I have different plants in terms of size and strain, all are feminized. I did not label each plant by strain nor did I start the plants at the same time. All were started by May and living outdiirs.
My plants appear healthy and show growth almost daily. I have pruned each plant per the ILGM bible. All are potted on my deck in huge planters, think a minimum of three feet in circumference of each planter. So, outside grown in planters. I water regularly, fertilize once a week, and spray (think a gentle shower) the leaves on hot days (above 96 degrees) to make sure nothing cooks in the sun. I have seen a few Japanese Beatles on the larger plants and immediately hung those Beatle Bag things fifteen feet away from the plants. Sometimes the day or two after I fertilize I get one to three yellow leaves at the bottom of the plants. Does not effect the health of the plant. I snip it off and go lighter on the fertilizer the following week.
My question: I have no flowers. We live in Northern Virginia. If I am to harvest mid to late September is this acceptable? Should I cover my plants and force them to flower or let the sun do its thing and relax while the magic happens?
I love this site for all kinds of things, but it really comes in handy when planting anything.
I love the little slider bar and as you slide the info at the bottom of the screen changes by date.
The actual daylight hours count is nice.
I just clicked a random spot in the middle of the state, but you can enter any location you want obviously.
@Deez - I’m in Virginia too. First time grower - well, one that wasn’t just a let’s see what happens kind of thing.
If I’m using Fox Farm trio when should I start on the bloom booster?
In my area, by the slider I won’t hit “true” 12/12 until September 20-something!
I was planning on using that date and the FF schedule and counting back the weeks to start - which, maybe I should check the math - that might be soon considering.
I live in Central Virginia about 4hrs south of D.C…
@MumSquared - Looking really nice! I see you had the same trouble with your math I had! LOL!
Nobody needs to go in that extra room either! I don’t care if you think you hear a fan humming! LOL!
Best of luck with your grow!!
Thanks for the tip Bud! I’ve been checking for pre-flowers during my multiple daily bug checks and had a couple of suspects but alas, no true pistils just yet.
I just have the trio but I’ve seen the other names mentioned a lot. Guess I’m off to Fox Farm to do a little reading and learning.
The probably Amazon to do some spending!
Who am I kidding?
I’m going straight to Amazon! LOL!