Hey guys and girls. First time post and first time grower. My question is I put 6 seeds (Blue berry 420) in pots outdoors it has been 8 days and no growth yet. Am I being impatient or should I give it another few days. I’m in Australia Queensland.
Goldcoast?, The normal time for growing in OZ is between september and April, google friendly aussie buds for your grow schedule. Meaning seeds normally get planted August/September.
Personal experience oh and welcome to the forum.
Welcome to the forum! If seeds aren’t pre germinated they can take quite a while to pop. The other stuff I can’t help as much with, I don’t grow outside and I’m on other side of the world.
Are you above or below the 26th parallel ? west or east Qld ?
It looks like your daytime temperatures are perfect right now, but it’s pretty cold at night. Try bringing them inside and put them in a warm place for a few days, so they can be in warm temperatures 24 hours a day. Also, be sure you aren’t drowning them in water.
Its the length of day, if around Brisbane he will not even get 12hrs at this time of year.
A clear soda bottle cut in half or a clear plastic cup to use as a humidity dome helps maintain proper moisture for germination. I agree with placing on heat mat.
Too bad he’s not running autos.
I’m in North Queensland, day temps are mint atm, around 35 through the day and 22ish at night. Thanks for your help appreciate it.
Thanks guys. I’m 1500 km north of Brisbane. 12 hrs daylight a day, length of day light and warmth, in my opinion shouldn’t be an issue.
Yes the Day temps will be fine, but your not going to get the yields from your plants as your days are getting shorter as Qld is coming into winter so the days will get shorter and shorter, a rough guage in Australia is plant seeds on Fathers day which i think is 1st September and harvest if outdoor on mothers day 12th May,
Now this is a rough guide but its a guide that uses the longer duration light periods through spring and summer for ultimate veg growth.
So just before Cairns? they are not getting 12 hours and the days will get shorter
2019 Sunrise/Sunset Daylength Solar Noon
Apr Sunrise Sunset Length Difference Time Mil. mi
Apr 14 6:25 am 6:09 pm 11:44:10 −0:53 12:17 pm (63.8°) 93.216
Apr 15 6:25 am 6:08 pm 11:43:16 −0:53 12:17 pm (63.5°) 93.241
Apr 16 6:25 am 6:07 pm 11:42:23 −0:53 12:16 pm (63.1°) 93.267
Apr 17 6:25 am 6:07 pm 11:41:30 −0:52 12:16 pm (62.8°) 93.293
Apr 18 6:25 am 6:06 pm 11:40:38 −0:52 12:16 pm (62.4°) 93.318
Apr 19 6:26 am 6:05 pm 11:39:46 −0:52 12:16 pm (62.1°) 93.344
Apr 20 6:26 am 6:05 pm 11:38:54 −0:51 12:15 pm (61.7°) 93.370
- All times are local time for Cairns.
Thanks Hungrybud, Definitely something to think of next time. Prob bit keen to get em the ground. Dare say this first one will be a learning curve.
Have you a Light you could suppliment them with for a few hours after sunset?
We are all here to help so any probs and we will try to get the best harvest for you possible, the only reason i mentioned it is that i have also grown outside in Qld go the maroons
I’m just north of Mackay,600km south of cairns. Yeah could def sort something. What would you recommend.
First go to the top right of this page and go to the Guides, schroll down and you will see a download the ultimate grow guide, put your email address in and download it, its worth it and will help you out.
Then come back and we will work out the best way for you.
What would be the best way to give @Ox some extra light after sunset and to get his seeds going inside? i really dont know what resources are where Ox lives Hydro stores etc, but 6 seeds/plants will need a bit of light when germinated, where did you get the seeds from @Ox we will sort this out just dont want you to loose them seeds.
A 4’ t5 fixture would be cheap and easy if we’re talking about just keeping a handful of plants in veg.