Best Time To Plant Outdoors in California??

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

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    stukkonstoopid

    stukkonstoopid Member

    Im doing a Survey to help me out.... when is the best time to plant outdoors in California??
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    |3laze

    |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.
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    budlover13

    budlover13 Moderator

    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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    growin miguel

    growin miguel Member

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    d.s.m.

    d.s.m. Well-Known Member

    After the last frost.
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    stukkonstoopid

    stukkonstoopid Member

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    socalpadawan

    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.
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    Theophilus

    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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    cringer76

    cringer76 Member

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    ebgood

    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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