Newbie Grow - Balcony grow in desert conditions

Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Outdoors' started by Uncle_Roy, Jul 1, 2020.

  1. Hey Guys. Just looking for a little help here. So I'm living in an extremely hot, arid city with temperatures slated to be 38 degrees (100 Fahrenheit). I moved to a new place and realised I'd be getting 12+ hours of sunlight so naturally I tried to grow some ladies. I've previously done outdoor grows out in Texas so I'm used to hot, dry and windy but not in pots. Anyhow, I started this Kandy Kush plant (after I started growing it I realized that this might be the least ideal plant for hot and dry conditions. Grow stage was easy and she went like a rocket. Switched over to 12/12 (which was difficult, I have a spare room in my apartment and I light-proofed it. It went well with plant transitioning to flower nicely). But now I have 2 problems that I'm pretty concerned about:

    I'm in around week 6 of flowering now. 9 days ago we had a really hot day with intense sun, and I went out only to come back and find some of my leaves had little brown burns on them. Fast forward 6 days and the plant has been totally violated. I'd say 30% of the leaves just got destroyed. So now I've cut back a lot of the dead leaves. The buds didn't do shit for 6 days (in terms of growth) and the badass crystals took a hit. It does seem to have turned around now, and I can certainly see new growth in the buds. However, I''m not sure what to do going forward. I could just give the plant 4 hours of sunlight in the morning and then 2 at night, because I'm worried the sun will stress out the plant that's already highly stressed. I'm not a commercial grower, so I just want the best buds possible, I can sacrifice a little weight. The leaves that have survived are still very much prone to getting fucked up on a hot day.

    The other issue is that the room I'm leaving my plant in overnight stays basically at a constant 36 degrees (95 fahrenheit) and there's nothing I can think of to do anything about it. I'm sure the plant hates it, but I can't do anything else. I'd love to dump it outside so it can keep cooler, but that might fuck with the light cycle. Do you think this girl is far enough in to flowering that I could maybe just keep it outside now?

    Just to add, I had no idea growing on a balcony would be so tough. The floor gets hot super quick, it can destroy the bottom roots of your pot. You get wind traps which can smash your plant to bits (I will certainly train to keep it lower next time), and these plants just get dry so damn quickly. Thrips are a constant issue. Thankfully due to lockdown I've been able to give the plant 100% attention and even then it's been demanding. Any advice appreciated. (Also check out my tiny autoflower that's needed almost zero attention, dealt with the heat like a boss, and is on week 7 of flowering)

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  2. Whick link is the auto? Nvm
     
  3. The third. It's the tiny one in the pot. That's the only pic of it. It's about 8 inches tall lol. It flowered way earlier than I figured it would so I just let it ride in a smaller pot and it's doing pretty well. I probably won't get more than 8-10 grams off it dried but it's been a cool plant
     
  4. Just out of curiosity where in the world are you?
     
  5. Central Spain
     
  6. Ah ok i think your auto would have been bigger if wasn't for the intense heat. As iirc intense heat slows growth
     
  7. I think it needed transplanting, but it literally started flowering 2 weeks after germination, which was odd. I got given a bunch of mixed auto seeds so I have no idea on the strain, either which doesn't help.
     
  8. Two weeks in it started flowering? Damn..... & no you never want to transplant an auto
     
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