GROWING WEED OUTSIDE FOR BEGINNERS

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With so many people growing weed for the first time we thought it would be worthwhile publishing some general guidelines that will allow you to make a good start and grow some absolutely great quality weed with the minimum effort. Over the next few weeks we will review indoor, outdoor and greenhouse grows.

Today we look at outdoor growing. For lots of people growing outdoors is the preferred method. Outdoor enthusiasts say that sun-grown weed tastes better too. Certainly the potential for growth is enormous especially in warm sunny climates.

Anyone looking to grow outdoors should read some of the tips and advice on the grow forums such as FreeCannabis.com where you can read about everything from soil characterisation, soil improvement, pest control and lots more.

Selection of grow spot. In a domestic back garden on your own property you just need a sunny position. Most growers prefer a private spot that can’t be seen by others.

Which seeds to grow? For a first time grower you are looking for a strain with a proven reputation for being hardy enough to grow outdoors even in northern climates such as the UK, The Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, the northern part of Russia etc. The highly recommended Frisian Dew and Passion#1 have stood the test of time and are solid, robust varieties which will yield well even in the hands of first time growers when only a few basic preparations are made. Even in northerly latitudes tough strains such as Passion #1 and Frisian Dew are capable of yielding well. AutoFem’s need just 10 weeks from seed to finish, even a Siberian summer can support them!

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Holland's Hope. Another proven Dutch Passion outdoor variety with generous yields

Preparing the grow spot. Your spot maybe in your garden/greenhouse, woodland, by a field, in a forest clearing, near a river bank or on a mountain. But wherever you are you growing you should really accept that preparing the soil you plan to grow in is a minimum requirement. Many growers will prepare the plot as few months before and dig in manure, compost, or fertilisers such as worm castings, bat guano etc. First-time growers may simply prefer to get the ground dug over and put in as much good quality bagged compost as they can carry. That approach alone will be a good start. More experienced growers will test soil pH, adding lime if it is too acidic and digging in well rotted manure a few months before the grow starts.

Preparing the plants. Often the grower will have sprouted the seeds and grown them into small healthy plants before taking them to the final outdoor grow spot. As a general rule you will get better results in the long run if the plants are established and healthy before planting out. Often they are started indoors under lights or in a greenhouse. When to plant your young plants or
seedlings will depend on where you live. In Spain you might be able to plant out in March or April whereas a UK grower may want to wait until May.

Protecting the spot.
Rabbits and deer are constant threats to cannabis plants, so are other large mammals. Many growers will surround the plant with a ring of chicken wire (or similar) 50cm high. They may put a few slug pellets down on visits to the plants. Often growers will take the chance to get a few litres of water put into the ground near the plant on visits. Google Earth is useful to many outdoor growers for selecting good grow spots. Nearby rivers are useful for water especially if it is hot and dry.

Outdoor growers in warm climates with longer seasons will be able to grow more exotic strains than more northerly growers.

And without too much trouble you will find that even a first time grower can get an ample harvest of absolutely top quality marijuana. Just as good as anything you will have bought, if not better. And with even the best outdoor strains available for well under €10 per seed you can see that a seed is a great value investment, so get some good ones. The cannabis seeds you buy for your grow is the one area of your life where you really should not compromise!

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Look at this photo to see what can be achieved. If the plant really gets well established then yields of several hundred grams from single plants are quite common.

To harvest the weed it is simply chopped off and dried by hanging on a wire in a dry and dark place. Once it has been dried it is cured (or matured), often for a couple of months or more in glass jars or sealable plastic containers. Most growers will tell you that a well cured weed smokes smoother and strange though it sounds it may seem stronger when it is well cured. Good weed will often still be a
great smoke many months after harvest if well cured. Longer term weed storage is possible by putting marijuana in a sealed container in the fridge. Although it is not widely known, you can also put your stash in a freezer where it will remain highly potent and just as tasty for years.

So if you are planning on growing outdoors now is the time to decide where and perhaps start preparing. The internet has lots of grow information in your own language, and you may want to get a good book. Authors such as Jorge Cervantes and Ed Rosenthal have been popular, but there are lots of great resources online these days. Thanks to modern outdoor varieties and fast growing AutoFem’s everyone can grow great quality marijuana outdoors and become self sufficient very easily. What are you waiting for ?
 

progro

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done both indoors & out, and more familiar with the HIDs but I knew a few growers that are decent 1 is old H, a grower back from the 79s era, I've been on this in my college classes. Is anyone familiar with Shane aka Migro? TBH I learned more on youtube than I ever could from a book & there you can get in touch with these well-known growers & if you click they'll do you favors like Old H & myself
 

progro

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With so many people growing weed for the first time we thought it would be worthwhile publishing some general guidelines that will allow you to make a good start and grow some absolutely great quality weed with the minimum effort. Over the next few weeks we will review indoor, outdoor and greenhouse grows.

