Long story short. We bought 2 Acapulco Gold clones Aug 1st from a dispensary (most of you who have seen my posts know this all ready). They were transplanted to Happy Frog within a week (per dispensary suggestion). We were told nothing else re: care for these plants except to use distilled water because of our water here on the western slope of CO. Plants were put by the back door - sliding glass - and had evening sun. Asked dispensary about kicking outside (for good) and they said little bit at a time. Two plants we previously had DIED within 30 minutes of being in direct sunlight - so we were VERY hesitant to try this again. Talked to someone at a hydro store who told us to buy Grow and Bloom and give when watering - and to SOAK the plants, wait a bit, then put them in the sun (never to put wet plants in the sun because they could burn).
Tired of not having proper information for this type of plant, or anyone close enough by to help us out directly – I booted those damn plants outside yesterday from 8 am until about 7:30 pm. They delt with full sun all day (90+ degree hot and dry) and light wind (not breeze) and both were watered, then let sit for 10 minutes in the shade while I put stuff away, then out in the sun they went.
Unfortunately, both are flowering and maybe 2 months old (from first clip off the mother plant to now). My husband says next time we start from seeds. One plant since it started flowering has the top leaves curled under, but it also has buds on 2 of the flowers. The other does not have anything wrong with it - its a pretty happy plant.
So out they went this morning for day 2. My husband wants to put 2 holes in the ground and put them in it. That would mean full sun, and possibly rebar post to tie them to IF they get any bigger so the wind doesn’t tear them out of the ground. Where we live, the wind can make Wyoming wind look like a soft gentle breeze.
Now - my issue - WHAT do you guys (and gals) do when the temp drops at night, and then in the winter time, as far as outdoor growing plants? Don’t they have to keep warm or die??