As the title stated, outdoors was an absolute failure. I got maybe 4oz's from a starting plant count of 20. Several died and others never fully matured. Looking back I think these are the major factors that caused such failure. I live in the Northeast USA, so keep the following in mind. 1. Grew a sativa strain that took 12 weeks to flower fully. 2. The native soil was once a riverbed which I thought was a great thing, but it turns out that it was basically heavy clay with huge rocks... I think this suffocated the roots. 3. Bugs, everywhere... chewing my leaves and lord knows what else. Surprisingly deer, rodents etc. were not a problem because I used predator urine around the grow area...worked great! So, after some planning I have came up with the following plan. Let me know what you think or if you have any suggestions. 1. Growing a 7-8 week mostly indica strain... should finish on time. 2. I decided to go with a simple water only organic soil...Vic's Super Soil. Mainly because I can grab all the ingredients locally, it's cost effective and again, simple. When they start to bud, I will use a bat guano as a top dressing - flower booster. 3. To combat bugs I will foliar spray the plants with Neem oil once a week and probably add it to the water once every month or so. From what I have read on this product it is great as a bug repellent and 100% organic so it won't hurt the earth or interfere with the plants. I do have a question about the soil mix and bringing in soil. 1. I plan on digging the native soil out and filling with the Vic's recipie... how big should I make the holes? I was thinking the equivalant to a five gallon bucket, but I'm not sure. I think once the plants establish themselves in the holes and get a nice root system in the good soil mix, it should be able to penetrate the native soil and thrive. Just my guess though. 2. I'll post the recipie below for Vic's Super Soil, but does anyone know how much this recipie makes? Say I want to fill 5 gallon pots with this recipie, how many full pots will I end up with? Here is the revised recipie for the soil which I will be using... Revised recipe - after several failures due to bad manure sources, I now use the following recipe. Results have been excellent and the clones seem to take off right away instead of having a slow growing settling in period. 1 Bale sunshine mix #2 or promix (3.8 cu ft) 8 cups Bone Meal - phosphorus source 4 cups Blood Meal - nitrogen source 1 1/3 cups Epsom salts - magnesium source 3-4 cups dolmite lime -calcium source & pH buffering 1 tsp fritted trace elements 4 cups kelp meal. 9kg (25 lbs) bag pure worm castings - Mix thoroughly, moisten, and let sit 1-2 weeks before use. Thanks in advance for your help!