Growing in an oven next week.

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AZsunfarmer

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I started this auto outdoors here in Phoenix and it’s been loving the 90’s and low 100’s, but next week it’s hitting 117! I’m afraid it will not love this and get stunted or worse. Anyone have similar experiences growing this hot outside?

This is my first “successful” grow with an auto. My last six (yes six) have been sad and mediocre. I finally read the forums and grow journals and pretty much copied some brilliant people to get this far. I started from seed in the 3 gallon mesh pot outdoors and it did what it was supposed to do. It’s at 7 weeks in FFOF and I started nutes 2 weeks ago (AN products). I do light nutes every other watering and I am going to add silica blast on my next plain water and keep using it on plain water additions. Do you think she’ll be ok or am I going to have to bring it inside? I leave outside during day under 40% shade and she goes under LED’s in my garage at night where it is equally hot AF. I really want this one to work out. Thanks ya’ll.
 
freezeland2

freezeland2

Installing a window ac or portable ac an option for the garage? 117 is pretty hot for a plant IMO.
 
AZsunfarmer

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Naw, no money for that stuff! I got a wife and 2 girls, I’m lucky if I have an extra few bucks for a haircut, lol. It’s Pineapple Express auto, I’m hoping for the best. I keep the pot in the ground to keep the roots somewhat cool. I might leave it outside overnight and go to a 12/12 to give it a little break overnight. Fun/nervous experiment I guess.
 
mysticepipedon

mysticepipedon

Can you put up a temporary awning for the sun? Burlap or any loose-knit kind of fabric could work. A cheap frame with scrap wood, with the burlap attached with a staple gun would work fine.
Spraying with water (burlap, soil, plant and all) will also keep temperatures down.
 
AZsunfarmer

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It’s 108 with 8% humidity right now and leaves are pointing to the sky asking for more. I added big bud 2 feeds ago and she’s growing like a…well you know. I’ll post one more time when we hit 117 to see how things are going but I’m guessing it’ll be fine under the 40% shade.. We just legalized in Phoenix so hopefully people are growing and learning under this giant Mfer LED in the sky.
 
Ponky

Ponky

I would set up a cheap misting system . The kind that goes under a pation umbrella. Or one of those fan and barrel turbo misters. They drop the temperature really well.
 
needshelpguy

needshelpguy

I agree with above get it in shade and mist occasionally don't mist if you can't get it out of direct sunlight, and just make sure you don't let the pot dry out
 
freezeland2

freezeland2

I would set up a cheap misting system . The kind that goes under a pation umbrella. Or one of those fan and barrel turbo misters. They drop the temperature really well.

I have never had a mister running on a plant but that is an excellent idea. I can see that working well in a shaded area with a fan. I was at a cookout last year at a neighbor’s house and he had one going on his deck in the shade. It was 15 - 20 degrees cooler in that misted area.
 
Oldchucky

Oldchucky

Northern sac valley here. Almost as hot. You shouldn’t have a problem. They are big enough to handle pretty much anything. Don’t go ape shit changing things up on them. Next time maybe the lightest color pots you can find. And some straw on top. Just keep an eye on them. Too bad that’s not a photo. I’ll bet you could coax Monster out of that weather. Not too late to go get a clone and give it a try. Good luck.
 
AZsunfarmer

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Cool oldchucky, I just started out this season and I think I’m going to try a photo next spring. Yes, I’ve learned these autos hate changes. The only thing I’m going to do different is do a midday water vs a morning water. I’m going to add cool room temp water when the sun is most intense to keep the roots happy. June monsoon weather is going to ramp up here in a couple weeks to raise the humidity, the growing flowers should love that too.

Honestly as a first timer looking at the forums and growweedeasy site 99% of the chatter is all about indoor growing. All the money involved in tents and lights and fans was super discouraging and I almost said fuck it. I’m an old homebrewer and I’ve tried to grow hops out here with no luck so I was pretty down on growing weed. I figured just do Auto’s super early before the June heat up. Now that I now most Sativas live for that extreme light I’m going to have at it. I wish dispensaries out here would hear up toward outdoor growing, it could be done 9-10 months out of the year. Indoor growing is so precise with control but it’s getting a bad rap now from its energy consumption and CO2 output. If this was federally legalized Phoenix or maybe more northern AZ could have some really fine outdoor grow operations and could export to other states. The water demand isn’t ideal for our drought conditions tho. This is as fun as home brewing for sure tho! Just have to be a bit more patient, like some good ole lagering. Haha, cheers!
 
Oldchucky

Oldchucky

Right on Az! You have two things in abundance down there, sunshine and dry air. So why not exploit them. Don’t rule out kush. Some of them love the sun and the heat. You’re doing great so far! And having fun is what it’s all about. At least for some of us. I like to equate it to fishing. Sometimes you get skunked. Sometimes your limit out.But it’s always fun going!
 
AZsunfarmer

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Last post on the subject… my car is 124, outside is 118 with 8% humidity and about 114 in the shade. A couple fan leaves on the bottom have gotten a bit droopy, some leaves have actually turned away from the slowly falling sun and the higher up leaves are starting to cup upwards. It’s not bad but for the first time is has shown itself to be uncomfortable. 3 more days of this heatwave then back to under 110. Hopefully no major setbacks, fingers crossed. F this heatwave tho, too early for this.
 
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