Basic Facts About Growing Marijuana Seeds
If you are considering growing Marijuana seeds, you need to decide if you want to grow. There is more than one way to grow Marijuana seeds but it certainly can be kept simple and effective.
Although indoor and outdoor growing requires different skills and techniques, both need the Cannabis seeds to be successfully germinated. There are several 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 option 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 after two-three days you should see the main tap root appear. It is possible for seeds to be ready for planting within 24 hours while others may take up to a week. Once the seeds have germinated, you should plant it into the soil. This should be done as soon as it begins cracking open to allow the tap root to take hold. Keep the soil moist but not wet, and make sure it is covered on the top.
Be sure to give your new plants plenty of light once they are planted in the soil. For indoor growers, fluorescent lights should be only about two inches away from the top of the pots, and should not be moved upwards until the seedling has grown a decent amount. Many marijuana gardeners allow their young seedlings with 24/7 light to gain maximum growth, but this part is up to you.
After the seedling has produced roots and developed its first few sets of leaves, it will begin to rapidly grow and increase it’s leaves and branches. This phase of fast growth is called the vegetative period, and is very important in creating a large number of budding sites The main stem will become thicker and stronger, and it will be producing new leaves very quickly, almost daily. This vegetative phase is crucial for your plant being able to absorb as much energy from the sun as possible as through photosynthesis the plant uses sunlight to create energy, and therefore will contribute to a healthy flowering stage later using all the energy it had acquired. A bigger marijuana plant produces a greater quantity of buds, so you should take the vegetative stage seriously.
Although the majority of the cannabis plants growth occurs during it’s vegetative stages, the plant still grows during flowering. If you just want a small plant for personal consumption, a vegetative phase of around four weeks would be required. Sea of Green growing techniques often require just two to three weeks of vegetative growth and still get everything they need from their plant.
Some Cannabis seed growers (especially experienced gardeners) use super-cropping techniques to increase lateral branching and growth, thus maximizing the amount of growth without the plant becoming too big for the growing area that they have.
With indoor marijuana seeds, you will have to provide for all the plant’s needs. The soil, how much to water and the Ph levels, the nutrients, and most important, the artificial light all provided by you. Because marijuana plants respond to the amount of light they are receiving, you will need to change the hours of light, increasing the amount of darkness hours — in fact, it’s actually the number of dark hours they receive that triggers the start of the flowering phase.
The flowering stage is activated by reducing the exposure of the cannabis plant to twelve hours of “sunlight” (or lamp-light, as it were) and, 12 hours of continuous darkness. Make sure the darkness is complete and allows no light to penetrate, as this will cause the plant to hermaphrodite or produce rogue male flowers in the later flowering stage. Additionally, the 12 hours of light the plant does receive is as strong as possible to maximize growth.
The main advantage of growing indoor potted marijuana plants 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. set up your artificial lights you have selected so the plants receive 12 hours of lighting and 12 hours of darkness perfectly. Many seasoned cannabis growers use a timer to control the lighting, ensuring the the plants receive the same amount of light at the same time every day.
Remember, make sure the 12 hours of darkness are total and entirely uninterrupted. Should any light get into the enclosure such as opening the door during the darkness hours, even for just a moment, the plants may start getting stressed and confused about the seasons. This stress can cause all sorts of problems, one of which would be it turning into a hermaphrodite, producing both male and female flowers, or else it may simply reduce the buds to a lower quality and lesser quantity harvest as they mature. The flowering phase usually lasts approximately 56 to 70 days, and it will remain in this phase until mature and ready to harvest.