Open Outdoor Auto Thread

Humanrob

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They're looking great man, how tall/big are they?
Thanks! I just went out to measure them; the tallest is 44", the shortest 21", and most are between 25-35". There is a lot of variation, and they are a bit over-crowded... there were just so many strains I wanted to grow!

Here's a pic of the tallest, the DP Daiquiri Lime, which will definitely finish last, probably has about 4 or 5 weeks to go. On the DL's left in the picture is a DP Glueberry OG.
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These pictures are of the main group, they are various sizes and shapes, somewhat influenced by the pot size and shape, I'm finding. I doubt I'll ever bother with small pots again. They say "5 gallon" but look about 3, and those are the only plants that are hungry all the time and at this point need to be fed every watering.
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The first to finish (FB Gorilla Cookies) will probably come down in a week, it could actually come down now but I'm going to hold off a little longer. Most look to be about 2-3 weeks out, the hairs are turning but they have a lot of trich clouding and fattening up left to do.
 

Tiflis

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there were just so many strains I wanted to grow!
Having the variety is awesome, we should all have as many different strains as we have spices in the kitchen cabinet :bigjoint:. Thanks for making a special trip to measure things, you didn't have to do that. I was just being curious since mine are about the same age and were brought up outdoor/then greenhouse.

I doubt I'll ever bother with small pots again.
I went with 3 gal plastic, anticipating roughly 3 months of life cycle. Sadly, other issues that I didn't foresee, rendered my experiment useless. I'll just have to try indoor to see if FFOF amended with EWC and Dr.Earth will suffice for 3 months water only in 3 gal.
 

Humanrob

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I went with 3 gal plastic, anticipating roughly 3 months of life cycle. Sadly, other issues that I didn't foresee, rendered my experiment useless. I'll just have to try indoor to see if FFOF amended with EWC and Dr.Earth will suffice for 3 months water only in 3 gal.
I think that if you grow them under an 18/6 (or less) light cycle and keep the temps on the cooler side (low 70's), they could be OK. The guys on AFN who are doing water only grows are working with living soil, they (in my opinion) go to great lengths to build it, and it seems to take a bigger pot to carry a plant full term.

If you try it, I'd be really interested to hear about how it goes. I've grown in a similar way with photos but so far had no luck trying it with autos. Maybe it's just the nutes, maybe Dr. Earth is a better match for them than the FF Fruit and Flower and Marine Cuisine I was using. I don't know why it is, but it seems that autos are much more sensitive to the quantity of nutrients in their soil at any given time, so pre-loading the soil is tricky.
 
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