Here we can discuss methods and share pictures of our plants and talk about climates and how we set up our outdoor grows.Purple Mayhem
The importance of strain selection is crucial. Not all cultivars will do well in any given climate. Select the variations that match your circumstance and areas best. Look for flowering times and if they will finish in time before frost. Many plants can handle a frost or two but long periods of cold weather can do damage to plants. So it’s best to harvest before the first frost if possible. Or if you have to, cover your garden with something to keep some heat in and dew off the plants. Late season rain can be harsh. Make sure your limbs are supported enough to take some weight. Check your outdoor buds often for critters like caterpillars, aphid, mites, or other insects that do plant damage. Inspect the top and bottom of leaves. If it rains during late season outdoors inspect your plants closely for any signs of mold and shake the water off gently. Sometimes it takes really looking though the big colas and even spacing it out to provide an air passage. Little tricks like egg shells in the soil can help prevent bud rot. As well as keeping good air circulation to the biggest buds. Keep an eye on the color of green. You want a good dark green through most of the grow leading into the fall. At that time it should be natural for the leaves to start showing some color changes. And it’s good for the smoke when they do. It helps break the chlorophyll down and turn it into sugars. It’s all practice through trail and error. But hopefully this can save some people some time and prevent them from learning the hard way.