Gonna try an outdoor grow in an octopot

I made a homemade cover for the tank part of the pot. Also note those fancy eyelets I put in the sleeve. Those set me back $4 for the eyelet tool from Walmart. (it’s probably the cheapest-made tool I’ve ever purchased)

The white thing sticking up in the middle of the pot is a place holder for the transplant.

Fancy access panel for the water fill spot:

Here’s where I check how much water is in the tank:

If you look hard, you can see the orange level indicator that shows the level from when I put 4 gallons of water+nutes in the tank to start off.

Gonna use some of the Extreme gardening root stimulator sample when I transplant (tomorrow):

Here’s the brave future Octopot resident:

I’ve given this a decent amount of thought. It should make for an interesting growing/learning experience. Hopefully I get something smokable from it, but I’m mainly just trying this to learn more about this hobby. I’m using General Hydroponics liquid nutes + cal mag. Never used liquid nutes before.

Wish me luck!

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Pretty sure you’ll have good success octopot growing is like auto pilot . I did a similar grow last summer with good results.

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Thanks for the encouragement. One reason I went with this is we only have about a 3 month window to grow stuff outdoors and I have a week long trip planned in mid April. Hoping to have it dialed in enough at that point where I can leave her alone for a week without killing the plant.

It’s an auto and should be done by mid/late May.

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I’ll be watching the progress-

What strain is it?

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ILGM White widow auto. I couldn’t get any of my blueberry autos to sprout.

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She’s in her spot.

I watered 2 quarts over the top of the media as per the octopot instructions after transplanting.

Now we wait. :smiley:

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Looking great! Can’t wait to see the progress :slight_smile:

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Can’t wait to see it hit the res and explode .

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Yay!! Tell me more about why the cover? I’m new here at Octopot and I’m so curious to learn all your tips and tricks!

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Hi Kaley. I live in Arizona and the sunlight has a way of being rough on things around here. I also felt it would help keep the reservoir water cooler. Also the way I made it I felt like it gave a tiny bit of extra support to the grow sleeve.

Already doing a little LST to get more light to those lower nodes.

In case you don’t know what “LST” is: The paper clips put a gentile downward tug on the fan leaves so that the sunlight can hit the little nodes on the main stem and get them to grow out into more branches.

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Great, thank you for sharing. So…we are looking into the option to have WHITE pots and fabric - to try and help with the fact that the black does hold the heat in. Living in Arizona, you have unique perspective to myself and the team here in Michigan - is white something you feel makes sense?

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Yep a white tank/sleeve would be a valuable option to offer some of your customers.

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What an awesome idea. Can’t wait to see how the outdoor octo goes for you. :+1:

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The thing I learned is that by the end of the run it’s drinking that Rez plus some worth of water, the plus side they get huge. Best of luck. I love octopot a!

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Two days in the pot she seems pretty happy. I undid the LST from Monday once those lower nodes started growing. I think I’ll let her get a bit taller before I start tugging her around the pot.

Those spots on that one leaf are from when I watered with starting nutes when she was transplanted. 99% sure some got on to the leaves and made the brown spots.

She looks happy to me! :smiley:

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It’ll take about 14 days till the roots hit the res then Boom growth explosion :boom:
Looks great
Best wishes

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She might be getting a sniff of that res she grew quite a bit today.

We had 30-40 mph winds yesterday I was sweating that!

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She got bent over this morning. Has already recovered. :grinning:

I saw what I think was a cabbage looper worm on a tomato plant right next door, which got me thinking about bugs.

I know it ain’t much, but I’d rather avoid chemicals if I can. I have D.E. to try if something starts making my plant their dinner.

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OK so she’s still alive, kickin’ and appears healthy. She just hasn’t grown much.

Today makes her 8th day in the pot. She could still be stunted from the transplant I suppose.

Here’s my other outdoor spring experiment:

That chain link is to keep the stray cats out. I used some Dr. Earth Pump and Grow on it about 4 days ago and it seems like it has an odor that cats would go for. I’ve put a lot of goodies in that AZ clay soil should be interesting to see how it handles growing a cannabis plant.

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I’d say it hasn’t hit the res yet 8 days is still a bit early.

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