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  • GreenState
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    Sorry to hear it Ckbrew, tough season. I'd suspect here in VT more than a few of the commercial outdoor growers
    are going to come up short. Might put price pressures on the legal pot shops. I don't believe state law allows for importation,
    it has to be grown here to be sold here. (don't quote me though <g>). I think I eked out with enough to last me a year,
    so at least it will keep me out of the weed shops--expensive ($105/quarter) After this rain and wind on Saturday, we went from peak foliage to a foot deep in the backyard!
    I almost commented on one of your earlier photos about seeing oak in the background, not much of it here, I know
    of a few areas, but it's not widespread like the other hardwoods.Lot of the old growth stuff was cut for ship building. Hard to believe VT was 70% cleared back in the day.
    All the best
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  • Ckbrew
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    A long strange trip it has been this season. When the birch and oak trees have WPM, you know it will be an uphill grow. I'm gonna kick back and take a break for a while.

  • Bluey
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    It's shitful hey.
    Growing season just started here a couple of weeks ago and I've got WPM on most of my palm trees. Not even going to attempt a grow outdoors. I'm done with that.

  • SoOrbudgal
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    Found that also on mine. I'm done with it today also. Long ass season feels like, heck it was.

  • Going2fast
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    Yeah it's hard to grow outdoors in the mid Atlantic. Too hot and humid especially during the peak flower. I'ma stick to indoors for all but a few. Freakshow doesn't seem to care a long with some sticky bag seed I've had for a few years. Then it's the caterpillar invasion you have to worry about.

  • Ckbrew
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    Throwing in the towel, defeat achieved.

    I fought the rot and the rot won. I even have not watered in an effort to dry them out. It just wasn't going to happen. The rot is one with these. Additionally WPM has set in and is covering the plants by the hour. There are about 20% of the small buds that do not have some sort of infection. If 80% is infected, that means that I can't see the other 20% yet but it is probably there. What is there is small and airy. The tall plants lost about 40% to rot pruning and the short one about 60%. Not worth the effort of cutting, trimming, drying and curing.

    Anyway, part of this experiment was to see if there was a difference in yield by not topping, topping, and manifolding. The test was a bit skewed because the manifolded plant is about 5 weeks older than the other two. The best result was topping once.





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    This is why I have decided that outdoor growing where I am is just not practical. If I was going to attempt it in the future, I would light deprive the plants to flip to bloom much earlier than what nature would do. That would require moving the plants twice a day for the duration of bloom.​​

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  • Ckbrew
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    The outdoor grow is still going. Cloudy and 60s today but next week- high 70s and even 81 predicted on Tuesday! No rain forecast until next Saturday. So I will roll the dice. Everyday I scan for, find and cut the dreaded rot. A good handful every day. The short one has lost 50% or more and the other two about 35% each. I could chop and run but they just are not ready. i pinched some samples to check on the potency. If I can get one more week they will be so much more matured. They are really putting out the dank and it is a wonderful rich onion and skunk smell. There are still many white pistils but some are turning brown. The trichs are mostly clear with about 20% cloudy. Yeah, one more week of good 6-7 hour days of hot sun should do it. Outdoors this late in the season, unheard of. They spend the night in the barn to avoid the 50* nights and soaking with due. Just got to beat that rot.

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  • SoOrbudgal
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    Oh what i'd give for another week of sunshine for mine. I'm grateful to have covers over them but sunshine i'm gonna miss.

  • Bluey
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    Yes. We've had 3 seasons of it here and now it's turning to dry and hot seasons here. El Niño is upon us.

  • Rootsruler
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    Originally posted by Ckbrew View Post
    The outdoor plants are still chugging along. The fan leaves have been stripped, and there is a daily bud rot screening conducted every morning and evening. In the barn at night and outside in the day. I'm really pushing it having them out so late but as can be seen they just are not ready for harvest yet. The race is still on who will win, the buds, the cold or the rot?
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    Practically every outdoor grower I know has had bud rot this year.

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  • Ckbrew
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    The outdoor plants are still chugging along. The fan leaves have been stripped, and there is a daily bud rot screening conducted every morning and evening. In the barn at night and outside in the day. I'm really pushing it having them out so late but as can be seen they just are not ready for harvest yet. The race is still on who will win, the buds, the cold or the rot?
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  • Atriax
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    just about done with my first ever grow. trying to fix nutrient deficiencies during flowering. hopefully it turns around quick. the plant certainly looks like it can. other than that. pretty good. planning my next grow where I'm going to be more meticulous about everything now that i have proper equipment, and actually doing a journal

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  • Ckbrew
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    I had so much trim a batch of canna butter was in order.

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  • Ckbrew
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    A follow up on the larf on the bones grow out. This is one of the blue cheese plants. There were two. After harvesting the large branches I let them grow in the tent for another 2 weeks. The increase was well worth it.

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    The results after drying and putting in the jar. 28.4g of small but tight and trichome packed mini buds. They smell wonderful. That is a 2L jar. It won't last long. It is slated to be cooked down to a fine tincture concentrate.

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  • Ckbrew
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    After a brutal return to heavy summer heat and humidity the rain and T-storms are on the way but only modest temp decrease. The plants are on the move. I am keeping the rain off them by putting them in the barn. It is a pita but they are only 3 gallon pots filled with coco. They are still each drinking 1 gallon water and nutes per day. The storm is rapidly approaching. I'm one of those people who like T-storms.

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