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Best Time To Plant Outdoors in California??

Discussion in 'Outdoor Growing' started by stukkonstoopid, Dec 5, 2010.


    stukkonstoopid Member

    Im doing a Survey to help me out.... when is the best time to plant outdoors in California??

    |3laze Member

    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.

    budlover13 King Tut

    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.
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    d.s.m. Well-Known Member

    After the last frost.
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    stukkonstoopid Member

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    socalpadawan Member

    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.

    Theophilus Member

    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.

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    ebgood Well-Known Member

    i always start seeds in march and have them inground by april 1st. clones ill put inground mid april
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    Lit_Reflex Member

    Having your seeds sprout in late March will be the end of your grow in southern california. I'm going to experiment with planting seeds on january 1st and february 1st as this business of planting in march is clearly wrong.

    Lit_Reflex Member

    My entire grow is completely fucking totaled because I listened to advice from so-called experts who invented this bullshit phenomena they call fimming. It does nothing except fuck up your growth and cause severe delays in the growth of branches and nodes. It also totally fucks up the shape, appearance and strength of the leaves. Then there's this business of when to plant. It's all wrong and now thanks to their bullshit I'll have barely any bud at all. That's if the spider mites don't come back and I have to throw everything away because yes I can kill the mites; I can fry those motherfuckers with SM-90 but what good will it do to have burnt up mite corpses still clinging to my buds?? Most of them fall off but enough don't.
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    Joedank Well-Known Member

    sounds like you shoulda done some home work brah....
    my buddy @cbtbudz planted in june and has some good sized plants
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    757growin Well-Known Member

    So cal in the pic. Beginning of march. Ur problem sounds like grower errors.

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    tannersmokin247 Well-Known Member

    Don't blame anyone but yourself. You did everything..
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    kmog33 Well-Known Member

    I don't know how you keep them vegging starting them that early. Where are you located, I'm in la and I usually go mid April-May 1 for starting outdoors where I'm at.

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    Folkloyd666 Member

    new grower to the site here, as soon as I'm off probation I'm getting a grow on, I forgot when to plant here in cali, I live in the bay area. so ill probably plant in June after the seasons change, because as the season changes it effects the photoperiod of a plants growth or something like that and it makes it flower, so ill plant the day after spring is over. peace and pot.

    kmog33 Well-Known Member

    Beginning of May for seeds June 1 for clones for me in la.

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    Dan Drews

    Dan Drews Well-Known Member

    In the Bay Area, there's no reason NOT to have clones planted outside by 5/15.
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    rsbigdaddy Well-Known Member

    I put some headband out on the May 20 last year and they flower on me early that was in Bay Area
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