was wanting to do a smal 10x10 raised bed for four(4) tomatoes outside. im planning to construct a small outdoor structure using 4 4x4s and garden trellis around that. 4 tomato plants in each corner. in the center, the crown jewel! one outdoor marijuana plant. I plan to use Foxfarm Lucky Dog K9 Kube soil in a ten or twenty gallon fabric pot. Should i do an autoflower or photo? if photo, then what is a good month to start to get a good 2 months of veg outdoors? whats a good resilient strain? im thinking Northern Lights is a good idea.
Just kicking around ideas at the moment so id love to hear input. i think the tomatoes will act as a good buffer for pests and nosy neighbors
Sounds like a good plan ! There's a lot of good new strains... ones I have grown that would be good are Platinum Zikittlez, Forbidden Fruit, Runtz, and Raspberry Cough. These are all early maturing and heavy yielders. It doesn't seem fair to just name a few, there's SOO many !! I would prune heavily too. Personally, I wouldn't let an auto get near your project ! He,he.he. I would go in first with the maters, and 2-3 weeks after that, put the crown jewel in. For 2 months of veg start the CJ in early May and transplant to your raised bed in June. Look for a harvest in mid Sept. GL
thanks for responding! this is still in the planning stages.. so yeah! im gonna get my tomatoes established, at least one month old. a few feet tall and then one day the photo will pop up!. I suppose i will get it started indoors and bring it out within 2-4 weeks.. the strain is almost not important but it will be in a hot climate for sure. this is really for learning purposes and the love of the grow
I put an extra auto outside this summer. it did really well considering how little I messed with it once it was outside. Amazing earthy flavor and good buzz compared to same strain that finished inside the tent that had a fruity taste and equal good buzz. Looking forward to 2022!!!
CPW, the one I put outside was a LST plant and it stayed low and bushy. I kind of want to see one go with nature's full potential next summer! Head high or taller would be Sweet!!! The right hiding spot should help with that mission!
Depends on where you live. I live in southern Michigan so I start my seeds late February/early March then in the ground Mothers day weekend after the last threat of frost is gone. This year I got a late start and plants didn't go in till mid/late June and they still did decent. It all depends on your climate.