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Offlinebaris10
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Drying and curing outdoors?
    #548014 - 04/19/11 02:08 AM (5 years, 7 months ago)

Okay, some background info (skip down a bit if you don't want the background info). This is my first grow, I've read Greg Green's growing bible (all in one night) and I'm looking for more guides too. Done plenty of research, and decided that me and my friend should grow together. Note this is a friend I've known for a long time and trust completely, everything's 50/50, as I did not want to do this on my own. Main reason for growing is that I want to move out the house, not too happy with the family situation, but I'm in full-time education, so not enough time to work enough to pay for rent somewhere. My plan is to grow 20 plants (already planted 5 super skunk, on Saturday), and sell the product (of course not all of it, keeping some for us). The problem is that my money is locked in an ISA until next year, so I need to be able to pay for the first 2 months rent, a car, and insurance if I want to dry and cure it in my house-to-be. This is a problem as I don't have the money. I can't dry and cure in my own house for risk of my parents smelling it. FYI, I live in the UK.

Now for the main posting part...
Is there any way to dry and cure the product outdoors? Maybe in a tent or plastic greenhouse? If so can you please describe (in as much detail as possible) how to do this.
Any first time growing advice for outdoors UK? Already got a fence which I'm setting up later today around the plants to stop small animals, and I'm going to get some food-safe pesticides to ward off insects etc. I will also put a ring of salt around each plant to stop slugs/snails. I know that magnesium deficiency is common at the start of growth and will be buying some epsom salt later this week. I know what to buy in terms of fertilizer etc. I'm going to the site each morning before sunrise as not to be seen entering the general area. I'm using water with sugar dissolved in (to promote growth), it's tap water, but I've left it slightly burried in the ground (to keep the temperature the same as the soil as not to shock the plants) and left the top off (so that the chlorine will evapourate out). I will be spraying carbonated water onto the leaves of the plants. Is there anything else I should know? Anything more that I can do to maximise yield? Hoping to get 250g per plant (apparently 400-500 should be expected, but it's my first time so keeping my expectations lower than that).

Thanks in advance!


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Re: Drying and curing outdoors? [Re: baris10]
    #548019 - 04/19/11 02:18 AM (5 years, 7 months ago)

What state?


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Re: Drying and curing outdoors? [Re: SpaceMonkey]
    #548030 - 04/19/11 02:47 AM (5 years, 7 months ago)

Sorry, I thought I'd mentioned it in OP. I'm in the UK.


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Re: Drying and curing outdoors? [Re: baris10]
    #548994 - 04/21/11 01:10 PM (5 years, 7 months ago)

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baris10 said:
  • I'm using water with sugar dissolved in (to promote growth)
  • it's tap water, but I've left it slightly burried in the ground (to keep the temperature the same as the soil as not to shock the plants) and left the top off (so that the chlorine will evapourate out).
  • I will be spraying carbonated water onto the leaves of the plants
  • Hoping to get 250g per plant





  • Don't put sugar in the water.
  • I don't know how you even managed to 'bury' water.
  • If you plan on leaving all the water you're going to use in a bottle with the lid off, it will evaporate.
  • Don't spray any water (and I dunno why you're using carbonated water) onto leaves, they will get burnt
  • Don't use store bought bottled water
  • I hope you've looked into the correct growing seasons for the UK because 250g per plant is a big ask


But good luck to you :bongload:


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Re: Drying and curing outdoors? [Re: T-Rex]
    #549002 - 04/21/11 02:19 PM (5 years, 7 months ago)

Why?
It's in a bottle, half of it is burried (to keep it standing up)
I will obviously take more water when I run out, the growing guide I read said to do this to make the chlorine from it evapourate.
I was reccomended by a fair amount of anons to do this, carbonated water to increase the plants CO2 intake and thus increase photosynphesis.
Not doing.
I've looked and asked around, apparently 250g is lower than I should expect.


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Re: Drying and curing outdoors? [Re: baris10]
    #549052 - 04/21/11 07:01 PM (5 years, 7 months ago)

Is this a guerrilla grow?  Or are you growing at a house?
I say Keep it simple and just stick to the basics.....


