Flowering Stage: (average 8-10 weeks, length depends on the strain/genetics)
It’s actually a really good question! Every new marijuana grower should know how much work they’re signing up for! The short answer is…
Get seeds or clones: 0-4 weeks:
If you’ve found seeds in your bud or have instant access to genetics (like knowing a grower or buying seeds/clones locally), you’re already good to go. If you order from a seed bank overseas (especially US residents), expect to wait 1-4+ weeks to get seeds. Shipping time depends on the shipper and how fast the mail gets delivered. Sometimes seeds get caught up in customs for weeks. Make sure to always order from a trustworthy vendor.
Time Needed to Grow Weed, From Seedling to Harvest
These cannabis plants were vegetated for about 8 weeks before being flipped to the flowering stage. Although they were grown in the exact same conditions from seed to harvest, their final heights are remarkably different because their strains had vastly different genetics. The smaller plant produced 6.6 ounces, while the big plant produced 9.3 ounces. Strain can make a big difference! Learn about growing different strains together.
Check out examples of new grower shopping lists to learn exactly which supplies you’ll need.
Before You Start Growing Weed
Total Time to Grow (and Be Ready to Use) Your Own Weed:
8 weeks – 5+ Months
To give you an idea as to what your FINAL marijuana plant may look like depending on how long it spends in the vegetative stage…
How to tell if your plant is a male or female
1. Germinating: 1-7 days
2. Seedling: 2-3 weeks
3. Vegetative: 2-8 weeks
4. Pre-Flowering: 1-2 weeks
5. Flowering: 6-8 weeks
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Male: Small green sacs full of pollen will be seen on the node areas.
Cannabis growth is made up of a series of stages that plants undergo during their lifecycle. Each stage during the cannabis cultivation process requires its own unique demands, including different levels of light, water, and nutrients.