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Mostly outdoor - Will it work? by Emma Bodgeworth - Fri, 11 Nov 2016 13:16:52 EST ID:aIQ/qRaL No.143774 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I'm doing a ton of reading since I can legally grow now, but pardon my noobiness. I want to start growing in the beginning of January. My plan is to leave the plants outside until it gets dark, then bring them in so they continue getting light so they won't flower early. How much light will they really need just to not flower? Do I really need to invest in a light just for after sunset? Or will setting the plants near the lamp that is lighting the room anyways be enough? I live in southern california so temperature shouldn't be an issue.
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Doris Blytheson - Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:48:15 EST ID:+feR4wOL No.143775 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fuck you, I'm jealous.

Also just do it the other way around: Just let the plants grow inside until they are too big to keep them inside, believe me they will get large enough.
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Doris Blytheson - Fri, 11 Nov 2016 15:00:01 EST ID:+feR4wOL No.143776 Ignore Report Quick Reply
On second though discard that, don't buy any lights. Buy fucking clones, large ones. Carry them proudly in a transparent plastic container and take public transport while whistling "don't worry".

Don't forget to buy one extra to put on front yard, or somewhere else visible.
I'd get Jack Flash.
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Caroline Clishpirk - Fri, 11 Nov 2016 17:49:06 EST ID:TlZsEEqx No.143777 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>143776
It's not legal where I live just yet, but this made me SO happy because it's just around the corner and this is a reality soon, thanks
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Sidney Nopperkat - Fri, 11 Nov 2016 21:05:12 EST ID:6JUlQbsu No.143779 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>143774
yes
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Graham Homblebanks - Thu, 17 Nov 2016 02:27:59 EST ID:aIQ/qRaL No.143787 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I'm going to leave the plants outside all day to get as much sun as possible, then move their pots onto this table. Will the plants stretch up to these shitty lights? or will the sunlight be enough where stretching is minimized? I'm using rosenthal's marijuana grower's handbook for most of my info. I tend to research things heavily before starting them. I apologize if this post is a bit retarded, I am pretty fuckin drunk on a wednesday.
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Thomas Crarryhene - Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:24:44 EST ID:QI1rXhZY No.143790 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>143787
I imagine if the plant spends the majority of a 24-hour period in sunlight it shouldn't stretch much. I've read that spreading open the tips of the branches, instead of waiting for the plant to do it itself, prematurely exposes meristematic tissue light and promotes growth of the next node. Basically manipulating the plant for short node spacing.
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Alice Crommerstone - Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:06:03 EST ID:aIQ/qRaL No.143922 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Well I went through with it but I feel like they're getting fucked up. They all sprouted 4-5 days ago. I have never watched weed grow before, but they seem too tall, like they're stretching. I've been putting them outside during the day, but it's been pretty rainy and not too sunny. I'm putting them on this >>143787 table once I get home for the day.

Is there anything I can do about the stretching? Do I have to build a sketchy tower up to the ceiling lights? or are they even stretching?
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Hamilton Clambledock - Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:41:29 EST ID:xthRZCcw No.143925 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>143922
>ceiling lights

You need a proper setup
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Alice Crommerstone - Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:16:08 EST ID:aIQ/qRaL No.143926 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>143925
fine, how about this then Mr. Perfectionist
the light is about 12 inches from the soil now. Any closer and the light doesn't hit all of the plants. By putting the plants inside I'm really just trying to prevent flowering, minimizing stretching comes second.

Unfortunately my back patio is pretty sheltered, so they don't get much wind either. I might have to start pointing a fan at them. Eh it's too bad it takes so much electricity to grow out of season.
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Wesley Boffingchack - Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:22:09 EST ID:SqBDN5iw No.143932 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>143926

I take it that's your setup? I didn't bother reading what kind of bulb that is, if you even posted those stats. If it's led or fluorescent then you want that bulb as close as you can possibly put it without the plant touching the actual bulb, like 2-5 inches away.

