How’s the outdoor season going?

Freedom seed

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Canadian grow at 42, been real hot, temps over 100 without adding the humidex. 100% organic on ground that has never been tilled. I grabbed these photos in the evening after depositing 50 gallons of fish tank water with a bit of tuna head emulsion. Mulch is aged cow manure 3/4” and bush mulch 1” over a six foot circle. I might still add a ring around it lol.

70’s Columbia Red Hair x 80’s Jamaican x 90’s Mexican local sativa IBL:

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Banger Haze x Super Silver Haze:

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Canuck GG4 out of a vendors sample pack, the one I did last year had the most disgusting flavours of garbage methane and fermenting fruit, the day I picked it the buds were so sticky that gnats were getting stuck on it. A neighbour grew the same from a pack he’d purchased and it was junk:

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Ace Golden Tiger, Malawi pheno x Pakistani Chitrali Kush:

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The GTxPCK is seven feet tall, 5 feet wide and growing 4” per day. I don’t plan on topping or covering any of them. The Red Hair has been hiding in a corn field down the road since the 70’s. It has always been great smoke, I’m pretty excited about growing it.
 

Beats

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Looking good. I commend your going with sativas. i don't run anything but indicas in SW Ont.
 

printer

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Looking good. I commend your going with sativas. i don't run anything but indicas in SW Ont.
I am afraid to ask, why would sativas not like SW Ont as compared to indicas? (coming from someone at the 53 degree line)
 

Freedom seed

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It depends what your growing season is like. This is the same latitude as northern california with lots more heat and humidity. Not saying we can’t get a bad year, but most are fine.

25 years ago the corn was full of plants from various brickseed. Everybody called it purple hair, red hair, basically named it after whatever it turned out like

Plus they are sturdy plants. That red hair has been growing locally since the 70’s and the guy has never seen mold on it or wind knock it down. That’s without tarps and stakes.

Keep in mind the other three are crosses that have finish times similar to Jack Herer, which crops very well around here and turns out plenty strong.
 

Beats

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right on! if you like sativas and grow anything thats even sativa-leaning I am impressed if you can get them finished anywhere in Canada you might be. Luckily i prefer indicas and have noproblem finding types that finish sept to mid october easily. always impressed to see outdoor sativas in Canada
 

IslandTime

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right on! if you like sativas and grow anything thats even sativa-leaning I am impressed if you can get them finished anywhere in Canada you might be. Luckily i prefer indicas and have noproblem finding types that finish sept to mid october easily. always impressed to see outdoor sativas in Canada
I grew Texada Timewarp (70/30 sativa dominant) outdoors last year on the coast and they finished mid September if I remember right. The issue here is rain, not cold.
 

Freedom seed

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Humbolt on the right White Widow on the left. I'm on an island on the west coast- been cool and wet here this year. Hoping for a long, dry second half of summer and fall.

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I miss the coast, lived in the lower mainland and up north for a few years. In Ontario we had the warmest winter I can remember, then a really cold, dry, windy spring.
 

IslandTime

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I miss the coast, lived in the lower mainland and up north for a few years. In Ontario we had the warmest winter I can remember, then a really cold, dry, windy spring.
Yeah, my folks are in the Quinte West region so I've been hearing about the weather back there. Strange weather everywhere...2020 has been a bizarre year in more ways than one...
 

Freedom seed

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Still no rain. I haven’t used any teas yet, but did brew up a tuna head with some fish tank water and spread it around. The whole world looks like it dried up and ran out of nitrogen here. All kinds of wild plants are drooping and flowering early in an attempt to salvage the season. The Japanese beetles are really attracted to the GTxPCK, one morning there was about 50 buzzing around the growing top. Those things are concerning to say the least, I’ve seen them mow the top right off a plant. The barn swallows have it under control now. I have a tea brewing with some killed beetles, I did this last year and it actually worked really well. To catch them knock the beetles off the plant and into a pitcher with a couple inches of water in it. When they hit the water they are unable to fly away. Then crush them up and proprogate their enemies.

The Banger Haze is NLno5.Hz x Ace Bhangi Haze x Super Silver Haze. Indoor finish in 8.5 weeks from clone according to the breeder (Beanhoarder). I scratched the mulch back from the stalk with a rake and a couple days later it swelled up. It is supposed to be a very vigorous and fast growing hybrid.
 

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Gardenator

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Lemond Diesel in the green mountains, been hot and rainy back n forth since may, has made for a great growing season so far...
Thats a 90gallon hydro res repurposed as my flower pot lol, promix bxm 1:1 with ocean forrest, Roots organic dry amendments (uprising foundation and bloom, element, oregonism xl) and Natures living soil supersoil @ 20lbs, brewing redfrog premium bloom tea blend 5 gallons a week (every time i water she gets tea, bloom boosters include roots organic hp2, hpk, and trinity, fed 2 times per week or every other time i water. She is just under 6ft tall and still 3 months to go, will be chopping early october :)
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Freedom seed

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Its been a dry dry dry season here so far....been helping things along though....that's what the lake is for ....
That is smart, veg farmers around here trying to irrigate with salty well water are failing miserably this year. When it is this dry you really need a good soft natural water that is low in sodium.

Here is my water source:

https://streamable.com/kmpv46

It is RO remineralized with hardwood ash, lime, epsom and CO2.
 
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cannadan

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That is smart, veg farmers around here trying to irrigate with salty well water are failing miserably this year. When it is this dry you really need a good soft natural water that is low in sodium.

Here is my water source:

https://streamable.com/kmpv46

It is RO remineralized with hardwood ash, lime, epsom and CO2.
Nice water source you have there and the fish are always fun.
Fish thriving is also a good sign of a balanced aquatic environment.
My two tanks also have aquatic snails, which go forth and multi-ply...very prolific. lol
 
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