Discussion in 'Outdoor Growing' started by stukkonstoopid, Dec 5, 2010.
Im doing a Survey to help me out.... when is the best time to plant outdoors in California??
Depends on your local micro climate and how far north you are. Also depends if you are doing seeds or clones - seedlings can be put out earlier. Clones you usually don't want to put out until mid or late May or they will flower on you. Don't make the mistake I see a lot of people do and put them out in March or early April only to have them killed by late frosts and storms. I usually shoot to plant by mid-May in Mendo, any earlier than that is too risky for the weather.
In Central Cali, I know people who start indoors on Jan 1 and move outdoors as soon as threat of frost is low. Plants are usually protected with little humidity tents to protect from the cold. They also plant a crop in March so as to pull two harvests per season.
all you need to know. im pretty sure theres a calender or somthingof that sort on this site
and if it doesnt than just start around late may early april
After the last frost.
Im assuming you mean late april, early may, right?
ive been wondering the same thing... only answer everyone agrees upon is after the last frost.
You could build a coldframe and keep some lights above to keep the light cycle correct. Cheap pvc coldframes would be an affordable idea.
Not sure if I'm allowed to post a link or not but you can search 'Last Frost Dates' for any given area. Some are as soon as January.
Seeds your good to go were at a litte over 13hours of sunlight in California atm. As for clones probly best to wait tell your closer to 14 hours of day light
i always start seeds in march and have them inground by april 1st. clones ill put inground mid april
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