Cultivating the Perfect Vegetative Room
In indoor growing, by definition, marijuana plants are grown under the same conditions as those used in outdoor growing. Generally, indoor marijuana growers will plant a number of seeds of just one particular strain into one pot and then select the finest specimen plant for harvest. They will then take cloned plants from this plant, allowing for consistent genetics throughout the bunch.
Some indoor growing enthusiasts enjoy hybrid strains, which are a mixture of two or more common varieties. Hybrid plants have very high yield potential compared to their wild ancestors. In some growing circles, hybrid indica and sativa strains are highly sought after. These plants are prized not only for their resiliency but also for their ability to resist disease, including aweed. Indoor gardens are a popular attraction, especially for children, for those who do not wish to soil their precious soil.
In the case of auto-flowering strains, that means they will flower on their own if they get the chance. It’s an amazing process and can even save you money on the premium seeds you buy. The seeds used for auto-flowering sit on a support structure, similar to that found beneath a tree’s leaves. The foliage above provides the proper nutrition and humidity requirements needed for the plant to grow.
Another way of starting the bud stage is by clipping a leaf off a larger plant. Many indoor gardening enthusiasts trim flowering buds during their growth period to encourage the production of more. When you’re ready to start trimming the plant from its mother plant, look at the bottom of the buds. This is where the fruit begins to form, so you’ll know when it’s time to do away with it. If the plant continues to produce new buds after this, it’s best to keep them.
Harvesting seedlings is as simple as pulling the plant from the pot and putting it into a separate container or bag. Be sure to rinse any roots or dirt from the specimen before putting it into the new container. Then begin harvesting the immature sativa buds and leaves as they appear. They don’t have to be harvested all at once; continue ripping them apart over the course of two weeks until all of the buds have been removed. Wait another week before removing any remaining leaves or buds from the specimen.
After the plant has finished flowering, you should carefully remove any foliage or seeds that may still be inside the plant. Be certain to wear gloves at all times while harvesting and handling immature cannabis seeds and plants, and only take the best quality specimens to ensure the best possible result. Wait for the top to dry completely before digging up the bulbs. Place them in a plastic bag and freeze until you’re ready to use them. You can store them in your freezer for up to three months to ensure maximum freshness when you re-harvest your specimens for flowering.
After harvesting, you will want to properly prepare the marijuana plant for flowering by ensuring that all of the necessary conditions have been met. Any buds or leaves that have not been uprooted should be taken off the plant prior to the start of the flowering season in order to preserve as much of the plant’s microflora as possible. Make sure the pot is well cleaned and any residue from previous growing seasons removed. Your final step is to prepare your cannabis plant for its first flowering season. Begin cultivating soil and selecting a quality potting medium.
Both indica and sativa are native to North America, however, most strains of cannabis plant are farmed in hydroponic systems. Indoor growing is highly successful if controlled and monitored closely, but outdoor plants require constant exposure to the outdoors to get regular, consistent doses of the right nutrition. The combination of high humidity, full sunlight, and adequate water saturation is the ideal environment for hydroponics. Once you’ve got your greenhouse set up, it’s easy to nurture your plants with organic, chemical free fertilizer. Organic fertilizers are highly effective at increasing your plant’s yields and reducing the destructive effect of pests and fungi on your crop.