Maybe there are times when you find it hard to choose between indica and sativa strains? Try breeding an indica-dominant strain with a sativa-dominant variety to create a perfectly balanced cultivar.
You can also tell when it’s time to water again by feeling the soil. A general rule of thumb is to wait for the top inch of soil to dry out before watering your plants again.
The first signs of flowers or pollen sacs emerge at the nodes—the points at which the branches meet the main stem. Female flowers will emerge as tiny buds with small white hairs, while pollen sacs are round, hairless pods.
Outdoor plants are also more susceptible to pests and fungal diseases.
Growing outdoors leaves your plants exposed to the elements. They’ll have the chance to soak up the sun, but you can’t control heat waves, storms, floods, and droughts.
RQS Fabric Pots are ideal for the entire growing cycle. These environmentally friendly pots retain moisture while allowing roots to breathe properly. The pots are available in 11, 15, 19, and 25l sizes. Up-pot your plants to the next size as they continue to grow. RQS Fabric Pots are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Regular cannabis plants are more suitable for cloning than their feminized counterparts. These clones will be much more stable, possess stronger genetics, and are less likely to become hermaphrodites.
HID (high-intensity discharge) lights are the industry standard, widely used for their combination of output, efficiency, and value. They cost a bit more than incandescent or fluorescent fixtures, but produce far more light per unit of electricity used. Conversely, they are not as efficient as LED lighting, but they cost much less.
The growth stages of marijuana can be broken down into four primary stages from seed to harvest:
Make sure all equipment is on, no breakers have flipped, and everything is running smoothly. Check lights, timers, fans, dehueys, ACs, and anything else that plugs into the wall or has a battery.
There should be a comfortable airflow both above and below the canopy, and fans shouldn’t blow air directly onto plants—this can cause wind burn, which makes leaves recede into a claw-like deformation.
Weed plants need different amounts of light during their vegetative and flowering stages. You don’t have to worry about this in an outdoor setting—the sun and the season dictate this—but when growing indoors, you will be controlling it.
You also want to consider privacy and security. A lot of people want to conceal their gardens from judgmental neighbors and potential thieves. Tall fences and large shrubs or trees are your best bet, unless you live in a secluded area. Also, most state laws require that you keep cannabis plants concealed from the street.
Balcony: This can be a great spot if it gets good light—ideally, it faces south—and will usually get good wind. However, you may need to cover your balcony from peeping neighbors.
Privacy and security
Weed plants will need full, direct sun for at least 6 hours a day. You may have a backyard, but it might not be great to grow there if it doesn’t get full sun every day.
Indoor grows can be wasteful, using a ton of electricity to power all those lights, fans, and other equipment. The sun and the wind are free!
Roof: This can be great for sun but may have too much wind.