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How to tell if your plant is a male or female
Cannabis growth is made up of a series of stages that plants undergo during their lifecycle. Each stage during the cannabis cultivation process requires its own unique demands, including different levels of light, water, and nutrients.
Cannabis Growth Timeline
Female: Two pistils (the pistil contains the reproductive parts of a flower) will be growing on the buds (flowers grow above these leaves, one cluster on each side).
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Male: Small green sacs full of pollen will be seen on the node areas.
1. Germinating: 1-7 days
2. Seedling: 2-3 weeks
3. Vegetative: 2-8 weeks
4. Pre-Flowering: 1-2 weeks
5. Flowering: 6-8 weeks
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Most strains of cannabis begin this stage once they’re getting at least 12 hours of uninterrupted darkness a night. Autoflowering cannabis plants will start the flowering stage without needing a lighting change.
Step 4: Choose Your Nutrients
HID lights work very well for growing cannabis and produce consistently good results indoors. However, the higher wattage HID lights tend to run hot and can leave a big mark on your electricity bill. You definitely want to make sure you’re getting the exact right lights for your space so you don’t pay for more light than you really need. HID lighting (HPS in particular) has another problem in that it’s been less popular over the last few years. This has made it increasingly difficult to find quality models if you’re not looking for a huge 1000W.
The easiest way to do that is to test the pH of your water before you water your plants or add water to your reservoir.
Step 7: Vegetative Stage – Grow Your Plant Big and Strong
After you get the hang of it, checking and adjusting the pH and will take you less than 3 minutes each time you water your plants. And your results (monster yields with huge buds and healthy plants) will speak for themselves.
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Medicinal Marijuana is a popular alternative choice to treat a variety of medical conditions suffered by millions of people. But while medicinal marijuana is popular, depending on where you live, it is also hard to acquire. This is because the laws regulating the cultivation and distribution of marijuana vary from state to state and often conflict with federal law. As a result, depending on where you live, the easiest way to acquire medicinal marijuana is to grow it yourself. However, while growing may be the option for you, growing quality marijuana is an extremely difficult task. Fortunately, though, with some knowledge and commitment, you’ll be able to grow high quality marijuana in no time.