When is the Best Time to Grow Cannabis?

When is the Best Time to Grow Cannabis? - Weed Seed Shop Blog

Growing weed outdoors means going with the seasons, so the success of your outdoor cannabis garden is heavily dependent on timing. In this article, you’ll learn when the best time is to grow cannabis, whether growing from clones or growing from seeds. This article is a must read for any cannabis grower, both beginners and experienced growers alike!

If you are one of the adventurous cannabis growers out there who is still interested in growing cannabis outdoors, this is for you. Indoor grow operations are becoming more and more popular as growers realize that they are not bound by the seasons. However, there is something extremely rewarding about growing cannabis outdoors, in its natural environment. Outdoor-grown weed usually comes with stronger aromas and stronger flavours, and makes for a better cannabis experience.

If you are growing outdoors, you are victim to the seasons that are occurring under the sky. As a result, it’s important to time your garden carefully, as this plays an enormous role in the life cycle of a cannabis plant. There are certain times of the year when weed is known to flower best, and in order to have it reach the flowering period at the correct time, some work has to be done in advance. You must make sure that you plant your cannabis in the garden with enough time to vegetate before reaching the flowering stage. Unlike with indoor operations, there is no real control over how long the vegetation stage takes with outdoor plants, which means they can grow to be enormous.

When is the Best Time to Grow Cannabis? - Weed Seed Shop Blog

The difference between using clones and seeds

The time of planting your cannabis plants will vary depending on the method with which you are using to grow them. Some growers will be beginning from seeds, in which case they will require a little bit more time to grow. Others will be starting their garden from clones, and in this case the long nights will induce a flowering period very early, meaning they should be planted a little bit later into the summer.

Those who are starting their cannabis garden with seeds should begin in the spring. The flowering period should occur after the summer solstice, in which the plant begins using its energy to make flowers rather than for its vegetative growth. Depending on where you are in the world, the springtime will be a different month in the year. However, it is important to make sure that the cold nights are behind you and that the nights are getting shorter.

When is the Best Time to Grow Cannabis? - Weed Seed Shop Blog

Those who are growing their cannabis plants from clones do not need to begin until the summertime. This ensures that the plant has enough time in the vegetative state to get long enough before the flowering time begins. Again, it is best if the flowering period begins just after the summer solstice, and plants grown from clones require less time than those grown from seeds. Then, clones really just require the summer to grow tall enough to be ready for flowering.

When to harvest cannabis

Weed is usually planted outdoors in the springtime and begins growing the buds that you smoke in the summertime. Depending on the strain of weed that you are growing, the flowering time will differ for each strain. For some strains, it can take over two months for the flowering stage to be over and to be ready to harvest. As a general rule, every plant requires specific attention to know exactly when it is ready to harvest the buds.

Given the life cycle of a cannabis plant, the harvesting time usually occurs in autumn. The flowering period of most cannabis plants is usually done within three months of flowering, and by the autumn most growers are picking luscious buds off their cannabis plants.

The life cycle of a cannabis plant usually begins in the spring and ends in the autumn. Of course, if you are growing indoors, then you are not bound by the seasons in which weed grows best. Those who are growing weed in harsher climates might need to take a little more care and be a little bit more precise when it comes to choosing exactly when to grow cannabis. It is a little easier in sunnier places, whereas in colder places it may require more attention.


2 thoughts on “When is the Best Time to Grow Cannabis?”

    Le sommeil me gagne et m’oblige à rentrer “chez moi”‘mais j’ai appris des tas de choses nouvelles, je reviendrai tout à l’heure car je pense faire un essai avec des graines féminisées .(surtout ne le dites à personne …ils seraient capables de me ‘foutre” en “taule

    Cordialement: j pom.pom

  2. Stay green

    What is the excact time in hrs a cannabis plant goes into flowing..around 13.57hrs?..ask this question because to early in spring and outside plants begin to flower and then start reveg and makes a leafy mess…if u know then please share..as always stay green…

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    Emma Ryte

    Born in Germany, lived in England my childhood years and spent my high school era in the US. My parents are basically hippies and that is why I have had the possibility to speak freely and explore my passion for the cannabis plant. My love for writing followed soon after. Writing about this subject has taught me so many things about the use, cultivation, health benefits and industrial options, and I love that I can share this knowledge with you! I visit Amsterdam as often as I can and I love the vibe there when it comes to weed, it lets me try new things and learn about the newest developments in the industry. The one person I would love to smoke some with would have to be Stevie Wonder. I love relaxing to his music while high and I would love to meet him!
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