How To Grow Cannabis Seeds
If you are considering growing Marijuana seeds, you need deciding whether you want to plant the Marijuana seeds indoors or outside in a more natural environment. There is more than one way to grow Marijuana seeds with some methods proving more costly than others.
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 several 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).
Another way for germinating the 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 after two-three days you should see the main tap root appear. It is possible for seeds to be ready for planting as quickly as 24 hours or 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 it begins cracking open to allow the tiny sprout to emerge. 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 are planted in the soil. The lights should be as close as possible to the top of the pots, and should be kept about two inches from the tops of the plants to encourage good, strong growth. Some cannabis gardeners allow their young seedlings with 24/7 light for maximum growth, while others grow under eighteen or twenty hours per day, believing the young seedling requires a rest period.
The second stage of the plant’s life is called the vegetative stage, when it will produce most of its leaves, branches, and height. The main stem will be getting thicker and stronger, and the plant should be growing many new leaves very quickly, almost daily. The vegetative phase is vital in allowing the plant to get as much energy from the sun as possible (as the leaves absorb this energy), and therefore will be needed in the flowering phase later using all the energy it had acquired. A bigger cannabis plant creates a greater quantity of buds, which will only be achieved through good vegetative growth.
That being said, the plant can only be grown to use as much space as the growing area allows. If you are growing a plant for personal use of marijuana, a vegetative time of about four weeks would be required. Using certain growing techniques it is possible to minimize the vegetative stage to as short as two weeks and still achieve a good harvest, this depends on which type of cannabis seeds you are growing and the environment they are grown under.
Often Cannabis seed growers (especially the more experienced gardeners) employ training methods to get their plants to grow outwards rather than vertical, thus maximizing the amount of growth without the plant becoming too big for the indoor area available.
With indoor marijuana seeds, you are responsible for everything. Selecting the best growing medium, how much to water and the Ph levels, 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, you will need to change the number of hours of light that your plant is exposed to it is the increase in the number of hours of darkness that begins their transition to the flowering phase..
To start the flowering phase, which should be done after your plant has had ample amount of time to grow and develop, it needs to be exposed to twelve hours of sunlight or artificial light when grown indoors and, more importantly, 12 hours of uninterrupted darkness. During this stage it is important that the darkness is total and allows no light to penetrate, as this will cause the plant to hermaphrodite or produce rogue male flowers in the later flowering stage. Additionally, the Twelve hours of light the cannabis plants receives should be as strong as possible to maximize the bud sizes.
The main advantage 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 space, such as a cupboard or small room. If you are going to keep them in there. install the lighting so that you are able to expose the plant to its 12 hours of lighting and 12 hours of darkness perfectly. A lot seasoned cannabis growers use a timer to control the lighting, this makes sure the the plants receive the same amount of light at the same time every day.
Ensure that the twelve hours of darkness are completely uninterrupted. If there is any light that gets into the growing area such as opening the door during the darkness hours, even for a second, the plants may begin to get stressed and confused about the seasons. Stress in marijuana plants can cause all sorts of problems, not least of which would be it turning into a hermaphrodite, producing both male and female flowers, or else it may simply have a lower quality and lesser quantity yield as they mature. The flowering phase lasts approximately 8 -10 weeks, and once completed it is time to cut and harvest your cannabis plants.