To Start A Cannabis Grow Late In the Season… Typically, we only use the greatest times of the year—late Spring and Summer—for outdoor growing. However, it is feasible in many places to grow multiple outdoor crops year, particularly in the spring and fall. To achieve this, we simply require a small greenhouse to maintain the plants’ temperature. Both auto-flowering seeds and cuttings from mother plants can be used for these kinds of crops. The main drawback to using cuttings is that, once we move them from our indoor growing tent outside, they essentially stop growing and begin blooming regardless of their size.
We should cultivate our cuttings indoors for a few weeks before putting them in our outside greenhouse because of this. By doing this, we can manage the final height of our plants while keeping in mind that, while they will begin to flower as soon as they are outside, they will still experience the traditional pre-flowering stretch as with any other method of cultivation. A greenhouse is an excellent concept for shielding our plants from the cold, frost, wind, and other adverse weather conditions so that they can flower more profusely.
Traditional seeds or cuttings can be grown for a few weeks with the help of a single fluorescent lighting system. If cuttings are rooted at the beginning of the year, we can have well-developed plants in February that are ideal for a Spring outdoor production. In order to increase yields, many indoor growers make use of this opportunity to refresh their mother plants by taking cuttings from them, which will be preserved indoors.
Another choice is to start auto-flowering seeds in their final pot outdoors during the months of February and March (as soon as we see the nights getting warmer). Even if we won’t need to grow automatic seeds indoors in the past, our crop won’t be as uniform as it would have been if we had used cuttings instead. If we utilize automatic seeds or clones, we can do the same during the months of August and September to benefit from an autumn crop.
Cannabis harvests in the spring
Cannabis plants develop naturally in the spring and begin to flower in the summer. If someone has ever grown plants outdoors, they will be aware that if cuttings are planted outside before mid-late May and given an 18/6 photoperiod during rooted, they will begin blooming immediately. The approximate key moment for cannabis plants produced indoors is mid-May; at this point, cuttings placed outside during February and March will begin revegetating or ceasing to blossom and beginning to grow again, as the number of daylight hours increases. Therefore, now is the perfect time to transplant the cuttings outside so they can bloom this summer. In order to reduce the chance of early pre-flowering, many growers decide to expose their cutting to the elements on June 1.
Due to all of these factors, we must consider that our plants must mature by May in order for them to continue to grow and flower. To know the ideal time to move our strains outdoors, we must carefully analyze their flowering times. Typically, the optimal period for Sativas is mid-February, while we may wait a little longer for Indicas until the first of March.
Many growers store their cuttings in small pots indoors and then transplant them to larger pots when they are brought outdoors. A beautiful rootball, necessary for producing plentiful yields, can be developed by the plant by using a good root stimulant during the first two weeks of outdoor growth. They also make sure the plant gets all the nitrogen it needs for a rich pre-flowering stage during this brief period.
From this point on, all we need to do is pay extra attention to the greenhouse’s temperature and humidity levels, care for and fertilize our plants as we would during any other cannabis bloom, and keep in mind that we must harvest our plants by mid-May.
Cannabis crops in the fall
The only difference between autumn crops and spring crops is that there is no deadline for harvesting them. Cuttings will naturally begin to bloom if planted outside from August through May of the following year. Because of this, we may plant them in our greenhouse in September, just as the summer crop is about to be harvested so that we can harvest them in November or December. We can do this a little later, but in most places, the temperatures at the end of the flowering stage will be too low, which will affect the output.
Therefore, even though there is no harvest deadline for autumn crops as there is for spring harvests, we still need to be concerned about low temperatures and unfavorable weather. This is why utilizing a greenhouse is so crucial; to get the greatest results, we can modify the greenhouse using greenhouse tubular heaters.
As we’ve seen, we can easily produce up to three outdoor crops annually utilizing a basic fluorescent setup indoors and a small greenhouse outdoors. Many nations’ natural photoperiods enable us to grow these kinds of crops.
This kind of growth has advantages and disadvantages, as is so frequently the case. On the one hand, thieves don’t typically hunt for plants in other people’s homes in the late Spring and late Autumn. Neighbors and the police do not anticipate seeing plants at these times, and we can supplement our Summer crop if we are unable to grow enough plants for our own personal consumption throughout the summer.