I do the same - we have somewhat similar climate, last week of May - first week of June.No—not quite yet for you, I believe. Somebody from your region will chime in with timings. Is this your second flush of growth for the year?
Ryan Neil and I are in nearly the same climate—we have a slow spring, moderate early summer, and an extended fall growing season. That’s why we decandle in the PNW around June 1–15.
Mid-July here. First average frost is 11/5.Lets say 4 - 17 July.
I see that first frost in Dallas may be as early as 24 Nov but is certain by 17 Dec. Per @Brian Van Fleet's rule of thumb decanding would be done between 16 Aug and 8 Sep. However, I speculate that much after mid July you'll most likely get nothing but buds for next year. I hope you give this late decandling a try - I want to know if my speculations are correct.
But since first frost in Birmingham is certainly by 21 November, he may already know the answer to my speculation. Lemme see, I don't know the date he decandles .... hmmm.
100 days is 28 July. Are you telling me that you've decandled in early Aug and gotten more than buds?Mid-July here. First average frost is 11/5.
You should do some experimenting too, to accompany (or replace) some of this speculating.
It should still take 100 days, so experiment with timing, knowing how long a second flush takes to harden off. Document your timing and take photos. Then adjust your schedule: candle-cut later to get shorter needles and earlier for longer.
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