Yesterday was day one for hardening off, all of these gals spent two hours in the shade. All plants went to bed happy; woke up this morning to two plants praying like cRaZy:
I planned on putting them out for 4 hours today. None of them are scheduled for water, but I’m wondering if I should.
Ignore that moisture meter, you can’t see that lol.
Incase you’re wondering the light is a 4’ 8 bulb agrobrite T5, 10” above tallest.
Temps are 64-72 at the tops of the plants, 64-66 at the roots.
Some happy plant you have there. I’d water only if they look like they need it. You’re off to a really good start for the outdoor season.
Thanks bud, so no need to worry about the prayers of those two?
Only praying to the light gods!
I guess it could be in for a stretch/growth spurt. Usually, they’re kinda droopy the night before but wtf do I know lol
Cool man, thanks for the encouraging words.
They can definately grow pretty fast outdoor. Even my smallest outdoor plant is bigger than any of my indoor plants. I average four feet tall but have had a few reach almost ten feet.
Good luck with the grow. @Northerlit If you need help with anything feel free to tag me. I’d be happy to help.
Agree they are happy this morning. Praying is usually accompanied by rapid growth.
Yeah, this is my third year but I’m always learning, and changing. Previously, I used promix and liquid nutes; this year I went with a premade super soil. Looking forward to mostly just watering, and using tea’s until flower. Then adding fish bone meal to boost P.
Hoping for a nice warm, dry summer, last year was garbage.
Anyway, thanks for the clarification & help. Much appreciated!
Excellent! I’ll be raising my lights tonight then
My growing techniques are always changing. I went from ff nutes to homemade super soil and now using a living soil. The living soil is giving me the best results so far. Something I stumbled on while reaching a good source of k is langbeinite. It also adds magnesium and sulfur to the soil. The sulfur is great for increasing the terpenes.
I’m in Vermont. My outdoor season is alway too short. I understand needing to grow something that finishes early.
Honestly, I’m not sure if the soil I’m using is living or just organic but I’ve got a handful of like minded individuals that have said they have noticed a huge difference in their end product vs the promix liquid nute road.
This is what I’m using this year:
Like I keep saying, I’m excited to see the difference between clone vs good fem seeds, and promix/liq nutes & this soil. Hoping for good things
I’m in Maine… so… I hear yeah lol
I’ve seen that soil but never used it. I’ve used the lobster compost they make and like the results.
Well it’s not cheap, I need two 1.5 cu ft bags to fill a 20gal, at 30$ a bag x 6 pots, you get what I’m saying lol
Not to mention I popped too many seeds and having trouble deciding who lives and who lives a less charmed life.
I feel you on the price tag. That’s another reason I like the living soil. I’m on the third grow using the same pot. Saves me some money. All I have to do is top dress nutrients a little before I flip the lights or as the start to stretch.