Well, after many trials and mostly errors, I think I’ve cracked the code regarding growing outdoors in insufferable heat.
My 1st auto grow started in late March to June and was fairly successful. I tried starting more on several occasions after that. What I found was that my organic potting soil was turning into straw real quick. Now, we’re talking about 100+ degrees with 20-30% humidity. Definitely a sub-optimal situation. So out of desperation I mixed 1/3 Miracle Gro, 1/3 organic, and 1/3 garden soil, which is denser than potting soil and seems to be holding moisture really well.
The 2 larger seedlings are officially a week old today. They are already bigger than my last try at 1 month. The 2 on the lower right popped yesterday. The 2 on the lower left are hermi seeds I got from my first grow and have not yet made an appearance.
So the schedule now is full sun from 9-2, then they go under a shade tree for filtered light until 5 or 6pm, then back out. And I mist them several times a day just to get a little humidity.
So wish me luck. I’ll report back weekly (assuming of course, the success continues)…