Soil My 2nd outdoor auto grow north of 55°

LabRat

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Living up in northern Alberta I tried growing photos outside around 2004 - 5 but it got frosty too soon so did not work. Don't know why I didn't get into autos a lot sooner but last year I planted a four, two each of two strains of auto fems but one each went male really fast so took them out and collected pollen from both. The other two grew as photos and once they began to flower around the middle of Aug. the THC one turned out male as well so a couple branches were saved and pollen collected while the rest went to the chickens. The last one, a hi-CBD girl got a greenhouse built around her and nursed along until late Oct when she near froze to death when the heater failed so cropped a bit early. Got about a pound of bud off her with most of it still in the freezer in sealed tobacco cans.

5ft of CBD goodness! A clone from her is almost 8 weeks into flowering down in my basement grow room right now. Some seeds on her too as I had sprayed a branch with STS that finally grew some 'nanners and a tiny bit of that pollen was used to make S1 seeds on another branch. A bit escaped so there's a few seeds scattered all over her too. Another branch was dusted with a mix of the two males pollen I collected last year and still seemed to work as that branch has some beans forming as well so I'll have fem and regular seeds in a few weeks. The strain is Earth Lover.
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This year I planted 10. Nine in the ground and one in a pot. The one in the pot and two best ones in the ground are called Mazarilla by Urban Legends and a cross of GG#4 auto with Mazar auto. The potted one is a totally different pheno, much smaller than her sisters and the closest to be harvested. The last two to survive are a hi-CBD, no THC strain called Dragon Tongue but shit for yields so won't be in my line-up next year. Starting to chop those tonight.

Mazarilla up front. The tallest on the left is only 30" so I'm going to be wanting to grow more of those if the bud is as good as the samples I've tried. This winter I'll be making more fem seeds using a few of the seeds I have left of them. Many other irons in the fire too indoors. Some Nepali Temple, Sebring's Revenge, (a 7:1 CBD:THC strain), and recently I got 2 cuttings of Pink Kush, (one rooted for sure), and a rooted clone of original GG#4 that is growing well and ready to have cuttings taken.

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And the two CBD ones about to die. Same strain but totally different phenos. Both with buds that are more sugar leaves than actual bud forming calyxes.

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Not sure how much more I'll be able to add to this journal unless peeps like to see pics of the trimming process. Only the primo colas from the Maz will be cured for smoke with the bulk headed towards medicinal use. Budders, oils etc.

This is the STS treated branch in a mug of water in the bedroom closet donating a little bit of pollen I'll probably sweep up today hoping a cutting I took finally re-vegges so I can get more cuttings and pollinate one to make a big batch of seeds tho should get a couple dozen S1 seeds from the mother downstairs I can grow more from. Just like to cover all bases.

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Here's the Earth Lover mother on the left flowering with the last Monkey Banana Kush plant I'll be growing as it's nice but not nice enough to continue with. Yellowing leaves all thru it's veg and flower and not a ton of buds so bye-bye. Day 54 of 12/12.

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All for now!

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Alphatoy

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Living up in northern Alberta I tried growing photos outside around 2004 - 5 but it got frosty too soon so did not work. Don't know why I didn't get into autos a lot sooner but last year I planted a four, two each of two strains of auto fems but one each went male really fast so took them out and collected pollen from both. The other two grew as photos and once they began to flower around the middle of Aug. the THC one turned out male as well so a couple branches were saved and pollen collected while the rest went to the chickens. The last one, a hi-CBD girl got a greenhouse built around her and nursed along until late Oct when she near froze to death when the heater failed so cropped a bit early. Got about a pound of bud off her with most of it still in the freezer in sealed tobacco cans.

5ft of CBD goodness! A clone from her is almost 8 weeks into flowering down in my basement grow room right now. Some seeds on her too as I had sprayed a branch with STS that finally grew some 'nanners and a tiny bit of that pollen was used to make S1 seeds on another branch. A bit escaped so there's a few seeds scattered all over her too. Another branch was dusted with a mix of the two males pollen I collected last year and still seemed to work as that branch has some beans forming as well so I'll have fem and regular seeds in a few weeks. The strain is Earth Lover.
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This year I planted 10. Nine in the ground and one in a pot. The one in the pot and two best ones in the ground are called Mazarilla by Urban Legends and a cross of GG#4 auto with Mazar auto. The potted one is a totally different pheno, much smaller than her sisters and the closest to be harvested. The last two to survive are a hi-CBD, no THC strain called Dragon Tongue but shit for yields so won't be in my line-up next year. Starting to chop those tonight.

