Marijuana light cycle: 16 hours a day
At this stage, the plant is vulnerable to disease and mold. Keep its environment clean and monitor excess moisture. Be sure to give it plenty of light.
Notes on marijuana growth phases
The weather will start to turn and the sun will begin descending in the sky as your plants fatten up with sweet, sticky buds. It might be tempting, but wait until around the Fall Equinox to start harvesting.
Outdoors, flowering occurs naturally when the plant receives less light each day as summer turns into fall. Indoor growers can trigger the flowering cycle by reducing the amount of light marijuana plants receive from 16 to 12 hours a day.
Vegetative plants appreciate healthy soil with nutrients. Feed them with a higher level of nitrogen at this stage.
Average Time to Grow (and Be Ready to Use) Your Own Weed:
3 – 5 months
The size your plant achieves in the vegetative stage has a very large effect on your final yields since bigger plants produce more bud sites than smaller plants. However, you need enough light to cover all the bud sites or they will never develop properly. Light is like food for bud growth!
Additionally, for at least the first time you grow, you also need to consider the time needed to get your equipment and seeds/clones.
Total Time to Grow (and Be Ready to Use) Your Own Weed:
8 weeks – 5+ Months
Time Needed to Grow Weed, From Seedling to Harvest
The Average Indoor Cannabis Grow Takes 3-5 Months
Here’s a list of some of my favorite and best cannabis strains by the length of the flowering period:
If you choose the right strain, you could be smoking your own buds as soon as 3 months from germination!
Before You Start Growing Weed
In general, most strains (besides auto-flowering strains) are in the medium range as far as how long they take to flower.
It’s actually a really good question! Every new marijuana grower should know how much work they’re signing up for! The short answer is…