Basic Life Of Cannabis Seeds
One of the first decisions that needs to be made when growing Cannabis seeds is deciding if you are going to grow. There is not one perfect or right way to grow Cannabis seeds with some methods proving more costly than others.
Although indoor and outdoor growing requires different skills and techniques, both need the Marijuana seeds to be successfully germinated. There are a number of ways for germinating Marijuana 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 Cannabis 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 main tap root appear. It is possible for seeds to be ready for planting in as little as 24 hours or up to a week. Once the seeds have germinated, you should plant it into the soil. It is important that you plant the seeds as soon as you have seen the seed 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 as much light as possible once they are planted in the soil. For indoor growers, fluorescent lights should be only about two inches away from the soil, and should be kept about two inches from the tops of the plants to encourage good, strong growth. Often cannabis gardeners provide their baby marijuana 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.
After the 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 stage, and is very important in creating a large number of budding sites The main stem will become thicker and stronger, and the plant will be growing many new leaves very quickly, almost daily. The vegetative phase is vital for your plant being able to get as much sunlight as possible as through photosynthesis the plant uses sunlight to create energy, and this will be needed in the flowering stage later using all the energy it had acquired. A larger plant means more and bigger buds, so take the vegetative stage seriously.
Although the majority of the cannabis plants growth occurs during the vegetative phase, it will stretch during flowering. If you are growing a 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.
The more experienced Marijuana gardeners employ super-cropping techniques to increase growth and promote closer branching, this substantially increases growth without growing too huge for the indoor area available.
If you are planting cannabis 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 most important, the artificial light all provided by you. Because marijuana plants respond to the amount of light they are receiving, as you move from the vegetative stages into flowering you will need to adjust the hours of light, increasing the amount of darkness hours it is the increase in the number of hours of darkness that activates the beginning of the flowering stages.
The flowering stage starts by reducing the exposure of the cannabis plant to twelve hours of “sunlight” (or lamp-light, as it were) and, twelve hours of continuous darkness. During this stage it is important that the darkness is complete and does not have even one instant of light, as this may cause the plant to stop entering the flowering stage. During this time it is also important that the Twelve hours of light your plant gets is as strong as possible to maximize the bud sizes.
The beauty of growing cannabis plants in pots 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 12 hours of total darkness, many people move their plants to an enclosed indoor area, such as a closet 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 without an interruptions. Using a timer to control the lighting is probably your best option because it leaves out the chance of any mistakes..
Complete and total darkness is extremely important during the flowering phase. Should any light get into the enclosure such as opening the door during the darkness hours, even for just a moment, the plants will start getting stressed and confused about the seasons. This stress can cause all sorts of problems, not least of which is the plant turning into a hermaphrodite, or you may have a lower quality and lesser harvest at the end. The flowering stage usually lasts approximately 56 to 70 days, and once completed it is time to cut and harvest your cannabis plants.