Yield maximisation outdoor. Best technuiques in you opinion?

Discussion in 'Outdoor Growing' started by rockethoe, Jan 31, 2018.

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    rockethoe

    rockethoe Member

    Hi There!
    I am Rockethoe, and I am looking forward to learning and contributing in this forum.
    So after growing for the first time last year with almost no input - and still getting an ok crop - swim is looking to maximise this year.
    He has carefully selected strains that are best suited to his region. He has a basic understanding of soil amending etc from a background in organic horticulture, but is a newbie when it comes to cannabis cultivation!

    He wants to know the best techniques for maximising the size and yield of his plants this season, in his outdoor grow. He has selected a private site earlier in the year, and has added some amendments already and covered with a thick mulch to get it ready for the growing season.
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    hi. we don't do that shit here, i am me and you are you and we are all together

    come together, right now, over weed....

    unless you really know a guy named swim...which would be pretty freaky.
    sounds like you have a good grasp on the situation. i'm sure you've looked up the day length and weather so you know when to put them out. start them good and early if you have time, and room. I like to put them out already waist high and bushy, give them a good jump on things.
    this is a personal preference, but i don't like to grow clones outdoors, i think that plants from seeds, having a tap root, have a better chance outside, and can reach down deeper for water in bad conditions. i also think they stand up better to rough weather, and don't blow over as easy.
    you might want to be ready to top dress at least a couple of times through the year, your soil might be good, but if they take off they'll eat like a pig.
    i get a couple of products that have different kinds of mycos and fungus, and some fulvic / humic acid mix, and sprinkle it good in the holes when i plant them, it seems to give them a good jump off the starting line.
    otherwise, it's just like growin maters
     
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    rockethoe

    rockethoe Member

    Thanks Roger.
    I get that it can be annoying, but paint me pink and call me a paranoid android. Might have something to do with being raised by hippies. The apple don't fall far from the hippy tree.

    When you are talking about top dressing are you talking about adding minerals and fertilisers to the top of the growing medium or about pruning?
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    adding more amendments to your soil, as the plant uses up what you mixed into the soil

    not sure how your worm population is, might be worth it to buy a few bucks worth at the bait store and release them into your beds, they'll eat that shit up, literally
     
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    rockethoe

    rockethoe Member

    Cheers man, what would you use during veg vs during flower?

    I have good worm population in the dung compost I've put down already and they'll Bree (I hope) under the darkness of the mulch for the next couple months. But ill take your advice and check them before I plant out.
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    the general mix would be compost, blood meal, alfalfa meal, dolomite lime, chicken shit, rock dust, kelp meal, and shellfish meal.
    that should go through veg easily. when flowering starts, i mix up some worm castings, sul-po-mag, and rock phosphate, and top dress with that, and may do it again after about a month
     
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    ShLUbY

    ShLUbY Well-Known Member

    sounds like solid advice to me. i second what roger has mentioned. Good luck with the grow this year rockethoe!
     
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    rockethoe

    rockethoe Member

    cheers ! thanks roger!
     
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    Bugeye

    Bugeye Well-Known Member

    Be careful with blood meal, I've had some plants dug up by critters looking for food. Good luck, you know far more than most new growers!
     
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    Ryante55

    Ryante55 Well-Known Member

    Hahaha I was going to say the same thing we don't do that swim shit here
     
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    zem

    zem Well-Known Member

    If you really want to max your yield from your outdoor, invest in a good greenhouse. With the right design and knowledge you can multiply your yearly yield
     
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    Rob Roy

    Rob Roy Well-Known Member

    They seem to like to dig up bone meal too.
     
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    Joomby

    Joomby Well-Known Member

    Yeah my pup decided to up root my entire garden once and my older dog ate half a bag once
     
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    Rob Roy

    Rob Roy Well-Known Member

    Ouch. Bad puppy!
     
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    too larry

    too larry Well-Known Member

    Tell SWIM to grow in kiddie pools.
     
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    NoTillPhil

    NoTillPhil Well-Known Member

    Long veg time and large transplants will go a long way towards yield IMO. I started my seeds a week ago to transplant first week of June. I plan to cull out quite a few in search of the best looking phenotypes so have started many more than I need.
     
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