Today we look at outdoor growing. For lots of people growing outdoors is the preferred method. Outdoor enthusiasts say that sun-grown weed tastes better too. Certainly the potential for growth is enormous especially in warm sunny climates.

Anyone looking to grow outdoors should read some of the tips and advice on the grow forums such as FreeCannabis.com where you can read about everything from soil characterisation, soil improvement, pest control and lots more.

Selection of grow spot. In a domestic back garden on your own property you just need a sunny position. Most growers prefer a private spot that can’t be seen by others.

Which seeds to grow? For a first time grower you are looking for a strain with a proven reputation for being hardy enough to grow outdoors even in northern climates such as the UK, The Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, the northern part of Russia etc. The highly recommended Frisian Dew and Passion#1 have stood the test of time and are solid, robust varieties which will yield well even in the hands of first time growers when only a few basic preparations are made. Even in northerly latitudes tough strains such as Passion #1 and Frisian Dew are capable of yielding well. AutoFem’s need just 10 weeks from seed to finish, even a Siberian summer can support them!

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Holland's Hope. Another proven Dutch Passion outdoor variety with generous yields

Preparing the grow spot. Your spot maybe in your garden/greenhouse, woodland, by a field, in a forest clearing, near a river bank or on a mountain. But wherever you are you growing you should really accept that preparing the soil you plan to grow in is a minimum requirement. Many growers will prepare the plot as few months before and dig in manure, compost, or fertilisers such as worm castings, bat guano etc. First-time growers may simply prefer to get the ground dug over and put in as much good quality bagged compost as they can carry. That approach alone will be a good start. More experienced growers will test soil pH, adding lime if it is too acidic and digging in well rotted manure a few months before the grow starts.

Preparing the plants. Often the grower will have sprouted the seeds and grown them into small healthy plants before taking them to the final outdoor grow spot. As a general rule you will get better results in the long run if the plants are established and healthy before planting out. Often they are started indoors under lights or in a greenhouse. When to plant your young plants or
seedlings will depend on where you live. In Spain you might be able to plant out in March or April whereas a UK grower may want to wait until May.

Protecting the spot.
Rabbits and deer are constant threats to cannabis plants, so are other large mammals. Many growers will surround the plant with a ring of chicken wire (or similar) 50cm high. They may put a few slug pellets down on visits to the plants. Often growers will take the chance to get a few litres of water put into the ground near the plant on visits. Google Earth is useful to many outdoor growers for selecting good grow spots. Nearby rivers are useful for water especially if it is hot and dry.

Outdoor growers in warm climates with longer seasons will be able to grow more exotic strains than more northerly growers.

And without too much trouble you will find that even a first time grower can get an ample harvest of absolutely top quality marijuana. Just as good as anything you will have bought, if not better. And with even the best outdoor strains available for well under €10 per seed you can see that a seed is a great value investment, so get some good ones. The cannabis seeds you buy for your grow is the one area of your life where you really should not compromise!

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Look at this photo to see what can be achieved. If the plant really gets well established then yields of several hundred grams from single plants are quite common.

To harvest the weed it is simply chopped off and dried by hanging on a wire in a dry and dark place. Once it has been dried it is cured (or matured), often for a couple of months or more in glass jars or sealable plastic containers. Most growers will tell you that a well cured weed smokes smoother and strange though it sounds it may seem stronger when it is well cured. Good weed will often still be a
great smoke many months after harvest if well cured. Longer term weed storage is possible by putting marijuana in a sealed container in the fridge. Although it is not widely known, you can also put your stash in a freezer where it will remain highly potent and just as tasty for years.

So if you are planning on growing outdoors now is the time to decide where and perhaps start preparing. The internet has lots of grow information in your own language, and you may want to get a good book. Authors such as Jorge Cervantes and Ed Rosenthal have been popular, but there are lots of great resources online these days. Thanks to modern outdoor varieties and fast growing AutoFem’s everyone can grow great quality marijuana outdoors and become self sufficient very easily. What are you waiting for ?
that's illegal for home growing, we are abiding by the laws, you're growing illegally for the u.s Canada maybe, here we got schools etc,
 

