Processing: How will it be processed once finished? Some strains need more attention when it comes to trimming and others can just be put through a trim machine like the tumbler.
Before making any decisions on garden layout, survey your property and get a better understanding of a few factors. Walk your yard/property at different times of the day. Figure out where the sun is when it rises, where the sun is hitting your yard at its lowest point, and where the shade is going to be. Become familiar with these lighting conditions. This will allow you to decide the best locations for your plant placement.
End use: What is the end goal for your crop? Are you making concentrates? Producing the best flowers? What affects you are seeking?
Support: Some plant need trellising- knowing the average and max strain height ahead of time will help determine if your plant will need support with trellises and/or stakes.
If you decided to go with soil beds or pots, you will need to make some decisions on your soil selection. What do you want in your soil? The most important thing is that your soil has good aeration (perlite white balls are a good example) because with no aeration your soil will compact too much when watered. Clay and hard-packed soil will stunt your roots, preventing them from growing, and absorbing water and nutrients.
Cannabis plants go through two cycles in their lifetime, the vegetative cycle and the flowering cycle. In an outdoor grow, the vegetative cycle occurs when there is more sunlight than darkness in a 24 hour day, which is why planting your cannabis plant around mid-May is best. Once you understand the time-frame for starting an outdoor cannabis garden in your area, the next step is to analyze the area where you intend to create your garden.
Growing from seed is an option, but using cannabis clones in your outdoor garden will likely produce a better outcome. Dark Heart clones specifically will save you time and will offer consistency in your garden. We put our clones through a “hardening off” process within our nursery so that they are more successful immediately after transplant than other clones on the market. It could still be wise to do some hardening off on your own when you first introduce them to the direct sunlight in your garden, but it is not required with our clones.
Some strains we recommend in the category of tall/stretchy plants that do well outdoors are Royal Highness bred by The Humboldt Seed Company, Sour Diesel, Chocolate Grape Diesel bred by Purple Caper Seeds, Sour Diesel Lemon Kush, Chemdawg 4, Black Jack and any of our OG strains (Hades OG, Fire OG, SFV OG, Venom OG). Keep in mind these are very tall if you have height restrictions.
Tips for planning your outdoor cannabis garden
The outdoor season is already kicking off so it's time to lay out a solid plan for your outdoor cannabis garden. In California outdoor growing generally runs March through November so we have compiled some tips for you to make the most of this year's harvest.
Since you didn’t say what country or area you were in I wasn’t able to look at the typical conditions. I am 45 degress N of the equator at 60 ft above sea level in an area where it is quite wet and in the Fall we see a lot of rain (for example). So we have to pick strains based on the resistance to mold and mildew. What are your typical Summer and Fall like?
To germinate I’m thinking about using Seedbox Plagron because it comes already with 250ml of Seedbooster.
The other thing I noticed about the strain you picked is the plants seem quite sensitive (delicate). Since you don’t have previous experience growing this strain or cannabis it might be a little challenging to grow.
I’m not planning on transplanting them because it’s my first time and I don’t want to stress them. I’ve read about it and to do it properly and not stress them it’s quite hard.
The seeds are Gorilla Glue Auto from Fast Buds.
Then move it outside till it’s ready to harvest.
I’m planning on growing some goodies. It’s my first time and need a little help, if you guys don’t mind dropping a piece of advice I would really appreciate. So here it goes:
Deciding not to transplant is a good idea, just start with the pot size you want to end up in or according to the data for the seed. Also, that soil is already fertilized so be careful to not feed until they need it (which can be tricky to tell). By the time you realize the plants are running out of the initial food that came in the soil it may be a little late and then your stressing the plant and autos have no time to recover.
Then I’m planning on using Grow Bags instead of Pots (Much cheaper and they say the outside of the bag it’s white so it reflects the light and black inside so it doesn’t absorb the heat. Another thing is it only cost 0,4€ for 12L). Let me know your opinion about this bags, are they good or traditional pots are better?
Hi, I'm planning on growing some goodies. It's my first time and need a little help, if you guys don't mind dropping a piece of advice I would really…