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Cultivation and Yield
Experienced growers know that growing cannabis is exciting. If you want to enjoy your hobby and avoid problems, you should approach this process with full responsibility.
Where to grow?
It is a real pleasure to grow your own cannabis plants and watch them develop into strong and healthy plants. If you are a beginner, try growing cannabis in greenhouses: it is easy! Unfortunately, growing indoors is also expensive. It is much better to choose a convenient place in the garden or in the orchard.
How and where to grow cannabis is an interesting question. You need to hide your plantation from prying eyes to avoid unnecessary legal problems.
You do not need much space for a small marijuana plot: you will get an excellent result if you properly care for the plants. Before you start growing marijuana, you need to evaluate your regional climate and choose the variety appropriately. If you live in the northern regions, do not choose cannabis variety with long vegetation and flowering stages. The lack of sunlight and cold temperate will hurt the plants: shorts summers are not enough for some varieties to mature. If you live in the region with a short summer, you best choice is auto flowering varieties of cannabis. If you live in the southern regions, you can choose any strain because weather conditions are ideal for cannabis.
If you are a beginner and do not know how to grow weed, try to get more advice from experienced gardeners. We advice you to not plant seeds directly into the open soil: we advice you to grow seedlings into containers. You can keep your plants into containers and move them outside: you will have a mobile garden. You can put your cannabis plants in the containers outside during days for sunlight and move them inside during nights to protect from insects. Residents of southern areas should choose slightly shaded places to avoid burns. The place should get a good ventilation: it will help to keep your plants healthy and avoid molding.
How to plant cannabis?
Experienced growers prefer to grow seedlings before replanting in the open ground. Seedlings greatly increase the chances of strong plants. You should try the germination of seeds. It is simple and inexpensive, you need to follow the several steps:
- take a napkin or paper towel, dip it in warm water, slightly squeeze it and put on a plate;
- lay out the seeds on a napkin at some distance from each other;
- cover the seeds with another wet paper towel and leave on a plate;
- put the plate into a warm dark place;
- to check for the roots every 12 hours. Keep the paper towel are moist.
- when you see roots, carefully plant seeds in the ground.
Cannabis likes to grow in a slightly acidic soil with good aeration. If the composition of the soil is far from ideal, you have to improve it by adding missing parts. Before the planting season, you can prepare compost mix made of manure or other organic fertilizers. The mixture will provide optimal fertilization for your plants. In addition, it will be necessary to water and feed the cannabis bushes in a timely manner. Remember that the lack of water or nutrients will negatively affect the development of plants and their yield. You need to learn more about the needs of cannabis during each stage of vegetation.
Cannabis growing is easy. The plants do not require much time and effort. However to grow a great crop, you must follow certain rules. Read this section and find answers for questions on cannabis cultivation.
Marijuana for medical purposes was popular since ancient times. Many healers say that cannabis is a universal medicine. Our ancestors used marijuana to relieve pain, spasms and epilepsy attacks. Modern scientific research confirms the high therapeutic potential of cannabis and recommends it for treatment of many diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's and other diseases.
Some people think that outdoor marijuana growing is an easy task. However, in order to receive the desired result, you need to know when and where to plant, which fertilizers to use and how to protect your plants from infections, mold and diseases. You have also to remember about safety.
Growing cannabis indoors (at your home or apartment) is quite different form growing outdoors (in your garden, backyard, or terrace). Read this section and you will learn what you need to grow marijuana indoors, what rules to follow, how to create the most comfortable conditions, how to hide your plants from prying eyes, and how to achieve maximum productivity of plants.
If you do not know how to germinate cannabis seeds, read this section to learn more. It is the first step of your journey to the harvest: you need to know how to germinate cannabis seeds correctly. Follow some simple rules and you will get high-quality and healthy seedlings from cannabis seeds.
Tips on germination of marijuana seeds
If you want to achieve success in germinating marijuana seeds, read about simple rules. Germination of marijuana seeds requires creating some favorable conditions. Almost every grower knows that watering, darkness and warmth are required for proper process. All three components trigger the germination of the seed.