Stonecold8005

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that's illegal for home growing, we are abiding by the laws, you're growing illegally for the u.s Canada maybe, here we got schools etc,
I live in Toronto Canada and marijuana is legal here we are allowed to grow 4 plants per house hold
 

progro

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all I can say from my very limited experience is in the mid-Midwest Frisian Duck and Alaska Purple both grew like champs. bcn power plant, badazz og cheese and a few others did reasonably well too but the first 2 looked bomb-proof.
I have been growing etc, it takes money, more than I expected, they want this & that, I already spent 500 hundred dollars & still no help, these forums are for a sales gimmick
 

progro

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can't in the u.s t
I'm going to be trying some outdoors next year if i can, i have a huge space to play with too :innocent: I have my eyes on the seedsman ata tundra for the uk climate :p
oo many schools got to be in the boonies
 

progro

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I live in Toronto Canada and marijuana is legal here we are allowed to grow 4 plants per house hold
but you can tell that was more, I've grown 3 plants in a tent 5 feet, there's a difference we're talking plants that guy had a field licensed distributors like for PTSD, etc, which I know a few
 

Joheim

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I have been growing etc, it takes money, more than I expected, they want this & that, I already spent 500 hundred dollars & still no help, these forums are for a sales gimmick
Whose trying to sell anything, other than the advertisers here? If you've spent $500, you should be at least ok on your setup. Sounds like you need the kind of help you can't throw money at. Start a help thread and we'll see what we can advise on. Grow on, or quit, we're just here to help.
 

kent

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I have been growing etc, it takes money, more than I expected, they want this & that, I already spent 500 hundred dollars & still no help, these forums are for a sales gimmick
I been growing outdoors since the 70s , and it doesn't cost me a dime .Brush up on your gardening techniques and it pays for itself . Love ,peace and chicken grease .
 

progro

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Whose trying to sell anything, other than the advertisers here? If you've spent $500, you should be at least ok on your setup. Sounds like you need the kind of help you can't throw money at. Start a help thread and we'll see what we can advise on. Grow on, or quit, we're just here to help.
that's cool though but if you noticed as well as me seeing drama sabotage & hostility, I made up a thread already a while back but to me, it's either a selling matter like thcfarmer thctalk, etc, you have seen them, I have to I ran only a few decent people I been talking to over a thousand, TBH you run into a 1000 people & only get maybe 10 decent people that are decent, as the saying goes so few
 

progro

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I been growing outdoors since the 70s , and it doesn't cost me a dime .Brush up on your gardening techniques and it pays for itself . Love ,peace and chicken grease .
this is indoors, you hear all these fancy soils, etc to use, but I wanted to know what was this hype about the Nectar soils? I was only going by what you people were talking about as soon as someone gets it they clamp up & when they try to get advice on it then not a person knows what you're talking about, which is quite interesting, as some say if it's the best out there then word of mouth would be their best advertisers, wouldn't need gimmicks, etc. as a consumer I know if something is good quite a bit of people would be carrying it, let's go to the basics when they only had soil from the outside they baked it prior to use, then came miracle gro, etc. I can totally understand their frustrations, they hear something, etc, gets it & asked for advice on it & saying know nothing about it, if it wasn't talked about it prior they wouldn't know about them, something definitely doesn't add up
I got some beauties myself,lmao
 

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kent

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well hell son you can grow plants in a bale of hay . soil is simply a binder for the plants to take root in and absorb nutrients that have leached into it. I could sell you a bag of turkey shit for 300 dollars and you could grow the best plants you ever had . Alot of these fancy label brands promise to grow godzilla plants but that after they pump them full of chemicals . the reason soil gets cooked is to sterilise it of pest and weed seeds before using it inside of a greenhouse. beware of all that commercial crap they will keep taking your money as long as you send it . If you want truly great growing medium use home made compost . you'll know what you smoking then !
 
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I been growing outdoors since the 70s , and it doesn't cost me a dime .Brush up on your gardening techniques and it pays for itself . Love ,peace and chicken grease .
Me too! I only grow outdoors. Every year is a challenge, but the learning curve is high. Some years are bust, some years are fantastic. This year is a hard year due to drought and every kind of pest you can imagine. The girls I have harvested and currently have growing are some of the healthiest plantsI have ever grown.
As far as legally growing, I don’t know what that is. Permits and plant limits aren Old school rules.
 
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Had to transplant week 4 of flowering. Soil was too compacted. I used old soil too so my fault. I had no one to take me to get soil, had to use whatever amazon could send to my front door. But they are doing great, not spectacular but ive learned a good lesson.
 

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With so many people growing weed for the first time we thought it would be worthwhile publishing some general guidelines that will allow you to make a good start and grow some absolutely great quality weed with the minimum effort. Over the next few weeks we will review indoor, outdoor and greenhouse grows.

Today we look at outdoor growing. For lots of people growing outdoors is the preferred method. Outdoor enthusiasts say that sun-grown weed tastes better too. Certainly the potential for growth is enormous especially in warm sunny climates.

