Growing Outdoors for Beginners
To grow Cannabis Seeds outdoors, it will be best to pick a strain suitable for an outdoor grow. The latter strains finish earlier and do not need a lot of time to get to the flowering stage. Another positive possibility is that they might be more resistant to mould and humidity. Growing Marijuana outdoors are easier in a sunny and warm climate; however, the latter climate is not necessary. It is best to start your grow in the beginning of spring as your plant would need at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight per day. The more light made available for the plant, the fatter it grows.
You can get outdoor marijuana seeds on the at local cannabis seedbanks in South Africa. These strains are suitable for growing seasonally with an outdoor environment. Some examples of outstanding Outdoor cannabis seeds in South Africa:
These are just a few from the many outdoor cannabis seeds in South Africa. We can recommend checking out Beginner cannabis seeds at Nirvana Shop SA.
Marijuana plants mix well with other plants, so it is not necessary to worry whether different plant species will affect each other during their growth phases. Thus, one’s garden would be a suitable spot to grow Cannabis outdoors. Some growers prefer to pot their outdoor Marijuana plants, as it makes it easier for them to move their plants around to more suitable sunspots within the garden. The latter also makes it possible for growing Cannabis on a balcony or terrace.
Even though it is called growing outdoors, when germinating your Marijuana seedling, it is best done indoors. Baby Cannabis plants are at risk to be eaten by critters and animals outdoors and are not very resistant against humidity and cold. For the first 3-4 weeks of their life, they need to be kept indoors on, for example, a sunny window sill. The Marijuana plants should be relatively big before they are put or planted outside.
After the plants are transferred outside, make sure that they are not exposed to temperatures lower than 0 degrees Celsius or 32 Fahrenheit. Whether you pot or ground your Cannabis plant, make sure you plant them in good-quality soil. Good quality soil is very dark in colour and contains some perlite and fertilizer. Marijuana plants love oxygen-filled soil, thus do not apply pressure to the soil when planting your Cannabis plant. Fabric pots are also a new development as it allows more air to infiltrate the soil. Remember, the bigger the pot or grow space, the bigger the plant.
Once the Marijuana plants are snug outside, it is time to let them grow. Water them regularly, but do not overwater. Only water your Cannabis plants once the soil has dried up. If the soil is cold to the touch of the back of your fingers, then there is still water left in the soil. If you used fertilized soil, you should start giving your plant fertilizer after 3-4 weeks once the nutrients run out of your fertilized soil. Whichever fertilizer one chooses, try to stick with organic options and always follow the instruction guidelines on the fertilizer package. Try not to over or under fertilize your Marijuana plants, if the leaves become yellowish or light-green it needs some more fertilizer.
It is important to make sure that there are no male Cannabis plants between ones female Cannabis plants. The males will pollinate the females, and this will result in the females putting their energies into developing seeds rather than buds. To distinguish between the male and female Marijuana plants, one must wait when they are just about to bud. The female buds have white hairy stigmas, and the male buds don’t.
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After 3-5 months your Cannabis plants will be ready for harvest. Remember to check the buds for mould within the last few weeks of one’s Marijuana grow, especially if one is growing in humid environments. One can spot mould when bending the buds slightly and looking inside. Mould has a greyish look. One can tell the Cannabis plant is ready when the buds are nice and big. Happy Harvest!