Outdoor Auto Thread

Discussion in 'Auto-Flowering Strains' started by Humanrob, May 10, 2018.

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    Humanrob

    Humanrob Well-Known Member

    Being in NW Oregon, we have crappy cold wet (and where I am windy) fall weather for flowering photoperiod plants, so I'm trying autos as an alternative. I grew some last year alongside my photos but did not give them much attention, this year I'm going to focus on them -- it's an all auto summer for me.

    I haven't been pre-soaking my seeds much lately, but these seeds are of varied and in some cases unknown age, so I'm giving them a little bath before starting them. So begins the summer.

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    I look forward to hearing about all the other outdoor auto grows going on :)
     
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    Humanrob

    Humanrob Well-Known Member

    OK, to keep this thread alive, I'll post another picture. Here's where the seeds are now...

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    Can you feel the excitement? Just under the surface, maybe something is happening!!!

    Not a lot of outdoor auto growers?

    I used to pop them in RapidRooters, and then one day I tried starting them in 4" pots in soil. I ran out of 4" pots so the last bunch went into 1 gallon pots. The ones in 1 gallon pots did *significantly* better, grew much bigger much faster. So now I germinate everything in 1 gallon pots and they have one transplant into their final space. Depending on how many germinate, about half will go in the ground, the other half in 10 gallon pots.
     
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    Dendrophilly

    Dendrophilly Well-Known Member

    My seedlings are failing. I'm going to put them all outside and I might share a bit here if you don't mind. Mother Nature does a good job, can't wait to see what she can do with my failing girls.
     
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    MATTYMATT726

    MATTYMATT726 Well-Known Member

    Not legal here yet for recreational so home it is.
     
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    Humanrob

    Humanrob Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear your girls are having problems, and absolutely update here, I hope the sun invigorates them :)
     
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    bobqp

    bobqp Well-Known Member

    I'm an outdoor autogrower just making more fem seeds now for the next season in Australia. Most auto growers hang out at autoflower.net
     
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    MATTYMATT726

    MATTYMATT726 Well-Known Member

    This is a really good site for auto growers.
     
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    Humanrob

    Humanrob Well-Known Member

    Autos don't get the love here that most of the rest of the Internet gives them. They are kind of like red/blue LEDs, something that most places include and accept in the wide spectrum of the cannabis world, but on RIU there are always people who will trash them. Sad part of the culture here. Thanks for the link.

    This is the first cannabis forum I discovered and I don't have time for a lot of forums, so I've tried to make this one work for me. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't.
     
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    Humanrob

    Humanrob Well-Known Member

    Having now visited there, it kind of seems like this whole section on RIU could consist of one thread with one post with a link to that site... LOL a good way to save some time. :lol:

    It's all good, one place can't be all things to all people. Thanks again for the link.
    :peace:
     
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    MATTYMATT726

    MATTYMATT726 Well-Known Member

    All love, no hate for the autos. Glad you like it.
     
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    RoF

    RoF Well-Known Member

    Doing autos. Just not outside. Curious to see what you come up with
     
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    Humanrob

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    A lot will come down to how many hours of direct sunlight they get. It’s been enough daily hours to grow pretty massive photos in the past, but autos seem to play by their own rules.

    And oddly(?) this will be my second time growing autos outdoors, this winter could be my first time growing them indoors.
     
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    MATTYMATT726

    MATTYMATT726 Well-Known Member

    Do you start them indoors? I've been seeing problems latley on outdoor plants and think people are just sticking seeds outside. Sewms it would be good to gibe them a head start inside before throwing them to the wild.
     
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    Sour Wreck

    Sour Wreck Well-Known Member

    i am about to drop some Guerilla Gold 3 x Purple Duck Foot AUTO's for putting outdoors.

    i am new to outdoor growing. i still rely completely on indoors.
     
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    Humanrob

    Humanrob Well-Known Member

    I had read that its really bad to transplant autos, so last year I tried germinating some in their "final pot", which in several cases was the ground. The ones I started outside in pots did OK, but the ones in the ground were either trampled by our cats or eaten (probably by slugs).

    This year I am definitely starting indoors in a tent under COB lights, in one gallon pots (that's the pic in the second post). They'll go outside when they are two weeks old, I'll give them a couple of days to acclimate to the sun, and then they'll go in the ground.

    I'm finding that pretty much everything that I've read that can't be done with autos, can and is done. There are guys mainlining them! I had read you're not even suppose to top them. So I've thrown out everything I thought I knew about them.

    I will be topping all of them, mostly because if I can't manage to keep the moths off of them and they get bud worms, the moths usually pick the tallest spot and that would end out being the primary cola. At least this way they won't get the main cola because there won't be one. The plant will spread its energy across the second line, and if the past is any indication they'll only get about 1/3 of them. (and yes, I do spray them with BT until flowers start)
     
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    gwheels

    gwheels Well-Known Member

    I planted 2 autos in a grow box but i had a 135 watt quantum in 4k and i can not figure out how to turn it down. So it murdered my 2 auto amnesia but....I had 1 auto amnesia and 1 auto cheese (canuck seeds) so they started in the growbox and were literally just transplanted 15 minutes ago to 3 gallon pots (From solo cups). Do not transplant autos! except i never alowed the roots to bind. As soon as they hit the bottom of the solo cup (today) i put them in 3 gallon black plastic pots. I had root pouches but I changed my mind and went with pots. I also have 2 white rhinos photoperiod that were upssized to 1 gallon (next is 3 and then the final pot). The two autos are 3 to 4 footers and the sun just started shining bright here a week ago :D
     
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    Humanrob

    Humanrob Well-Known Member

    Huh?
     
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    MATTYMATT726

    MATTYMATT726 Well-Known Member

    Topping DEFINATLEY works. Also there is a huge thread on transplanting autos in the auto section. Give it a look it works too.
     
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    Humanrob

    Humanrob Well-Known Member

    so far...

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    I just got some more Mephistos so I am pre-soaking one of each and they'll go into soil tomorrow.


     
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    MATTYMATT726

    MATTYMATT726 Well-Known Member

    What cha get?
     

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