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FROST: general rules from experience....

Discussion in 'Outdoor Growing' started by poplars, Oct 6, 2012.

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    mojoganjaman

    mojoganjaman Well-Known Member

    I'll share my latest frost fighter...scooped a swamp cooler for a mobile home...built a stand and dumped the watering system...tilted it a tad, and its instant wind for my girls...hth




    mojo
     
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    master randall A koop

    master randall A koop New Member

    i have 6 w.w. plant outside all day under florescent all night there about 5 feet tall right now 5 gallon bags when should i go to 13 / 11 with these plants
     
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    master randall A koop

    master randall A koop New Member

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    master randall A koop

    master randall A koop New Member

    very im ques i have my plant outside sun for about ten hours bring inside under florescent until light again 5 gallon bags there about 5 feet tall white widow when should i cut back to 13 /11
     
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    master randall A koop

    master randall A koop New Member

    are you in california
     
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    master randall A koop

    master randall A koop New Member

    i am under the impression that if you keep a plant under a 24 hour light cycle until it is 4 or 5 feet tall and then stick it in the ground outside it will finish cen cals longest day of year is less than 14 hours of light ???
     
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    jacrispy

    jacrispy Well-Known Member

    IMG_20151018_081947_374.jpg 28° IMG_20151018_081928_626.jpg 28° IMG_20151022_182623_700.jpg recovered the same day & a few days later she purpled up nice too:)
     
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    jacrispy

    jacrispy Well-Known Member

    IMG_20151018_081925_510.jpg 28° IMG_20151018_154910_418.jpg recovered the same day & purpled up nice as well:)
     
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    jacrispy

    jacrispy Well-Known Member

    IMG_20151018_081938_341.jpg 28° recovered by next day
     
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    jacrispy

    jacrispy Well-Known Member

    IMG_20151021_180632_885.jpg here she is day or two after
     
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    Doogan

    Doogan Well-Known Member

    Can colder temps bring out stronger terpenes in some strains causing a stronger smell/odor or even boost tricome production? I have also heard that lower temps can cause the plant to produce a SAR to pests... is this true?
     
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    TokeySmurf

    TokeySmurf Member

    I don't even take a chance with frosts. Even though I started my latest grow outdoors in January in the northern hemisphere, I at least have the sense to keep my girls in buckets so I can move them into my water heater shed with a space heater during freezes. Fortunately it doesn't freeze here often and the daytime highs are already near 80℉. The lows at night are just above freezing, but I still take them in because I've awoke to 35℉ with frost several mornings already.

    Oh, and I think it's damn funny there is a report option on my own replies. :P
     
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    TWS

    TWS Well-Known Member

    reported
     
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    TokeySmurf

    TokeySmurf Member

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    slabhead

    slabhead Well-Known Member

    good one tws. :weed:
    usa no doubt :cuss:
     
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    sunnyways

    sunnyways New Member


    Good morning,

    Yes cannabis can handle some frost but I must warn you all (I live on the prairies in Canada) it does affect potency and any buds damaged by frost (frost bite per say) is no longer smokable. You will have to make oil. Another thing nite after nite of temps cooler than 45-50 degrees slows down maturation. Several nites of frost or near frost cuts potency I'd say up to 75%. I had plants inside and out and the difference made me wish I had a greenhouse. So I bought some plans online and built my own microclimate (and it keeps pests out). A small electric ceramic heater and I can grow until the end of September to mid October, the plants are great. here's a pic. C99's 60/40 Sat/Ind.
    If anyone is interested I have some tips on storing solar energy (heat sinks) to be used at nite to help heat the greenhouse.
     

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    jacrispy

    jacrispy Well-Known Member

    i harvested the pot above & it was great
    so you're wrong
     
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    sunnyways

    sunnyways New Member

    Sorry my experience growing above the 50th parallel doesn't jive with your experience growing below the 40th. I'm assuming you live in the south because of the time stamps on the photos. Jan 2 and Dec 19th
    Nite after nite of 32 degree temps and daytime highs of 45-50 saps the life out of the plant. One or two frosty nites in the southern states is not as critical because of daytime highs are probably in the 60s or 70's. In late December you're only getting 9 hrs of sunlight why are you waiting so long?
     
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    SSGrower

    SSGrower Well-Known Member

    my 2 cents a frost in canada is probably pretty harsh.
     
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    poplars

    poplars Well-Known Member

    This post was originally meant for people mostly in America. Harsher climates I cannot vouch for but that information is definitely appreciated. If you want to compile information on how to keep the heat in the best and etc I will happily add it to this thread.
     

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