Temperature

The best way to control temperature outdoors is to plant in the right place. Normally hot temperatures are common during midday in full sun. Cannabis virtually slops growing at 85°F (29°C). If you are planting in a hot climate, make sure plants receive filtered sunlight during the heat of the day. Also, plant them in natural breezeways so a breeze will cool them during the heat of the day.

You can create shade over your patch by bending tree branches and tying them in place.

Cold temperatures can be avoided by planting at the proper times-well after last frost. Harvest before first frost!

See Chapter Thirteen, "Air," for more specific information about temperature.

A shade house covered with "shade cloth" (synthetic sun-blocking material) or lath house, which is built from thin, narrow strips of wood, are great places to protect plants. Lath houses can provide 25 percent shade or more depend

Cold temperatures turned this plant purple and curled the leaves.

ing on the placement of the laths. Shade cloth is available in different meshes that filter out 10, 20, 30, etc., percent of the sunlight. Shade or lath houses are also a great place to pass summer days!

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