I have 4 plants 5′ tall growing directly in the soil. I am located in southern B.C. and get lots of daylight hours during the summer and they seem to be happy. I want to have them be finished their flower before the end of September when frost arrives, but day/ night light ratios are still at 16/8 right now at the end of July. I built a frame to hold a light blocking cover but l still think a bit of light is still showing through during the 4 extra but slowly diminishing daylight hours and affecting my efforts. How crucial is this? Should I cover it further with black plastic? What would be better?
Hello, thanks for the information. Is there anyway to know what requirements should the soil have to plant cannabis? I have a field but i would like to know if it needs extra fertilizers and what quantities should i buy .
Tim Alchimia 2021-03-12
Hi Jordan, thanks for your comment and question. Trabe recommends adding 200g of Nutrihemp for 70 L of substrate, so use that as a rough guide but the quantity you need will depend on the size of the hole that your digging as well as the fertility of the soil you’re planting into. For full-season plants you may have to add more to the soil surface throughout the season to maintain nutrient levels. I hope that helps. Best wishes and happy growing!
Growing marijuana with energy saving lamps
Weed grown using this method gives a yield of 500 to 1000 grams per plant.
In-ground marijuana plant flowering
Tim Alchimia 2020-08-10
Hi Tweak, thanks for the question. It’s a tough one because it will depend on the final size of the plants, both the cannabis and the companion plants. Try to plant them so that the cannabis won’t block out the light to the companion plant, but not so far away as to negate any of the positive effects. You also need to consider the vigour of the companion plants, for example, I like to use mint as a companion plant but it will take over the planter if I let it, so plants like this will go in a separate pot to avoid them swamping everything else. I hope that helps, best wishes and happy growing!
What if the genetics of my seeds only need 6-7 weeks, can i still start them at end of march until end of september? And can i start the first weeks indoor with a 300W light ? if yes how long can i let them indoor ?
The best choice of soil for marijuana seeds is a light mix. The light mix does not have a high concentration of nutrients, which can be detrimental to a seedling’s health. Young plants do not need as many nutrients as mature ones.
You have finished germinating your weed seeds, and it is now time to begin planting them. Planting weed seeds involves moving a seedling from a paper towel or small container to a larger pot. There are a few items you will need and tips to keep in mind.
Burying a weed seed too far into the soil can negatively impact its growth. The recommended depth of the hole is 2 to 2.5 centimeters. It is the best length because seedlings have roots that are 1.5 to 2.5 centimeters long. A couple of centimeters ensures they have enough space.
What Soil to Plant Weed Seeds In?
Some seeds may be tricky to plant and grow, but you do not need much regarding cannabis seeds. You will notice that many of the tools are already in your home. If you need to get any additional items, you can find them in a regular store or garden center. The list of equipment includes:
The positioning can help the top of the plant and its roots grow out correctly. The stem could bend and not develop properly, and the roots might sprout upward. The weed seedling might not turn into a healthy adult plant.
The next step of planting a cannabis seed is to move it into a small hole. Gently pick up the plant and place it into the soil. Some growers prefer to use a clean pair of tweezers to transfer it over to the pot. It is critical not to squeeze too hard to prevent the germinated seed from getting hurt. Make sure to plant quickly to ensure the budding roots stay safe from excessive light.
Now that you know how to plant cannabis seeds in four easy steps, you might still have some questions about the details. Here is a list of frequently asked questions to answer some you might have:
Also, buying from a reputable breeder or seed bank will give you a sense of what a particular strain will look and smell like, how it will grow, and how much it will yield at harvest.
Once you see the taproot, it’s time to transfer your germinated seed into its growing medium, such as soil.
Pros and cons of using cannabis clones
To create a dark, protected space, take another plate and flip it over to cover the seeds, like a dome.
Through cloning, you can create a new harvest with exact replicas of your favorite plant. Because genetics are identical, a clone will give you a plant with the same characteristics as the mother, such as flavor, cannabinoid profile, yield, grow time, etc. So if you come across a specific strain or phenotype you really like, you might want to clone it to reproduce more buds that have the same effects and characteristics.
For the typical homegrower, it may be easier to obtain cannabis seeds rather than clones. Growing from seed can produce a stronger plant with more solid genetics.