The Stages Of Growing Cannabis Seeds
Marijuana seeds can be grown both outdoors and inside. Indoor growing needs specialist lighting as well as some form of air circulation to be set-up before growing, 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 Cannabis seeds that you wish to grow. There are several ways 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 after two-three days you should see the seeds sprouting. They could sprout as quickly as 24 hours while others may take as long as seven days. Once the seeds have germinated, you should plant it into the soil or container you are housing them in. This should be done as soon as you have seen the seed cracking open to allow the tiny sprout to emerge. Keep the soil moist but not wet, and make sure it is covered on the top.
New Cannabis seedlings require as much light as possible once they begin to grow. For indoor growers, fluorescent lights should be as close as possible to the soil, and should be kept about two inches from the tops of the plants to encourage good, strong growth. Some growers allow their baby marijuana plants with 24/7 light for maximum growth, but this part is up to you.
The “middle” stage of your cannabis plants life is known as vegetative stage when it will grow the most in its leaves, branches, and height. The main stem will be getting stronger and thicker, and the plant should be growing many new leaves at an increasingly fast rate. This vegetative phase is vital for your plant being able to receive as much energy from the sun as possible as through photosynthesis the plant uses sunlight to create energy, and therefore will contribute to a healthy flowering phase later using all the energy it had acquired. A larger plant produces more buds, which will only be achieved with healthy vegetative growth.
Although most of the plants growth happens during the vegetative phase, it will stretch while flowering. If you just want a small plant for personal use of marijuana, a vegetative time of approximately 4 weeks would be sufficient. Using certain growing techniques it is possible to reduce the vegetative stage to as short as two weeks and still achieve a good harvest, it often depends on the type of cannabis seeds you are growing and the environment they are grown under.
More experienced growers use training methods to get their plants to grow outwards rather than vertical, thus maximizing growth without the plant becoming too big for the growing area that they have.
If you are planting marijuana seeds indoors, you are responsible for everything. 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 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 it is the increase in the amount of hours of darkness which activates their progression from vegetative to the flowering stage..
To start the flowering phase, which should be done after your plant has had ample amount of time to grow and develop, you will need to expose it to twelve hours of “sunlight” (or lamp-light, as it were) and, more importantly, 12 hours of uninterrupted darkness. Make sure the darkness is total and does not have even one instant of light, as this will cause the plant to stop entering the flowering stage. During this time it is also important that the 12 light hours the plant receives should be as strong as possible to maximize the bud sizes.
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 small room. 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. Using an outlet timer is the preferred option because it removes the chance of any error..
Ensure that the 12 hours of darkness are total and entirely uninterrupted. Should any light get into the growing area (i.e. if you accidentally open the door during the 12 hours of darkness), even for just a moment, the plants will start getting stressed and confused about the seasons. Stress in cannabis plants can cause all sorts of problems, not least of which would be it turning into a hermaphrodite, or else it may simply reduce the buds to a lower quality and lesser harvest as they mature. The flowering phase takes approximately eight to ten weeks, and it will remain in this phase until mature and ready to harvest.