2020 MASSACHUSETTS outdoor grow Thread!

Corso312

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I've popped a bunch of MMS seeds over the past month or so... to be honest, none of them seem to have very much vigor so far.. I also popped some beans from Exotic, Envy, In-House, and Ace at about the same time.... all of them are outperforming MMS by a mile
What really pissed me off was I ordered two strains of mass medical from James bean, I read both descriptions thoroughly as I've never heard of mass medical before that.. when I received the seeds it says" some phenotypes may exhibit intersexual traits if grown outdoors"


WTF.. put that important description on the seed description..I never would have ordered that. I think James bean got so many complaints about mass medical they dropped em. I haven't seen mass medical on James beans site in 6 months.

Every plant threw male flowers in mid flower.. I'd never grow any of their strains again.

I will say the plants were sticky AF, very resinous and stinky but inside every cola was covered in mold.
 

TreeFarmerCharlie

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...inside every cola was covered in mold.
This is what honestly turns me off from putting a ton of effort into outdoors grows at my place. My property is pretty much surrounded by wetlands and people in MA seem to fight mold and mildew with their grows, from what I've been told. Do a lot of outdoor growers in our area go with autos to prevent having to deal with late harvests? I've put 99.999% of my efforts into indoor growing but keep wanting to try to grow some outdoor monsters. I know the strains I have germinating now were grown outdoors, about 2 miles from my property by a guy my wife used to work with, so I'm hoping I have better luck with those this year.
 

dsmer

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This is what honestly turns me off from putting a ton of effort into outdoors grows at my place. My property is pretty much surrounded by wetlands and people in MA seem to fight mold and mildew with their grows, from what I've been told. Do a lot of outdoor growers in our area go with autos to prevent having to deal with late harvests? I've put 99.999% of my efforts into indoor growing but keep wanting to try to grow some outdoor monsters. I know the strains I have germinating now were grown outdoors, about 2 miles from my property by a guy my wife used to work with, so I'm hoping I have better luck with those this year.
i simply covered my garden bed with a plastic hoop and a small oscillating fan next to them and I only lost maybe 5% of my yield to mold and I’m 100ft from some wetland. I harvested over a pound from 3 plants starting late. I had a great year. Just gotta stay on top of it but sometimes it gets out of control fast and there’s nothing you can do
 

Corso312

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This is what honestly turns me off from putting a ton of effort into outdoors grows at my place. My property is pretty much surrounded by wetlands and people in MA seem to fight mold and mildew with their grows, from what I've been told. Do a lot of outdoor growers in our area go with autos to prevent having to deal with late harvests? I've put 99.999% of my efforts into indoor growing but keep wanting to try to grow some outdoor monsters. I know the strains I have germinating now were grown outdoors, about 2 miles from my property by a guy my wife used to work with, so I'm hoping I have better luck with those this year.

I usually pull off 10-15 lbs with very little effort. My advice is to keep em smaller, the bigger the colas, the bigger the moisture trapped inside.. I usually put out 5 or 6 plants in early May that are 12" tall... Then another 5-6 in early June.

But the last few years I've been tossing small clones outside in late July and they produce 2 zips and rarely have any mold damage.. the buds are smaller and can dry out between rains. If you put out plants after the fourth of July and the veg for a month then bloom you should get some mold free plants.
 

TreeFarmerCharlie

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Thanks for the tips, guys! I've only tried growing outside from seed once before and all of them turned out to be males so they got axed. Last year I got a call from my wife that the guy she used to work with abandoned a few plants when he moved, and they were getting dug up and composted unless I wanted to transplant them. I transplanted three 6-8 foot plants that looked like they were in flower for a few weeks but, although I didn't think I damaged the roots much from digging up the root balls, two slowly died off, and the last one pretty much worked on repairing itself for the rest of the season, so I just got a bunch of small larfy buds off of it. I knew it was a gamble to dig them up but figured it was worth the shot.
 

TreeFarmerCharlie

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Buy feminized seeds of you don't have any females growing to clone.
Pretty much everything I have now is fem seeds. The only regular seeds I have are from a friends outdoor grow last year that got pollinated. I've got a quart mason jar filled with seeds from a Northern Lights female that was pollinated by a Sour Diesel male but most of them don't look that viable. I figured I'd plant some someday and maybe use a bunch of the rough looking ones to grind up and add to some compost tea.
 

dsmer

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I started growing indoors this past winter too... I like growing outdoors so much better but it's better than nothing... here's my flower tent today... still have a lot to learn

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looks great! I have a similar setup in my basement I used to use for many years but I just got tired of it. Plus I hated paying the added electricity cost and constant maintenance. My closet grow right now is a small bed with a t5 fixture with four led tubes ~160watts total. More than enough to fill my needs
 

dsmer

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So I did some calling around today and turns out there’s a nursery 4 miles from my house that stocks certified compost by the yard and it’s cheaper than I usually pay! Talk about a score I completely forgot the place existed. That saves me time and money and way more convenient. I’m gonna have a couple yards delivered this weekend hopefully. I’ll have plenty extra do some food beds this year as well
 

TreeFarmerCharlie

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thx charlie... I'm still learning indoor growing, it really is a lot different than growing outs
I've found that those who start outdoor find indoor difficult and those who start indoor find outdoor more difficult. I personally love indoor growing because you have so much more control over the environment. I find tending to outdoor grows to be more of a pain in the ass because forgetting to check on them is easy to do when they are out of sight. I work from home, and my grow tent is right outside my home office, so it's pretty much impossible for me to forget to check on the plants every day unless I'm traveling for work.
 

dsmer

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