South Florida Seeking Advice

Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Outdoors' started by grow305, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. Semi-experienced grower in South Florida seeking advice on best ways to maximize yield from an outdoor, backyard grow. Have a few dozen sprouts from a solid West Coast strain, hoping to score a dozen females by April 1. At that point my current plan is to:


    - Use 15 gallon pots for size/mobility
    - Fox Farms organic soil
    - Watering 3-4x week as needed
    - Perhaps introduce 'Big Bloom' or other nutrients at the appropriate interval???
    - Lady bugs


    My biggest concerns down here are pests & mold due to the intense humidity during the summer months. Any thoughts on the best way to combat those, ideally organic if possible?


    Aiming for a 16oz net per plant - does that sound realistic based upon this approach? Any others have success/tips on best ways to achieve success down here?









     
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    If your growing outside your going to need an IPM ( integrated pest management ) routine.. This one is mine..
    BT bacillus thuringiensis.. Caterpillar control.. sold under several names
    Safer = http://www.hydroponics.net/i/132569
    Bonide = http://www.territori...CFQaBfgodk0UAug
    Garden Safe = http://www.gardensaf...2845931900.ashx
    Monterey = http://www.domyownpe...-bt-p-2821.html?
    Green Light = https://www.google.c...=2&ved=0CHkQuiQ
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    Green Cure.. For Powdery Mildew control.. https://www.1000bulb...earchButton.y=0
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    Neem oil.. For spider mites, thrip, helps with the caterpillars too but don't use once you start to flower..
    http://www.homedepot...googleads-_-pla
    http://www.gardensaf...2845931795.ashx
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    Spinosad as my change up hitter.. So things don't get resistant.. https://www.1000bulb...SUN-704606.html?
    Captain Jacks = http://www.hydrogala...CFQphfgodNUsADw
    BT-I as mosquito dunks and bits for Fungal Gnats... <img class="bbc_img" src="" unselectable="on">
    Usually found near the citronella candles..
    To avoid the sprayer contamination issue I had last year I simply bought 4 sprayers
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    Most all of this can be found at Home Depot, Lowes or a Garden Center like Armstrong's except the Green Cure.. Hydro shop for that..
    Buy a new sprayer and rinse really well between solutions or buy multiple sprayers like I did..
    I do my treatments like any good farmer.. up well before dawn
    Spray BT on Monday..
    Green Cure on Tuesday
    Neem on Wednesday.. Only in veg
    Spinosad Thursday as needed
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    I'm still using the garden safe Neem oil and it's ready to go out of the bottle with no need for soap or an emulsifier..
    And I can get it at home depot or lowes.. Veg only as it will leave a funky taste if used to late in flower.. Leaf spray only as I'm not a fan of oils in soil... I have Neem Seed Meal in my soil for that..
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    Green Cure ( potassium bicarbonate ) can be found in a couple of other forms a bit cheaper but I get mine local at the hydro store.. Weekly treatment for Powdery Mildew.. Shit is rampant in So Cal..
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    BT-K ( bacillus thuringiensis variant kurstaki ) for caterpillar control once a week without fail.. If I don't do anything else I have to do this one or lose it all..
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    Spinosad like captain jacks dead bug brew is my change up for neem oil to keep the rest of the pest in check.. White flies mostly..
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    BT-I ( bacillus thuringiensis serotype israelensis ) as mosquito dunks for fungal gnats..
    Hope that Helps.. BNW
     

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