How To Grow Marijuana Seeds
If you are considering growing Marijuana seeds, you need deciding if you want to plant the Cannabis seeds outdoors or inside using artificial lighting. There is more than one way to grow Marijuana seeds but it certainly can be kept simple and effective.
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 many methods for germinating Cannabis seeds, you could put the seed about a quarter inch to a half inch into the soil, covering it completely. The soil should remain moist but never get truly wet, and should stay at a nice, warm 75-degree temperature. All you have to do after that is wait to see the tiny sprout beginning to appear in 3 to 7 days (which can vary according to the strain and a number of other factors).
One of the more favoured methods for germinating Marijuana seeds is to soak them for a day or two in a cup of water. Once they have swollen and begin to crack open, tip the seeds onto some damp kitchen roll, toilet paper or paper towels. Then keep the paper towels or sponge moist until you see the seeds sprouting. It is possible for seeds to be ready for planting as quickly as 24 hours while others may take up to seven days. After germinating the seeds this way, you should plant it into the soil. It is important that you plant the seeds 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 make sure it is covered on the top.
New Cannabis seedlings require as much light as possible once they begin to grow. The lights should be only about two inches away from the top of the pots, and should not be moved upwards until the seedling has grown a decent amount. Often people provide their baby marijuana plants with 24/7 light to attain maximum growth, but this part is up to you.
Once the cannabis seedling has developed roots and produced its initial leaves, growth will happen rapidly as the plant begins to produce leaves and branches. This fast development is known as the vegetative period, and is vital in achieving a good crop The main stem will become thicker and stronger, and the plant should be producing new leaves very quickly, almost daily. The vegetative phase is vital in allowing the plant to obtain as much sunlight as possible (as the leaves absorb this energy), and therefore will be needed in the flowering stage later using all the energy it had acquired. A larger cannabis plant produces more and bigger buds, which will only be achieved with healthy vegetative growth.
Even though the majority of the marijuana plants growth happens in the vegetative stages, it still grows while flowering. If you are growing a plant for personal consumption, then just 30 days of vegetative growth should do the trick. Sea of Green growing techniques often require just two to three weeks of vegetative growth and still get a reasonably good amount of buds at harvest.
Often Cannabis seed growers (especially experienced ones) use training techniques to promote lateral growth rather than upwards, this substantially increases growth without the plant becoming too big for the growing 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, how much to water and the Ph levels, which nutrients the plants require, and even the “sun” all provided by you. The quality and number of hours of light that Marijuana seeds receive is vital when growing plants you will have to adjust the number of hours of light that your plant is exposed to — in fact, it’s actually the number of dark hours they receive which begins the start of the flowering phase.
The flowering phase is activated by reducing the exposure of the marijuana plant to twelve 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 will cause the plant to stop entering the flowering stage. Also the 12 light hours the cannabis plants does receive should be as strong as possible to maximize growth.
The beauty of growing marijuana plants in pots is that you can move them to wherever you want it, whenever you need to. In this case, before you start triggering the plant to enter the flowering stage you should move it to some sort of enclosed location, such as a cupboard or small room. If you are going to keep them in there. set up your artificial lights you have selected so that you are able to expose the plant to its 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness perfectly. Using a timer to control the lighting is the preferred choice because it removes any room for error..
Complete and total darkness is vital during the flowering phase. If any light that gets into the growing area (i.e. if you accidentally open the door during the 12 hours of darkness), even for just a second, your plant will start getting confused leading to them becoming stressed. Stress in cannabis plants can produce a range of problems, one of which is the plant developing into a hermaphrodite, producing both male and female flowers, or you may reduce the buds to a lower quality and lesser yield at the end. The flowering stage takes approximately eight to ten weeks, and it will remain in this phase until mature and ready to harvest.