Advice for monsoons

Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Outdoors' started by CALAMITY671, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. I live on a tropical island so we get lots of sunlight the only problem is monsoons

    Monsoon season is from July to November and I can expect more than 10 inches of rain each month. Even storms. I have an outdoor grow and I'm like worried the heavy rain and winds could ruin my potential yield. Or worse, having all that stress could cause them to hermie. After all harvest time in my area is November to December. It can go into January for some sativas.

    So heavy winds and rains during flowering is worrying me.

    Here's the average inches of rain for monsoon season

    July: 10-11 inches
    August: 13-14 inches
    September: 13-14 inches
    October: 11.5 - 12.5 inches
    November: 9- 10 inches

    We also have a high chance for typhoons. Around August to October we have a 70% chance of storms. Then October to December is around 50%

    We also have a 20-30 percent chance of being hit with powerful storms each year (The one that uproots trees and flips cars)

    It could be higher cuz global warming messing with the climate.

    I got my hands on a really nice sativa landrace strain from the Philippines and I really love it.

    Please, this strain was extremely difficult to bring in. The Philippine president legalized murder for anyone dealing with drugs so I shouldn't need to explain how hard it was to get the seeds.

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  2. #1, Make a backup. Get a cutting (actually 2) so you don't lose your genetics. Put that under 24/0, 20/4 or 18/6 light.

    Construct a portable greenhouse with 4-5yr greenhouse (use PVC, or whatever for the frame) plastic. I won't go into details on the shape/design, and whatnot. But basically make a shelter for it that you can lift over, put over the plant to protect it. You would only use this if/when needed. Remove when weather is good. Find a way to secure it to the ground (like how tent stakes hold a tent to the ground in high winds), or secure weight/rocks to it so it won't fly/flip away.
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  3. You can't control the weather so if you can't construct some kind of shelter (it'll have to be heavy duty to withstand a typhoon, eh?) you'll have to either grow inside or take your chances with the weather as humans have always done.
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  4. Just grow it. If it doesn't work out ir doesn't work out.

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  5. Yeah..but it would be better than nothing. I'm not talking about withstanding a typhoon. But just one additional layer that could save his plant, should it get stormed on really bad. I would be more worried if my house/roof/hut would be still standing after a typhoon/hurricane, and not my plants. That's all I'm saying. I should have clarified that--my bad.
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  6. Agree

    Can trench the grow; basically the same as a drain trench for a camping tent; to drain off excess water & build some sort of wind break to slow down some wind but, it won't help with a direct hit from a typhoon.
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  7. Thanks guys for the advice. I plan to construct a clear canopy. Blocks rain while giving light. Sort of like a green house. For typhoons I can build a small shelter or get an aluminum shipping container.

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  8. I don't know how covert you are trying to be but a fairly inexpensive wind break is that snow fencing that is used to slow down drifts along roadways. It's made out of pvc material and it is orange with cut outs in it to allow airflow but break the force of the wind. Comes in rolls of varying lengths. Easy to use, easy to transport.
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  9. Thanks. I'll check Amazon for those.

    I really don't need to be covert. I have a pretty big yard. My closest neighbors are like two acres away and I live on Guam which is a US island territory that has legalized the use of recreational cannabis. We can grow up to six plants.

    One of the reasons why I got that Philippine land race is because it grows as big as the Thai Sativa.

    Also smells and taste like mangoes. The high is amazing too. It makes you feel extremely happy almost as if you're in love. I'm not going to lie. First time I tried it was in high school and I felt like the heavens were blessing my soul and the world was an amazing wonderful place full of life and joy.

    It was the best high I've ever experienced and made me fall in love with sativas.

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  10. I put up a lot of snow fencing. It does nothing as a wind break until snow mounds up against it. I don't think hes growing in a snow storm though. Snow fencing has holes in it to allow air flow to go through so it doesn't get torn up un high winds.

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