Understanding Marijuana Seeds
One of the first decisions that needs consideration when growing Cannabis seeds is deciding if you are going to grow. There is not one perfect or right way to grow Marijuana seeds with some methods proving more costly than others.
Although indoor and outdoor growing requires different skills and techniques, both need the Marijuana 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).
A favoured method 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 until you see the main tap root appear. It is possible for seeds to be ready for planting within 24 hours while others may take as long as seven days. Once the seeds have germinated, you should plant it into the soil. This should be done as soon as it starts 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 keeping it covered with a propagator lid will help retain moisture.
New Cannabis seedlings require plenty of light once they are planted in the soil. The 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. Often cannabis gardeners allow their young seedlings 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 second stage of your cannabis plants life is its vegetative stage, when it will produce most of its leaves, branches, and height. Its main stem will be getting thicker and stronger, and it will be growing many new leaves at an increasingly fast rate. This vegetative phase is vital in allowing the plant to receive as much energy from the sun as possible as through photosynthesis the plant uses sunlight to create energy, and this will contribute to a healthy flowering stage later using all the energy it had acquired. A bigger cannabis plant produces more buds, which will only be achieved through healthy vegetative growth.
Even though the majority of the marijuana plants growth happens during the vegetative stages, it will stretch while flowering. If you are growing a plant for personal consumption, then approximately thirty days of the vegetative phase would be about right. Sea of Green growing techniques often require just two to three weeks of vegetative growth and still get everything they need from their plant.
More experienced Cannabis growers use training techniques to promote lateral growth instead of vertical, thus maximizing the amount of growth without the plant becoming too big for the indoor area 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, the Ph levels and when to water, which nutrients the plants require, and most important, the artificial light all come from 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 that starts the commencement of the flowering stages.
To trigger the flowering phase, once the plant has had time to develop and grow, you will need to expose it to 12 hours of “sunlight” (or lamp-light, as it were) and, 12 hours of uninterrupted darkness. During this stage it is important that the darkness is complete and allows no light to penetrate, as this may cause the plant to hermaphrodite or produce rogue male flowers in the later flowering stage. Additionally, the Twelve hours of light the plant gets is as strong as possible to maximize the bud sizes.
The beauty 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 cupboard or small room. If you are going to keep them in there. install the lighting so the plants receive 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness perfectly. Many seasoned marijuana 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.
Ensure that the twelve hours of darkness are total and entirely uninterrupted. Should any light get into the enclosure (i.e. if you accidentally open the door during the 12 hours of darkness), even for just a moment, your plant may start getting confused leading to them becoming stressed. Stress in marijuana plants may cause all sorts of problems, one of which is the plant developing into a hermaphrodite, or else it may simply reduce the buds to a lower quality and lesser yield as they mature. The flowering phase takes approximately 56 to 70 days, and it will remain in this phase until the harvesting time has come.