When you are planning to grow premium cannabis seeds, you must know where to start. It is not that difficult to do that today as we now have all the resources that we need to learn all these things in a short period.
Make sure you have a good understanding of the specific needs of a marijuana plant, similar to how they are growing in the wild. Having this as a basis we will then be able to replicate that environment and provide these elements in an indoor setting (if you plan to grow indoors). Here we will go through Growing Cannabis Seeds and see the Easy Steps to Follow for Beginners Guide below.
9 Easy Steps in Growing Cannabis Seeds for Beginners
1. Pick a Cannabis Grow room or space
Make sure to take out measurements of the space where you intend to grow your cannabis plant indoors. Knowing this information will allow you to pick the proper marijuana strain that would thrive on the resources and space that you have.
Some strains grow taller than others and some grow faster too. Knowing your limits and boundaries of your whole operation will give you a better perspective of what strain can grow in it and thrive.
2. Choose your Cannabis Grow Lights (For Indoor Growing)
The grow light’s quality will be the primary environmental factor that can affect the quantity and quality of your harvest. It is best to invest in the best grow lights you can afford. There are several types of grow lights. There are 2 types of HID lights, there is HPS or High-Pressure Sodium Lights, MH or Metal Halide Lights.
There are also fluorescent grow lights that are cheaper, just make sure to use proper wattage and spectrum. And third, we have the LED grow lights that are also using different coloured LED bulbs to provide a full spectrum light to your plants.
Lastly, we have the induction grow lights, this is maybe one of the oldest grow lights used by indoor growers, this could work well but efficiency and cost-wise may not be as reliable.
3. Prepare Proper Ventilation
Like any other living things, plants need enough fresh air to be healthy. Also, they need a good supply of C02 to perform photosynthesis effectively. All you need to have is a steady flow of air entering and exiting your grow space or box to ensure there is a constant supply of fresh air while pushing the bad air out. A good ventilation system can also help regulate the temperature of the space. A couple of fans pointed in the right directions can be used for this purpose.
4. Prepare Climate monitors (Optional)
If you are going big with your growing season, pick out and install climate control equipment and ensure you set this on the proper settings and automate them if need be. This may sound expensive but this feature in grow houses has proven to be paying for its own once the harvest season comes as this paramount to the increase in the amount and quality of yield of marijuana plants. Cannabis plants tend to produce better when they are living in suitable and perfect conditions specific to where these plants thrive outdoors naturally.
5. Pick your Cannabis Soil or Growing Medium
There are 3 options to choose from when picking out which growing medium you are going to use when growing marijuana. You can go with Soil, a soilless mix or hydroponics.
Soil is basically your regular dirt but it is essential to use living soil if you want your plant to be strong and healthy.
Soilless Mix is a pre-mixed planting material made out of peat moss, rock wool and other matter that is used exactly like how you would use soil.
Lastly, hydroponics is by growing marijuana on equipment that suspends the plant over the water allowing the tip of the roots to soak in nutrient-rich water.
6. Prepare your Pot or Container
Don’t rush and always start off with a small container and work your way up as your marijuana plant grows. A solo cup will be a good starting vessel for your seedlings. It may take you a couple of transplants to get to your final growing container. There are several advantages in doing it this way and one is having better control when handling your little cannabis seedlings that are really fragile in its first few weeks of life.
Second is cannabis plants tend to respond well when being started in smaller pots compared to directly transplanting them in their final containers. It is vital to make sure that your pot or container has proper drainage holes.
7. Germinate your Cannabis Seeds
There are a few ways to germinate cannabis seeds, but there are a few that really stand out in terms of practicality and effectiveness. These are the Wet Paper Towel Method, Soaking in Distilled Water Method and Using seedling cubes and plugs.
If you buy premium high-quality marijuana seeds, it is recommended to go for feminized cannabis seeds, as this will surely become a female plant and will guarantee a good harvest.
From then you should have no worries, as these superior seeds will germinate within 24 hours. Make sure to check your germinating seeds daily and make sure to keep them in a moist environment.
8. Planting the Germinated Cannabis Seeds
Prepare your container and growing medium. Water this thoroughly and allow water to drain fully. Keep the soil moist and ready. Once your marijuana seeds have sprouted.
Slowly pick them up using tweezers and carefully position them in the hole in the soil or the hydroponic system with the taproot facing down or towards the ground.
Make sure to keep the depth of your hole at around 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch. Lightly cover with the medium and ensure this is placed in a warm and moist environment.
9. Caring for your Marijuana Seedlings
Marijuana seedlings are equipped with nutrient storage which is the cotyledons to provide for the plant in its first few weeks of life. Plus, the cannabis soil already has nutrients in it that is enough for the plant.
This stage is very delicate and the marijuana plant cannot tolerate extreme temperature and nutrients. So make sure to monitor both.
It was said that there are more growing failures that happened because of giving too much care, instead of not caring at all. Marijuana plants are sturdy plants and they prefer a moist but not wet environment. Overwatering plants is as hazardous as under-watering so make sure to keep an eye on the signs that your plant shows like drooping leaves, curling tips and yellowing leaves.