Cannabis growth is made up of a series of stages that plants undergo during their lifecycle. Each stage during the cannabis cultivation process requires its own unique demands, including different levels of light, water, and nutrients.
It can take anywhere from 4 to 8 months to grow a cannabis plant, this varies based on where you’re growing. If you have an indoor grow room, your plant has the ability to flower after only a few weeks!
The quality of your plant depends on your knowledge of the cannabis growth stages and the lifecycle of your plants.
Cannabis Growth Timeline
1. Germinating: 1-7 days
2. Seedling: 2-3 weeks
3. Vegetative: 2-8 weeks
4. Pre-Flowering: 1-2 weeks
5. Flowering: 6-8 weeks
1. Germinating Seeds
|To effectively germinate, you must ensure that seeds are mature enough. If your seeds are immature they will likely not germinate.|
|If your seeds have reached maturity they will appear shiny and light to dark brown and will be dry and hard to the touch.|
|If your seeds are underdeveloped they will feel soft and appear white or green.|
|To germinate, keep your seed in a wet, dark place. Some growers may keep it in a cup of water or wrapped in a wet paper towel and set inside of a cabinet.|
|Exposing seeds to light and moisture stimulates hormones and gives the growth process a boost.|
|A single root, called the radicle, will shoot downwards as the new stem grows upwards pushing the seed out of the soil.|
|Unlike common marijuana leaves, two rounded cotyledon leaves will sprout from the stem as the plant breaks away from the seed’s protective casing.|
|These cotyledon leaves gather energy from sunlight so that the plant can become stable and grow bigger. Once the roots develop, the first true leaves grow and the plant is not in its seedling stage.|
2. Seedling Stage
|The seedling growth stage is fragile and plants must receive 18-24 hours of sunlight, moist soil, and mild humidity to grow rapidly.|
|Because the seedling has such a small root system, it’s important to not drown it by overwatering.|
|Once a plant becomes a seedling, it will develop more traditional-looking cannabis leaves.|
|A marijuana leaf is made up of anywhere between 3 to 13 fingers. The leaves produced from a sprout will appear with only one rigged finger. With new growth, marijuana leaves will develop more fingers. Mature marijuana plants will typically have between 5 and 7 fingers per leaf but can reach up to 13.|
|The first fingered leaves can grow up to 4 inches above cotyledon leaves and will have the notorious serrated edges. This set of leaves grow in pairs on opposite sides of the stem.|
|Cannabis plants are treated as seedlings until they develop leaves with a full number of fingers.|
|Healthy seedlings should be short with thick vegetation and their leaves should appear vibrant green in color.|
|During this stage, growing environments must be kept clean and free of excess moisture to ensure the plant does not become diseased or moldy.|
3. Vegetative Growth
|Once a seedling develops 7 sets of pointed leaves, it enters vegetative growth.|
|After being relocated to a larger pot, the growth of a cannabis plant soars. It’s stem become thicker and grows taller, it produces more leaves, nodes, and branches, and its root system becomes more established to prepare for flowering.|
|This is the stage where growers will begin topping and training plants.|
|The spacing between nodes displays what kind of cannabis you are growing. A node is where any two branches intersect off the main stalk. When a plant is young, nodes develop in pairs. When a plant has matured nodes start to alternate. They still develop in pairs but there is more distance between them and branches are no longer parallel to one another.|
|There are also secondary nodes on branches that have developed from the main stalk.|
|Sativa plants are lanky and don’t have as many leaves while Indica plants are shorter and denser.|
|During the vegetation stage, it’s important to increase water to aid in the plant’s development. As your plant grows larger and the roots grow outward, it’s better to water farther away so that the tips of the roots can more easily absorb it.|
|During this stage your plants need an increase in warm water, a flow of moist air, nitrogen and potassium-rich nutrients, and a lot of soil space to allow them to grow 2-3 feet tall.|
|Similar to the seedling stage, during vegetative growth, cannabis plants should be in well-drained soil. It’s important to let the plants dry out between watering to ensure they do not drown.|
|The growth of the plants is based on the rate leaves gather light and transform it into photosynthesis.|
|For indoor grow rooms, plants should be kept on an 18-hour day light cycle with a 6-hour night period. You can keep your plants on a 24-hour light cycle but plants tend to do better when given breaks and it will save you some money.|
|Fun fact: Since light cycles control when a plant goes from the vegetative stage to flowering, they can be kept in vegetation forever. This is a tactic used to skip the germination stage and grow plants from cuttings.|
|It can take anywhere from 7 to 14 days for a plant to enter the pre-flowering stage. Once it does the sex can be determined by the pre-flower found at the nodes. It becomes easier to figure out the sex when the plant goes deeper into vegetation.|
How to tell if your plant is a male or female
Female: Two pistils (the pistil contains the reproductive parts of a flower) will be growing on the buds (flowers grow above these leaves, one cluster on each side).