You need to place marijuana seed in warm and dark place. It does not have to be hot and dry: it will kill the seedlings. Keep in mind that the seeds require warmth, moisture and oxygen for germination. First, you will see a small core root sprouting from the seed, than in a couple of days you will see more growth. Germinated seeds are very easy to break and damage. You have to handle them with care and not to break or cause damage to the future seedlings. At some point of germination, transfer your seedlings to light place to stimulate the processes of photosynthesis. Indoor growing requires more climate control skills that outdoor growing. Germinated seeds are a great start for the future harvest.
Before germination, you should carefully examine your seeds and discard broken or damaged ones. If you see any signs of infection on the seeds, you should know that they are compromised. High germination rate depends on the conditions you create for your seeds. First of all, you need to place your seeds in warm environment and keep the temperature at 24-26 C. You can read about different methods of germinating marijuana seeds: each of them has its own advantages and disadvantages.
It is easy to grow marijuana outdoors but it is not the most effective or safest way. We advice planting marijuana seeds and grow in the small and big containers.
For germination we advice using special soil because it is clean: the soil from your garden can contain infections, parasites and mold.
Do not plant seeds too deep: it should be 5-10 mm. Do not overwater the soil but keep it moist to prevent mold and rotting. You can cover the container with a piece of glass or plastic to create a greenhouse effect. Keep it until you get the first green sprouts of your future plants.
Of course, you can immediately start with the germination of grains growing marijuana in the open field on the street - this, of course, is the easiest way. When using this method, you only need to lower the grains into the ground, cover them with a piece of plastic film and wait for the results. But where it would be wiser to first get the seedlings, and only then "move" it. In this section you can learn everything about the various methods of germinating seeds.
How to grow cannabis?
How to grow cannabis for excellent results? You should explore tips and advice available at Jahforum. We share tons of tips from experienced growers. You can learn how to choose the optimal light, organize watering and achieve success.
Marijuana requires some basic conditions: plants need light, water and nutrients. You can grow cannabis at home with excellent results if you create necessary conditions. Read this section to find out useful information on how to grow marijuana at home.
Some people mistakenly believe that growing marijuana outdoors is simple because nature will take care of everything. It is not true. In order to grow an excellent harvest of fragrant buds, you need to find a good place, provide proper watering and fertilizing. You also need to hide you treasure from prying eyes. Read this section to learn more.
Are you a new grower? Do you know where to start? Do you have green thumb and enthusiasm to start? Read the section Growing Cannabis for Dummies to find more interesting and useful information. Here you will find a detailed description of how to prepare the soil, how to organize lighting and watering, how to feed your plants various stages. Our tips will help you avoid mistakes of newbies and achieve excellent results.
In this section you will find the recommendations for cannabis growing indoors and outdoors. As you know, small cannabis farming is actively developing. Perhaps you should try to grow your own weed and share it with your friends. Our experts and more experienced growers will share their knowledge with you. They will discuss traditional and new methods for efficient cannabis cultivation.
How to start growing cannabis?
When you decide to start growing cannabis indoors or outdoors, you should explore advice and recommendation on the Internet. You can learn about methods, systems and techniques. Despite the fact that growing cannabis outdoors in the open field is one of the most cost-effective options, many professionals prefer to cultivate cannabis indoors (in greenhouses, grow tents, on the windowsills or closed terraces). Cannabis is a very resilient and strong plant and everyone with basic skills can manage its cultivation. Your plants need enough light, water and warm temperature.
You can grow marijuana in a variety of places: a grow box, a grow tent, an attic, a terrace, etc. You can use anything as a container: however, it is better to use containers that are at least 50 cm tall. Read more tips and advice on Jahforum.
Cultivating cannabis indoors requires some care. You need to think through the process to the smallest details. From this section of our site you will learn how to plant seedlings and how to choose better soil. Indoor marijuana plants can bring you a better harvest then growing outdoors in the garden plot.
How to plant cannabis seedlings
The life cycle of cannabis plant has several stages:
- Vegetative stage:
When you seeds germinate, plant them in separate containers. Make a small (not very deep hole) insoil and put a seed into it, cover it with soil. Do not press the soil too much because it will prevent airflow. At the vegetation stage, you need to provide regular watering and fertilization and ensure they receive a sufficient amount of light. When you see the strong sprouts you can replant them into bigger containers.
