Naturalmedmans late-season grow

Hows she doing today after it

She was looking good this morning. I’ll report back in a few days. Went out of town for a short trip. A little nervous about the soil drying out. Fingers crossed!

Enjoy your trip and she good they are tough. Be safe

Thanks!

Back from a short trip. 4 days without rain or watering and still looking good. Two new tops are coming in nicely and some of the lower nodes are filling out. It’s probably 18 inches tall and a little less than a month since it sprouted. Really hoping she starts flowering soon or she won’t finish in time. Not even showing pistils yet. Getting about 13.5 hours of daylight (sunrise to sunset).





Veggie garden did well while I was away too. Peppers finally starting to ripen, getting lots of cucumbers and all those little Roma tomatoes are from my “runt” of a plant that had terrible bug infestation and was planted in a pot that was too small. My other tomato plant is growing monsters.

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Thinking I might need to force flower in a few days. I could move it into the garage a little before sunset to help it get moving. What do you think? Tagging a few folks who’ve been helpful or whose grows I’m following and admiring (and thank you in advance!). This is a northern lights photo being grown outdoors in the northeast US. It’s about 20 inches tall or so and about one month since it sprouted. Not looking for a big yield given the late start. Just don’t want it to go too long into the autumn and then lose it to bud rot or low temps. @Deez @thedeernad @Cannabian @oldmarine @OlyBoy98503 @Gerant @Randy_Marsh @AfgVet

Also a bit nervous about the incoming storm Henri, especially since I’m close to the ocean. I don’t have an adequate indoor grow light so hopefully if I put it up against the house and under the awning it will be ok.



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You have the luxury of moving a plant that size wherever you need to! That’s great news!

It looks like it is just about to start going to flower, but if you want to force it into flower, what you said would work, put it in a dark place on a schedule that gives it about 12 hrs of light and 12 hrs of dark, if you can. Just make sure you have some air movement in the garage!

You’ll be fine with Henri, garage her till it passes!

Im about to start becoming the puppet master and will be tying up my heavy colas to my fencing, trying to ride the storm out outside. I should be fine, as long as it doesn’t track anymore west than they are calling for… :crossed_fingers:

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She looks like she’s a little hungry for N too :wink:

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@thedeernad said everything I was going to say…

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High,
I’d agree too. Move her when needed. I’d let her go till she wants to flower on her own. I harvested (last year) in Mid November and I am in Michigan (outdoors grow) Sometime the girls have a mind Processing: 68E0352A-0F44-4515-B08B-70E675BFD9C5.jpeg…
of their own and do what they want no matter what you do.
N would be a good additive…
Happy growin
Ger



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Might as well move her inside during Henri, she’s not going to get any light outside so she might as well be protected from the storm.

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Thanks, all! Going to give it a few more days and then reassess forcing flower. Maybe with all the cloudy and rainy weather coming it’ll happen on its own.

@thedeernad @Gerant what do you suggest using for extra N? It’s in Coast of Maine stonington blend soil which is pretty rich in nutrients and not supposed to really need any additional nutrients for another month or so. That said, I’ve added kelp extract, worm castings and a little fish bone meal but realize none really have much N. Not necessarily trying to stay organic.

@thedeernad praying this storm misses us and your plants! Those kolas are too big and beautiful to lose!

@Gerant love your backyard weed forest lol. You’re giving me ideas for next season!

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High,
Well knowing that I would probably let her go for a while. Keep her hydrated. Maybe throw some molasses (I use a table spoon per gallon). When you water her.
Use your ideas. If they work cool if not try something different.
Happy growin
Ger

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High,
This was last years “Sea of Green”. Trying to replicate it this year. Have three less plants this year. We will see
Happy growin
Ger


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That’s what I’ve done here, naturalmedman.

I had a plant here…

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And I moved it here about four weeks ago.

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the roots growing through the pot looked good.

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07/20

That’s an east facing wall. she gets ~2.0 hours of direct sunlight each day.

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08/20 (today)

Daylight hours in my city dipped below 14:00 on 08/19. I’ll bring her out from her shady spot on Monday (probably) and half-bury the pot at an angle in a sunny spot and let it finish flower with nature.

If the weather gets shitty or the humidity gets out of control like it will in early October, I’ll just pull the pot out of the ground and bring her upstairs to finish flower with closer supervision.

You can also put them away in a dark room or a closet every night at 8:00 and bring them back out again at 8:00 am. It’s a pain in the ass, but I’ve done that too.

Ain’t that the damn truth… :joy:

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Looks like a good plan!

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High,
Why did you angle her?
Happy growin
Ger

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High,
I trust you are all safe and secure. Hope the hurricane passes you bye
Ger

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I have nothing to addd that hasn’t been said Better by servers others already.

So I shall say nice plant and get ready for the flowers!

I also would not hesitate to find a large box to stick over top of it at 7pm every night.

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@Gerant thank you sir. Lots of rain in the forecast, well see how we do!

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