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Growing Under The Oaktree Canopy
To plant under the canopy or out in the full sun?
Out in full sun a foot or two from the perimeter of the tree would be ideal, but the eyes in the sky have me worried.
Under the canopy would be very secure but will they grow.
I have about ten females vegging for a month now and are just waiting for me to put them out.
I have no problems with neighbors seeing it, just the copters.
My question is: Is there enough light penetration to grow a decent plant?
Last edited by DIRTHAWKER; 05-09-2008 at 11:36 AM.
thanks for the quick response,,
Originally Posted by ORECAL
I knew they would grow,, i just wondered if plants under a canopy is a waste of time,, yield wise?
its a questionable debate i am having with myself
I keep saying to myself,
"plant under the canopy and be worry free 'weak strechy plants, small yield"
Just put them out in the full sun and hope i dont get busted!!
what to do?????
i should note,, there is lots of wild growth under the canopy,,, various weeds etc..
Last edited by DIRTHAWKER; 05-09-2008 at 03:31 PM.
OK i thought i would make this a little more interesting and add some pics to see if i could get some help.
the area is right under this oak tree on the other side of this fence.. I plan on cutting that low branch to give a little more light. the little plot gets about 5-6 hrs of good afternoon intermitent sun.
what do you think?
those plants look really nice, if you put them under the tree they will deffently get stretched out, but like you said it will be safer.
Not sure what to do. Perhaps if you have the will power, put them out in the full sun some days, and under the tree for other days. Or are you goign to plant them in the ground?
The only difference between what your doing and what im doing is, im doing it right.
I already dug several holes out around the perimeter of that tree in full sun, i even have foxfarm soil with all the goddies sitting in the holes marinating. I planned on topping and even tying, but still, when the foliage drys out there still gonna stick out. this is why im thinking i should dig some new holes under the tree.
has anyone grown under oak trees before?
im willing to sacrifice a bit of yield for security.
Another thought i had.
What if i just continued to veg these girls under the t5 until june 1st, get them nice and bushy and topped.
Then switch the lights to 12/12 for 3 weeks and then transplant them into the holes under the canopy on june 21st "summer solstice is june 21st and the days start to get shorter.
will they continue to flower?
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Looks like you have some kind of non-deciduous live oaks there...deciduous ones work better because their leaves are thinner, let more light through...however, you can open it up a little with some judicious 'shotgun pruning'. Just aim a 12ga at the sun and open up a nice ragged hole...kinda extreme but it works. Your yield won't be as good as full sun but plenty of people grow under trees successfully...good luck!
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