solstice like photoperiod. By providing some light just before sunrise and some more post sunset this will keep the duration of continuous darkness (how plants tell time) like the end of June. The hope is that this will allow the plant to act more vegetatively and less likely to ripen to keep the growth rate high and with this the plant using as many of the available nutrients as possible.

This up regulation of photosynthesis should (hopefully) reduce the progress of the margin burn as the plant can use more of the (excessive) nutrient salts accumulating in the leaf margins.

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