Mazarilla up front. The tallest on the left is only 30" so I'm going to be wanting to grow more of those if the bud is as good as the samples I've tried. This winter I'll be making more fem seeds using a few of the seeds I have left of them. Many other irons in the fire too indoors. Some Nepali Temple, Sebring's Revenge, (a 7:1 CBD:THC strain), and recently I got 2 cuttings of Pink Kush, (one rooted for sure), and a rooted clone of original GG#4 that is growing well and ready to have cuttings taken.

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And the two CBD ones about to die. Same strain but totally different phenos. Both with buds that are more sugar leaves than actual bud forming calyxes.

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Not sure how much more I'll be able to add to this journal unless peeps like to see pics of the trimming process. Only the primo colas from the Maz will be cured for smoke with the bulk headed towards medicinal use. Budders, oils etc.

This is the STS treated branch in a mug of water in the bedroom closet donating a little bit of pollen I'll probably sweep up today hoping a cutting I took finally re-vegges so I can get more cuttings and pollinate one to make a big batch of seeds tho should get a couple dozen S1 seeds from the mother downstairs I can grow more from. Just like to cover all bases.

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Here's the Earth Lover mother on the left flowering with the last Monkey Banana Kush plant I'll be growing as it's nice but not nice enough to continue with. Yellowing leaves all thru it's veg and flower and not a ton of buds so bye-bye. Day 54 of 12/12.

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All for now!

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🤠i was going to try that horizontal grow but it takes up to much room but they look cool and all the buds are same height thats cool 🧙‍♂️
 

LabRat

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🤠i was going to try that horizontal grow but it takes up to much room but they look cool and all the buds are same height thats cool 🧙‍♂️

I had let those girls get too tall in there so rigged them up for a ScroG finish. With one I just put the 2.5gal pot at a 45° angle in the 8gal pot to get it over but the other one took a little weight training to bend her to my will. About 2 weeks of slowly forcing her to curve into shape.

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I have been accused of being manipulative but never believed it. ;)

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Alphatoy

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I had let those girls get too tall in there so rigged them up for a ScroG finish. With one I just put the 2.5gal pot at a 45° angle in the 8gal pot to get it over but the other one took a little weight training to bend her to my will. About 2 weeks of slowly forcing her to curve into shape.

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I have been accused of being manipulative but never believed it. ;)

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🤠so your plants work out with weights the way i saw this done you let the plant get grown than turn it over on its side than tie up the bottom limbs than all the buds will be about same height i guess their are a few ways to do this yours turned out good so if it works stay with it. 🧙‍♂️
 

LabRat

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Aug 22, 2021
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Bit of an update.

Bit of a minor disaster here early the other morning. Started to rain the night before so I put the tarp over the plants and glad I did as it came down buckets right after and the rest of the night. Got up for a piss at 7 and popped into the mancave for a quick smoke before going back to bed. Was light enough to see that the tarp looked funny so reluctantly got dressed and put on my rain coat to have a look. Damn tarp filled up with water and did a slow collapse on the plants down the middle between the 3 mazar and the CBD one. Busted the main stem of the CBD one half way down and splayed out the rest of the branches and crushed the top of the potted one really good. One of the others was exposed to the rain and has one big side branch broken and down on the ground but the last one escaped damage and was still covered. Stuck a taller pole in the middle to make a f'n teepee out of it and went back to bed.

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Only 2" of rain in two days but seemed like a lot more after two months of nothing but no further damage other than one of the grommets on the cheap tarp popping out and a corner of the tarp blown away exposing a couple of the plants to the deluge. Got it back in place and gave all the branches a shake to get rid of some of the water in the colas.

Basking in the sun today so I'll get on trimming up the busted up CBD girl and maybe the potted one if my hands hold out and the last two could go another week or so to get the trichs mostly cloudy before chopping. Not much on the CBD girls and the buds are more like what foxtails on colas can be like so no trimming sugar leaves out of them and that saves time. Lots of resin on the small fan leaves part way up so snipping off the ends and tossing it all on a screen to dry for making into oil. Not curing any of that.

The broken branch on the plant on the right side is still attached by a bit of stem so hasn't dried up at all so leaving it there to ripen in the sun with the rest.

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