Oregon Outdoor, 2021

I guess I'll start the Oregon thread this year, look forward to hearing from Oregonians on their outdoor grows. So far, I hope we get some more rain! Otherwise this could be a bad fire season, and obviously that's bad for far more than just the plants in our gardens.

My grow is evolving a bit this year, I built what could be called a "high tunnel" or "rigid hoophouse", because it's not fully enclosed and so I don't think it would fit the definition of a Greenhouse. Primary purposes are to hang bug netting on to keep the worms away, and to keep any late season rain off. New structures and methods always have a learning curve, so we'll see how this goes.

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This is my grease monkey that I sprouted from a seed. I found it in my flower from a disp. I'm at 4 weeks flowering right now. I love this plant so much, she's got me sprung!
 

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If you haven't already you may want to think about rigging up something to cover your plants. Rain and cold temps on the way.


So it's not cool to have them in the rain now that they're flowering? Here's pics I took this morning just because! The first 2 pics are grease monkey that I grew from a seed in my weed from nectar. I love this plant so much. And the last 2 are sour apple melon that was a clown a friend gave me. She is also a gorgeous plant, I'm really happy with both of them. This is my first grow but I know mold can be a issue. So I shouldn't spray the plant down when I water either, right? I'm glad I saw this post, thanks!
 

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petert

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Thanks the heads-up on the weather My blueberry muffins seem happy with the warmth, gonna be a shame for them to cool off.
Looks exactly like my Blueberry Muffin, I’m at a bit of elevation east of Portland in the gorge, I’ve got a few more colors coming through, we’ve been in the upper 30’s for several nights now.
The dude I got the clone from told me he harvested his Sept 15th last year.. but from the looks of mine it’ll be first or second week of October.
 

farmingfisherman

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Turns out buying cheap Amazon greenhouse plastic isn't all that great. Stuff came folded and because of that it leaks at the seams.
Found new plastic at $3.50 a foot today. After work the wife and I rearranged the hoop after tearing down and rehanging the new plastic.. Fed the ladies after that and then fed myself..
 

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xtsho

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I spotted a suspicious looking area on one bud on one of my plants.

This is what I found. Looks like I caught the bastards shortly after they hatched. I gave them and the bud I cut away the flamethrower treatment with a propane torch. I haven't sprayed anything for a few weeks since the plants are flowering. They look pretty young. Just glad I got to them before they did too much damage. I probably lost a couple grams from what I cut off. The affected area was full of little black crap nuggets from the things. I'm not sure what specific pest they're from.


 

unkibunki

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Ugh... black headed fireworm. Extremely voracious. Short generation time. I've seen them eat a 1/2 acre of cranberry marsh in two days. Best of luck.
 

xtsho

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Ugh... black headed fireworm. Extremely voracious. Short generation time. I've seen them eat a 1/2 acre of cranberry marsh in two days. Best of luck.
I'm not sure if that's what they are. The heads are not as long. I think it's some kind of borer. Whatever they are I got them early after they hatched and they were just starting to do damage. I cut off the area they were in and looked over the plant real good. Fortunately the plant is relatively small as it's just in a 4 gallon pot and pretty easy to go over and check. Plus the buds are still immature enough that it was easy to look through them. I used tweezers to inspect and also plucked all the pine needles and other crap that had accumulated off. I'm going to keep a close eye out but I'm almost 100% sure I got them all. But that doesn't mean something else won't lay eggs. No more spraying so pest management is going to be done manually except if mites show up which I doubt. Then it would be a citric acid spray.
 

cherrybobeddie

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Oregon looking good for me this year. I have Ethos and also Irie Sunkiss to look forward to. I usually like to chop by St. Crispins Day and certainly by All Hallows Eve. It's looking like a good fall in Ontario. I guess I'll let them go as long as possible. No spray, no till, veganic.
My mouth is watering for some Sunkiss bubble hash out of my Stach Rio with extra thick quartz bowl banger.
 
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