Basic Life Of Cannabis Seeds
One of the first decisions that needs consideration when growing Marijuana seeds is deciding if you want to plant the Cannabis seeds indoors or outside in a more natural environment. There is not one perfect or right way to grow Cannabis 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 Cannabis seeds that you wish to grow. There are several methods 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).
A favoured method 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 until you see the seeds sprouting. It is possible for seeds to be ready for planting within 24 hours others might need up to a week. Once the seeds have germinated, you should plant it into the soil. It is important that you plant the seeds as soon as it begins cracking open to allow the tap root to take hold. Do not allow the soil to dry out during these vital first few days, and make sure it is covered on the top.
Be sure to give your new plants as much light as possible once they begin to grow. For indoor growers, fluorescent lights should be as close as possible to the soil, and should not be moved upwards until the seedling has grown a decent amount. Many people provide the baby cannabis plants light for twenty-four hours a day to gain maximum growth, but this part is up to you.
The “middle” stage of your marijuana plants life is its vegetative stage, when it will produce most of its leaves, branches, and height. The main stem will become thicker and stronger, and the plant will be growing many new leaves at an increasingly fast rate. This vegetative phase is crucial in allowing the plant to absorb as much sunlight as possible as through photosynthesis the plant uses sunlight to create energy, and this will be needed in the flowering period later needing all the energy it had acquired. A bigger plant means more and bigger buds, which can only be achieved through healthy vegetative growth.
Even though the majority of the cannabis plants growth happens in it’s vegetative phase, the plant will stretch during flowering. If you are growing a plant for personal consumption, then just thirty 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 everything they need from their plant.
More experienced Cannabis growers employ training methods to get their plants to grow outwards rather than vertical, thus maximizing growth without growing too huge for the indoor area that they have.
With indoor marijuana seeds, you are responsible for everything. The soil, the Ph levels and when to water, which nutrients the plants require, 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 need to change the number of hours of light that your plant is exposed to — in fact, it’s actually the amount of dark hours they receive which activates the start of the flowering stages.
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, twelve hours of continuous darkness. Make sure the darkness is complete and allows no light to penetrate, as this may cause the plant to stop entering the flowering stage. Also the Twelve hours of light the marijuana plant receives is as strong as possible to maximize growth.
The beauty 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 cabinet. If you are going to keep them in there. install the artificial lights you have selected so the plants receive 12 hours of lighting and 12 hours of darkness perfectly. Using a timer to control the lighting is probably your best choice because it removes the chance of any error..
Complete and total darkness is extremely important during the flowering stage. Should any light get into the growing area such as opening the door during the darkness hours, even for a moment, your plant will begin to get stressed and confused about the seasons. Stress in cannabis plants can 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 at the end. The flowering stage lasts between 8 -10 weeks, and it will remain in this phase until mature and ready to harvest.