Moving seedlings outside in April?

Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Outdoors' started by Coney dobie, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. I have 5 seedlings at all difrent stages. Two just poped ou the dirt and the other three have there first true leaves. They been under constant CFL bulbs, it's also early April and it not exactly 80 degrees out. Will they survive if I plant them in the ground outside at my guerrila grow, if not what could I do to improve there chances besides bringing them back in??? PLEASEE HELPPP
  2. Harden them off by putting them in bright shade for a coupe of days then set them in direct sun early morning then in the afternoon for a couple of days then they should be fine if night time temps are not freezing and the soil has warmed up. If you put then in direct sun after being under lights without hardening them it could fry them.
  3. You're gonna have to temper them to the sunlight and no, they are way too young to be transplanted outside right now. You need to keep them in a container until they establish a good solid root system and are growing foliage vigorously. No need to be in any hurry. I don't know where you are in the universe and what your light hours are right now, but I'm in the SE US and we've just recently gotten to the point where we're solidly over 12 hours of light a day. These things have plenty of time to grow and you have a much better chance of getting them to harvest if you take the time to get them healthy and strong before they go outside for good. I've got 2 on the deck right now that I'm going to give to a friend to finish at her place that were two very slow growing clones I didn't want to run through my inside grow. I try to take enough that I can weed out the ones that don't perform well and there are invariably always a few. But I went ahead and kept them and started putting them on the deck and giving them some sun for a few hours a day. After 3 or 4 days, I started leaving them out all day long but bringing them in at night because we had some temps in the high 30s and low 40s. But unless we get another strong cold front, they're outside for good now. I guess they were probably about 36 inches tall and in a #3 pot but they're ready now only after getting some natural lighting for a couple of weeks, to go into 5 gallon buckets for the rest of their grow period. Most of the time, a 5 gallon bucket is plenty large enough to grow one outside in and they're nice because it makes your plants portable in case you need to move them. Around here, generally they can sit out openly without fear of being seen but sometimes, we have to grab them and put them away if we have unexpected company, etc. But last year we flowered off 4 like that, slow growers, and ended up with well over 5 pounds after cure and didn't even put them outside until the middle of June. You just can't beat the sun for lighting when it comes to flowering these plants off. Hope yours goes well. TWW

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