Anyone looking to grow outdoors should read some of the tips and advice on the grow forums such as FreeCannabis.com where you can read about everything from soil characterisation, soil improvement, pest control and lots more.

Selection of grow spot. In a domestic back garden on your own property you just need a sunny position. Most growers prefer a private spot that can’t be seen by others.

Which seeds to grow? For a first time grower you are looking for a strain with a proven reputation for being hardy enough to grow outdoors even in northern climates such as the UK, The Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, the northern part of Russia etc. The highly recommended Frisian Dew and Passion#1 have stood the test of time and are solid, robust varieties which will yield well even in the hands of first time growers when only a few basic preparations are made. Even in northerly latitudes tough strains such as Passion #1 and Frisian Dew are capable of yielding well. AutoFem’s need just 10 weeks from seed to finish, even a Siberian summer can support them!

View attachment 14065
Holland's Hope. Another proven Dutch Passion outdoor variety with generous yields

Preparing the grow spot. Your spot maybe in your garden/greenhouse, woodland, by a field, in a forest clearing, near a river bank or on a mountain. But wherever you are you growing you should really accept that preparing the soil you plan to grow in is a minimum requirement. Many growers will prepare the plot as few months before and dig in manure, compost, or fertilisers such as worm castings, bat guano etc. First-time growers may simply prefer to get the ground dug over and put in as much good quality bagged compost as they can carry. That approach alone will be a good start. More experienced growers will test soil pH, adding lime if it is too acidic and digging in well rotted manure a few months before the grow starts.

Preparing the plants. Often the grower will have sprouted the seeds and grown them into small healthy plants before taking them to the final outdoor grow spot. As a general rule you will get better results in the long run if the plants are established and healthy before planting out. Often they are started indoors under lights or in a greenhouse. When to plant your young plants or
seedlings will depend on where you live. In Spain you might be able to plant out in March or April whereas a UK grower may want to wait until May.

Protecting the spot.
Rabbits and deer are constant threats to cannabis plants, so are other large mammals. Many growers will surround the plant with a ring of chicken wire (or similar) 50cm high. They may put a few slug pellets down on visits to the plants. Often growers will take the chance to get a few litres of water put into the ground near the plant on visits. Google Earth is useful to many outdoor growers for selecting good grow spots. Nearby rivers are useful for water especially if it is hot and dry.

Outdoor growers in warm climates with longer seasons will be able to grow more exotic strains than more northerly growers.

And without too much trouble you will find that even a first time grower can get an ample harvest of absolutely top quality marijuana. Just as good as anything you will have bought, if not better. And with even the best outdoor strains available for well under €10 per seed you can see that a seed is a great value investment, so get some good ones. The cannabis seeds you buy for your grow is the one area of your life where you really should not compromise!

View attachment 14064
Look at this photo to see what can be achieved. If the plant really gets well established then yields of several hundred grams from single plants are quite common.

To harvest the weed it is simply chopped off and dried by hanging on a wire in a dry and dark place. Once it has been dried it is cured (or matured), often for a couple of months or more in glass jars or sealable plastic containers. Most growers will tell you that a well cured weed smokes smoother and strange though it sounds it may seem stronger when it is well cured. Good weed will often still be a
great smoke many months after harvest if well cured. Longer term weed storage is possible by putting marijuana in a sealed container in the fridge. Although it is not widely known, you can also put your stash in a freezer where it will remain highly potent and just as tasty for years.

So if you are planning on growing outdoors now is the time to decide where and perhaps start preparing. The internet has lots of grow information in your own language, and you may want to get a good book. Authors such as Jorge Cervantes and Ed Rosenthal have been popular, but there are lots of great resources online these days. Thanks to modern outdoor varieties and fast growing AutoFem’s everyone can grow great quality marijuana outdoors and become self sufficient very easily. What are you waiting for ?
Great pictures. You have a full farm of it.
 

progro

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Me too! I only grow outdoors. Every year is a challenge, but the learning curve is high. Some years are bust, some years are fantastic. This year is a hard year due to drought and every kind of pest you can imagine. The girls I have harvested and currently have growing are some of the healthiest plantsI have ever grown.
As far as legally growing, I don’t know what that is. Permits and plant limits aren Old school rules.
I have seen so many saying oh, it's really hard to grow You'll need our help, I'm like WTF? I grew it back in the 90s still dab with it, started again 6 months ago, on my 2nd harvest, & they still acting like big growers, On my 3rd grow now, I don't listen to them, it's not hard you heard of Johnny Appleseed? he didn't come back to do anything he planted it & left, nature took care of the rest, as I did in the 90s I grew them in a closet planted them & only watered, they grew up quite nicely, & hearing these kids saying b/s which I knew was bunk b/c I never used them & I grew enough to supply
 


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