Male: Small green sacs full of pollen will be seen on the node areas.
|Once the sacs on a male or intersex plant burst, the pollen can fertilize the cola of nearby females ruining the psychoactive potential of their trichomes (small glandular hairs). This is why it’s critical for male and intersex plants to be removed before flowering.|
|Since Hermies have both glands and leaves (the reproductive organs of a cannabis plant), they can pollinate themselves and ruin your harvest. You must remove and destroy all intersex plants because of this risk.|
|A cola is the flowering site on a female cannabis plant where flowers grow together tightly. This is also known as the terminal bud. Healthy plants typically form one main cola from the center of their structure and smaller colas form on the outside of the plant. Trimming and training are used to increase the number of large colas a plant will form.|
|Non-pollinated female plants produce Sinsemilla, they have no seeds and produce more cannabinoids. Sensimilla has an exceptionally high concentration of psychoactive agents and is responsible for effects like talkativeness, increased sociability, euphoria, the munchies, and hallucinations. These plants produce large volumes of resin and fake seed bods both containing high levels of THC.|
|Sinsemilla is identified by the white hairs that sprout from the bracts at the plant’s nodes.|
|Once the plant starts receiving less light per day (from 18 to 12 hours), its growth will halt and it will enter the flowering phase.|
|The flowering stage occurs naturally when plants receive less than 12 hours of light a day. For cannabis to completely enter the flowering stage it requires periods of 10 to 12 hours of complete darkness.|
|You will know that your plant is ready to be harvested when the colors of the pistils on cola buds turn from white to reddish orange and the trichome heads turn from transparent to milky to opaque and finally amber.|
|The amber color indicates a higher CBD to THC cannabinoid ratio in its resin.|
|Trichomes produce THC, terpenes, flavonoids, and other cannabinoids. As flower clusters develop more cannabinoid compounds develop and the clusters become sticky from resin.|
|In the flowering stage, cannabis plants enjoy warm weather, medium humidity, and benefit from intermittently receiving blooming nutrients.|
|If you notice that the trichomes fell off, you let the plant grow too long and most of the cannabinoids are gone meaning you won’t get the THC or CBD effects and will have to start over with a new batch.|
|Trichomes turn from cloudy white to brown once THC begins to weaken. While having some brown trichomes is okay, its a sign that the plant is ready to be harvested.|
|It’s recommended to harvest once half the trichomes are opaque. It’s believed that this method produces the highest amount of THC and the lowest levels of CBD.|
|Another way to determine if your plants are ready for harvest is by checking the color of the hairs that grow inside of the pistils or calyxes.
