From Blimburn Seeds, we bring you the best tips and tricks. Also, we are committed to all growers in the world to maximize their outdoor growing production. In other words, we will make you an expert grower and lover of our seeds.
Why choose GELATO FBV?
In this article, we are going to talk about how to grow our famous GELATO FBV outdoors in South Africa. Firstly, Fast Blooming Gelato is a strain with immediate visual appeal. It also boasts lush green leaves accented with intense purple hues. Its flavours will remind you of a sweet, dank walk through a fruity forest with pretty berries and amelocotonated citrus notes.
Do you think you can grow outdoors in South Africa?
Yes, you can grow outdoors in South Africa. First of all, please read our seven points carefully. Also, don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions or to place your seed order. Finally, after this introduction we start with the tips and tricks:
South Africa, is a huge country with an oceanic climate. In addition, its geographical location makes its climate changeable. Moreover, depending on which region of South Africa we will have a different climate. Therefore, we are going to describe the 3 regions and their different climates to grow our GELATO FBV.
On the southwest coast where Cape Town is located, it is characterized by rainy winters and hot, sunny days in summer.
Average temperatures in this area range from 12 ° C in July (winter) to 21 ° C in January and February (summer).
South and East Coast:
Port Elizabeth is one of the emblematic cities of this area, characterized by mild temperatures that do not vary much from summer to winter. The top is warm between the Mediterranean and the oceanic, with little rainfall during the year.
Temperatures range on average from 14° C and winter, which can drop due to the oceanic influence to 0 degrees. In summer the average temperature is 21 ° C from January to February.
This area is desert, therefore it maintains constant temperatures. On the coast, temperatures range from 15 ° C in winter to 20 ° C in summer.
To the interior of the coast is the Kalari desert where the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park is located, considered one of the hottest places in South Africa with temperatures that reach up to 48.6 ° C
In other words, cannabis growers and lovers in this region may find a friendly climate to grow on the west coast. In conclusion, our GELATO FBV is a perfect strain because in mid-May you can harvest your harvest.
In this area is the Kawazulu coast, which is characterized by its high temperatures, having an average of 24.5° C and a characteristic high humidity.
Winters in this area have little rain, however, during the summer it usually rains quite frequently. Durban is the main city in northeast South Africa. And in winter it has an average temperature of 23° C
In conclusion, GELATO FBV has a flowering period of only 55 days, superfast and perfect for ambient of high humidity as the North East of South Africa.
First of all, these two months are very important to find a good growing area. Also, see the orientation of the sun.
In addition, to be clear about the area where we live. We must take into account other important factors when growing outdoors in South Africa. First of all, the temperature and the hours of sunshine are very important. Also, the location where our GELATO FBV seeds will later grow into big cannabis plants.
Next, a calendar of temperature and hours of sunshine during the different months of cultivation:
July and August are two month perfect for the selection of space and genetics for growing. In this case we take as an example the temperature and light hours of Johannesburg, the main city of the country.
- Hours of sunshine in July: 10 hours
- Medium temperature: 4–16°C
- Hours of sunshine in August: 11 hours
- Medium temperature: 6.2–19.4°C
- Hours of sunshine in September: 12 hours
- Medium temperature: 9–19°C
- Duration of October: 12 hours
- Medium temperature: 11–23°C
- Duration of November: 13 hours
- Medium temperature: 12–24°C
- Duration of December: 13 hours
- Medium temperature: 13–25°C
- Duration of January: 13 hours
- Medium temperature: 14–25°C
- Duration of February: 13 hours
- Medium temperature: 14–25 ° C
- Duration of March: 12 hours
- Medium temperature: 13–24° C
- Duration of April: 12 hours
- Medium temperature: 13–24° C
- Duration of May: 10 hours
- Medium temperature: 7–18° C
- Duration of June: 10 hours
- Medium temperature: 4–16° C
From middle or late March at late of June is the time for harvest your weed, it depend of the variety that you growing, in general the sativa strain more pure has a flowering time more long and slow and is possible cut this plant in June.
The medium where we grow our GELATO FBV is important. Firstly, we have to be clear if we are going to grow directly on land or on pots.
If we grow our cannabis seeds in pots, we have no problem since we will use any soil on the market that is already fertilized and with its fertilizers.
Finally, if we cultivate directly on land. We advise to condition the soil first. In addition, remove the surface soil about 10cm and add worm humus to ensure the growth of the plant, red guano or dry bird guano, which you can buy in any garden store, to guarantee a great flowering and trichodermas, beneficial fungus for the protection of the roots and stimulate the microbiotic life of the soil.
These fungi will be your allies to get robust and high-yielding plants.
In conclusion, our culture medium is very important to obtain large resin buds from our GELATO FBV.
Firstly, photoperiod 12/12 is very important for the development of any plant. Secondly, at the Outdoor point we reflect how many hours of light our UK-grown plants receive. Finally, outdoors, most strains will naturally enter flowering when there are less than 15 hours of light daily.
Very important situation for daylight hours. Also, or just as important is light pollution. If our plants need 12 hours of light, they also need 12 hours to sleep.
First of all, GELATO FBV is a quality strain and many growers have confirmed to us that it can be grown perfectly in any region of South Africa
In other words, we take great pride in working hard for great results. In addition, it is a plant that grows vigorously when we provide it with quality nutrients.
Today in the market you can find different types of nutrients, there are some minerals, other biomineral and also organic.
Each of these types of fertilizers can be used with South Africa, even if you want to make your fertilizers at home, you can also do it. How to prepare your own fertilizers, we will explain to you in the next tutorial.
Finally, we reached the most anticipated point. After a long time of cultivation comes the harvest. Now it’s time to harvest your marijuana, the result of your effort is near.
Firstly, the best time to cut our marijuana plant is when several factors appear.
- Color change of the pistils. Firstly, pistils are born white. However, as harvest time approaches, they change from white to brown.
- Color change of our leaves. Firstly, we will notice how the leaves start to pick up a yellow color. This is due to the lack of nutrients and is a trigger for our marijuana plant to be ready.
- Observe the trichomes. Observing trichomes throughout the plant stage is important. Finally, the change from crystalline to amba color is a big trigger that our marijuana plant is ready to be harvested.
Finally, it is a high quality strain with indica lineage. However, at Blimburn Seeds we have worked hard to achieve balanced effects. Also, its effects provide a state of relaxation and creative stimulation. Moreover, it is a perfect strain for people suffering from anxiety, stress, depression and eating disorder problems.