Growing in Houston


#1

Hi there! I new to the forum and growing. I live in Houston where it tends to be hot and humid June through October. I was trying to start growing outdoors. I am looking for an autoflower strain that can survive the heat and fight the humidity. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


#2

Northern Lights and White Widow autos grow fine outdoors. Blueberry might, but I can’t even get them to grow right indoors @Izzy. I’m 140 miles west of you. It gets hot here too. It’s not the heat so much as the rain that will be a problem. Especially when they’re in flower.


#3

Thanks @skgrower. I was really worried I didn’t want mother nature to kill my babies. My first grows were indoors were I could control heat and humidity.


#4

Oh and welcome to the forum. It’s much more friendly than others out there.


#5

I live in middle Georgia; rain, humidity and high heat are an issue for me but I was able to get a really good harvest off my middle of summer outdoor grow of White Widow Autos. Beware the bud rot, it was a major problem for everyone this year.

I would highly recommend fabric grow bags over plastic planters and nothing smaller than 5 gal. I💓GM has a buy 10 get 10 deal on WWA currently. You will need a digital PH and TDS (total dissolved solids) meter, along with a loupe for checking trichome color at harvest.

Flowering starts 30 days after sprout, you can FIM but topping is not recommended. FIM is done when you have 4 or 5 leaf nodes. I would highly recommend Light Stress Training (LST).

Best advise I can give you, have plenty of patience.

Welcome and happy growing!!


#6

If this weather, then I would advise to put a greenhouse, as it will not be easy to grow in the open air, and you will always need to monitor the plant. Think about it.