|Once it’s time for harvest, the cannabis plant should be cut down into smaller branches to ease the drying process. When the plant is cut into small sections, the pieces should be strung and hung upside down in a cool, dark room.|
|Commercial cannabis is typically dried by applying a humidity level of between 40 and 50%. The plants should remain hanging for 7 to 14 days.|
|Drying is necessary to prevent fungus and bacteria from growing. By removing moisture, you can effectively preserve the life of your cannabis. Completing the drying process too quickly will result in harsh cannabis.|
|The curing process is optional and involves aging cannabis in sealed, airtight containers (generally mason jars) and placing them in a cabinet where temperature levels remain between 50 and 60 °F.|
|To avoid a decrease in airflow, jars should not be packed tightly. They must remain stored for 1 to 3 weeks and opened briefly once a day to release any buildup of gases while absorbing the fresh air.|
|It’s believed that curing improves flavor and burn quality, and reduces the harshness.|
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What Affects Height of Cannabis Plants – GROWING GUIDE If you’re only growing small amounts of cannabis at home or you haven’t yet started growing you need to prepare to deal with the height of the cannabis, lest you don’t have enough room to accommodate them. The tallest cannabis strains can grow taller than your house, and the smallest strains will be shorter than your knees. There are many factors that influence how tall can a plant grow. Factors that affect cannabis plant’s height Strains There are two main types of cannabis, Sativa and Indica. Sativa can grow very tall, up to 20 feet tall, and likewise, their harvest time is slower. Indica is usually short and wide, with a bush-like appearance. There are also a lot of hybrids available now and their height is hard to pin down because there are different genes at work. If you purchased hybrid seeds please read the specifics for that strain carefully—usually, your seller will include information about the strain in the package. Finally, Autoflowering varieties are a photoperiod-independent flowering cannabis strain, and they typically grow between 1.5-3.5 feet, making them ideal for small spaces. While Sativa can grow very tall, that doesn’t mean you have to let them grow to their maximum height: you can control the height of cannabis grown indoors. In general, we do not recommend growing marijuana that is too tall. Tall cannabis plants prevent light from penetrating the canopy to the branches at the bottom of the grow tent, which is not conducive to them producing enough buds. Besides, tall cannabis is not necessarily more productive than low cannabis, which makes it even less necessary to grow cannabis that are too tall—plus they also take up too much space. Training Techniques To increase yields, almost all farmers train their plants. These trainings put a certain amount of stress on the plant and even damage the plant epidermis, awakening the potential of the plant to produce more buds. During this process, since the plant is spending all its energy on repairing itself and producing more buds, there is naturally not enough nutrition to grow taller. Common training techniques are low-stress training (LST), screen of green (SCROG), and topping. For specific practices of these techniques, see this article. Growing Stages There are three stages of cannabis cultivation: seedling stage, vegetative stage, and flowering stage. Cannabis plants in the seedling stage grow their first set of true leaves; the vegetative stage is when the cannabis plant grows branches and leaves; and the flowering is the stage when the cannabis blooms. If you choose to grow cannabis strains that spend more time in the vegetative stage, they will usually grow taller than cannabis strains that spend less time in the vegetative stage. Spend extra attention to plants during the vegetative stage, if you have an exact height you want to grow, you’d better trasnsition your cannabis to flowering when your plant is half the height that you want it to be, because during the flowering stage your cannabis plant will double in size. Lighting We know that lights are pretty much the most important thing in growing cannabis indoors. Without lights, your cannabis plants simply cannot grow. If you choose the wrong grow lights for your tent, especially if the lights you choose are not powerful enough, your plants will certainly not grow to the heights they would otherwise have, and of course, yields will be minimal. So if you don’t have much experience be sure to pay attention to what advice other farmers who are growing the same plants as you have said—if your plants are noticeably shorter than theirs you may not be providing enough light and you need to re-select or add grow lights for your space. Is there an optimal height for cannabis? There is no optimal height for cannabis. To a large extent, your plant height depends on…
