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
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.
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.
sounds like you shoulda done some home work brah....
my buddy @cbtbudz planted in june and has some good sized plants
So cal in the pic. Beginning of march. Ur problem sounds like grower errors.
Don't blame anyone but yourself. You did everything..
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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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.
Beginning of May for seeds June 1 for clones for me in la.
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In the Bay Area, there's no reason NOT to have clones planted outside by 5/15.
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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