Monster Plants: Big Sluggers 2012 Outdoor Update

Rambo September 7, 2012 31
Monster Plants: Big Sluggers 2012 Outdoor Update

This season we have been following Big Slugger and his outdoor medical cannabis garden of Blue Dream clones. Many of you have been patiently waiting for the updates. For those of you who have not been following along, the links in the following two paragraphs will take you to the earlier videos and get you up to speed.

Back in June we posted the first article and video Grow Like A Pro.  We introduced you to the plants and showed as they moved from the grow room to the greenhouse. At that point they were only about 3 feet tall and looked pretty tiny in Sluggers huge greenhouse.

In August we posted the first update of Big Sluggers garden. The footage had been taken on July 19th and showed the Blue Dream clones doing nicely. The plants had received their seconds cages and the branches were being trained to maximize yield and support.

In this video we show you the plants as they begin to reach the end of their vegetative period and begin to flower. The plants are monsters averaging about 12 feet tall and 12 feet in diameter. The 25 Blue Dreams completely fill the 4000 square foot greenhouse. The branches are touching the exterior wall, rafters and are close to growing into each other.  As they move further into flowering, their vegetative growth will slow as they divert energy to flower production. Whoever said clones don’t grow big outdoors is going to have some explaining to do.

We hope you enjoy this video. Be sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel so you don’t miss any of the updates. If you have questions or comments please post them at the end of this article in the comments section or in our forum. We don’t keep track of the comments on youtube as well as we should.

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  1. Darin November 7, 2012 at 11:04 am -

    When is the final update coming?!? I’m excited to see how Big Slugger’s season ended up. Thanks for putting together such a great series…so much more professional than the home made vids you usually see of other grows. Great job! Oh, and hell yeah for Colorado amendment 64 passing!!!

    • Rambo November 7, 2012 at 4:10 pm -

      We have shot all of the video but we have all been extremely busy so it may be a bit longer before we have it all edited and up on the page.

      • Darin November 9, 2012 at 11:27 am -

        Thanks!! I can’t wait!

  2. john December 7, 2012 at 5:02 am -

    hi rambo its john from australia im just wondering what the average yield was and when will u post the final video ive been hanging to c it .cheers

    • Rambo December 18, 2012 at 5:10 pm -

      The average yield on Sluggers garden was great but it’s not all trimmed yet so he doesn’t know what the total yet. Phoenix had some problems and only averaged about 1.25 pounds per plant but the quality was pretty high. I’m not sure about the third garden. The videos will come eventually. We have all been pretty busy so thanks for being patient. This is a hobby for us so we have to fit it in when we can.

  3. The Gardener December 9, 2012 at 2:19 pm -

    It’s been over a month since the last comment.

    We are all still waiting in excited anticipation of how Big Slugger’s garden ended up.

    When you say that you have shot all of the video, do you mean the harvest, and trimming sessions, and clean up for next years’ crop?

    Lot’s of work. It only begins when you start to cut the buds off, then it sort of goes on and on and on………..

    Anyway a picture/video is worth thousands of words.

    The Gardener

  4. Darin January 17, 2013 at 8:30 am -

    I check here everyday…can we please get this vid up?! Your production value is great. We just wanna see the conclusion.

  5. Yeah Yeah January 30, 2013 at 5:47 pm -

    How much did sluggers green house cost to build…More or Less

    • FreshAmple April 13, 2013 at 12:03 pm -

      Build a 4000sqft garage and spend the funds you’d imagine would go into the exterior and roofing on a ventilation system and complex watering systems. I bet this thing smelled like nobody’s business. I imagine you’re looking in the low 20k’s plus land.

  6. Nelz February 2, 2013 at 4:20 am -

    Its like watching a great movie and shutting it off during the last part….then waiting for mths to see the end.

  7. john February 4, 2013 at 6:21 am -

    gday boys its john from australia again .any idea how long before video is posted online,

  8. Darin February 11, 2013 at 12:03 pm -

    Come on Rambo!!! Put the vid up! Pleeeeeaaaaasssseeee!!!!!

  9. john February 26, 2013 at 11:20 pm -

    rambo can u give us a time line as to when we will get to c ur vid ? the quicker the better theres quite a few of us who need to be put out of our misery!! please please hurry up were hanging to c it cheers

    • Rambo March 3, 2013 at 9:17 pm -

      John, I know you as well as our other readers have been very patient. I promise the conclusion video is in the works.

      • FreshAmple April 13, 2013 at 11:58 am -

        Sounds great! As am I waiting patiently and am quite on the right track to the same timeframes with altered methods to fit my individual needs. My updates will be intermittently updated on my youtube channel.

  10. greenninja March 30, 2013 at 9:41 am -

    what a waste of everyone’s time. what’s the point of making these vids if you don’t post the final update so your viewers can learn from you experiences. seems like your greenhouse was a bust or you would at least post how successful you were. anyone smart and trying to grow big plants have already begun their season this year. your website is a joke. sorry but you haven’t proved any success beyond a newbie with more cash than they know how to invest. powder, low yields. prove you deserve this website and show us some success or at least leave an honest conclusion already. don’t mean to be too harsh but your posts only prove that no one should take your advice unless they want problems.

