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Marijuana light cycle: indoor—16 hours a day; outdoor—at least 6 hours of direct sunlight (“full sun”), plus several hours indirect sunlight

Be mindful to increase your watering as the plant develops. When it’s young, your plant will need water close to the stalk, but as it grows the roots will also grow outward, so start watering further away from the stalk in the soil so roots can stretch out and absorb water more efficiently.

The Spring Equinox is a good reminder that it’s time to kick off the outdoor growing process and start germinating your seeds.

Seedling stage

Be very careful to not overwater the plant in its seedling stage—its roots are so small, it doesn’t need much water to thrive.

Marijuana light cycle: 16 hours a day

As roots develop, the stalk will rise and you’ll begin to see the first iconic fan leaves grow, at which point your cannabis plant can be considered a seedling.

Vegetative stage

Marijuana light cycle: 12 hours a day

Generally speaking, it takes anywhere from 10-32 weeks, or about 3-8 months, to grow a weed plant from seed. It’ll be quicker if you start with a clone or an autoflower seed.

Weed growing season

One of the hardest parts of growing marijuana for newbies is ascertaining the right moment to harvest. If you collect early, the bud should provide a lighter head high. However, the weed is less potent, and the yield is smaller. If you harvest too late, some of the plant’s THC will degrade into CBN. As a consequence, you receive a heavier body high, and some users report feeling nauseous. Obviously, the longer you wait, the more likely it is that pests and diseases will afflict your crop.

In locations where outdoor growing is prevalent, there is usually a surplus of fresh flowers in the weeks after an annual harvest. This is typically the best time to purchase weed because supply outstrips demand. By the end of winter and in early spring, consumers want more marijuana. Demand exceeds the supply by the middle of the year. Prices rise to reflect the relative scarcity of cannabis.

The larger your cannabis garden, the earlier you need to harvest. If you are growing one strain, all of the plants will become mature at approximately the same time. In extensive gardens, it could take up to a week to harvest every plant. If you harvest ‘on time,’ the final plants you collect are potentially too ripe.

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Therefore, if your locality’s harvest season is mid-October, you should wait for marijuana that becomes available for sale in December and January.

If you plant ten different marijuana strains at the same time and expect them to flower and be ready for harvest together, you face disappointment. The genetics of the strain you choose plays a significant role in when they ripen. This is because each strain has adapted to its natural habitat over hundreds, or even thousands, of years.

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With the pistil method, you are checking to see the percentage of plant hairs that have transformed from white to a reddish-brown color. For most growers, 70-80% is the ‘ideal’ percentage.

These techniques impact the timing of the marijuana growing season. Those who still grow cannabis illegally wait until as late as possible. They know they’ll end up with smaller plants that are easier to hide.