The plants are sensitive to light. They grow and flower and that process goes in sync with a certain amount of hours of sunlight. You need good timing, if you want a sizable harvest.
Should You Grow Cannabis Outdoors Or Inside?
After that date, you can put the plants outside in a pot or directly into the ground. The more space the plants have for their roots, the bigger they can grow. The weed plants will now start growing nicely. They use the long days and short nights to grow bigger.
Keep looking to your plants as they will show when something is wrong. Healthy green leaves is what you want to see all the way through the end of the season!
Growing Cannabis Outdoors: The Schedule
This schedule is valid for Northern Europe. The weather in the south of Europe is totally different and this asks for a different way of handling your cannabis plants.
Seedling stage length: 2-3 weeks
If you’re growing indoors, you can force a weed plant to flower after only a few weeks when it’s small, or after several weeks when it’s big. If you’re growing outdoors, you’re at the whim of the seasons and will have to wait until the sun starts to go down in fall for it to flower and then to harvest.
If you need to determine the sex of your plants (to discard the males), they will start showing sex organs a few weeks into the veg stage. It’s imperative to separate males so they don’t pollinate the females.
What are a weed plant’s growth stages?
The flowering stage is the final stage of growth for a cannabis plant. This is when plants start to develop resinous buds and your hard work will be realized. Most strains flower in 8-9 weeks, but some can take even longer, especially some sativas.
The Spring Equinox is a good reminder that it’s time to kick off the outdoor growing process and start germinating your seeds.
How long does it take to grow a marijuana plant?
Marijuana light cycle: 16 hours a day
It’s important to know these stages and how long each lasts to know what the plant needs and when. Knowing where your cannabis plants are in their life cycle will dictate when to prune, train, and trellis your plants, and when to harvest.