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best time to plant clones outdoor in california

February
Total Daylight hours: February 1st – 10 hr 38 min / February 28th – 11 hr 27 min

Option 2: Flower your seeds immediately! Starting Natural seeds in February with no additional lighting will more than likely result in a May harvest. Plant growth is usually very slow at first but improves over time. Avoid growing in shady areas, as I have found that it is not worth it at this time of the year. A 5 gallon pot will suffice. Fill your pot with any high quality soil like Fox Farm Ocean Forest. I’ve found that this combo gives me the best chance for a bountiful harvest.
March
Total Daylight hours: March 1st – 11 hr 29 min / March 31st – 12 hr 30 min

Option 2: Grow Big! Want to grow really big plants, like 6 to 10 feet big? Employ the gas lantern routine to keep your clone in the vegetative state. This will enable you to harness the available sun light and supplement extra light at night to prevent it from flowering. To learn how to incorporate the Gas Lantern Routine, click here. Stop using the gas lantern routine two weeks before summer solstice so that plants can flower naturally. If you want to play it safe, plants should be placed on the gas lantern routine from March through June. Remove light and harvest in September or October.

January (San Diego Daylight Hours)
Total Daylight hours: January 1st – 10 hr 2 min / January 31st – 10 hr 36 min
Clones
On Match 17th, San Diego receives exactly 12 hours of darkness and 12 hours of daylight. If you plant your clone outside, it will flower immediately. In my opinion, March is the latest you can plant a clone and flower if you are trying to get a quick harvest before you start your summer grow. Placing a well rooted clone in a sunny location can yield a 1 to 3 foot plant at harvest depending on the strain and growing conditions. Since the flower stage is initiated as soon as you plant, you can expect to harvest 60 to 70 days after you begin. Expect a small harvest.
Monthly Breakdown for best time to plant clones outdoor in California
Option 2: Grow Big! Want to grow really big plants, like 6 to 10 feet big? Employ the gas lantern routine to keep your clone in the vegetative state. This will enable you to harness the available sun light and supplement extra light at night to prevent it from flowering. To learn how to incorporate the Gas Lantern Routine, click here. Stop using the gas lantern routine two weeks before summer solstice so that plants can flower naturally. Plants should be placed on the gas lantern routine from February through June. Remove light and harvest in September or October.

Clones
Option 1: Flower Immediately. On February 1st, Southern California receives only 10 hours and 38 minutes of sun light. Just like January, you can expect your clone to begin to flower within a week of planting. Since the flower stage is initiated as soon as you plant, you can expect to harvest 60 to 70 days after you begin. February definitely is not the best time to plant clones outdoor in California. Since we usually get a lot of rain in February, it is important to plant in a sunny location. If you experience any powdery mildew, apply Neem Oil. Neem Oil actually kills powdery mildew!

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