How to grow cannabis, how to sow and prepare the soil. If you want to start growing cannabis in your own garden or on your own land, it is important to know the right sowing and soil preparation methods. In this article, we will discuss the essential steps and tips for growing your own cannabis.
Choosing hemp seed
The first step in growing cannabis is to choose the right seed. There are many different varieties of cannabis with different characteristics, such as height, flowering time, and cultivation for seed or oil. Choose a variety that suits your needs and growing conditions.
Suitable land for hemp
The next step in growing cannabis is to prepare the soil properly. Cannabis requires well-drained and nutritious soil. Before sowing the seeds, it is recommended to enrich the soil slightly with compost or organic fertiliser. It is important to keep the soil slightly moist, but not waterlogged.
Cannabis seeds can be sown directly into the soil or started as seedlings. (seedlings are not allowed in Lithuania, by law). If sowing directly into the soil, place the seeds 1-2 cm deep in the soil. Ensure that the seed spacing is large enough (if you want to grow cannabis for flowers, and if you want to grow cannabis as a bush) to give the plants space to grow and develop.
If you choose to grow cannabis as a seedling, plant the seeds in a small pot that can easily be moved into the ground when temperatures and weather conditions are suitable. The seedlings should be kept in a warm and bright place to ensure that they grow well and quickly. Before moving the seedlings, make sure that the soil is actually suitable and that there is no risk of frost.
How to grow cannabis can be very sensitive to temperature and lighting conditions. The ideal temperature for seed germination is around 20-25°C. When planting cannabis in the ground, make sure the outside temperature is warm enough for the plants to develop well. Cannabis also likes a lot of light, so choose a sunny spot or use supplementary lighting if the plants do not get enough natural light.
It is important to water cannabis regularly to keep the soil slightly moist. However, be careful not to overwater the plants to avoid root rot. Cannabis likes good drainage, so make sure that excess water drains away well.
When growing cannabis, be vigilant and monitor the condition of the plants. Remove weeds to prevent them from competing with plants for food and space. Also look out for pests or diseases and take the necessary measures to protect them.
Finally, pay attention to the maturity of the seeds. If you want to obtain cannabis with a high CBD content or a low THC content, keep an eye on the maturity level of the seeds. Make sure you choose mature seeds to get the type of plant you want.
How long does cannabis grow?
The growth time of cannabis can vary depending on the plant species, growing conditions and genetic factors. However, on average, hemp usually takes 3 to 4 months from sowing to harvest. This period may be slightly longer or shorter depending on the growing conditions and the desired end product.
In the first 2-3 weeks after sowing, cannabis seeds start to develop roots and first leaves. The plants then start to grow vigorously, forming stems, leaves and roots.
Flowering stage of cannabis
Around 4-6 weeks after sowing, the flowering stage begins, when the inflorescences appear. The flowering period usually lasts between 6 and 8 weeks, but this can also vary depending on the type of plant, the soil and the weather conditions.
As the flowers begin to mature, they gradually change colour and the pistils become visible. If you are growing cannabis with seeds, it is important to monitor maturity at this stage and determine the right time to harvest.
After the flowering period comes the harvesting stage. Cannabis flowers and seeds mature and the plants reach their final size. At this stage, it is worthwhile to carefully monitor the condition of the plants and to determine the right time to harvest the flowers or seeds in order to obtain the desired quality of product.
It is important to note that these periods are only indicative and the exact timing of growth may vary depending on plant varieties, environmental conditions and other factors.
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