For steady growth your plants need watering, feeding and lighting. Cannabis is very resistant to adverse conditions but if you want to maximize your result, you need to be more attentive to your plants. Read this section to lean more about the needs of cannabis plants.
Growing marijuana requires some gardening skills, knowledge and experience. Some people think that they can drop seeds or plant the seedlings in the soil and then sit and wait for the harvest. It is like a fairy tale but in real life you need to put efforts into gardening. If you have any questions about growing cannabis, post them in this section
Enthusiasm is good but experience is more important! If you never worked in the garden or vegetable farm, if you never grew flowers in the orchard then you need to educate yourself. We recommend reading the material in the sections of our website to learn more details how to germinate seeds and grow seedlings.We describe traditional and innovative farming methods.
Read this section of the forum to learn how to organize indoor cultivation of cannabis. How to choose and build lighting and watering systems? How to support the plants during different stages? If you have any questions on the process of marijuana growing, ask them in the appropriate topic.
Cannabis is a very resilient plant: it can survive in almost any adverse conditions. However, if you want gorgeous harvest, you should know how to care about your cannabis plants outdoors. Try our advice for better performance.
Section is devoted to cannabis cultivation outdoors. You can grow cannabis outdoor in the gardens, orchards, open terraces, vegetable plots, flowerbeds, anywhere you find a good place.
Growing cannabis can be tricky even though cannabis is not a capricious plant. It survives in almost any conditions. If you want a decent crop you have to create proper conditions. Fertilizing and watering can maximize the genetic potential of your plants. Read about specifics of the outdoor cannabis cultivation of in this section.
Growing cannabis in apartment requires a special approach. Sometimes even experienced gardeners fail to achieve desired results when they grow indoors. You need to take into account such factors as limited space and security issues. You need to provide your cannabis plants with water, light and fresh air as well as all the necessary nutrients.
The germination of cannabis seeds is the first step in the process. It is a key to a excellent result. Read this section to learn how to grow strong and healthy seedlings. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask them here.
We invite you to post and share your reports on growing cannabis outdoors and indoors. Real life discussion of the issues with cannabis growing is not possible because of legal problems, so Internet forums offer a safe place to exchange experience. Here, in this section, you can learn about the experience of your colleagues. Read their advice and learn form their experience to avoid mistakes.
How to grow marihuana at home? How to organize the process? Read this section to learn about best light lamps, containers, ventilation systems, and fertilizers for indoor growing. You will find all information about indoor growing.
Where to buy soil for cannabis in Ukraine? Our country is an agrarian country with rich black soil however you should not use the soil from the field for cannabis growing. The soil from the fields can be infested with harmful insects and mold. It can cause many problems. We recommend buying a special soil for cannabis.
Grow cannabis indoors, at home, in your house or apartment. This section is about grow-boxes, greenhouses, and grow-tents.
How to organize the marijuana growing indoors? Every new grower asks the same question. Every new grower wants to achieve good yields. Which light is better? What do the colors of the seedlings mean? How to make clones from the mother plant? Read more in this section
Some people think that growing marijuana is simple because it is very strong plant. It is not true. If you want high yield, you have to make efforts and use your skills and knowledge. Read this section to learn about specifics of growing cannabis outdoors. Here you will find answers to your questions.
In this section, you will find answers to questions about the cultivation of marijuana. Here you can find tips on growing cannabis. Read this section to learn more about the best methods of outdoor or indoor cultivation. You can read about types of light and fertilizers.
Both beginners and experienced growers make stupid mistakes when germinating seeds. Mistakes can negatively affect the germination rate, the quality of plants, the size of the crop. In this section, you will find detailed information on how to germinate marijuana seeds. Read about the methods to achieve 100% germination.
There are so many options for prepackaged soil on the market, but not all of them are suitable for the cultivation of cannabis. In this section, you learn about ideal soil for cannabis, about optimal acidity of the soil. Read recommendations and tips to create a perfect environment for the plants.
The hydroponic method is costly but very efficient. Many growers love and use this innovative method of cultivation. You need to take care of and control light, temperature, watering, and fertilization when you use hydroponic systems for marijuana growing.
