The Fundamentals Of Growing Marijuana Seeds
Marijuana seeds can be grown both inside and outdoors. Indoor growing needs 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 Cannabis 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).
A favoured option to germinate Marijuana 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. Then keep the paper towels or sponge moist after two-three days you should see the seeds sprouting. It is possible for seeds to be ready for planting as quickly as 24 hours or as long as a week. Once the seeds have germinated, they will need to be planted into the soil or container you are housing them in. This should be done as soon as you have seen the seed 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.
Be sure to give your new plants as much light as possible once they are planted in the soil. For indoor growers, fluorescent 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. Many growers allow the young seedlings light for twenty-four hours a day for maximum growth, but this part is up to you.
The second stage of your cannabis plants life is known as vegetative stage, when it will produce most of its leaves, branches, and height. Its main stem will be getting stronger and thicker, and the plant should be growing many new leaves at an increasingly fast rate. The vegetative phase is crucial in allowing the plant to get as much sunlight as possible (as the leaves absorb this energy), and this will be needed in the flowering period 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.
Even though the majority of the plants growth occurs during it’s vegetative phase, the plant still grows while flowering. If you are growing a plant for personal use of marijuana, a vegetative time of around 4 weeks would be required. Some people even go as short as two to three weeks of the vegetative phase and still get a reasonably good amount of buds at harvest.
More experienced Cannabis growers employ super-cropping techniques to increase growth and promote closer branching, thus maximizing growth without growing too huge for the indoor area available.
With indoor marijuana seeds, you are responsible for everything. The soil, the Ph levels and when to water, 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 have to adjust the hours of light, increasing the amount of darkness hours it is the increase in the amount of dark hours they receive which activates the beginning of the flowering phase.
To activate the flowering stage, once the plant has had time to grow and develop, you will need to expose it to 12 hours of sunlight or artificial light when grown indoors and, twelve hours of continuous darkness. Make sure the darkness is total 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 your plant does receive should be as strong as possible to maximize growth.
The beauty of growing cannabis plants in pots is they can be easily moved around whenever you want 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 area, such as a cupboard or cabinet. If you are going to keep them in there. set up your lighting 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 option as it leaves out any room for mistakes..
Ensure that the 12 hours of darkness are total and entirely uninterrupted. Should any light get into the growing area such as opening the door during the darkness hours, even for just a moment, your plant may begin to get confused leading to them becoming stressed. Stress in marijuana plants can produce a range of problems, not least of which is the plant developing into a hermaphrodite, producing both male and female flowers, or else it may simply reduce the buds to a lower quality and lesser quantity yield at the end. The flowering phase takes between 56 to 70 days, and once completed it is time to cut and harvest your cannabis plants.