When transplanting be sure to move into large enough containers to see the plant through it’s entire flower cycle. We choose to use larger containers to ensure enough space for root growth and reducing the need to water as often.
As Danny Danko, Cultivation Editor for High Times says, bigger containers mean bigger years. When transplanting, be sure not to press and compact the soil, let the water do this over time. Center and position your plant in container to maximize your flowering site potential for light uptake. When placing your plants in the greenhouse, place the tallest plants on the north wall going from east to west. Try to create a stadium effect, the following rows should gradually be smaller and smaller, placing the shortest plants on the southern wall.
When preparing your soil for transplanting, use your favorite fertilizer as a top dress. Stay tuned, since Roots & Harmony will be putting out their favorite top dress for sale soon!
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The sun is strong enough now to produce dense flowers. Our preferred date is 4/20! The process of deprivation is removing the light from the greenhouse to force the flowers. Our tried and true methods is wrapping the greenhouse with a visquen (“panda plastic”, one side black/one side white), white facing outward, and we clamp it down with big wood working clamps. We wrap the greenhouse at 7pm and unwrap at 7am. By starting this process on April 20, you will be ready to harvest 3 full flowering cycles in one year. I.e., the second flower cycle depro would be initiated June 20th. The third flower cycle (starting August 20) doesn’t need depro since the sun is at the proper timing from the solstice. Cut clones today, so you can transplant ready plants by harvest time on June 20th.
Guerilla in the Midst: “…Once I arrive on my jungle farm, such a glorious sight greets my irie red eyes. The bright sun blazes hot on this garden. The dense bushes are busy crankin’ out huge kolas, and sugarin’ up so sweetly. I am thinkin’ we will get some fine medicine out of this here ganja. My brother the backbone (we’ll call him Big D) is in the garden, already tinkerin’ with the drip system. We greet each other and catch up on news and stories while smokin’ another fatty. Under that brilliant blue sky, I grunt and sweat, plantin’ marigolds, applyin’ top dress, fixin’ the drip, and fillin’ up the water tanks. All the while, I keep an intimate connection with each plant. I notice the color of her leaves. Are they dark green or lime green? Are they curled in, limp, crispy, or spotted? All of these abnormalities could be the result of numerous factors that are detrimental to the optimal health of this herb. I must know if an abnormality is the result of a nutritional deficiency, excessive fertilizing, over watering, dehydration, windburn, bugs, mold, the possibilities are endless. A Growilla warrior can never be too observant and conscious when in his garden.”
Read the rest of this article, Guerilla in the Midst, in Skunk Magazine, Volume 4, Issue 2.
Have you checked out our Weekly Tips link yet?? If not, it’s full of useful, up-to-date tips on indoor/outdoor/greenhouse growing! To get this kind of info, you would usually need to buy a growing guide, but SB Guerilla wants to share the benefits of his experience with you. Sharing- it’s such an Organic idea!
Site preparation for your outdoor plot, will not only entail rich fertile soil, proper sun (the buds must have at least 5-6 hours of direct mid-day sun to produce a decent harvest) and water, it also must be a secure location. Select a remote location, away from the prying eyes of “cops and robbers”. Also be aware of pests and critters, such as wood rats, wild pigs, deer, etc. A good deterrent is a 9 foot heavy gauge vineyard fencing, buried about 1 foot underground.
Spring is at hand, keep your indoor/outdoor/greenhouse areas as tidy as possible. Spring cleaning involves sweeping and “bleaching” down grow room/greenhouse walls in between flower cycles. Instead of using typical bleach, we use 1 ounce of hydrogen peroxide per gallon of water. (Be sure to wear gloves when using HP)
Remove brush piles and weeds. This leaves fewer places for pests to hide.