The growing process can take anywhere from two months to 8+ months. Your plants are ready to be harvested when approximately 70% of its pistils turn from white to a reddish-brown color. If the pistils are turning red, harvest immediately!
Also, when using natural soil, you have to dig holes and amend the soil regularly. For people with debilitating medical conditions, this level of manual labor will prove difficult.
Don’t just focus solely on bothersome insects. Larger animals such as rodents, dogs, cats, rabbits, deer, and raccoons can damage or eat your crop.
If you live in a state where an outdoor grow is permitted, then this article is for you. This step-by-step guide will go through everything you need to know and show you how to grow marijuana outdoors.
Step #9: Cut Your Cannabis Plants Carefully
One other option for outdoor growing is auto-flowering seeds. As soon as they reach maturity, these plants begin to bloom irrespective of the length of the days. If you live in a temperate climate, you will benefit from two crops every year by using auto-flowering seeds. Simply plant one crop in late winter (or even early spring), and another at the beginning of summer.
It is imperative that you keep your marijuana healthy because blooming plants have a natural resistance to specific pests. You can add ladybugs and lacewings, as these predators keep harmful pests at bay while doing no damage themselves.
Adding these to the soil before planting means you won’t have to add as much fertilizer during the growing cycle. After planting your marijuana in premium quality soil, you don’t need to add anything else for a few weeks.
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It is also an outdoor growing guide designed for small-scale cultivation. It is crucial that you check your state’s laws before proceeding. For example, weed is legal for recreational use in Colorado. You can grow marijuana plants as long as you’re aged 21 or over.
Areas that are subject to high wind will need a wall or hedge to act as a windbreak. Then there is the small matter of privacy and security.
Can i dig up a plant from ground and finish in a container??
Marihuana grown in the ground
Growing marijuana on terraces
Tim Alchimia 2021-03-30
Hi Dylan, thanks for your comment. The time listed for the genetics you have will be for the flowering period (unless they’re auto-flowering genetics, you don’t mention that) and doesn’t include the time needed for vegetative growth. The time to sow the seeds will depend on how big you want the plants to get, if you sow them now and keep them under lights until, for example, May, before putting them outside then they’ll grow to a really good size and give you a great harvest. If, however, you don’t have much room outdoors or you want them to stay small and discreet then you’d be better sowing later in the season, although I wouldn’t leave it as late as September. If they are autos then you can sow them at any time, just be sure to calculate 6-7 weeks before your earliest frost date to ensure that they finish before the weather turns in autumn. I hope that helps, best wishes and happy growing!
After approximately three weeks, your plants should be about 20 cm tall and have about three pairs of true leafs. At this point, remove the plant from the pot if it has a good rootball. You can then transplant your plants to an 11 litre pot. Prepare the soil mix containing 80% of the recommended soil + 20% of vermicompost + 1/2 kg of bat guano and 250 grams of Nutrihemp per 100 litres of soil. Mix it thoroughly and proceed to transplant.
Phytosanitary treatments for marihuana
During the first two weeks after transplanting, water your plants whenever the soil is dry, always using tap water. You only need to add the required acid to adjust the pH, lowering it at pH=6.