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Question about Yield

Discussion in 'Outdoor Growing' started by Meast21, Feb 20, 2013.


    Meast21 Well-Known Member

    Last year I grew one barnery's pineapple chunk fem outside. Problems were below:

    1.) Spot I grew in only had about 2-3 hours direct sunlight
    2.) Grew in pot that was only about 1 foot deep and soil was miracle grow (not good soil for weed I heard)
    3.) Never used Nutes only water

    This all lead to only 9 grams

    THis year I plan on digging a bigger hole in the ground, use the correct soil, and use the correct nutes. However I'm STILL GONNA HAVE ONLY 2-3 HOURS OF SUNLIGHT..

    What could I get off the plant instead of the little 9 grams ??????

    kr4x New Member

    nothing but more light dude! 2-3 hours of light is a joke!
    Alexander Supertramp

    Alexander Supertramp Well-Known Member

    You still gonna better be looking for a new spot then. 6-8 hrs direct sunlight is absolute minimum.

    angryblackman Well-Known Member

    Don't waste all your hard work. Your plants will never be what they can be if you don't give them the minimum of their needs. :)

    Sand4x105 Well-Known Member

    Like others say above....
    "2-3 hours direct sunlight" so the plants will have 6-8 hours of indirect sun ?

    MG soil, perfect for you and your outside grow, MG not your problem...works fine for outside growing newbies... Worked for me for outside plants grow...
    Add Nutes/Ferts at 1/2 strength [or less] to start...
    Spend more time with your plants...
    Learn to grow, what better place than your own back yard...
    Now if you could add an inside 600w HID to your mix for the hours that the plant doesn't see direct sun...
    Grow big= 18/6 of veg in full light... not 2 hours of sun...
    Your plant will grow, lots of peeps grow small plants....you'll just be one of them...
    shynee mac

    shynee mac Well-Known Member

    actually my dad has about four of his plants on the side of the garage every year, and they only receive (10:00am-1:30pm) 3 to 3 1/2 hrs of direct light during veg and they get up to 6 and 7ft. it depends on a lot of things other than direct sun! such as strain, location, the time you planted in ground vs when your seeds sprouted or clones rooted. and if you were using clones vs seeds etc. ,so in my opinion 3 1/2 hrs. direct can do wonders if you tend to your garden correctly and make good decisions.

    SenorBrownWater Well-Known Member

    two of my plants get shitty sun light...from trees blocking the sun till around 11am...but the yield was nearly the same as the others that get better light...so idk how much it really maters...also grow high yielding strains...like agent orange....

    Meast21 Well-Known Member

    Well I got a couple of different strains that Im gonna start from seed inside until they get about 6 inches tall. Im then gonna plant the same strains in different areas and see what area turns out to be the best. I can't imagine any location in my yard will I will get more than 4-5 hours cause my grandma grows flowers and is always walking around.

    growingforfun Well-Known Member

    Look for strains that excel in low light. Northern light big bud seems to me to enjoy being farther then other plants I have from the bulb an for less time. I bet many strains are this way since marijuana truly is a diverse species

    growingforfun Well-Known Member

    Oh an FYI the spot I grew in las time was 100% shaded an I got 1.5 pounds. This time diff location, still shaded wish it wasn't but I'm not worried about not getting a good plant. Just use good dirt :) fox farms happy frog soil conditioner helps...
    shynee mac

    shynee mac Well-Known Member

    yeah good soil and some smart pots and you should do good, basically. heres a link some perfect pots http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...mp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0055E85OO

    Meast21 Well-Known Member

    Nobody still hasn't answered my question... If I do everything right and still have shitty direct sunlight (about 3 hours a day) what would my yield be instead of 9 grams with same pineapple chunk ??
    Big Shady

    Big Shady Member

    Only one way to find out and thats to try again. Start with good soil, let it grow 30 days then hit it with some good nutes. Plant them early as possible. Bigger plants usually means bigger yield. You can also try LST, that way the bottom of your plants will get that small amount of light as well.

    angryblackman Well-Known Member

    There is no way we can predict your yield. Too many variables to consider. You SHOULD be able to beat your last yield with the info that everyone above has provided. I can tell you though that you noticed an area that doesn't have good light and had a crappy yield. Tweak what you learned last year and get a plant into a better spot. Maybe toss a small clone into that spot and use a spot with better light for your "main pineapple chuck" so you can see for yourself if it's the light or some other issue that prevented that plant for becoming as large/potent. :) Good luck!

    markexpress Active Member

    Sunlight is without a doubt the MOST important factor for the plants. Everything else is secondary. If you're only giving them less than 3 hours of direct sunlight, you'll be getting 10-40% of the plant's potential, and lower quality buds. I've grown in indirect light before (forested area), and from my experience you can still get great results but the plants MUST get at least 4 hours of direct sunlight and at least another 4 hours of indirect sunlight. For a total of at LEAST 13 hours in daylight conditions, or the plant will start flowering.

    If you plant in an area that receives sunlight for the entire day that the sun is out, your plants will grow to their fullest potential (if you do other things properly). I had a 3 pound plant once, it was obvious that the result was due to the sunlight as my other ladies didn't get that much sun.

    growingforfun Well-Known Member

    You will pull 12 g this time. Exactly. I used the "quantative reality of guessing" formula. It's perfect for situations like this.

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