How to Grow Pot Plants and Harvest Them All Year Long
Regular seeds represent an ideal breeding line that reflects an equal balance of both male and female chromosomes. Working with regular seeds also is an excellent way for budding farmers to develop large numbers of either female or male plants, from seed. Knowing the life cycle of the plant as well as knowing which flowers are in bloom at any given time, will give you an edge when trying to harvest the most amount of cannabis possible.
Grow and harvest cannabis plants according to a fixed schedule. If you have ever grown plants from seed and tried to harvest them at different times each week, you know how annoying this can be. In order to grow a large variety of plants in a limited area, it’s best to grow all your cannabis from seed rather than purchasing each flower, removing them, replanting them and then replanting them once more, especially when it comes to marijuana. The amount of space required and the time it takes to grow, harvest and store large amounts of marijuana requires less space and a greater level of patience.
It’s a good idea to keep a record of the dates you harvest your cannabis. This should also be included in your growing calendar. This is to show exactly when you plan to harvest your plants and how many days from this date until the next harvest. You will need to keep track of the time of day and the weather conditions. A calendar is a great way to monitor the growing season of your plant as well as being able to see the exact location you’ve selected to grow your plants.
Regularity will allow you to select the type of soil to use. When using soil with specific nutrients, you will want to use the soil that contains these nutrients. For example, if you are growing marijuana with nitrogen, you want to use a soil that is rich in nitrogen, but one that is not overly nutrient-deficient.
Grow marijuana in pots. The most common methods of growing pot plants are indoor growing methods, however there is the option of growing pot plants outside on a window or in a small terrace. Growing in pots allows the plant to be exposed to the elements while still maintaining moisture.
Water your plants about twice a day for approximately ten minutes. with a hose and water the tops only. Do not over-water the plant.
Carefully prune the plants when they are getting close to reaching their flowering stage. Pruning the plants will help prevent the plant from producing too much bud as the leaves are still tender and green. Pruning can be performed by snipping away any branches that are not used or by clipping off any leaves that are not producing buds.
If the plant is too big, remove it to a different location so the flower buds won’t be crowded. Some growers believe pruning the plant will also encourage seed production, therefore, resulting in greater amounts of marijuana, but this is not necessarily the case. If the buds become too crowded, they could grow unevenly spaced, causing the cannabis to have a ‘wavy’ appearance, making it look unattractive. Keep the buds from becoming overcrowded by pruning the buds periodically.
Harvest the plant every three to six weeks, depending on the length of the growing season. If the buds are overgrown and thick, wait until the buds have completely wilted before harvesting the plant. If the buds are too short, harvest them when the plant is dormant between the two growing seasons.
When growing marijuana, make sure you fertilize the plants needs of each type. Fertilizing the plants as often as possible will ensure that the plants will continue to produce flowers.
If you follow the suggestions outlined above, you will be able to have a successful marijuana plant and harvest all season long. This will enable you to enjoy the benefits of the plant and the many different types of strains it can produce.