It is recommended to get your plants outside by mid May to early June which will begin it’s vegetative cycle. This should allow enough time for your plants to grow in the Oregon climate, so by August or September your plants will be in their flowering stage.
It is typically safe to plant as many as four cannabis plants in a single square meter of land. Keep in mind, however, that this depends on the strain you choose. For example, if you are growing a strain that will grow tall and wide like a sativa, you should limit yourself to two plants in every square meter. Also and most importantly, consider local laws. In Oregon, every household is allowed to grow up to 4 plants recreationally.
Growing plants outdoors is the most natural and least expensive way to grow cannabis. You could get away with just buying the plants, pots, if you choose to use them, and some nutrients for your existing soil, although purchasing high-quality soil would likely produce better results.
Growing in the ground gives your plants enough room to flourish to their full potential. It also gives your plant direct access to the natural soil, including its nutrients, resulting in less effort on your part.
Before your plant begins to produce flower, it begins with vegetative stage. Keeping your plant in an area that receives at least 18-16 hours of light a day allows your plant to stay in its vegetative stage. During this stage the growth accelerates which will develop a strong root system. Your plant can grow as much as 5 inches in just one day.
Choosing the Right Time and Location
The finish time of your plant is dependent on the genetics of the strain. Indica strains tend to finish earlier than Sativa strains, but this is not always the case. With so many strains, it’s always good to do a bit of research on the specific strain you are growing in order to get a more accurate time frame on when to harvest your plants. Fall season begins late September, therefore, many outdoor growers will crop their plants late September before colder temperatures approach. Choosing strains that finish quicker is ideal for growers in the Portland area. Different regions may be more suitable for different strains.
Topping your plants regularly will increase growth laterally which results in more branches. Ultimately, your plants’ branches are where the flower will form. If you choose to not top your plants, your plants will use more of its energy to grow vertically resulting in less energy being distributed to your lower branches. Top accordingly when you feel your plant is growing too high and skinny and not enough outwards. To top your plant, simply remove the tallest node on your plant with sterile scissors. Keep your plants thinned out. Removing any unwanted yellowing, dead, or unhealthy leaves, allows for more distributed air flow and sunlight.
Cultivating cannabis is a lifelong journey. Everyone that is new to cannabis cultivation will experience up and downs.
Even more applications would have likely been received if it weren’t for unreasonable cannabis industry bans in various parts of Oregon.
With all of that being said, it should come as no surprise that Oregon is also home to some of the best cannabis growers on the planet.
Oregon also allows cannabis cultivation for commercial purposes. As of October 20, 2017, a total of 1,734 cannabis producer applications had been received and/or approved by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.
Is Oregon’s climate good for cultivating cannabis?
Where you try to cultivate cannabis in Oregon is going to largely determine whether or not you can cultivate cannabis outside.
Below are the types of climates in Oregon, along with cultivation related concerns:
The state of Oregon has historically been a national leader on all things cannabis, and is home to one of the strongest, oldest cannabis communities in America.
How many cannabis plants can you legally grow in Oregon?
Below is a quick rundown of the legalities involved with personal cultivation in Oregon:
Oregon was the first state to decriminalize cannabis possession (1973), was the second to legalize cannabis for medical use (1998), and was the third state to legalize cannabis for adult use (2014).