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Outdoor tempeture question
    #687215 - 10/02/13 01:09 PM (3 years, 2 months ago)

Disclaimer for a MOD: I first posted this in the outdoor cultivation section, but I noticed there doesn't seem to be much traffic there so decided to repost here. I'm hoping for quick answers so I apologize for not posting here first and any MOD can feel free to close my other post, thanks.


Hello my name is Isaac. I am new here and I wanted to get some opinions on a situation I have.

First off, this is my first outdoor grow and I have only grown indoors once before many years ago. To put it lightly, I am a fuckin' newb! I live in Denver Colorado and I have 3 outdoor flowering plants. 2 of these plants look like they would be just fine if I were to harvest now (trichomes are cloudy), but one definitely needs more time.

Ideally, I would like to keep them all 3 going for as long as I can, but there is a small cold snap coming to town. This snap starts with Thursday's overnight low that calls for 35f and then a high of only 47f on Friday and then dipping to a low of 27f, moving to a warmer 58f on Saturday and finally back down to a 35f low before returning to the 70's for an average high and mid 40's for average overnight lows for the foreseeable future.

I am mostly spooked about Friday's high of only 47f then dipping to 27f. Is it worth the risk for my 2 plants that could be harvested now (with cloudy trichomes) or can I cover them with plastic and have no worries? I plan on covering the one that needs more time because I feel like I have no choice but to do so. As for the other 2, I just want to get some thoughts from others who have more knowledge on this. Thanks!

- Isaac


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Re: Outdoor tempeture question [Re: isic]
    #687259 - 10/02/13 08:07 PM (3 years, 2 months ago)

That will be way to cold.  You may as well just cut them all down, if you are unable to get something decent around them.  Just a piece of place over them probably wont be enough.


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Dude she isn't as young as she use to be.

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Re: Outdoor tempeture question [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #687298 - 10/02/13 10:56 PM (3 years, 2 months ago)

Right on man, thanks for the heads up! I was kind of leaning that way anyway and I just don't want to risk it so I figured I would check here first. Thanks again for taking the time to chime in, I appreciate it!

- Isaac


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Re: Outdoor tempeture question :UPDATE [Re: isic]
    #687644 - 10/05/13 12:26 AM (3 years, 2 months ago)

Well, tonight is the night that it will be getting the coldest and the forecast has changed from a low of 27f to 30f, which isn't much but it helps a lot. I have harvested the 2 that were ready and figured I would roll the dice on the one that isn't ready. It's gonna be mid 70's for the foreseeable future so what the hell.

I have built a tent using poles and trash bags stitched together with wire. The poles keep the plastic bags from touching the plants and I have a 3 foot high cardboard wall surrounding the entire plant that keeps the plastic off the lower parts of the plant as well. I then have a heavier plastic draped over the entire "tent" which is weighted down. As a further precaution, I have tied the plant closer together kind of like how they tie up Christmas trees, and I have also bought a couple candles that burn for 25 hours to add a little more heat.

It is supposed to warm up to 44f by 10am and that is when I plan to tear my tent down, untie my plant and see if she survived the night. I will be sure to update with the results... may the cannabis gods have mercy!


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Re: Outdoor tempeture question :UPDATE [Re: isic]
    #687665 - 10/05/13 08:32 AM (3 years, 2 months ago)

this is  in no way advice just my experience.  i have lived and grown in the rocky mountians outside fort collins co... i had a plant not ready that survived 8 days in 21-34 degree weather before i panicked and chopped her... i will have to say she matured fast when she realized she was about to die


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Re: Outdoor tempeture question :UPDATE [Re: wes]
    #687722 - 10/05/13 03:15 PM (3 years, 2 months ago)

Well that is exactly what is going to happen.  You will get a reduced yield and the cold is going to shock her.  I doubt that it will kill it.


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Re: Outdoor tempeture question :UPDATE [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #687758 - 10/05/13 10:37 PM (3 years, 2 months ago)

Well she survived the night and all is fine. She never looked stressed and bounced right back to normal when I untied her. The candles kept the "tent" a constant 40f and no frost or condensation were present in or on the tent. The ground felt relatively warm in the morning and I think there will be very little negative affect. I do hope that I can get at least 2 more weeks of flowering out of her and despite the cold, that has to be better than chopping a plant that's not quite ready.

Either way I feel good about harvesting the 2 and gambling with the 1. I appreciate the insight and advice from you guys and I will let you know what she looks like come harvest time, but here she is at 9am this morning after I tore down the tent and untied her.



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Re: Outdoor tempeture question :UPDATE [Re: isic]
    #688554 - 10/10/13 10:27 AM (3 years, 1 month ago)

Interesting method :billymaythumbup:


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Re: Outdoor tempeture question :UPDATE [Re: TomCollins]
    #688706 - 10/11/13 06:35 AM (3 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

DonkeyDong69 said:
Interesting method :billymaythumbup:




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