Growing marijuana

Basic requirements – Marijuana plants need water with the right pH level, grow lights, nutrients and suitable air, ventilation and temperature. However you choose to grow weed you should bear these basic requirements in mind and ask yourself at each stage how can I improve what I offer my plants?

Cannabis life cycle – Cannabis is an annual plant. If grown outside it germinates in the spring, lays down a lot of vegetative growth throughout the summer, and then flowers in the fall. Growing marijuana inside you would germinate the marijuana seeds, then place the seedlings under 24 hour lighting (some people use 18 hours on and 6 off) for the vegging stage and when your plant has grown large enough you will want to trick it into flowering (budding) by adjusting the light sequence to 12 hours on and 12 hours off, the plant thinks it is fall.

Approximately 10 – 12 days after the flowering stage begins you will start to notice two small pistils right at the crux of the branch joint, take a note of the sexing marijuana plant pics. To produce the most potent buds it is necessary to remove the male plants as they have very low amounts of THC, CBN and CBD when compared to the females and they will also make the female plants start to seed. Remove the male plants before they pollinate the female plants as once pollinated the females will turn to seed and we don’t want that! The flowers are the bud, the thing we’re looking for and what you will harvest and smoke.

Without males around the female plant will put all of her energy into creating sticky, THC-laden flowers rather than cannabis seeds. The result is essentially a virgin plant, or sensimillia, which comes from the Spanish ‘sin semilla’ or ‘without seeds’.

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