It’s pretty late but I’ll go ahead and start a journal for my late-started outdoor auto grow. I live near 28.5°N so our growing season runs really late and typically don’t get a frost except in January and Feb. So, I started popping some seeds in late August. I had lots of issues with some ILGM White Widow Auto seeds (see my germination thread) but, to make a long story short, I ended up with a wide variety of auto strains from several breeders. The seeds popped between July 26 and Aug 15. These are the AUTO strains I have going right now:
3 ILGM Amnesia Haze
2 ILGM White Widow
2 New420Guy Paul’s Crystal Aurora
2 New420Guy Paul’s Super Dense
1 Dinafem XXL Cheese
1 Dutch Passion Auto Mazar
I’m growing in grow bags that are mostly 10 gallon sized except for 2 15 gallon bags and 2 3 gallon bags. Soil is a mixture of FF souls with several amendments and I’m feeding FF nutes along with Great White, H&G Roots Excelurator and Sea-90
We have been enduring our brutal summer heat with daytime highs at or above 100°F/38°C for 3 months straight with RH around 35% and haven’t had any rain in 2.5 months until last Sunday. God finally remembered us and sent us 6” on Sunday night! Then, on Monday He sent us another 3”! On Tuesday we got .5” and 1” on Wednesday and another 3” over the last 24 hours!!! The forecast shows 50%-80% chance of rain every day for the next 4 days. Ugh! Nonetheless, the plants are doing better than ever! The rain brought our temps way down into the 80’s and all the nitrogen-infused rainwater has really woken them up from the heat.
I’ve tried some pretty sever LST on them but no topping or fimming. Anyway, here are some pix from today for ya!
FWIW - This is my first auto grow, my first outdoor grow…and my first grow in 25 years! Long ago I did pretty well as an indoor grower back in the late 80’s/early 90’s. Now I’m restarting and re-learning! What a blast. SO much has changed. It’s amazing having a resource like this with growers helping growers. Back in the day, pre Internet, growers were VERY secretive so info was hard to come by. Group like CAMP and HBSO were NO joke and clannish secrecy was an unfortunate necessity This is just a prep for next year’s outside garden of both autos and photos. Thanks for looking!
ILGM Amnesia Haze Auto - 35 days
New420Guy Seeds - Paul’s Super Dense Auto - 31 Days
New420Guy Seeds Chrystal Aurora Auto - 33 days
ILGM White Widow Auto - Day 25
Dinafem XXL Cheese Auto - 22 days