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Direct Sun Light Question.
Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:26 AM
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:26 PM
The most important part of the plant you want in the sun is the upper half but the best is the whole plant for 6 hours for a decent harvest. Keep in mind that a full day spot gets 15-16 hours of sun from dusk to dawn, that's how people grow those beasts in the legal gardens and for the more experienced guerilla growers. My sunniest spot is 10 hours of direct sun and yields 20 ozees per plant (I have two there). Another one of my spots gets 7-8 nd yields 10 per plant (3 plants). It's all in the sun really.
Posted 23 July 2012 - 07:27 PM
Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:06 PM
no you want most of the plant in the sun for at least 5 hours. That's really a minimum. You won't get big thick plants with 5-6 hours. I look for spots with 8-10 hours of sun. Under 5, the buds will be airy and the plants small and lanky (low yield). The sun is the number 1 factor for big healthy plants yielding lots of rock hard buds.
What he said. Starting at about 4 hrs, growth, yield and bud density is effected. Once 2hrs or less is reached and the plant spends most of its time in the shade. diseases such as mould and Powdery mildew are a real danger. Plants that get little sun are spidly and cant withstand wind and are succeptable to everything
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Edited by Corto Malteze, 25 July 2012 - 07:29 AM.
Posted 25 July 2012 - 12:28 AM
I never thought about the bottomless pots that would be FANTASTIC for me! Especially since I have to walk a great distance for any good remote locations. I went out today and looked at a couple possible spots but I'll also go take a look at a completely different remote forest location tomorrow. I am really digging all the advice your providing me its very helpful and influential for my up coming grow have you ever considered writing a book? LOL
Yeah, a dog is always a good alibi, hell I'm just walking the dog you know, have a nice day mam, sir. I grow with bottomless pots near mountain streams so don't water (no tracks going back and forth, more time for me, less gas spent). But you can also grow in dry land and hand water with a nearby water source. In all cases, the sun is crucial for a big healthy plant so make sure you also bring a compass to know where the south is.Also Google earth is very good to know where you are before going but also once you return. Then choose two or three spots out of a dozen possible ones.
Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:20 AM
Once you find that sweet spot, another important tip is to trim any surrounding vegetation (small trees if nec., bushes, branches) that block the sun. This gives extra hours to your grow and will make a big difference between a spot with 5 hours of sun and one with 8. Some spots aren't trimmable and then it's best to find another one. I like to have a wall of greenery at the N side (for cover) and an open sky facing South. You can have an all day spot but those are even harder to harvest (very open), I'm looking for such a spot this Summer.
Also don't separate your spots too much as you will need to tend to them (LST done early enough, Fim/lst, feeding -top dressing-, bugs to check, drying on spot esp. if far away, harvest). I like to have 4 spots of 3 or 4 plants max, with two spots in the same general area (a few miles from each other) and the other two closeby from each other as well but farther than the first two, somewhere else (on another mountain). With 12 full grown plants in sunny spots, you get a shit load of weed.
Edited by Corto Malteze, 25 July 2012 - 09:40 AM.
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