Basic Life Of Cannabis Seeds
The first decision that needs consideration when growing Marijuana seeds is to decide whether you want to grow. 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 Cannabis seeds that you wish to grow. There are many methods for germinating Marijuana seeds, you could use the natural outdoor method of planting the 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 sprouted, although some strains and seeds need a day or two longer.
An additional method to germinate Cannabis 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. It is important to keep the paper towels or kitchen roll moist, never allowing it to dry out until you see the main tap root appear. They could sprout within 24 hours others might need as long as 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 you have seen the seed cracking open to allow the tap root to take hold. Keep the soil moist but not wet, and keeping it covered with a propagator lid will help retain moisture.
New Marijuana seedlings require plenty of light once they begin to grow. For indoor growers, fluorescent lights should be as close as possible to the top of the pots, and should not be moved upwards until the seedling has grown a decent amount. Often marijuana gardeners give the baby cannabis plants with 24/7 light to attain maximum growth, while others grow under eighteen or twenty hours per day, believing the young seedling requires a rest period.
After the marijuana seedling has developed roots and produced its initial leaves, growth will happen rapidly as the plant begins to produce leaves and branches. This phase of fast growth is known as the vegetative period, and is vital in creating a large number of budding sites Its 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 crucial for your plant being able to receive as much sunlight as possible (as the leaves absorb this energy), and this will contribute to a healthy flowering stage later needing all the energy it has stored up during this stage. A larger plant produces a greater quantity of buds, which can only be achieved through good vegetative growth.
Even though the majority of the marijuana plants growth occurs during the vegetative phase, it still grows while flowering. If you just want a small plant for personal consumption, then around 30 days of vegetative growth would be about right. 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.
Often Marijuana seed growers (especially the more experienced gardeners) employ training techniques to improve growth and promote closer branching, thus maximizing growth without the plant becoming too big for the growing space that they have.
With indoor marijuana seeds, you will have to provide for all the plant’s needs. The soil, the water, the nutrients, and most important, the artificial light all provided by you. Because marijuana plants respond to the amount of light they are receiving, you will need to adjust the number of hours of light that your plant is exposed to it is the increase in the number of dark hours they receive which triggers their transition to the flowering phase..
To activate 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, 12 hours of uninterrupted darkness. Make sure the darkness is complete and allows no light to penetrate, as this may cause the plant to stop entering the flowering phase. Additionally, the 12 light hours your plant gets is as strong as possible to maximize growth.
The main advantage of growing cannabis 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 closet or small room. There, install the lighting so the plants receive 12 hours of lighting and 12 hours of darkness without an interruptions. A lot experienced marijuana growers use a timer to precisely control the lighting, ensuring the lights turn on and off at the same time every day.
Total and complete darkness is essential in the flowering stage. Should any light get into the enclosure such as opening the door during the darkness hours, even for just a second, the plants will begin to get confused leading to them becoming stressed. This stress may cause all sorts of problems, one of which is the plant turning into a hermaphrodite, or else it may simply reduce the buds to a lower quality and lesser harvest at the end. The flowering phase lasts between 56 to 70 days, and it will remain in this phase until the harvesting time has come.