The Fundamentals Of Growing Cannabis Seeds
Cannabis seeds can be grown both outdoors and inside. Indoor growing needs the purchase of equipment, such as lights and intake and extractions fans to provide fresh air, while outdoor grows need very investment
Although indoor and outdoor growing requires different skills and techniques, both need the Cannabis 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).
An additional option for germinating the seeds is to put the seed inside several moist paper towels. You can also use a damp sponge for this. It is important to keep the paper towels or kitchen roll moist, never allowing it to dry out until you see the seeds sprouting. They could sprout in as little as 24 hours others might need up to a week. After germinating the seeds this way, they will need to be planted into the soil or container you are housing them in. It is important that you plant the seeds 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 keeping it covered with a propagator lid will help retain moisture.
New Cannabis seedlings require plenty of light 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. Some marijuana gardeners give their baby marijuana plants light for twenty-four hours a day to gain maximum growth, but this part is up to you.
The “middle” stage of your plant’s life is its vegetative stage when it will grow the most in its leaves, branches, and height. The main stem will be getting stronger and thicker, and it will be producing new leaves at an increasingly fast rate. This vegetative stage is vital in allowing the plant to receive as much sunlight as possible (as the leaves absorb this energy), and therefore will be needed in the flowering period later needing all the energy it has stored up during this stage. A larger cannabis plant produces more and bigger buds, which will only be achieved through healthy vegetative growth.
Even though most of the cannabis plants growth happens during the vegetative phase, the plant still grows while flowering. If you are growing a plant for personal consumption, then just 30 days of the vegetative phase should do the trick. Sea of Green growing techniques often require just two to three weeks of the vegetative phase and still get a reasonably good amount of buds at harvest.
The more experienced Cannabis growers use super-cropping techniques to promote lateral growth rather than upwards, this substantially increases the amount of growth without the plant becoming too big for the growing area available.
With indoor marijuana seeds, you will have to provide for all the plant’s needs. The soil, the Ph levels and when to water, the nutrients, and even the “sun” all provided by you. Because marijuana plants respond to the amount of light they are receiving, you will need to adjust the hours of light, increasing the amount of darkness hours — in fact, it’s actually the amount of dark hours they receive which triggers their transition to the flowering stage..
To trigger the flowering stage, once the plant has had time to develop and grow, it needs to be exposed to 12 hours of sunlight or artificial light when grown indoors and, 12 hours of uninterrupted darkness. Make sure the darkness is complete and allows no light to penetrate, as this will cause the plant to hermaphrodite or produce rogue male flowers in the later flowering phase. Additionally, the Twelve light hours your marijuana plant receives should be as strong as possible to maximize growth.
The beauty of growing indoor potted marijuana plants 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 closet 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 lighting and 12 hours of darkness without an interruptions. Using a timer to control the lighting is probably your best option because it removes the chance of any error..
Total and complete darkness is essential during the flowering stage. Should any light get into the enclosure such as opening the door during the darkness hours, even for a second, the plants will start getting stressed and confused about the seasons. Stress in cannabis plants may cause all sorts of problems, one of which is the plant turning into a hermaphrodite, producing both male and female flowers, or else it may simply have a lower quality and lesser harvest as they mature. The flowering phase lasts approximately 8 -10 weeks, and it will remain in this phase until mature and ready to harvest.