Weed is a very complex plant compared to most considering it has distinct stages of cannabis growth. Unlike other plants that typically grow with sun, soil and water – each weed plant stage requires its own specific protocol of nutrients, light, and environmental conditions to survive and thrive. Which makes knowing these stages of cannabis growth from the beginning all the more important to the overall health of your plants. That’s why we’ve put together the ultimate step-by-step guide to growing weed with all the information you need to succeed.
Cannabis Growth Stages
. Cannabis seeds should be germinated just like any other seed. They can take between 3-10 days to germinate, although it can happen in as little as 24 hours or as long as 2 weeks. To germinate, you can put the seeds in a damp paper towel, and then you should put them in a dark place, for example inside a drawer. Check on them after a few days to see if the main root, called the radicle, has emerged. This will look like a small white “tail” coming out of the seed. When they germinate, move them to moist soil.
Stages of the Cannabis Growth Cycle
The cannabis growth cycle is categorized into 4 distinct stages: germination, seedling, vegetative and flowering. It’s important to understand the indoor cannabis light cycle, so you can choose the right grow light and spectrum for each stage.
Understanding the light cycles will help you plan your grow room correctly. Let’s take a deep dive below into the 4 easy steps to growing cannabis (also known as weed or pot).
vegetative growth (lasts 3 to 15 weeks)
The vegetative stage of the cannabis plant lasts between three and fifteen weeks. After the plants leave the seedling stage, they will need larger pots to spread their roots and branches. They will push out a lot of vertical growth and fill out with leaves. Although different varieties grow to different heights, the average plant reaches several feet in height. Grow lights may need to be adjusted in height as the plant grows taller, and their lighting hours should also be adjusted, to about 16 hours of light per day.
As the plant gets bigger faster, it will need more water for its roots and its bigger body. Fertilizers for your vegetative cannabis plant should deliver nitrogen and some potassium, but the plant will not need any phosphorus at this time. It needed some as a seedling for the development of a root system, and it will again be a flowering plant. During its vegetative phase, it is focusing on its height and foliage.
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