First grow - Critical Purple (Auto)

You definitely can grow nice auto’s outdoor. I recommend a small greenhouse to have more control over your watering/nutrient intake.

The auto’s I grew were very happy and because of this became quite large. The nice thing about auto’s is if you start them early enough you can affectively grow two grows back to back in a season before it gets too cold outside. Mind you that’s dependent on weather in your area.

For sure look at humidity levels if you are using a green house and make sure you have a fan or lots of airflow to prevent bud rot.

If you need pointers I’d be happy to help. Cheers.

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I wish I could. I have started outside from seed in june when the snow melted and by October the snow made me have to pull the plants and bring them inside.
This year I’m going to start in the grobo and transplant once it reaches transition.
But the autos with 18 hrs light would be a good fit for my city where we get light from 6am to 11pm in the summer

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@ToddYYC I grew a couple autos outside last year in an area where they only received (direct) sunlight from 2PM-7PM due to where they were situated; through most of the daylight they were in the shade. I planted in June and pulled them down early in Sept (IIRC). Didn’t get the biggest yields but it was an interesting experiment and led me to continue with autos given the quick turnaround. :slight_smile:

The same strain (new generation) as one of those grows, in a tent with 18hr light, has grown to be about 5x larger and nearly 2x slower than it was in that outdoor grow. I had expected to be harvesting soon but instead she’s just starting to fill out the buds! Glad she’s grown so big but wasn’t expecting the delay.

I believe autos can be somewhat controlled but only after a fair amount of familiarity with the strain and its growth characteristics is attained. My results have been quite mixed but have also been trying various strains; where I’ve repeated the same strain the traits and behaviors are becoming better known.

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looks like we had the same idea I’m in last day of transition

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I figured it was a better choice because of the light schedule and fact it grows quicker. Excited to try

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Hey there! Thank you so much to everyone for the insight and advice! This stubborn plant still hasn’t starting growing buds that I can see yet. Would it be smart for me to give it another good trim or should I let it go a little longer? The top of the plant is now about 7 inches from the lights. Is there anything I should be doing to help keep it from growing up to the lights? Thanks again!

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What day and what cycle are you on that plant will be far too large to get good bud from

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Give us some close ups too

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Yeah maybe try and get a shot over head to see how dense it is

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Mines on day 4 of flower and I’m seeing a lot of white hairs hope yours starts soon

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I’m already on day 29 of 50 for the flowering stage. @Stephen told me I would likely have to add about two weeks to that but this SOB wont quit growing up. And it’s very dense. Here are some more photos.

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Try and get a close up right at one of your top colas then you’ll be able to better see the action. Hard to tell from those ones

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Here are a couple close ups.

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I see some pistols coming out for sure there’s action happening, I’m sure you can see them coming out too then

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Yes!!! Finally!!! Lol. Those just started over the past 48 hrs… just in time bc this plant is getting tall!

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Thank you again to everyone who has helped me with my 1st grow! This plant is taking its sweet time growing the buds, but the plant itself keeps growing! Here are some updates pics from 2 days ago. Based on the photos, does anyone see anything I should do at this point other than try my best to keep leaves/buds away from the light? I’ve had to extend my flowering by 2 two weeks. These photos are taken on “day 50” of flowering.

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