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Re: Drying and curing outdoors? [Re: MushrooMan420]
    #549070 - 04/21/11 08:46 PM (5 years, 7 months ago)

guerrilla grow. And as for the main question? (Drying + curing outdoors)


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Re: Drying and curing outdoors? [Re: baris10]
    #549089 - 04/21/11 09:35 PM (5 years, 7 months ago)

I suppose if you have a tent, then you could set that up somewhere and hang your buds and dry them like you would in a closet.  If it is rainy, its going to be difficult for them to dry and get FAE.  Otherwise, you can dry the buds in the sun/shade for day.  But this is going to make them a harsh smoke.

Good luck bud...



Your plants wont need the salt, your likely to do more harm than good.  (unless you have previous experience) 

You should ideally find a place with water, your going to need a lot more than a gallon to water 20 plants once they get bigger...


Don't use the carbonated water, your growing outdoors bro. they will have plenty of co2:laugh2:

What route are you taking for fertilizers? Liquid or solid?
How long is your growing season over there?


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Re: Drying and curing outdoors? [Re: MushrooMan420]
    #549138 - 04/22/11 12:47 AM (5 years, 7 months ago)

very interesting......i think we all just need to have a bit more smoke and then chill out. Im totally ripped and sure as shit to stoned to argue. I think everyone should be in my state right now:D :jah: :blazed:


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Re: Drying and curing outdoors? [Re: MushrooMan420]
    #553422 - 05/06/11 12:49 AM (5 years, 7 months ago)

Don't worry you can dry outside in a tarp. Rain no worries just takes longer, just don't space your plants too close on the line and watch for deer it will be a feeding frenze that time of year.


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Re: Drying and curing outdoors? [Re: Flying_Dog]
    #553438 - 05/06/11 04:49 AM (5 years, 7 months ago)

Are there deer in the uk?


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Re: Drying and curing outdoors? [Re: lucas_southoz]
    #554323 - 05/09/11 05:44 PM (5 years, 6 months ago)

as for outdoor nutes, I like the dry blends that you can just spread in a ring around the plants and they slowly release the food for about 1 month per application. I think rainbow mix may be a product to look for :shrug: idk, i'm pretty :bongload:'ed

I hope you're not planning to use only sugar-water for feeding, that would be :picard:


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Re: Drying and curing outdoors? [Re: Nanook]
    #555601 - 05/14/11 11:13 PM (5 years, 6 months ago)

baris10 said
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apparently 400-500 should be expected, but it's my first time so keeping my expectations lower than that).




The 400-500 #'s, I assume you are getting from the seed company's suggested yield. Those #'s are usually advertised for SGROG  grows.

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Re: Drying and curing outdoors? [Re: muse42]
    #557610 - 05/23/11 09:08 AM (5 years, 6 months ago)

see if we can hit the nail on the head hear ,first off drying in the forest will be its own challenge but could be done using something like an a green house or an army tent with a propane heater ,that seems like the only way


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Re: Drying and curing outdoors? [Re: dmtcorey]
    #565568 - 06/19/11 07:09 AM (5 years, 5 months ago)

So i gather you can dry your stuff in a random tent bought from wal-mart out in the woods.  maybe a portable heater can help too.


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Re: Drying and curing outdoors? [Re: curiousgrow]
    #565844 - 06/20/11 02:39 AM (5 years, 5 months ago)

A heater in a tent sounds like a melted mass of plastic and bud and possibly a burnt down forest.


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Re: Drying and curing outdoors? [Re: Nanook]
    #565858 - 06/20/11 08:15 AM (5 years, 5 months ago)

First off, welcome and :cheers: mate..
I can't address the initial question of drying/curing out doors cuz I've never done it. However, I will also be trying it this year. We are trying to sell our house and can't have it smelling like a skunk... I'm gonna string a rope between two trees and stake a tarp over it like a tent. Then chicken wire over each end to keep deer out.
Going to your plot every day is a bad idea, bro. Once a week should be enough- you don't want to wear a path right to it, and every time you come and go there's a chance you will be seen.
As for the rest..
sugar water...nope
spraying leaves....nope
ummm propane heater in a tent in the woods...FUCK NO!!


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