The Fundamentals Of Growing Cannabis Seeds
Marijuana seeds can be grown both inside and outdoors. Indoor growing needs specialist lighting as well as intake and extractions fans to provide fresh air, growing Marijuana or Cannabis outdoors does not require this equipment and is a lot cheaper
Although indoor and outdoor growing requires different skills and techniques, both need the Cannabis seeds to be successfully germinated. There are several 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 seeds sprouting. They could sprout as quickly as 24 hours while others may take as long as seven days. After germinating the seeds this way, they will need to be planted into the soil or container you are housing them in. This should be done as soon as it starts cracking open to allow the tiny sprout to emerge. 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 begin to grow. The 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 cannabis gardeners provide their young seedlings with 24/7 light to gain maximum growth, while others grow under eighteen or twenty hours per day, believing the young seedling requires a rest period.
Once the cannabis seedling has developed roots and produced its first few sets of leaves, growth will happen rapidly as the plant begins to increase it’s 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 The stem will become stronger and thicker, and the plant should be growing many new leaves very quickly, almost daily. The vegetative phase is crucial for your plant being able to absorb as much energy from the sun as possible (as the leaves absorb this energy), and this will contribute to a healthy flowering phase later using all the energy it had acquired. A larger cannabis plant creates a greater quantity of buds, so you should take the vegetative stage seriously.
Even though the majority of the plants growth happens during the vegetative phase, it still grows during flowering. If you just want a small plant for personal consumption, a vegetative time of around 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.
More experienced Cannabis growers use training techniques to promote lateral growth rather than vertical, thus maximizing growth without growing too huge for the growing space that they have.
If you are planting marijuana seeds indoors, you are responsible for everything. Selecting the best growing medium, how much to water and the Ph levels, the nutrients, and even the “sun” all come from 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 change the hours of light, increasing the amount of darkness hours it is the increase in the amount of dark hours they receive which begins the start of the flowering stages.
The flowering phase starts by reducing the exposure of the marijuana plant to twelve hours of sunlight or artificial light when grown indoors and, twelve hours of continuous darkness. Make sure the darkness is complete and does not have even one instant of light, as this may cause the plant to stop entering the flowering phase. During this time it is also important that the Twelve hours of light your cannabis plants gets 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 12 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 artificial lights you have selected so that you are able to expose the plant to its 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness without an interruptions. Using an outlet timer is the preferred option because it leaves out the chance of any error..
Remember, make sure the 12 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 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 would be it developing into a hermaphrodite, or you may reduce the buds to a lower quality and lesser harvest as they mature. The flowering phase usually lasts approximately 56 to 70 days, and it will remain in this phase until the harvesting time has come.