Growing weed from seed to blossom shouldn’t be difficult. All you need is reliable data. With so many articles on Seed Supreme, it’s easy to become overwhelmed.
To develop weed from seed to flower successfully, choose seeds and a culture method (outdoors or indoors). We’ll cover both. We’ll also teach you how to set up a grow tent, buy lights, soil, nutrients, and grow weed like a pro.
Getting Ready To Grow
Preparation is key. We’ll do our best to be brief.
Choosing between autoflowering and non-autoflowering cannabis seeds is vital for growers (photoperiod).
- Autoflowers don’t need a timer. They can be grown outside in a warm season for 2-3 months (spring, summer, or fall). Indoors, you can set your timer to any day/night ratio (18/6, 20/4, 24/0, etc.).
- Day and night lengths must be equal for photoperiod plants to blossom. You have to manually set your timer to 12/12 after a few weeks of development, which happens outdoors in the fall.
Photoperiod plants are commonly misidentified as feminized. A feminized seed will always grow into a female (with smokable buds), while a standard seed has a 50/50 chance of growing into a male or female (males can be used for producing your seeds or breeding purposes).
Please also note the Indica, Sativa, and hybrid variety differences.
- Indicas are shorter, quicker, and more cold-tolerant. This pleasant, couch-locking buzz promotes relaxation and sleeps when smoked.
- Sativas get bushier and taller. Flowering takes longer, but they produce a high level of cerebral stimulation, as well as physical energy and
- Hormone-like effects with a head-to-toe effect are common in hybrids.
Growing Indoors Vs. Outdoors
For outdoor growing, make sure your climate is warm and sunny, and your variety finishes before the autumn cold and storms. Autoflowers are a safe bet.
Drought-tolerant plants need watering, while late-flowering plants need support/trellising. The rest is optional, making outdoor gardening simple.
Indoor cultivation demands meticulous planning and setup, constant monitoring of conditions from seed to blossom, and provision of all plant needs.
Don’t skimp on lighting. You need a ‘grow light’ that is strong and emits the proper spectrum.
Quantum LED boards are the newest answer. They are energy-efficient, quiet, and provide the best wattage yield.
HPS/MH was the only viable alternative, and some commercial greenhouses still use them. They cost less to acquire but cost more to run. Prepare to extract a lot of heat from them.
CFL & T5 (and comparable fluorescent lamps) are only good for micro-grows or seedlings/clones.
A lamp should draw between 330 and 860 ‘real’ watts per square foot. LEDs should deliver the same quantity in ‘HPS equivalent.’
Soil Mixes And Pot Types & Sizes
Although a beginner can grow marijuana in coco or hydro, a soil mix is a safer option.
Three to five-gallon pots are sufficient for a medium to large autoflower or a photoperiod plant that is not kept in the vegetative stage for too long. Your best options are a grow bag or an airport.
Use ordinary potting soil, but add perlite/vermiculite to make it lose and airy. Alternatively, you can buy specialized cannabis soil. Make your super organic soil and grow weed from seed to flower without extra nutrients.
Watering And Nutrients
To grow marijuana successfully, you must first learn the art of watering.
Cannabis roots dislike being overwatered. So, learn to water abundantly but infrequently, allowing the root system to breathe. If you use inorganic fertilizers, remember to water to a 20% runoff to avoid salt buildup.
Outside and in excellent soil, extra nutrients are optional, but most other times, you’ll need to ‘fertigate’ your plants (feed nutrients with water).
Many manufacturers now provide excellent organic and synthetic cannabis fertilizer lines. Your best bet.
If you can only locate a generic formula at your local garden center, be sure it has all three key elements: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Microelements are also vital, and their lack might cause problems, so be sure your fertilizer has them.
Deficiency signs on leaves alert you to deficiencies. The same method can assess mild burns, heat stress, and pest assaults.
Growing Weed from Seed to Flower: The Process
Cannabis seeds sprout well in wet, warm, and dark environments. The most popular germination method is to retain seeds between damp paper towels and plant them in the soil as soon as they pop and show a taproot.
Seedlings devote most of their energy to root development, while growth above ground is modest. The goal now is to supply adequate light but not too much, avoid fertilizer for now, and prevent overwatering.
Lack of light is the most common issue; therefore, understand how to deal with it. Also, keep the room warm (26-28°C/78-82°F) and wet (60-80 percent RH).
After two weeks, the new plant’s growth accelerates, signifying the start of the vegetative stage. When a healthy cultivar ‘explodes,’ it’s time to add nitrogen-rich nutrients.
Most growers use 18/6, while others use 20/4 or even 24/0, especially for autoflowers.
When your bush is 50% of its final size, switch to 12/12 to stimulate flowering. However, autoflowers will flower on their own.
A word on transplanting: You may either plant directly into the final pot (ideal for autoflowers) or use starting pots (like solo cups) and repot. In any event, finish transplanting a week or two before flowering.
Training begins in veg and continues through early blooming. Each plant top receives the same amount of light and energy with an even canopy. It also keeps the lowest bud sites close together and not too light.
You may train your indoor gardener in a variety of ways. Low-stress training involves bending and tying branches. When you install a net to drive all growth horizontally, it becomes ScrOG (Screen of Green).
HST generally implies removing the shoot. They promote side growth and make canopy maintenance easier by stimulating side growth and firming. Three consecutive toppers can obtain an identical cola on the same plant (removing excess shoots and leaves).
SOG is a unique type of canopy management (Sea of Green). It’s all grown in modest one- or two-gallon pots, with no training. As a result of the plants’ modest height, light reaches all canopy levels.
Flowers will appear within a week of 12/12. Keep an eye out for males and cull them if you don’t need them. Replace them with P and K-rich foods.
When buds grow and bulk up, blooming takes 8-10 weeks (less for autoflowers). Your colas will become trichome-covered. Inspection of these THC-rich glands under a hand microscope determines harvest time.
To cleanse the buds, drain the soil of extra nutrients when the trichomes become milky.
Drying And Curing
To ensure that harvested buds provide the best possible smoke, they must be slowly dried and cured by the appropriate method. One week of drying and 2-3 weeks of curing is enough to eliminate the hay flavor, bring a complex flavor to the foreground, and significantly improve potency.
Easy Weed Seed To Flower Growing
As you can see, it’s not complicated. So don’t delay! Buy your first healthiest possible yield seeds and start preparing them while they arrive. A little cramming wouldn’t hurt either because knowledge reduces unpleasant surprises. But don’t worry; you’ll be able to deal with most concerns as you go.