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outtaspace

Hi 420 folk, Newb here(r)

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Decided this year was the year. I started writing a story about an inspirational pair who sadly copped it for growing medicine. Been six years thinking about it. And of course, like a method actor, I had to start my own growing experience to really feel the love for my subject. Kicked off germination in April. Now using a conservatory as greenhouse. First couple seeds died on me, one Northern Lights auto and one Nebula II CBD bought from Sensi in Ams. Second Fem Nebula doing fine though, and thinking about taking some bud sites as cuttings. Fearful though. And now just popped a freebie Critical Jack to see how a proper Sativa will do, although no idea of the gender. Will follow up with a Fem Girl Scout Cookie Auto to see if I can beat the clock before Summer ends. I have low medical needs and so this should all see me through to next April. Anyhow, I've not had time to do a proper diary like some of you amazing folks out here on the interweb and owe you trail-blazers a huge debt of thanks for all the tips on cultivating this amazing plant. Especially the wisdom of OT1, who inspired me to sign up. Hope to be able to pop some tips and pics in here at some stage, although as a complete novice it might all be a disaster. Anyway, that's me for now.

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Welcome aboard, @outtaspace. Don’t worry, there are lots of people (including me) who are growing for the first time this year. We are all learning and there are hundreds of really knowledgeable folks on here who can probably answer any questions you have or give advice. I’ve just joined the forum and I’ve found everyone really friendly. I’m growing in a greenhouse, although my girls aren’t spending much time in there due to the lovely weather we’ve had in my part of East Anglia. They’re outside in the sun and growing into monsters.

 

Grow diaries are really useful - even if you just do one at home. That’s how I started so I had some references for next year and to see where I went wrong. If you’re doing autos you should be ok - especially as yours are indoors. Just watch the temperature as it can get hot and humid under glass. I’ve just bought one of the bio green fan heaters, which you can use in the summer as well, which I’ll be sticking in the greenhouse to keep the humidity down.

 

Let us know how you get on and try to get some photos. We all love cannabis porn lol!

 

Cheers

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Don't mean to be negative, but it's too late to start autos now. Get yourself a couple of good non auto seeds that will work outdoors and start them asap. 

 

Good luck 

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28 minutes ago, beezee said:

Don't mean to be negative, but it's too late to start autos now. Get yourself a couple of good non auto seeds that will work outdoors and start them asap. 

 

Good luck 

How do you workout that it's too late for autos? This is the ideal time to put some autos out, given a long 12 weeks of growth only takes them to September or early October which brings them in line with regular photo plants.

 

It's true you can start them off earlier depending on the weather, I germinated mine in early may and they're coming along fine but to say mid June is too late is wrong from my experience.

 

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I would only start autos now if you can still guarantee your getting 6 hours of direct sunlight on them once the sun dips into a lower position in September. A greenhouse would be of use for September and October to if possible as temps start to drop and the drizzle comes along. Whether you start autos or photo period strains now you will stll end up with something as long as you pick strains wisely (force flower photo period varieties at 4/5 weeks sooo august if possible to )

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@gthang let me put it this way, if you start a photo now you would get at least twice the amount of buds and a lower amount of rot! 

 

Autos need more light hours and greater intensity, also from August onwards there are more mould spores around due to rotting berries etc.

 

Early bonus = autos 

Proper harvest = photos 

 

3 hours ago, gthang said:

which brings them in line with regular photo plants.

Wrong, regular photos will out perform autos in every way 

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3 hours ago, beezee said:

@gthang let me put it this way, if you start a photo now you would get at least twice the amount of buds and a lower amount of rot! 

 

Autos need more light hours and greater intensity, also from August onwards there are more mould spores around due to rotting berries etc.

 

Early bonus = autos 

Proper harvest = photos 

 

Wrong, regular photos will out perform autos in every way 

I meant in terms of when they finish if planted now not the yield.

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Pretty pointless if you only get a few grams tho, and that's if they don't rot. I'd be well pissed if I paid £5-10 for a seed and I hadn't maxed the potential yield. 

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@beezee my first auto was popped late june was a roadrunner 2 from dinafem in small tomato gh i got an oz of nice bud from it. I popped it late because a cat snapped my auto tundra so i ordered the cheapest 3 pack of seeds. if your south facing its fine with a greenhouse and direct sun all September without houses blocking it as it dips in autumn and bit of mercy from the sun god but i think your right force flowering a photo period would be smarter orrrr even better would be to try something like killer kush fv 

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Bet you could've got 6oz of better quality bud from a photo @Moobman ;)

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I managed 25oz last year from my 3 photos beezee :bong::skin_up:

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Thanks all for the advice and apologies for late acknowledgement. I will have to press ahead with whatever is to hand and to be honest I would be supremely satisfied with an oz at this stage and, having already had three launch failures, there's no guarantee any of them will make it to harvest. I will struggle with direct sun but its really a big learning curve at the moment - even navigating this site! Thanks again.

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The best advice if it's a first grow is to not get bogged down with details and science and just enjoy the experience, you'll learn a lot you'll carry over into next year.

 

Look on this year as a learning curve and enjoy whatever you do manage to harvest.

 

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On 6/20/2018 at 10:50 AM, PermanentWaves said:

Let us know how you get on and try to get some photos. We all love cannabis porn lol!

Cheers

 

@permanentwaves Here is my first attempt at documenting it

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@moobman, @gthang@beezee, I tried to rush three different auto strains which all popped but zombied out. Suspect my unhygienic practices spread root rot. Lessons learnt for sure. Now I feel very lucky to have the one survivor. Nervous to have all my eggs in the one basket but as you all say, its all a learning. 

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