The Life Cycle Of Cannabis Seeds
Marijuana seeds can be grown both outdoors and inside. Indoor growing requires the purchase of equipment, such as lights and intake and extractions fans to provide fresh air, while outdoor grows need very investment
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 many 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).
An additional way to germinate Cannabis seeds is to soak the seeds 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 seeds sprouting. It is possible for seeds to be ready for planting within 24 hours others might need up to seven days. 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 it starts cracking open to allow the tiny sprout to emerge. Keep the soil moist but not wet, and make sure it is covered on the top.
New Cannabis seedlings require plenty of light once they begin to grow. For indoor growers, fluorescent lights should be as close as possible to the soil, and should be kept about two inches from the tops of the plants to encourage good, strong growth. Many growers allow their baby marijuana plants light for twenty-four hours a day to gain maximum growth, while others grow under eighteen or twenty hours per day, believing the young seedling requires a rest period.
The “middle” stage of your plant’s life is called the vegetative stage, when it will produce most of its leaves, branches, and height. The main stem will become thicker and stronger, and it should be producing new leaves at an increasingly fast rate. The vegetative phase is vital in allowing the plant to absorb as much energy from the sun as possible (as the leaves absorb this energy), and therefore will be needed in the flowering stage later needing all the energy it has stored up during this stage. A larger cannabis plant creates more and bigger buds, which can 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 consumption, then approximately 30 days of the vegetative phase would be about right. Using certain growing techniques it is possible to minimize the vegetative phase to as short as two weeks and still achieve a good harvest, this depends on the type of marijuana seeds you are growing and the conditions they are growing in.
More experienced growers employ super-cropping methods to improve lateral branching and growth, this substantially increases growth without the plant becoming too big for the growing space that they have.
If you are planting marijuana seeds indoors, you will have to provide for all the plant’s needs. Selecting the best growing medium, how much to water and the Ph levels, the nutrients, and even the “sun” all provided by you. The quality and number of hours of light that Cannabis seeds receive is vital when growing plants you will have to adjust the number of hours of light that your plant is exposed to it is the increase in the amount of hours of darkness which triggers the beginning of the flowering stages.
The flowering phase starts by reducing the exposure of the marijuana plant to 12 hours of sunlight or artificial light when grown indoors and, 12 hours of uninterrupted darkness. Make sure the darkness is total and allows no light to penetrate, as this may cause the plant to stop entering the flowering phase. Additionally, the Twelve hours of light the plant gets is as strong as possible to maximize the bud sizes.
The main advantage of growing cannabis plants in pots is they can be easily moved around whenever you want 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. install the artificial lights you have selected so the plants receive 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness perfectly. A lot seasoned cannabis growers use a timer to precisely control the time the lights come on, ensuring the lights turn on and off at the same time every day.
Remember, make sure the twelve hours of darkness are total and entirely uninterrupted. If any light that gets into the enclosure such as opening the door during the darkness hours, even for just a second, your plant may start getting confused leading to them becoming stressed. Stress in cannabis plants can produce a range of problems, one of which is the plant turning into a hermaphrodite, or you may have a lower quality and lesser yield at the end. The flowering phase lasts between eight to ten weeks, and it will remain in this phase until mature and ready to harvest.