Here are my outdoor Autoflowers at week 9 from sprouting. From L to R: Jack Herer, AK-47 and White Widow x 3 plants. While the mainland of Australia is on fire, where I am we are experiencing a cool summer with overcast and cloud & windy conditions. In the last 10 days we have received approx 70 mm of rain to boot. Temps are in the very low 20’s and even under 10’ deg C at nights, the lowest was 5.2’ deg C. Hell we are wearing jackets and jeans…
As well it was cool weather when I started these Autos. I am hoping for more sunshine to help finish these girls off. They still are 2-3 weeks from finishing. Each day the flowers are plumping up gradually and the smell, which has been completely absent, is now starting to come on.
At nights I put them into a partial greenhouse to protect them from wallaby’s.
Oh, this year for the first time I used Canna Terra Professional for 3 plants(JH, AK-47 & 1 x WW) straight out of the bag with no additives. It was an experiment that I will not try again. I grow in 3 gal’ grow bags and for whatever reason I had problems with watering.
Are there many growers on this forum who use Canna Pro? Are there any tricks to using the medium?
Anyway, Ive found its ok if I mix the Canna Pro with another medium + perlite + vermiculite to loosen up the mix.
I found Canna Pro on its own seemed to compress and suffocate the root system. And or I packed the medium to tightly into the bags therefore not allowing the product to be able to expand and breath. Its a learning curve. This is my 3rd yr growing Auto’s. I have another 5 just started, at 2 weeks. Ive got 3 of the new Auto crop in 5 gal bags just to see if the extra 2 gallons of medium makes any difference.
When these clouds clear I will attach some pictures in the sunshine.