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I am in mid Michigan and the next 10 days the temps are going to be 65-68 highs and 40-44 lows. I am about 7-8 weeks into flowering, and they are too big to move inside. Will the plants be ok or will the temperaturs ruin them. The are about 7 to ft high. will post pics if needed. Any help would be greatly appreciated

 

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thanx for headups on forecast.  why not warm them with water?  

place a tall stake in center of grow.  mount a lawn sprinkler atop the post. adjust so in its course of travel it wets every plant.  Turn the water on all nights forecast under 40 f.  

in this method you are putting water around 55f on the plants and preventing frost damage.

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Plants will be fine

Watering could promote moldy buds

When I grew outdoors I would put manure around the containers and cover with plastic

Keeps the roots warm

 

They are dying anyways :angel:

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Are they close enough for you to run an extension cord? Ive used Christmas tree lights in the spring on my fruit trees to protect the buds  also you could just throw a frost cover on them - they are available at any home and garden store, if the temps stay above 32 you will be ok anyway

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row cover.  Let's some moisture out and catches the warmth coming up from the ground.  kinda like a thin blanket.  You can leave it on in the daytime too.  let's thru 60-90% light depending on thickness.

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I've grown cannabis outdoors and had to brush the snow off in the mornings. I learned to plant a bit sooner the next time. Mold not frost will be your issue.

beautiful plants.

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placing a temporary "TP" or visquine cover tented over the plants could keep direct rain out of the buds. I put an opaque solar grow cover over the top of my garden and around some of the sides over the pig fencing walls. I avoid mold this way so far.

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It all depends on what strains they are.  some sativas can take frost every nite and they'll thaw in the sun and do fine. Some are more prone to botrytis  Some don't like the cold and will get weak where botrytis, powdery mildew and septoria can take over.  It all depends on the genetics. 

 

GM's suggestion of a tent or umbrella to keep all water off is a great idea.  Depending on where it is you could run a generator and small 600wt heater in a tent with the bottom cut out.  Lot's of things you can do it all depends on how far you want to go if you don't know the resistance level of the strains.

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4 hours ago, Garret 2020 said:

stay away from fast growing hybrids & plant a natural November harvest generation weed outside. you'll avoid problems with mold pest & weather 

 

How would a plant that goes till November be better than a fast flowering hybrid that finishes at the end of September? And why did you cut all your braches off like that? Looks horrible, and probably cost a lot of yield. Just trying to understand your process, not trying to flame you

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The video shows extensive mite damage, and it was likely that the rest of the buds were damaged beyond repair. I've done this before with a Blue Dream. Sometimes it's better to get a little something good ,rather than nothing at all.

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On 9/12/2014 at 12:04 PM, pic book said:

thanx for headups on forecast.  why not warm them with water?  

place a tall stake in center of grow.  mount a lawn sprinkler atop the post. adjust so in its course of travel it wets every plant.  Turn the water on all nights forecast under 40 f.  

in this method you are putting water around 55f on the plants and preventing frost damage.

This is the dumbest thing ive ever heard.  

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