Growing marijuana outdoors means going with the seasons, so the success of your outdoor marijuana 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 marijuana 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 marijuana usually comes with stronger aromas and stronger flavours, and makes for a better marijuana 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 marijuana plant. There are certain times of the year when marijuana 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 marijuana 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.
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 marijuana 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.
Those who are growing their marijuana 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 marijuana
Marijuana 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 marijuana plant, the harvesting time usually occurs in autumn. The flowering period of most marijuana 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 marijuana 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 marijuana grows best. Those who are growing marijuana 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 marijuana. It is a little easier in sunnier places, whereas in colder places it may require more attention.