How To Grow Cannabis
Tips For Growing Cannabis Outdoors.
Although growing Cannabis indoors often produces the highest quality buds, plants cultivated outside can generate the biggest, tastiest harvests. Indoor growers spend a lot of money on equipment and running costs, incurring per-ounce ‘running costs’. While nature provides for all the plants needs, when they are cultivated outside.
While southern states enjoy a warmer climate and gentle approach of Winter, it’s still possible for residents in more northern parts of the USA, to grow Cannabis outdoors. Strain selection becomes more important, ensuring your buds are fully mature before the weather becomes too dark and cold.
For many people, growing Cannabis outdoors over the Summer months, provides a bountiful harvest of fragrant, flavor-filled buds to enjoy over the Winter months. A large proportion of indoor growers begin by cultivating outdoors. Many still do! Planting a fresh crop each year, taking advantage of the free sun, wind and fresh air.
The outdoor season begins from late March, lasting through until mid-September, November, depending upon your chosen strain and conditions. With a long vegetative period and gentle switch to flowering, outdoor Cannabis plants can generate exceptional harvests. Read our Tips on Growing Cannabis Outdoors to improve your yields.
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Top Tips For Growing Cannabis Outdoors.
One of the key-points to producing a successful outdoor harvest has to be strain selection. From grain and wheat, to corn and vegetables, all outdoor growers choose varieties best suited to their environment and conditions.
With so many different Cannabis seeds for sale, take some time to discover the one’s best suited to your environment and level of experience.
Always buy the best quality Feminized Cannabis seeds. Only female plants produce buds and after months in growth, you don’t want to find out your plant’s a male as it begins to flower.
Choose strains that mature before its too cold and damp. Some varieties ripen much faster than others, increasing the chances of success in more northern states.
Buy Autoflowering Seeds.
Autoflowering seeds are completely feminized and the fastest way to generate a successful harvest outdoors.
Unlike traditional feminized Cannabis seeds, they grow and flower simultaneously, maturing regardless of the time of year, or number of darkness hours they receive. Almost all the best-selling strains are available to buy as Autoflowering seeds.
Planted outdoors from the middle of Spring, Autoflowering Cannabis seeds require between 10 – 14 weeks to grow, flower and mature. With little care or attention, they can quickly produce a high-quality harvest.
Yields are smaller than those from ‘season-long’ traditional feminized plants, but the speed at which they ripen allows for several harvests to be generated per-year.
Pots or Soil.
Decide whether you’re going to cultivate your plants directly into the ground, or place them in pots, both have advantages and disadvantages.
Cannabis plants can grow extremely large and tall, but require a substantial root system to supply their needs. A small pot, or unprepared soil, will restrict the root development and reduce overall growth.
The biggest plants are usually cultivated directly into the soil. However, this is usually prepared by adding a variety of substrates, to produce a loose, mineral-rich medium.
For soil that’s too heavy and clay-like, add in vermiculite and perlite, to increase oxygen levels and lighten the ground. The more time you spend in preparation, the easier and faster the roots will grow.
Use A Greenhouse.
New, modern greenhouses can be purchased cheaply and easily online. Often made of plastic, they can be large or small, perfect for discreet outdoor growing.
Using a greenhouse can help protect your crop from sudden, harsh conditions, early and late frosts, as well as pests and rodents.
Additional lighting can be added inside a greenhouse, intensifying or extending the light-hours. However, your plants may require manual watering, if they are sheltered from the rain.
Night-time temperatures can be controlled a little better, but this can also lead to excessive, daytime heat build-up.
Train, Prune and Promote Growth.
Growing Cannabis outdoors requires patience. Feminized seeds can be sown from March, but will not be mature until at least September.
The long vegetative period can produce the tallest, bushiest plants and incredible harvests. Use the Summer months to vegetate your plants correctly.
Pruning, topping, bending and super-cropping are just some of the low-stress training techniques that can be used to improve your outdoor harvests.
Allow your plants the space they need for growth and development, not only above ground, but their roots as well. Remove lower leaves and weak branches to improve air-flow and development.
Watering and Feeding.
In an ideal environment, the sun would shine, a gentle breeze would blow and nature would provide just enough water for the plants to grow. However, sometimes you need to lend a hand.
You may need to water, ensuring the plant has enough for its needs. Take care! Many new growers overestimate how much water their plants require and drown the roots.
If you’re growing in a good quality soil, sufficiently prepared, it should contain all the plant needs for the early stages of growth.
Nutrients and minerals should be added sparingly, as it takes time for the plant to intake them. Avoid heavy doses of Nitrogen, a common mistake that can damage, reduce the quality and quantity of your buds.
Top Tips For HarvestingThe easiest way to determine if a bud is ripe for harvesting is by checking its pistils. When the buds are starting to develop, they’re all white, and they’ll start to discolor around the fourth week of flowering. If the marijuana plant isn’t ripe enough for harvest the buds will lack a lot of weight and THC content.
Preparing To Harvest.
As your Cannabis buds begin to ripen, with the trichomes turning milky and the pistils changing to darker shades, it’s time to prepare for harvest.
Indoor growers can plan when to cut their plants for optimum levels a little easier than outdoor growers. The weather will play an important part.
It’s better to harvest outdoor Cannabis on dry days. Obviously this avoids you getting wet, but it also stops unwanted moisture from being trapped inside the bud.
Damp, wet buds, harvested in the rain, are far more likely to develop mold and bud-rot issues. As your plants mature, observe coming weather reports, to time your harvest best.
Growing Cannabis outdoors is a very cheap and easy way to produce a successful harvest. Plants can grow to extraordinary sizes, generating pounds of good quality buds.
Alternatively, Autoflowering seeds can be purchased and planted over the course of several months, generating a fresh, regular supply throughout the Summer months.
Almost all growers begin by growing Cannabis outdoors, often making many basic errors while they learn. This can lead to disappointment as harvests don’t achieve the quality or quantity expected.
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Buy Cannabis Seeds In The USA.
There are a wide varieties of Cannabis seeds for sale, feminized and autoflowering. Sativa-dominant strains often require warmer conditions and a longer flowering period than Indica-dominant varieties. Choosing the best Cannabis seeds for your conditions and level of experience, are an important decision and may require a little time and study.
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Whatever your growing style or level of experience, growing Cannabis can be fun, easy and rewarding. Buy Cannabis seeds online and receive all the help and support you need to produce your own successful harvest this coming season. Outdoor growers produce the cheapest per-ounce harvests.
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