With changes to the laws regarding the possession and cultivation of cannabis and marijuana, many residents in British Columbia are considering growing their own plants for both medical and recreational use. Recent amendments now allow each household to grow up to a maximum of four plants, and possess 30 grams of dried marijuana in public.
Smoking marijuana in areas where smoking tobacco is permitted has also been legalized, except for areas close to children.British Columbia borders the American states of Washington, Montana, Idaho and Alaska. Southern parts of the Province have a warmer climate than the north, and although the Summer’s are still relatively short, it is possible to grow marijuana outdoors, by selection fast-flowering and mold resistant strains.
Growing Marijuana Seeds in British Columbia, Canada
With a short growing season and the fast onset of Winter, growing traditional marijuana strains outdoors requires carefully planning and strain selection. Indica dominant strains are able to cope with colder night-time temperatures better than Sativa dominant strains, as well as having a shorter flowering cycle.
With all house-holds having the right to cultivate up to four marijuana plants for personal use, many residents are choosing to grow indoors, allowing them the opportunity to produce high quality marijuana all year round. Although the initial investment and running costs are more expensive than growing outdoors, the overall quality of the buds is usually higher, due to a greater level of environmental control.
Growing Marijuana Indoors in British Columbia
If you decide to grow marijuana indoors indoors in British Columbia, certain pieces of equipment must be purchased. An appropriate growing light is necessary, producing the correct spectrum for growth. Different bulbs can be used to maximize both the growing and flowering stages of the plants development.
Air-flow is often overlooked by new growers, both circulation and replacement are needed for good growth. Without air intake, the plants will slowly reduce the level of CO2 available to them, while stale air needs to be removed to reduce the humidity levels.
With good quality nutrients and a little care and nurturing, growing your own marijuana plants indoors can be quick, easy and dramatically reduce the cost you pay per ounce, once the initial investment has been recovered. With greater environmental control, comes greater choice, with indoor growers able to choose from a much wider choice of strains, both Indica and Sativa based.
Yields are much easier to predict with indoor grown plants, and once you have a little experience, techniques such as Screen-of-Green, topping, bending and Super-cropping can all be employed to enhance the yields further. THC levels, aroma and flavour are often stronger and more defined with indoor grown marijuana, due to better temperature control and the ability to deliver an even 12/12 light-dark ratio throughout flowering and to complete maturity.
We offer a wide and varied selection of feminized marijuana seeds, perfect for indoor growing. Choose from classic strains such as White Widow, Sour Diesel or Durban Poison, all guaranteed female and perfect for all levels of experience. Alternatively, why not try one of the latest and most popular new strains now available, including the Cali OG Kush Haze, Green Crack or the flavour-filled Gelato.
Growing Marijuana Outdoors in British Columbia, Canada
Long Winters, a short season and low temperatures make growing marijuana outdoors in British Columbia a challenge, but not impossible. Residents in the southern parts of the province have a greater chance of producing a successful outdoor harvest than those in the north, but correct strain selection is essential to ensure your plants will be ready to harvest before the temperatures become too cold for the plants to mature, and bud rot begins to develop.
In general, most marijuana strains require approximately eight weeks to flower and completely mature. Certain strains are available that mature slightly quicker, around seven weeks in flower, but all the plants will require some time prior to flowering, to grow and develop once sprouted. On average, a marijuana plant requires at least 4 weeks in its vegetative stage, followed by a further 8 weeks to flower and mature.
As flowering doesn’t begin until the plant receives approximately 12 hours of pure, uninterrupted hours of darkness, the phase may continue through to early Fall, with cold temperatures and damp, moist air, reducing the plants ability to bud and mature, as well as increasing the risks of mold and bud rot developing, ruining the plants almost overnight.
An alternative to buying traditional feminized marijuana seeds to grow outdoors in Canada, may be to purchase one of our recommended Autoflowering strains. Completely feminized, each seed is guaranteed to produce a pure female marijuana plant, capable of flowering regardless of the number of hours of darkness it receives. Requiring little care or attention, autoflowering seeds are growing in popularity, especially in places where growing marijuana outdoors is difficult.
Recommended Outdoor Marijuana Seeds Canada
All autoflowering seeds grow, flower and completely mature regardless of the number of hours of sunlight they receive. Once sprouted, the plants develop and flower simultaneously, reducing the time from planting to harvest to an absolute minimum. Requiring little care, expertise or attention, autoflowering seeds have increased in popularity, and are often preferred over the longer, more difficult to grow, traditional feminized seeds.
Their reduced height makes the plants much easier to disguise outdoors, and despite their reduced yields, the speed and ease with which a high quality harvest can be cultivated, has made them extremely popular with outdoor and guerrilla growers across both Canada and the USA.
There are a wide and varied selection of high quality, feminized autoflowering seeds available, and selecting the best one for your tastes, requirements and growing style can be difficult. If this is your first-time buying autoflowering marijuana seeds, consider our highly recommended mix-pack from Crop King Seeds. Available in packets of either 10 or 25 seeds, each pack contains at least one of each of the nine available strains, allowing you the chance to discover your own personal favourite.
Enjoy a wide selection of tastes and ‘highs’ all in the shortest time possible, with fast-finishing auto’s such as Early Miss, NYC Diesel and Candy Cane, as well as the highly popular Revolver, Trainwreck and Sour Girl. Suitable for all levels of experience, find out more about the Autoflower Mixed Pack.
Whatever your level of experience, growing technique or personal taste, we recommend Crop King Seeds when buying marijuana seeds in Canada. Highly trusted and established, they offer a wide variety of high quality cannabis and marijuana seeds for purchase online. With a dedicated, first-class customer care service and free delivery on larger orders, they are one of the most popular and trusted suppliers of high quality seeds online.
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