I grew weed once because somebody hit me an my gf up saying somebody they knew who grows had to move state and had thirteen two week old plants that needed taken care of. I had mevet grown anhthing in my ljfe before but I was like, okay. Ended up getting six plants of sour diesel and bought about three hundo dollars worth of equippy. I grew all six plants using three small fluorescent lights, then one 150 watt fluorescent, and one 125 wall fluorescent. It was a crash course grow op with a lot of fuck ups, but I ended up getting about five or six ounces of high quality bud.

Growweedeasy dot com. It did it. My plants survived a four day power outage in 40 degree fahrenheit weather and came back to be rank as fuck. Pic is related.

You said your plants seem way too tall for how old they are? They're stretching to try and get closer to their light source. You need to either get a more powerful light, or move the one you have closer. Dunno, m8.

This is my weed from my first grow for reference using slightly improper technique with basically crap lights.
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Rebecca Pablingman - Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:33:39 EST ID:l56Iztg3 No.143936 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>143922
>Is there anything I can do about the stretching?

Get some proper lights and grow them exclusively indoors if you're that concerned.. Stretching is bad for indoor growing because it's hard to get the light close to the lower nodes. People who grow outdoors don't give a shit about stretching, because it doesn't matter if the sun is 491,040,000,000 feet away from the lower nodes, or 491,040,000,004 feet away.
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Charlotte Dupperwell - Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:16:56 EST ID:QI1rXhZY No.143947 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>143926
CFL's from a hardware store can be bought for pretty cheap and work well as supplemental lighting. It also probably costs you less than $1/month in electricity. 4 26w bulbs would be perfect for 1-2 young plants
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Beatrice Blythefuck - Fri, 03 Feb 2017 16:33:34 EST ID:aIQ/qRaL No.143976 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Here the plants are now, about 3 weeks after sprouting. They look pretty good as far as I can tell. I have 10" terracotta pots to eventually transplant them into. I'll probably move them after another 1.5-2 weeks? I think they have space for now, but it's hard to guess if their roots are happy. I also have some all purpose fertilizer, which I plan to start applying starting at 5 weeks after sprouting, and then every 2 weeks after that.
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Jenny Sezzledale - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 02:49:27 EST ID:7KwLf33S No.144216 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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The plants sprouted about 8 weeks ago now.

They got some tiny black mites for a while from my parsley plant, but I tried to pick all of the bugs off and made some pesticide out of thai chilis, garlic, onion, and water. It seems to have worked.

I just transplanted them to larger pots with potting soil, and this time a little charcoal instead of perlite since I had it.
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Jenny Sezzledale - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 02:50:24 EST ID:7KwLf33S No.144217 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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pic that shows off my rad grow corner
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Hamilton Wonderdale - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:41:07 EST ID:iZG5vRT7 No.144218 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>143774
Drop $150~ on some t5s, or LED or even some CFLs if you actually want to harvest. Here's my plant at 8 weeks with florescents that were $130 off Amazon.
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Henry Sucklehet - Mon, 05 Jun 2017 21:31:30 EST ID:7KwLf33S No.144819 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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resurrecting this thread from the depths of page 5 with updates. Feels damn good to look at my plants now compared to >>143922

Here's what the plants look like today. I was planning on letting the plants veg for a lot longer, but I was hoping to force them into flowering by leaving them outside. I wanted to give the weed to my roommate before I graduated, but now I'm graduating in 2 weeks and I'm just going to keep the plants.


The one female flowering plant was a free feminized bonus seed I got for buying anything. The other 3 are random sativa dominant seeds. The dying plant had male flowers, so I just stopped watering it. The middle two plants show no signs of flowering.

QUESTIONS I HAVE NOW
-how long does it take for these flowers to get bigger? seems to be taking a long ass time.
-I've been picking the dying/mostly dead leaves off my plants. Should I be doing this? I'm pretty sure it's a good idea. I doubt they're photosynthesizing anymore.
-should I continue fertilizing the flowering plants? I know they need less N and more P once they're flowering. I took a month or two break from fertilizing all of the plants out of laziness, just gave them some yesterday, and I just gave a tiny bit to the flowering plant.
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Archie Puddleseck - Mon, 05 Jun 2017 23:35:03 EST ID:UpIT+Lm/ No.144820 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>144217
Laaaame. Get a 4-in-1 socket splitter for that lamp and some E27 LED spots.


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