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growing cannabis sativa indoors

Growing cannabis sativa indoors

Sativa strains often have “foxtails” (buds grow in little towers). This is what the buds of a “true” landrace Sativa looks like – basically all foxtails! Most available “Sativa” strains today are actually hybrids with some Indica genes mixed in to help increase bud density and improve overall structure.

If you initiate the flowering stage when the plant is still very small, you may end up with just one long bud like this

General Appearance of Sativa Plants

These two plants were grown indoors together under the same conditions from seed to harvest. The short Indica plant produced half the yields of the 5-foot Sativa! A big part of this is the fact that the Sativa plant got big enough to take full advantage of all the lights, while the Indica stayed short.

Growing Tips – Vegetative Stage

This Sativa plant was only 1/3 this size when the grower initiated 12/12. It tripled in height before harvest. Be prepared if you know you’re growing a tall strain.

You can let your plants get as big as you want, and can control when they flower and when you harvest, and you can start another batch right away or whenever you want. You can grow any time of year, even straight through winter or summer, and you’ll get consistent crops each time.

High-quality weed

Many growers will start plants in a one-gallon pot and then transplant up to a bigger pot as plants get bigger. A lot of growers will transplant once, from a one-gallon to a five-gallon pot, and harvest from there. If your plants get bigger, they may need a seven- or ten-gallon pot.

What to look for in a pot

Examine the tops and undersides of leaves for pests or discoloration—spider mites live on the underside of leaves—as well as stalks and branches. Also, check the soil for pests.