Cannabis seeds can be grown both inside and outdoors. Indoor growing requires specialist lighting and intake and extractions fans to provide fresh air, growing Marijuana or Cannabis outdoors does not require this equipment and is a lot cheaper
Whether you are growing inside or outdoors, the first thing you will need to do is to germinate the Marijuana seeds that you wish to grow. There are several methods for germinating Cannabis seeds, you could use the natural outdoor method of planting the Cannabis seeds directly into the soil, about two centimeters deep, cover the seed and keep it warm and watered. A cut plastic bottle or glass jar turned upside down makes a great miniature greenhouse, trapping moisture and warm air. After three-four days the seed will have germinated and sprouted, although certain seeds and strains need slightly longer.
Another method for germinating the seeds is to put the seed inside a few pieces of kitchen or toilet roll paper. You can also use a damp sponge for this. Then keep the paper towels or sponge moist after two-three days you should see the seeds sprouting. They could sprout in as little as 24 hours while others may take up to seven days. Once the seeds have germinated, they will need to be planted into the soil. This should be done as soon as it begins cracking open to allow the tap root to take hold. Do not allow the soil to dry out during these vital first few days, and keeping it covered with a propagator lid will help retain moisture.
Be sure to give your new plants plenty of light once they are planted in the soil. The lights should be only about two inches away from the top of the pots, and should be kept about two inches from the tops of the plants to encourage good, strong growth. Often people provide their baby cannabis plants light for twenty-four hours a day to attain maximum growth, while others grow under eighteen or twenty hours per day, believing the young seedling requires a rest period.
The second stage of your marijuana plants life is its vegetative stage when it will grow the most in its leaves, branches, and height. Its main stem will become thicker and stronger, and the plant will be producing new leaves at an increasingly fast rate. This vegetative phase is very important for your plant being able to obtain as much sunlight as possible as through photosynthesis the plant uses sunlight to create energy, and therefore will be needed in the flowering phase later using all the energy it had acquired. A larger marijuana plant creates more buds, so take the vegetative stage seriously.
That said, you can only grow your marijuana plant to use the space as the growing area allows. If you just want a small plant for personal consumption, a vegetative period of about 4 weeks would be required. Sea of Green growing techniques often require just two to three weeks of the vegetative phase and still get everything they need from their plant.
Some growers (especially experienced ones) use super-cropping techniques to get their plants to grow outwards instead of vertical, this substantially increases growth without the plant becoming too big for the indoor space that they have.
If you are planting cannabis seeds indoors, you will have to provide for all the plant’s needs. Selecting the best growing medium, the Ph levels and when to water, which nutrients the plants require, and even the “sun” all come from you. The quality and number of hours of light that Cannabis seeds receive is vital when growing plants as you move from the vegetative stages into flowering you will need to change the number of hours of light that your plant is exposed to — in fact, it’s actually the number of hours of darkness that activates the commencement of the flowering phase.
The flowering stage starts by reducing the exposure of the cannabis plant to 12 hours of “sunlight” (or lamp-light, as it were) and, 12 hours of continuous darkness. Make sure the darkness is complete and does not have even one instant of light, as this may cause the plant to hermaphrodite or produce rogue male flowers in the later flowering phase. During this time it is also important that the Twelve hours of light your marijuana plant does receive should be as strong as possible to maximize growth.
The beauty of growing indoor potted cannabis plants is that you can move them to wherever you want it, whenever you need to. To achieve the plants maximum flowering potential, it must have twelve hours of total darkness, many people move their plants to an enclosed indoor area, such as a cupboard or cabinet. If you are going to keep them in there. set up your lighting so that you are able to expose the plant to its 12 hours of lighting and 12 hours of darkness perfectly. Many experienced marijuana growers use a timer to control the time the lights come on, this makes sure the lights turn on and off at the same time every day.
Remember, make sure the twelve hours of darkness are total and entirely uninterrupted. If there is any light that gets into the enclosure such as opening the door during the darkness hours, even for a moment, your plant will start getting stressed and confused about the seasons. Stress in marijuana plants may produce a range of problems, one of which is the plant developing into a hermaphrodite, or you may have a lower quality and lesser yield at the end. The flowering phase takes approximately 56 to 70 days, and it will remain in this phase until mature and ready to harvest.