When Is The Best Time To Plant Outdoors

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  • #25828

    Kyle Kushman
    Keymaster

    I know you’ll be best rewarded by starting plants indoors to get them established and a head start on the season. When to plant in the ground however is open to some debate…:-)
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    #26066

    the stoned crab
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    I like to have my plants 18′-24′ tall and planted in the greenhouse for the first dep by tax day, April 15th. Veg em inside prior. Ensures three deps per summer.
    For long season outdoor, usually I stick vegged starts in the ground around June 1st. I would assume this could vary as to your location. I am in NorCal.
    Good luck.

    #26074

    chriskush
    Participant

    I loved growing in my trailer

    #26213

    Kyle Kushman
    Keymaster

    This was a work trailor on a farm in Mendocino…:-)

    #26535

    Buddy
    Participant

    Can super cropping be done on a outdoor garden or a green house garden?

    #26556

    Kyle Kushman
    Keymaster

    Yes it can…Starting Kushman Chiropractic treatments. Breaking the inner hurd of the stalk by carefully twisting in opposite directions until you hear a snap. Move a few inches up the branch and repeat. Repeat this every week. Working your way from bottom to top of the plant, breaking a different spot of each branch on each treatment. Starting when the plants are young will give them the ability to transport more water and nutrients. While also building incredibly strong stems and branches. Discontinue treatments once flowering begins. Or once the desired effects have been achieved.

    A second crucial step to Supercropping is removing all nodes to the tip of the branch as in picture#2. Do this once or twice. First time is 1-2 weeks before flowering. Then once again a week into flowering. For Sativas I clean them all the way to the tip again. For Indicas I leave 3 nodes from the tip on the 2nd cleaning.

    Super important for ULTIMATE growth…try not to damage or remove the leaves in between the nodes you remove. they’re your solar panels. The more surface area you have the more energy you collect …:-)

    #27250

    BRAVEHEART
    Participant

    Get your plants in the ground now if you want grapefruit tree’s~~~;-D Now and the next two weeks would be a great time to start planting on the WEST COAST, Northern Oregon and Washington could definately wait till May 1st, but if you plant them now with protection you will be all set up. Bonus Tip*If you started your plants indoors under artificial light, make sure to gradually introduce your indoor plants to the sun, you want to harden them off so the sun doesn’t fry them. Good Luck, Peace and love, Grow some healthy outdoor Team Kushman.

    #27263

    Kyle Kushman
    Keymaster

    I’ve heard many growers in Northern Cali prefer to wait until Mid-May, or even June 1st. The days are longer and MUCH warmer. Just keep spoling them inside a little longer…:-)

    #27268

    BRAVEHEART
    Participant

    I guess Im gonna have the biggest outdoor this year, were already getting plenty of hours of light in Northern Oregon and the soil temp here is perrrrfect. Loves Ya ~~~;-D

    #27274

    Kyle Kushman
    Keymaster

    Another reason is to help keep the plants under 8ft tall…:-)

    #27310

    BRAVEHEART
    Participant

    I’m sorry Team, Kyle is absolutely correct, If you live in a county that allows only a certain growth height limit, make sure to stick to it, no amount of Marijuana is worth getting in trouble or losing it for your patients. 2% Crew, Thank you Kyle

    #27319

    Momma Kush
    Participant

    wow, there is a height limit on mmj plants? that’s amazing I never would have expected that but then I’m a beginner, LOL

    #27326

    Buddy
    Participant

    #27378

    Kyle Kushman
    Keymaster

    There’s not truly a limit on height. But when you’re growing outdoors, and helicopters are flying overhead looking for larger legal and illegal grows, it helps to minimize their appearance…:-)

    #27676

    medicalmarijuana
    Participant

    If living in Southern California. start indoors in early March and get them outside by April. Indoors , lights are 18/6 but outside daylight is only 13 hours. The plants do fine. They don’t stress or start to flower just because there isn’t enough day light hours. Each day the daylight gets a little longer and I believe the plants can detect this. Either way it’s perfectly safe to plant them now.

    #27816

    Kyle Kushman
    Keymaster

    That advice will work fine for seedlings, but not for many clone varieties. The older the clone strain, the easier they tend to flower. Lastly genetics, specifically latitude of origin will determine if they will flower under less hours of natural light.
    I suggest and have been advised by experienced North Cali growers to wait until June to plant outdoors. Many wait until just before the equinox to be sure that nighttime flood lamps won’t be necessary to prevent early flowering…:-)

    #39897

    adkwalrus
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    got 30 different strains all fems, gonna random pick 25, seed til full veg then clone looking for apprx 25 clones ea and then full veg them, throw em outside in a rich soil location, long nutrient mix, minimum touch up. the seed and first veg has the loss ratio already in so i’m looking to put 500 in dirt, again with loss ratio worst case i’m looking to pluck 125 at again worse case 8z a stalk. any input on this brute force limited more organic then chem feed would be greatly appreciated. my story been around it my whole life never really grenn thumbed it til last year, little beginners luck was helpful then cocky nuked next one settled down thirds showin signs of improvment in methods and quality. figured i’d try outside.Should i stick with less is more with the nutrients? I think the soil is bomber testing it late this week. any tips/comments/suggestions greatly appreciated

     

    #39898

    Driverinthedank
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    Your outdoor plants in the earth can pretty much take whatever you can throw at them if you are using organic or veganic based nutrients. Also when growing in the earth it is best to use a plant from seed rather than a clone. A clones roots grow out and away from the plant horizontally. A seed plant the roots dig deep vertically. Also a seed plant has a main taproot, the clones do not. I feed my plants in the earth anywhere from 3x-5x the amount suggested, every or every other feeding. To get plant that produce 5+lbs outside! you will need proper genetics and you will need to start plant indoors about 6 months before outdoor season starts. If your doing 100+ little guys outside I hope you have some friends to help with all the trimming )

    #39899

    adkwalrus
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    Driver dank Iappreciate the comments and suggestions. i understand the seed instead of clone tactic it was a quality vs quantity thing, it will def be kept in mind in the future. the locations have ideal ph levels, as for the organic nuts i was going to topdress with ablend of epsom salt/bonemeal/kelp/iron tone/ garden tone/ greensand/guano in ratio as opposed to promix or hauling massive pounds of soil on back. with this long nut it will be 530 pounds vs 8400 of just promix w/o nuts. on top of that the FF trio of Open Sesame, Beastie Bloomz and Cha Ching was gonna get sprinkled at the 1 gallon doasage as a snack. as with the 100+ it will be a small clean up crew dedicated to the task.

    #39903

    Driverinthedank
    Participant

    The most simple things to do for outside is to get a couple types of manure, mushroom compost, worm castings, peat moss, guano, and love and the sil will be just fine. Also I would suggest just using OG TEA. Og Tea is doing wonders outside )). As far as quantity vs quality, the outdoor organic will be delicious no matter what if dried slow and cured half way descent. If your starting with good genetics or better then your quality should be top notch no matter what. The nutrients you are going to use are not good organic stuff and I wouldn’t be using those in a soil. Fox farms is nasty… You need to just get the OGTea and toilet those others. Also use vega matrix over fox farm. There is no comparison what so ever on finished product.

    #40897

    LightSpeedGrows
    Keymaster

    Hello Everyone,

    We are getting over the hump of winter and getting closer to our beloved outdoor season. How are you planning to do your grow outdoors this summer and when do you like to start getting ready with clones or seed? Let us all share and have a great outdoor season!

    As always LightSpeedGrows,

    Have a great growing day with a feel good vibe!

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