Thanks to all your great suggestions over the past two years, and a little luck, my OD 2014 is off to a great start in southern new england. Thought I would share some pix of my three ladies (all confirmed ladies about 2 wks ago with pre-flowers). First pic is BC Bud Depot Girl Scout Cookie, second is Cali Connection Green Crack, third is Advanced Afghan Skunk. All are fem freebies from Attitude. FYI...total 25 fem seeds with 10 already confirmed ladies in my and other OD grow.
Here are some basic stats for these three plants:
--3/7/14--Germ indoors under (3) T5 lights in Happy Frog soil.
--4/7/14--Started feeding with dilute fox farm grow big.
--4/7 to 4/27--Transitioned to outside.
--4/27/14--Outside in 5 gal-sized hole in fox farm ocean forest soil in ground.
--6/8/14--Plants get about 5 hrs direct am and early pm light.
Some things I learned from your ideas and last year grow was to use a tomato ring with front half cut open to surround larger plant. The ring is bent backwards and branches are spread out for extra light in middle. Other plants will be staked normally with string surrounds. Green mojo to all.