  11. Drake April 25, 2013 at 12:36 pm -

    Hi We have enjoyed the videos. We are starting a greenhouse and would like to see what problems if any big slugger encountered in order to learn from his pitfalls. there is no such thing as bad advice…

    • Rambo May 1, 2013 at 11:02 pm -

      From speaking with him, he suggest a good slope on the roof and close trusses to keep the water from pooling up and causing problems. He also suggests building it twice the size you think you will need.

      • Drake May 6, 2013 at 9:22 am -

        It is already erected it is a gutter connect system with 6 peaks. its about 4 times as big as I think I need 😀

        We will collect the runoff from the gutters and store it in underground reservoirs. The rest of the water comes from a nearby stream with a pump and filter system set up

  12. FellowGrower April 27, 2013 at 7:35 pm -

    I fully agree with everyone above Rambo. I am a pro grower that was blown away by the 3 Video’s you posted but severely disappointed in the lack of the finishing video. It has been more than enough time and honestly these video’s were the only thing that drew me to this site from YouTube in the first place.

    Pretty lame for a crew that put out preliminary videos that stopped me in my tracks.

    You almost get the feeling that the grow was either compromised in some way or he let them Veg for to long and they ended up fluffy and worth less than $1k a LB…

    • kram April 27, 2013 at 9:03 pm -

      Hey everyone. A final video and write up is coming. We just had a myriad of problems come up since the last update. The biggest issues was that our video person left the team. We only recently got the footage from him. We are trying to put something together for everyone to finalize this grow. I don’t want to spoil it or anything but lets just say Slugger is a real pro.

  13. greenninja May 18, 2013 at 5:55 am -

    Kram- spoil it already. is there even going to be a vid to view? i think we are all exhausted with the stories, and the vids are the only thing really different about your site. back in college i used to edit full movies with avid software in a week. with todays tech and movie software that comes with every computer bought today…. this should be a no brainer to get it done to produce 5 minutes of footage. seriously guys…. you think we are going to care much longer. im tired of checking in to read secondary advice about a greenhouse that didnt seem to finish. a screen shot or 2 would be nice and only takes a few minutes to upload. who are you guy really? and by the way- whats the bright blue powder you are using? nothing organic looks like that and seaweed powder is dark green not chem blue. the real pros build living soil and dont kill it with chems. if i was dumb enough i would show you what the real pros do in greenhouses like yours. put us out of our misery already. we are beyond bored.

  14. GSofM July 23, 2013 at 5:30 pm -

    Dude really, VIDEO PLEASE!

  15. john August 13, 2013 at 8:49 am -

    kram 4 months ago you said the video would be up real soon. wat the fuck is the hold up bro ?

  16. Joe August 20, 2013 at 9:58 pm -

    This greenhouse looks very much like one that was busted about a month ago not far from Grass Valley, CA wonder if thats the reason for the delay…

    • kram August 22, 2013 at 10:58 pm -

      Nobody got busted. We just got bogged down with other things that are more important. I did get some footage from Gore but getting the four of us together to write a script and edit the footage has been a nightmare. May need to outsource this last video to a college student. Anyone interested in working for free? 🙂

      • Darin September 4, 2013 at 10:37 am -

        Just show the thing already. I don’t think anyone cares if it isn’t perfect at this point. It’s been a full year since the last one….ONE YEAR!! Come on man, 2013 harvest is just around the corner and you guys still can’t get the final vid for 2012 up!?!?! Everyone’s thinking the same thing…something’s fishy!!

  17. Alan August 29, 2013 at 7:23 pm -

    What happened to sluggers outdoor grow is the same as his indoor grow, a failure caused by bud rot and infestation. The website is not bad but i would never tell a soul just out of spite. Kram, why bother stringing people along? put up even a screenshot of them budding! I dont think you can.

  18. Freckles September 12, 2013 at 7:46 am -

    I can tell you all what happened to this greenhouse! Let me tell you a story…I see huge plants that filled the greenhouse while still in their vegetative stage, then I see them enter flower stretch and literally double their size in less than 3 weeks. Unable to keep up with all the constant trimming to keep them in check, the ventilation system can’t keep fresh air under the plant canopy and the result is powder mildew running rampant throughout the main structure of every plant in the greenhouse. Frustrated and unappreciated, Slugger gives up and sets fire to the whole mess. Breathing the noxious fumes, a combination of chemical fertilizer and premature THC, he succumbs to the urge to run naked into the sunset.

    • Rambo October 2, 2013 at 9:03 pm -

      wonderful story but no.

  19. joe January 18, 2014 at 8:47 am -

    Is there any chance we can see the final video?? I have been waiting a looooooong time!