Is there enough light to grow in a thick forest ?

Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Outdoors' started by jaykewashere, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Was wondering if you would be able to grow plants in a thick forest with like 50 feet tall trees , well my main question . Would the trees block the light so much that the plants would not grow properly , even autoflowers ?
  2. Couldn't say for sure, maybe a picture of the forest type would help.
  3. It's a rural forest that has been un touched for years , there's lots of huge maple trees of all different kinds , the whole forest is shaded in the summer when there's leaves on the trees I'm sure you can imagine a forest without a picture
  4. Your best bet would be to try find a clearing in where some of the trees have fallen or died off for one reason or another .
    Check what's growing on the ground , chances are there aren't many plants surviving apart from ferns And smaller plants if there's not much light .

    Autoflowers in particular need as much sunlight as you an get them considering their shortened life cycle, so probably wouldn't do too well there.
    But go exploring on a sunny day and try find the sunniest spot , because any normal strain will be able to grow if there's at least 4 - 6 hours of sunlight you just won't get a high yeild :)

    Good luck mate !!
  5. I onm grow with 8 hours sun minimum. The sun is vital and 1 plant in 10 hours sun yielded me 20 ozees of fine ganja (purple maroc). Your question has its answer (light in a thick forest = NO)
  6. my thick forest tip= cut the bark off in a ring around the tree. this will kill the tree so that no leaves/pine needles will grow. do this on all the trees in the area of your grow. this will look more natural like diseased trees and less work than felling the trees. it also keeps a camoflage from the air
  7. wont that take a little while to actually happen? My suggestion would be to plant on the edge of the forest like on a treeline facing the morning sun.

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