I hope you had a good transition and luck to start the New Year with no accidents or mishaps whatsoever! This post is about the experiment I am going through on the seeds I have germinated here in Andalucia ( Southern Spain). We have the winter season now just like the rest of Europe, but Spain offers a better winter since their temperatures are a bit warmer than Central Europe by around 10°C -15°C.
This is my first time to grow in this weather condition as I do not use grow tent. I grow my weeds outside of the house premises. Just to give you a background… I germinated different kinds of strains as follows:
1 Northern Light - Autoflowering, germinated Nov. 28. 2019 1 White Widow - Autoflowering, germinated Nov. 28. 2019 1 Afghan - Autoflowering, germinated Nov. 28. 2019
1 Critical x AK47 - Autoflowering, germinated Nov. 11, 2019 2 Green Poison - Seeds from last harvest, germinated Nov.11, 2019
Except for the 2 Green Poison, I got all autoflowering seeds from the Grow Shop down the coast. Unfortunately, the Afghan (freebie) did not germinate at all, the seed probably had been defective. The Critical x AK47 germinated, but it stopped growing until now, it is still very green tho but looked as if it size is frozen!
The newbies, age 2 weeks were all put outside the house , but I camouflage them all as you can see with cactus by its side so that my neigbours would think I am growing cactus instead. We can grow up to 4 plants but they should not be exposed outside.
After the micro-climate treatment on the problematic Green Poisons… they have also improved a lot.
We already spent halfway of our stay and time here in the country, I might not be able to see the flowering or maybe the harvest. These autoflowering plants maybe harvested 60 days from seed. But, they have developed too slow…its a great thing to know that it is possible to plant outdoor even during the Winter Season. You only have to protect the weeds from the devastating hurricane-like wind sweeping our valley.