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how to grow marijuana from seeds step by step

This environment is the perfect one for germinating weed seeds. There are several things to ensure for these seeds to start growing. Here are some tips to follow:

However, different marijuana strains have different levels of tolerance for inadequate conditions. Some strains are easy to take care of and they are fun to grow. But other strains require more attention to nutrients and environmental conditions to get the best results. If this is your first time, go for the super-easy to grow types of strain.

Choose the Right Cannabis Seeds

There are more than 2000 strains of marijuana and gardeners can choose among Sativa, Indica or a hybrid plant to grow. Depending on the kind of seed or strain that you choose to grow, you must also choose the right kind of environment and soil. There are also various ways to temper their growth and these plants can survive in various garden environments.

Marijuana plants can be males or females. When you buy the seeds, you will be given an unknown mix of both sexes. Some growers kill the males as they grow and turn their attention to the females.

Unfertilized female flower buds are very potent. Within a week after inducing flowering, it can be determined whether you get a female flower or a pollen sack male. Male plants pollinate female plants to produce seeds. The plants must be quarantined until their sex is determined to prevent accidental pollination. In most cases, male plants are destroyed and females are kept to finish.

As we’ve mentioned, cannabis is a dioecious plant, meaning male and female reproductive organs appear on different plants.

If growing outside, some growers prefer to germinate seeds inside because they are delicate in the beginning stages of growth. Indoors, you can give weed seedlings supplemental light to help them along, and then transplant them outside when big enough.

Growing marijuana takes a certain level of commitment: time, energy, and financial resources, so be sure you can commit to the whole process.

Step 4

Autoflowers don’t need lots of nutrients because they’re small and don’t spend much time in the vegetative cycle. They won’t need as much veg nutrients—such as nitrogen—but will need more bloom nutrients.

Within a week or so you should see a seedling begin to grow from the soil.

This is the beauty of seeds—often, you can tell which plants or genetics will thrive right from the get-go. This will help you determine which plants you want to take cuttings from for clones or for breeding if you want to create a seed bank of your own.

With cloning, you don’t have to get new seeds every time you want to grow another plant—you just take a cutting of the old plant—and you don’t have to germinate seeds or sex them out and get rid of the males.