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ᐅ How Tall Do Weed Plants Grow? ⇒ Check it out! When considering the question of how tall do weed plants grow, the answer is really as long as a piece of string – or perhaps a joint of weed! There is an enormous variation between different strains of cannabis – from compact bushes to leggy giants – and how they are grown can also make a difference to the overall height. Let’s look at the heights you can expect a typical weed plant to achieve when grown indoors or outside, and the impact various techniques can have on height.How tall do weed plants grow?The average height of a weed plant is 1.25 meters (49 inches). How tall a weed plant gets depends on the specie, type of strain (photoperiod or autoflower) and growing conditions. Sativa’s, Indica’s and RuderalisThese are two main strains of cannabis, although there are many hybrids which combine genetics from both. There are many visual differences between Sativa’s and Indica’s, and one of the most obvious is height. Sativa’s can grow extremely tall, to twenty feet and is slower to grow and reach harvest. Indica’s are compact, bushy plants that typically reach heights of between three and six feet. Hybrids vary enormously; we recommend reading information about the strain before your purchase to find out whether Sativa or Indica is dominant when it comes to potential growth. The other strain of cannabis is Ruderalis, whose genetics are often found in autoflowers, and this is also a short plant similar in size and shape to Indica.The table below shows which seeds you need based on your needs. Cannabis height when grown outsideIf you were to leave a Cannabis Ruderalis strain to grow outdoors in favorable conditions completely unchecked, a single plant could easily achieve heights of 20 feet and a breadth of two to three feet. The only limitations are the amount of root space in the soil and the number of hours of light in a day. If you have the space and inclination, it is easily possible to grow a forest of truly gigantic weed plants.Cannabis propensity to grow means that its height needs to be carefully controlled by you, the grower, without affecting the health of the plants and the quality of the yield.The optimal height for weed grown indoorsIf you cultivate your cannabis plants indoors, their final height is in your hands. Although it may seem contrary, it is not worthwhile allowing your plants to get past a certain height, unless you have enough grow space. There are several reasons for this:The largest buds are found at the top of the plant nearest the light source. Buds get progressively smaller down the plant. To maximize yields, you need to ensure that light can penetrate as much of the plant as possible, which is where the various training methods come in.Extra growth results in a long, lanky plant without any extra yield, which is really a waste of time, money and electricity!Plants that are too tall can attract unwanted attention when grown outdoors or if there is limited indoor space.There are several methods you can use to control the height of your weed plants:Low Stress Training (LST)Screen of Green (Scrog)Topping1. Low Stress Training (LST)LST is…
How to Grow Cannabis In Your Garden – Modern Farmer
How to Grow Cannabis In Your Garden – Modern Farmer The federal government still considers it a crime to grow or possess cannabis, but 30 states have now legalized it to varying degrees. Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Nevada, Colorado, Maine, and Massachusetts have decriminalized weed for recreational use, and similar legislation is under consideration elsewhere. Pardon the pun, but it is high time we talk about how to grow the stuff. The old-fashioned way – outdoors – is easiest. The trend towards indoor cultivation is more a product of, one, a desire to hide what you’re doing (no longer necessary in many locales); and two, to exert total control over growing conditions for the sake of producing enormous buds with maximum market value. But if your sole goal is just to have a bit of decent weed around to occasionally enjoy, you may as well plant it alongside your zucchini and basil. Growing a successful cannabis crop is a bit more complicated than your average vegetable, but not much. Before you get carried away, familiarize yourself with your local laws – NORML provides a comprehensive list here. Horticulturally speaking, here’s what you need to know. Varieties Plenty of mail-order firms have sprung up to fill the demand for legal plant material. There are thousands of varieties, with all the trippy descriptions you would expect. If you want a cerebral high and non-skunky citrus flavor, there is a breed for that; if you want something that is good for anxiety, low in THC, and grows less than 3 feet tall, you can find that too. Most importantly, purchase seeds for varieties suited to outdoor conditions, rather than those bred for indoor grow operations. Any reputable supplier will specify that information in their varietal listings. Most will also note mold-resistant varieties, which are a wise choice in humid regions, as well as those with a “short flowering period,” an important