This year I want to grow some massive sativas by getting them in the ground as early as possible. My plan is to start indoors germinating at the end of febuary in a grow tent and move them out doors around april 15th. At that date there will be 13 hours and 16 minutes of daylight. The strains I have are moby dick and Buzz light gear, my growing zone is 9B in California
My co worker says if I plant that early they will go straight in to flower, then re veg and it will ruin my plant. I’ve read grow journals of others growing, moby dick specifically, and planting in the middle of april no problem. I am just looking for advice on how to pull this off without hurting my plants. Things I am considering are following:
- running them at 14-10 or 15-9 under the grow light so that 13hrs and 16 minutes of light out doors doesn’t shock them or trigger flowering
- Supplementing sun light with either a catering light or solar powered patio lights for a few hours for the first few weeks
- Pushing my planting date back a few weeks, april 30th there will be 13 hrs and 47 minutes of day light, May 6th there will be 14hrs of day light.
Any advice, links or thoughts would be appreciated that might help me out.