I'm moving to the PNW next year and was wondering what is the latest month I can start flowering outside, or better yet, what is the last month a plant can be in flowering?
Hi HHHG,I'm going to convert my covered patio into a greenhouse. It has 12' white corrugated panels so I just have to replace them with clear and wrap clear plastic around the 2 sides. ANYONE KNOW WHERE TO GET CLEAR CORRUGATED PANELS FOR LESS THAN $30 EACH? There will be an exhaust fan and carbon filter too.
Because of the short dry season here I need a fast flowerer. Most of the plants will be used to make RSO so I need maximum yield too. Shanti recommended Critical Mass for quickness and it happens to be the biggest yielder so it's a no-brainer.
I have a list a daylight hours for each day next spring/summer. I guess I'll have to bag/light deprive the plants at some point. I don't have that figured out yet. Even though the patio won't get as much light as a greenhouse and doesn't have a side open to the South, I hope to get more yield than I get indoors with a couple thousand watts. The plants will be topped/trained/mainlined to keep them from getting too tall.Hi HHHG,
I wasn't aware of your move, until now.
I hope you get to love it up there. It sounds like a change for you.
I think you will have bigger and better results on the converted patio.
Will you be doing any light dep?
You will still need to watch the height.
Two years back when I first came to the forum I was having mold problems outdoors about two weeks before harvest. I pm'ed Shanti to get a strain recommendation . He said CM would be a good choice.
My experience with the rot(mold), it always hits the biggest cola , and the fattest section of that cola first. (about 1/3 of the way down).
I was hesitant about the CM because of the large size. But the last two years of experimenting with spray solutions I think I have the mold beat. At least under control!
You might think about proactive mold control. The ventilation is a must,for sure.
Best regards,(and best of luck)
Thanks BenPlantin. I have a plant limit so I need to grow the biggest plants I can outdoors (greenhouse). 20 Liters (5 Gal) is pretty small. I just don't want to go larger than necessary.Hi HHHG,
If you can go at least 20 Litre pots, but as you mention you need to restrict the size of your plants so maybe 10L pots would be more ideal. I wouldn't go smaller than 10L.
I use the following site to help calculate daylight/night hours, maybe you and other MNS members will find it helpful...
Daylight calculator (number of daylight hours, with sunrise and sunset)