Second part of How to Grow Marijuana series. A complete Growing Guide, Part 2.
You can start from Part 1 for the the first steps of Germination and Seeding.
After a seed has germinated and a sprout has developed the root, the Cannabis Vegetative Growth stage begins.
If you have done everything correctly, in 2-3 weeks the young Marijuana Plant should have more than 10 beautiful leaves.
A plant starts growing intensively and gains weight as much as the conditions allow. Gender features appear during 3-6 weeks, meaning your dear Marijuana plant is ready for blooming.
The Vegetative Stage can be infinite as blooming depends on the illumination regime (the only exceptions are few auto-flowering Weed strains like Lowryder). 18 hours of light and 6 hours of darkness is a standard mode of illumination for the vegetative growth.
Any regime with more than 14 hours of light will keep your Cannabis plant in Vegetative stage. For the next stage, Blooming, you need to switch into 12/12 hour mode with your illumination.
Desired temperature: 68-86°F
Desired humidity: 40-70%
Illumination regime: 18 hours of light / 6 hours of darkness.
Watering is a tricky thing. If the soil is still wet, do not pour more water. Let the soil dry out, even the leaves of the plant can wither a bit. Your Marijuana plant won’t die because of that. On the opposite – excessive watering can cause rotting of the roots and death of your plant.
You should change into 12/12 illumination mode, to begin the Cannabis Blooming
We intentionally skipped the pre-blooming phase as we know that you’ve definitely bought feminized Marijuana seeds in a trustworthy Online Shop, so the problem of identifying and laying aside male parents is not an issue.
Finally, the Weed Plant starts to smell and the first tiny pistils appear – the Blooming Phase has begun. This is the longest and the most emotional period of Marijuana plant’s life. Emotions are, first of all, yours.
After the transition of illumination into 12/12 mode (12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness) the Blooming starts, within 2-3 weeks after that the plant grows 2-3 times higher and starts emitting strong fragrance – juicy Marijuana smell – never can get enough of it.
The duration of Blooming till the full maturation of buds depends on the chosen Weed strain (indica: 6-8 weeks, sativa: 8-12 weeks) and the intensity of illumination. During the last two weeks of Blooming the Weed Plant gets about 25% of bud mass.
Desired temperature: 65-79°F
Desired humidity: 40-50%
Illumination regime: 12 hours of light/12 hours of darkness.
If you are eager to learn all the steps right now, I provide a complete Growing Guide here.
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- On December 10, 2016
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