Outdoor Auto Grow ~ First Time!

LilDad

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Hey folks,

I live in a state (VA) where you can legally grow 4 plants at a time, so I’m taking a crack at some autoflowers with an outdoor-grow.
I have afghan, gorilla glue, northern lights, and skunk autoflower seeds in the fridge and I’m excited to get started! I’m doing an outdoor grow because it feels the easiest way to start, and I don’t have the time/money/bandwidth/space for an indoor grow.
I was planning on using compost from our yard with rabbit ****, decayed hay, grass clippings, egg shells, coffee grounds, etc and checking the pH around March to get between 5.8-6.2. I hope to get two batches of four plants in by mid-September with the first germination late April. What are some user friendly tips that y’all have? I have two young children, so I won’t be able to fuss over these plants too often, so I want to have that background established.
 

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Your soil set up sounds just a little rich, unless your tilling it up into existing soil similar to the red clay type in Georgia. Auto's only need half or slightly less of normal nutrients anyway. There is a character named Carty here. Search him out and read a bunch of his stuff first, then ask him anything.
 

LilDad

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Your soil set up sounds just a little rich, unless your tilling it up into existing soil similar to the red clay type in Georgia. Auto's only need half or slightly less of normal nutrients anyway. There is a character named Carty here. Search him out and read a bunch of his stuff first, then ask him anything.
That’s super helpful! Do you think mixing in some fill dirt or topsoil to a proper pH with my compost would be helpful? I’ll read his stuff soon!
 
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