Growing the BaOx and Otto II Hybrids ~ The Basics

The following are my methods. They have been developed over time and are reliable.

Planting outdoors: Seed can be sown directly by use of a seed drill or on smaller installations, by hand. Planting depth is 3/4″ in well prepared soil that drains well. If time permits, seed may be sown indoors under artificial light. A peat and perlite (peat-lite) potting mix in a 2 1/2″ x 10″ tree seedling pot produces an excellent rooted plug that can be transplanted directly to the soil. This indoor plug step allows you to pre-sex the plants before transplanting to the field.

Planting indoors: Seed should be started in a peat-lite potting mixture and transplanted into the same mixture into larger containers for vegetative growth and then flower. Planting depth is 3/4″ into moistened potting mix of approximately 60-70% peat and 30-40% perlite.

Fertilization outdoors: It is preferable to obtain an analysis of your soil before considering which fertilizers and how much to apply.

Fertilization indoors: I recommend Jack’s water soluble fertilizers applied at between 100-130PPM N and 50-65PPM P, depending on the stage of growth. An analysis of your water is the first step in determining an appropriate fertilizer for your greenhouse. From there it’s a simple few calculations to choose a base fertilizer mix and how to mix and apply it for best results. You can call me for more info. I highly recommend the Mammoth-P bacterial inoculant at every stage of growth.

Plant spacing: in outdoor installations I recommend a 5′ spacing in 5′ rows. That works out to 1,600 female plants per acre.

…to be continued

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