Read more about hydroponics at home. What equipment do you need for hydroponic systems? What are the methods, schemes, and solution?
How to plant cannabis? How to choose the date? How to prepare the system for marijuana? How to choose lighting system? How to manage watering and feeding? If you do not have enough experience and all you have is enthusiasm, you should read more and learn. Find more information on our website.
We recommend exercising caution and keeping your cannabis plants hidden from curious people. In order for plants to grow well, you need to build a grow tent or box in your apartment or house. Read this section to learn how to properly set up a grow tent for cannabis.
The modern growing industry offers an incredible range of different options for the cultivation of marijuana. Regardless of you are a newbie or a professional you will like reading this section with real reports on hydroponic systems for cannabis growing.
When you are a grower who grows cannabis indoors, sooner or later you ask a question: “How can I create ideal conditions for my plants?” If you do not have a greenhouse, then you thought about investing into a grow box or grow tent. Read this section about how to choose grow boxes for marihuana. You can buy a ready box or make your own to save money.
Both new and experienced growers know about infections and diseases that can affect the plants. They have to be ready to protect their plants. When you see holes in the marihuana leaves, you should know that your plants are infected or attacked by insects. Read this section to learn about signs of cannabis diseases, treatments and solutions.
New growers do not know how to spray marijuana leaves and get rid of pests. Spraying plants with pesticides can save your plantation. However, some pests are terrible and hard to kill, for example, spider mites. You need to know how to diagnose a problem and how to solve it.
Lighting in the grow boxes and greenhouses is an important factor in cannabis cultivation. Experts know how damaging is both lack and access to light. Use quality metal halogen lamps as a quality source of lighting.
Cannabis cloning is a useful method that allows you to create several plants with the same characteristics of the mother plant. It is a relatively cheap way to produce new plants. If you want to clone marijuana, watch the video in this section.
Creating new varieties of cannabis is time-consuming process that requires special knowledge and genetic material of the highest quality. Nowadays, the scientists created a wide range of cannabis varieties and hybrids with excellent genetic qualities. It is a never-ending process: the search for a perfect strain, variety and hybrid.
Humans like perfection and strive for ideals. Many professional growers try their hand at breeding new cannabis varieties. Most often such experiments end in fiasco because creating a new strain is not enough. It is more than crossing excellent male and female plants.
Scientists and genetic engineers work for many years to create some special breed. They choose mother plants among many plants with priority qualities. It is a very expensive process that requires patience and a lot of equipment.
How to choose cannabis seeds for breeding
When selecting seeds for breeding, pay attention to their appearance. Each seed must be perfect without any signs of damage. The seeds can to be glossy or matte dark color depending on the characteristics of the variety. Look for traces of infection on the surface of the seeds and select clean and healthy ones.
If you want to cultivate some cannabis plants for seeds, you need to create the most comfortable conditions for their growth. Such parental plants need more care. You have to grow a male plant and collect its pollen before your female plant starts flowering. The optimal period for pollination is between the second and third week of flowering. After pollination, the plant enters the stage of seed formation. You will see how flowers develop into seeds. You can harvest seeds and dry them in storage. Sometimes, the seeds fall down and sometimes you need to pick them out the cones. Usually experienced breeders record their observations and results in a journal.
After seeds are harvested, breeders germinate as many seeds as possible to select the most promising female plants and use them for repeated pollination. The breeding process is repeated several times until the genetic properties are stable. Some breeders like to cross several varieties of cannabis to achieve interesting results and improved genetics.
If you plan to grow cannabis, probably you thought about how to optimize your investments. Cannabis growing is more than farming – it is art. If you approach growing seriously, your results will surprise professionals.
Growers like to watch how the plants develop. You can implement theory into practice. If you have questions, ask your fellow-growers to avoid mistakes. There is much information available on Internet: read the section with some basic information on growing marijuana.
Do you know how to germinate cannabis seeds? You should visit different sections of the forum for detailed information on germination. If you have any additional questions, try finding answers on our website and ask questions to experienced growers.
Many growers dream about healthy cannabis plants. They share their experience in the sections of Jahforum: they share how they fight cannabis diseases. Read about symptoms of common diseases and infections and find out how to treat them and keep your cannabis plants healthy.