Question about the health of my Girls.

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I’m not sure if this is the right place to post this. I started from clones this year. This is my second time growing outside, or ever. I’ve been trying to defoliate when I can but the last week or so I haven’t had the chance to get outside and give my girls some attention.

Long story short they’re getting bushier then I would like. I live in southern Ontario, we get a lot of rain and humidity and last year I fought with powdery mildue the entire end of the season. I’m wondering how much defoliation is to much, whether or not I should even be doing it. The new growth in my one girl has started to have purple stems; the leaves are fine, the new growth is almost some what thin. I’m using 12 gallon pots. In soil mixed with worm castings and a small amount of sheep manure compost.

Any insight is greatly appreciated.
The last photo is one of all my girls from last week I think. Thanks for taking the time to read my post.
 
Madbud

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They look healthy so far, purple petioles are common for any number of reasons. Black pots in direct sun on a hot day can cook the roots so be aware if leaves start to fade quickly. Good luck.
 
Sharpie421

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They look healthy so far, purple petioles are common for any number of reasons. Black pots in direct sun on a hot day can cook the roots so be aware if leaves start to fade quickly. Good luck.
I appreciate the input, some one told me black pots are good for attracting the sunlight, maybe I should repaint them.
 
Sharpie421

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Here’s a pic of all the girls together. I’m just worried about them being to bushy and not getting enough air flow. Also the thinner new veg has me a tad worried, I went from their cups they came in right to these final pots hoping the roots wouldn’t overgrow the pot and become root bound, now I’m worried they’re to big to transfer.

Also thought I’d post what I do when we get a torrential downpour like we’re getting right now, just got soaked putting this make shift tent up, we had a gazebo but a storm took it down so now I just use the canopy till I can get a new one.
 
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I’ve checked pots on a 90°F day, the pot temp goes above 140° on my infrared thermometer. Rain, mine love it, as long as theres good drainage.
 
Sharpie421

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I’ve checked pots on a 90°F day, the pot temp goes above 140° on my infrared thermometer. Rain, mine love it, as long as theres good drainage.
Luckily in southern Ontario we rarely go over 85f with the humidex, but we do have really humid weather. We’ve had rain for the passed 3 days, only just putting them under the make shift tent today to keep the soil from becoming water logged.
 
GNick55

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transplant to at least a 25 gallon bag..
i grow and live in southern ontario too.
around the first and second week of august i would soak them with milk on a hot sunny day. it’s good for them and prevents powder mildew..
it’s best to keep the plants in the windy part of the yard,
i’ve transplanted bigger plants than that easily just do it when the soil is dry, and be tall enough not to break the top off accidentally when turning upside down.,
 
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I prevent issues with a Sulphur based spray.
 
Sharpie421

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transplant to at least a 25 gallon bag..
i grow and live in southern ontario too.
around the first and second week of august i would soak them with milk on a hot sunny day. it’s good for them and prevents powder mildew..
it’s best to keep the plants in the windy part of the yard,
i’ve transplanted bigger plants than that easily just do it when the soil is dry, and be tall enough not to break the top off accidentally when turning upside down.,
That’s probably going to be my best option I’m thinking. As much as I was hoping to use these as the final pots it’s most likely the best option. Thanks for your input. this is only my second time having a grow.

Last season was brutal with the powdery mildue, I’ve got this stuff plant doctor, only mix a few ML per gallon of water and it’s bin helping, it’s a systemic fungicide but instructions say to use as a foliage spray. They’re looking better today, I defoiliated her a bit cause of how busy by she was, leaves were touching leaves. Will for sure keep this post updated.
 
GNick55

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i would still change up different sprays as it’s about changing the ph of the leaf surface,
don’t be afraid to use full strength milk, just soak them everywhere early on a blistering hot day. after a week or so change to a different spray.. but having them out in the open, windy air really helps.
 
Sharpie421

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i would still change up different sprays as it’s about changing the ph of the leaf surface,
don’t be afraid to use full strength milk, just soak them everywhere early on a blistering hot day. after a week or so change to a different spray.. but having them out in the open, windy air really helps.
No doubt, I do have the spray that the poster above mentioned but find that it stinks pretty bad, I’ll probably go with milk, I tried milk last year and it wasn’t bad, but it didn’t help by the time the plants were flowering and the pm was just to much. This season I’ll for sure try milk and water.

they do stay in the middle of my lawn, I only brg them to the patio when it’s pouring rain.
At night I put them at the back of my lawn where the sun is first thing in the am, and as the day goes on, I move them across the lawn to keep them in direct sunlight
 
Sharpie421

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I’m pretty happy with how they look now, I’m not as worried about them being to bushy at the moment but they’ll bush out again in the next couple days I’m sure.

forgot to mention the strains not that it makes much difference first pic is orange kush cake, second is candy store, third is seizure and the 4th not in these pics is Blurricane
 
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No doubt, I do have the spray that the poster above mentioned but find that it stinks pretty bad, I’ll probably go with milk, I tried milk last year and it wasn’t bad, but it didn’t help by the time the plants were flowering and the pm was just to much. This season I’ll for sure try milk and water.

they do stay in the middle of my lawn, I only brg them to the patio when it’s pouring rain.
At night I put them at the back of my lawn where the sun is first thing in the am, and as the day goes on, I move them across the lawn to keep them in direct sunlight
that looks good, not close to other plants/trees/fences.. etc..
hopefully you get good airflow/wind through there..
 
Sharpie421

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Started low stress training pretty early, 2/4 were big clones, orange kush cake and candy store were big clones. Blurricane and seizure were small clones. I’m not sure they’ll all make it to the end of the season looks like I have to look into these 25 gallon bags, and finding more soil. These pots have vpw420 soil I mixed with worm castings and sheep manure compost.
 
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your out in the open it’s the best you can do, a lot better than a few i seen this year kinda tuck in here and there where there’s minimal air flow, other bushes near by.. etc..
 
Sharpie421

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transplant to at least a 25 gallon bag..
i grow and live in southern ontario too.
around the first and second week of august i would soak them with milk on a hot sunny day. it’s good for them and prevents powder mildew..
it’s best to keep the plants in the windy part of the yard,
i’ve transplanted bigger plants than that easily just do it when the soil is dry, and be tall enough not to break the top off accidentally when turning upside down.,
Any recommendations where to get 25glon bags online, also any where to order soil from, most garden centres around me are sold out of good soil.

Also not sure how much soil I’d need to fill two 25g bags. I think I’d only transplant twice out of the 4.

thanks for your help, do appreciate it.
 
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Any recommendations where to get 25glon bags online, also any where to order soil from, most garden centres around me are sold out of good soil.

Also not sure how much soil I’d need to fill two 25g bags. I think I’d only transplant twice out of the 4.

thanks for your help, do appreciate it.
are you near strathroy?
 

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