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posting pics and some details bout this years outdoor and greenhouse grows.  Plants, for the most part, were started under lights in the second week of april, and got planted in their permanent home on june 1st, with the exception of some clones and some late started seeds to replace unwanted males.   greenhouse plants were started in 5 gallon buckets in fox farm ocean forest soil mix.  Bottoms of buckets were cut off and placed over the natural soil to allow roots to expand into the dirt. during transplant a hand full of bat guano 9-3-1 was placed at the rootball of all plants, greenhouse and outdoor.  Outdoor plants were placed in 15 gallon boxes 2 plants per box, filled with fox farm happy frog as opposed to ocean forest with the exception of one box using just a plain pro mix without mycorizae or added ferts. 6 boxes to start and these also had no bottoms so as to allow the roots to expand into the natural soil.  5 other outdoor plants were grown individually in 15 gallon holes dug into the natural soil and each hole was filled with one 2 cubic foot bag of happy frog starter soil.  Watering is done with the rain and stanky well water high in sulfur content, whos ph is unknown.  Raw amounts of dirt and fertilizer used for this entire grow without  regard to individual plant dosages were.  60 gallons ocean forest, 165 gallons happy frog, and 15 gallons plain pro mix.  Fertz used were 2  pounds down to earth 9-3-1 bat guano, 4lb  bag of fax farm 8-2-6  premium lawn, 4 lb bag of fox farm 5-5-5 all purpose, 4lb bag of fox farm 5-8-4 fruit and flower, 4lb bag of fox farm 3-8-8 bulb food,  4lb bag of fox farm 4-4-5 rose food,  few cups of down to earth azomite,  about 4 lbs of down to earth bone meal 3-15-0,  5lb bag of down to earth crab meal 4-3-0, a 5lb bag of down to earth kelp meal 1-0.1-2 and some small dosages of fox farm grow big 8-4-4 liquid fertz and a few small doses of 2-11-11 awesome blossoms liquid fertz and 1  feeding of about 150ml of black strap unsulphured molasses 15ml per gallon (didn't like how plants reacted) early in flower.  Feedings were done about every two weeks by top dressing into my buckets/boxes/holes, and occasionally additional fertz were thrown around the outside of the boxes/buckets onto the soil below them.  on avg. each plant was given about half cup to a cup when fed, depending on size and by my personal judgement of what the plant needed.  the general order in which i fertilized was a transplant feeding of bat guano 9-3-1 1/4cup, bout two weeks after were given fox farm premium lawn 8-2-6 1/4 cup. Another two weeks and used the rest of the premium lawn and leftover bat guano.  another  two weeks go by and i decided to fertilize with about a half to 3/4 cup crab meal 4-3-0.  Feeding needs started increasing and during late july-august while still in veg they were given feedings of additional leftover crab meal approx. 1/4 cup. Also, fox farm 5-5-5 bout 1 cup early august and fox farm 5-8-4  1 cup.  right before transition in middle august.  Each plant was additionally given a few tablespoons of azomite for trace elements around this time.  Also, greenhouse plants were given a ground cover of 1 whole bag of fox farm rose food 4-4-5 in a planting area approximately 70 sqft. to enrich soil under my buckets.  to start flowering phase I mixed parts of fruit and flower 5-8-4, bone meal 3-15-0, azomite, fire place ashes (k2O), crab meal 4-3-0, and bulb food 3-8-8 together in a custom mix.  Each plant was given 2 feedings of this mix approx 3/4 cup each feeding.  First week of september and I used leftover bone meal as ground cover around greenhouse buckets and outdoor boxes, approx. 2-3 handfulls ber bucket/box.  A little left over bulb food 3-8-8 was also added to each plant no more than a few tablespoons each.   2nd week september early yellowing was noticed on a few plants (pro mix plant was the worst one) and so a few plants were dosed with fox farm grow big liquid fert 8-4-4 10-15 ml/gal and given 2 gallons each.  Today, september 21, purchased kelp meal 1-0.1-2 and was perfect because early yellowing extended to a few more plants and slight potassium deficiency was noticed on my greencrack and east coast cookies.  Another reason for the kelp was i read potassium should be higher than phosphorous in late flower and because overall potassium was low throughout the grow,  especially when compared to amounts of phosporous.  I also read it contains good growth enzymes which im hoping will help fatten up my buds here in the last few weeks.  Greenhouse plants were given 1 cup kelp, outdoor bucket plants were given 3/4 cup per plant and individual plants got 1/2 cup.  Plants will recieve no more fertilizer for the rest of there life cycle.  3-4 weeks depending strain and weather.CAM01659.jpg

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If you notice one plant is about 25% perfectly healthy and about 75% dead.  This i believe was caused by fusarium stem rot, agitated by anaerobic soil conditions brought about by shitty drainage and over watering.  In this planting area 5 15 gallon holes were dug into high clay soil.  The differential from loose dirt happy frog in the hole and low drainage clay soil around the hole apparently was causing water to pool in the hole inviting rot.   