consideration in northerly latitudes (this is akin to the “days to maturity” listed on packets of vegetable seed). Understanding Male and Female Plants Cannabis is one of many species in the plant kingdom that produce male and female flowers on separate plants. Females produce fat flower “buds” rich in psychoactive compounds, while male plants produce spindly little flowers that aren’t worth smoking (or however you choose to partake). When you plant cannabis seeds, you typically end up with about half male plants and half female plants. It is imperative to get rid of the males before the plants begin to flower, as the male pollen will result in female buds that are full of seeds, which is no good. It’s not that hard to determine the sex of cannabis seedlings – you can find instructions here – and cull the males. But it can be even easier! How? Look for varieties labeled “feminized.” These are seeds that have been bred to produce only female plants and are highly recommended for novice cannabis gardeners. Another option is to purchase “clones,” which are rooted cuttings of female plants. This is essentially like buying vegetable seedlings, rather than seeds, which saves you the time and effort required for germination, along with the trouble of weeding out the males. Starting Seeds Weed seeds require no special treatment, though they’ll germinate faster if you soak them in water for a few days before planting. As with tomatoes and other heat-loving vegetables, you’re better off starting the seed indoors in a sunny window in early spring, and then transplanting the seedlings outdoors once all danger of frost has passed. Growing Conditions To do well, cannabis plants require a minimum of six hours of…
The 7 Key Stages Of The Marijuana Plant Life Cycle
The 7 Key Stages Of The Marijuana Plant Life CycleAre you curious about the natural life cycle of the cannabis plant? Do you want to try your hand at producing your own marijuana harvest, but are unsure about how, exactly, to go about it? Well, have we got a treat for you! In this article, the experts at Honest Marijuana will examine the seven key stages of the marijuana plant life cycle. Along the way, we’ll discuss: The importance of labeling the sex of your seeds How to encourage germination How to recognize embryonic leaves on a marijuana plant seedling The importance of light during the vegetative stage The difference between the male and female plants Why you need to isolate the female plants if you want to produce the most bud The best ways to harvest and preserve your marijuana plant Planning for the next growing season After that, we’ll guide you through the entire growth process of the marijuana plant—from germination to seedling; through vegetation, pre-flowering, and flowering; to harvesting and the next seed life-cycle stages of your pot plant. The marijuana plant — like corn and wheat — has been around for a LONG time. “How long?” you ask. Try 12,000 years. Trace records at Neolithic archaeological sites hint that the Chinese culture at least knew about the marijuana plant between 10,000 and 4,000 years ago. Somewhere in that time period (probably around 5,000 years ago), legend has it that a Chinese emperor — Shennong by name — “discovered” and put to use the textile, psychoactive, and health benefits of the marijuana plant. In fact, the legend holds that Shennong first used the marijuana plant to make a tea. He later recommended this tea as a treatment for more than 100 afflictions, including gout, rheumatism, malaria, and absentmindedness. Fast forward and we find record that the Egyptians of 1500 BCE (some 3,500 years ago) knew about and used the marijuana plant to treat various maladies, including glaucoma and hemorrhoids. Further down the timeline, Indians (from India) living around 1000 BCE began using the marijuana plant in a special drink called Bhang to provide relief from anxiety, fever, dysentery, sunstroke, phlegm, digestion problems, and decreased appetite. From there, the marijuana plant made its way into the bowels of Africa, across the Atlantic to the Caribbean, and, more recently, to North and South America. Believe it or not, though, those original plants from China, India, and Egypt were wildly different than the strains we’re used to today. Those ancient marijuana plants are called landrace strains. Over the past century, ganja growers recombined the genetics of the marijuana plant to produce certain desirable traits (e.g., flavor, aroma, THC content, and CBD content). Thing is, no one really wrote anything down about exactly where their plants came from. This lack of record-keeping extends even further back to potheads living thousands of years ago: they really didn’t keep track of which plant came from where. They were just glad to be growing their own crop. With the advancement of genetic analysis and manipulation in the latter half of the 20th century, biologists no longer have to rely on written records or word-of-mouth to figure out where a plant strain came from. They can dive right into the plant’s genetic makeup and dissect things from there. Landrace…