The sun is shining and I am happy to say that the outdoor grow has started! I’m working with 4 different strains, all in the same medium, different size fabric pots, and 2 different training methods.
Three of these plants are clones that were rooted in November of 2020 and maintained in my Mother tent until today. In that time they were topped several times, the roots were cut back once, and there were at least 3 H202 soil treatments. I kept them fed on a minimal solution to slow the growth and am both curious and hopeful that they aren’t stunted. (but if they are then I learn something!)
Why keep 3 plants in veg for so long?
1: I wanted to see what would happen,
2: My last years Gelato’s seed was popped in Jan and the veg treatment gave me just under 1 pound after drying and curing for the 1 plant in a 20 gallon.
3: I had no idea about OG, and had very little genetics available to me… THIS IS NO LONGER A PROBLEM AND I LOVE YOU ALL FOR IT!
4: To compare the growth of a plant grown from seed using a traditional time-line with these “elders”.
My only hick-up was a surprise battle with thrips which I won but at some cost.
Media: ProMix BX (some re-used from last year, treated with H202 to sterilize it).
Nutrients: Trip Tonic (same I use for my RDWC)
Growing Period: May 24 - Middle of October.
Location: Middle of my yard allowing for full sun from 7am-9pm with a consistent cross wind.
Site 1: Gelato (Clone, growing since Nov 2020), 20 Gallo Pot, Training = LST.
Site 2: Kosher Kush (Clone, growing since Nov 2020), 20 Gallon pot, Training = LST
Site 3: UK Cheese (Clone, growing since Nov 2020), 15 Gallon pot, Training = Tree
Site 4: White Widow x California Orange (Seed, growing since Nov 2020), currently in 5 Gallon pot to be repotted this week into a 20 Gallon pot, Training = LST
(*Big love thrown out to @Foreigner who gifted me his creation of WWxCO beans!)
Beyond the fabulous 4, i’ll probably end up plugging images of the rest of my garden in here throughout the season as I won’t be able to help myself…
Thanks for checking in and hope to see y’all back real soon!