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Another observation of mine, some plants I grew underwent a technique called Monster cropping which happens one of two ways, clone a flowering female, or reguvenate fully flowered and harvested female.  This technique causes extreme branching and creates a very nice even canopy and extra bushy plants.  Personally, i reguvenated fully flowered females that a buddy grew indoor that i really liked (east coast cookies and cookie wreck) and convinced him to let me try and save them because had they not been saved they would have been lost. (no place for clones and no males and no more seeds+ rare-very rare strains)  Although, I have to say, the plants grew extremely bushy without any training, but for some reason they just never took off like other plants. Fresh plants started from seed, even plants popped from seed after the reguvenated plants had already been in ground, are larger in size.  Other plants that were planted outside at the same time with similar conditions are now 2-3 times larger overall.  However i will say this, some growers may like these qualities in its growth (short, bushy, steady but never explosive growth) for these reasons...even though it grew smaller overall, outdoor guerilla growers and paranoid ilegal growers (like me) could benefit security wise because the plants keep such a low profile they can be kept away from prying eyes and helicopters without a constant need for bending and training.  Commercial Indoor growers i cant say i'd recommend the monster crop technique just because i think it will extend your veg time and slow your turn around too much.  It would grow a great even and efficient canopy but would take a while, instead just use the proper amount of tying, toping and bending to achieve a good canopy, indoors.

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East Coast Cookies Outdoor (Monster cropped/reguvenation method) + another ECC which is suffering from Fusarium stem rot.

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MK-Ultra Bagseed (Started indoors in april along with the massive blue dreams) started off as a retard and was originally culled (literally as a seedling was uprooted and tossed) I saved it.  Stayed a retard (less than four sets of mangled looking leaves) for a month in a four inch pot. Finally transplanted to a bed where it started growing healthy leaves for three weeks. Then uprooted again losing half its root system and transplanted into permanent planting in a 15 gallon hole along with east coast cookies.

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The only female from 6 plants that were started, of this, this year. Its origins are unknown, except that it is a crossbreed of 2 cali bagseed strains (damn i wish i did a better job labeling) harvested from last year.  The male that seeded my crop, I believe, was a Green Crack.  Late photo, but it seems this plant started flowring late as well, might not finish in my climate.

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Late started unknown bagseed (tall, right side, lighter green,  neighboring Blue Dream (left, darker green) and an ECC clone (Bottom right, darker green) and a pic when they were younger... and a pic with them neighboring the ECC clones that were since moved outdoors.

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Potassium deficiency, right?  I know the cookie strains have the natural trait of purpling but not really like this, but i dont  know for sure, the nights are getting chilly for the outdoors.

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Excellent Outdoor Grow.

Thanks for sharing.  Enjoy the harvest and smokes.

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wow nice job man those are looking like some happy ladies! And for sure it seems the cali sun gave them a good treat as well! Buds are looking really nice and resinous!

 

this should end up in some happy harvest ;)

Have a good grow

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hey awsome grow.  so i was looking at all you soil ammendments and what not. i was wondering if you were using any salt based ferts? and if not i was woundering if you have any any type of flushing program you are going to do. i also have a similar set up and was wondering what other people do. thanks

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Were on the east coast over here haha. But I used a tiny bit of grow big fox farm but very little And a tiny bit of awesome blossoms liquid feet and no I don't really have a flush method per day just stopped feeding last week of September and let it rain and water with we'll water inbetween. I read organic grown stuff has very little salt index comparatively and that it builds up much slower outdoors.  Azomite I do think has some salt content. And fire place ashes I think do but idk too much. They were used a while back.  From what I've seen this year, I would recommend supplementing nitrogen to the plants, all the way through till middle September or even a bit later.  Either crab meal, some nitrogen guano, or feather meal in moderate amounts.  Plants that start to 'Yellow out' before September 20th I noticed produced much smaller buds, and seemed to need extra time to finish. 

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Quick update. It's coming down to the last few days till everything is cut.  I'll try to get some nice pics before the cut since there's been tons of improvement since my last post.  Some plants aren't fully finished and would benefit from another week or so. A MAJORITY is just about fully ready.  3 have already been cut, hung to dry, then placed in paper bags. Pics to come.

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amazing tones on the plants now i love outdoor when they finish and the envirnment is a bit cold it makes such beautiful plants, and they look tasty for sure wish i could smell them ;) 

 

wish you the best for the little time that is left.

 

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Excellent job, Lansingking.

Sorry that you experienced the stem rot, but it seems that you have already discovered a solution by using those raised beds.

Enjoy the fruit of your work...

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