For the outdoor growers on here when do you usually start from seed?

I don’t really know much about when to start seeds and when the best time to put them outside at right time? I don’t know whether I should start this month germinating them or wait til next month. I am wanting to put plants outside on first week of March next year since max daylight hours is 13 to 14 hours a day. What size should plant be to transplant in ground outdoors? I will be germinating and vegging quite a few plants in 3x3 tent that’s including 4 plants normally gonna grow in 3x3 tent, 6 to 7 plants in 5x5 tent when other plants are done, and quite few plants outside. The seeds I’m using are all hybrids and feminized seeds.

I’m having a little trouble understanding.

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Me if ur wanting to go the first week of March, Drop em first week of jan, I like em to be around 2 months before moving outside,

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@Unknown A 2 month old plant can thrive in ground with no pot right? So if their transplanted in ground it first of March it should be done around August or longer? @Unknown @KeystoneCops basically trying to time grow cycle right. I have right now 4 plants in seedling stage right now that are going to stay in 3x3 tent. I have 6 other plants germinating right now and going to put them in with the other 4 plants in 3x3 until the 8 plants in 5x5 tent is done then I’ll move the 6 germinating right now will be moved to 5x5 tent. I had forgot to write in post if all outdoor and indoor plants going through seedling stage in one 3x3 tent for about a month or two will be too cramped. If that helps any better lol

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4 plants should be okay vegging in a 3’x3’ tent for several months. If the plants grow too quickly, you can always prune them back.

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Do you think for say 20 plants could be fine if I kept pruning and defoiliating it would be too much in 3x3 with small pots?

The first thing to think about is when is the last chance for heavy frost in your region! You don’t want to stunt them! Unless you are under 12 hrs of light for 2 mos. they will not mature!

You’d have 8”x8” per plant. You could start seedlings inside and veg them for a few weeks. Maybe a month. I’d come up with a different strategy if it were me. Maybe some combination of autoflowering plants started in the ground and photoperiod plants in the tent. M

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This question really depends on where in the world you are… Australia is in summer when Canada is in dead of winter. Latitude also has a lot to do with planting dates. Here in BC you may be ok planting in mid May? Further south the dark hours are shorter than ours so California might be able to plant out a few weeks earlier? How long you pre veg a plant is purely up to you. That assumes you arent planting non photo sensitive plants?

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They are all feminized no autos. March is when the peak of longest hours of daylight. @KeystoneCops I wanna say about a month they will be in 3x3 tent. That’s when all other plants should be done in that time frame in 5x5 tent. Once the flowering ones get done then I’ll be able to separate them. When I separate them I can leave 16 other plants in 5x5 tent in smaller pots if I can get away with that with no problems. I need to buy a bigger tent honestly and just leave 3x3 tent for mother plants and or clones.

I also don’t have any luck with auto flowers sadly they come out too small :unamused: maybe I’m doing something wrong with them. Auto flowers outdoors you can put outside any time of year correct?

If they get at least 10 hours of light, and the weather doesn’t kill them, yes. That’s their big advantage, IMO.

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Would it make any difference if I had put it in ground than in pots like size wise?

Greetings,
I cannot get “too big for my britches”- neighbors and all. So I am working with a window that has me planting directly in the no-till/Radicle 25gallon bags approx. Mid-May. I need to just get them strong enough to handle the heat of July.
Oh,I am on the SF peninsula, California.
Hope I answered the query.
Best of luck growing!

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