Marijuana plants, just like every other plant, need nutrients and timing is everything. During the vegetative stage, use nutrients with a high level of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (N, P, and K). A ratio of 3:1:2 of NPK is ideal.
1 – Add the Correct Nutrients at the Right Time
In practice, novice growers encounter plenty of difficulties and often end up with substandard results. To get the most out of your harvest, you must identify the strains you want and understand the importance of growing enormous buds. If you didn’t know, a plant’s bud appears after the plant enters the flowering stage. While the female cannabis plant leaves contain small amounts of THC, the buds are significantly more potent.
2 – Achieving the Perfect pH
This article provides you with five helpful tips to grow healthy buds.
Many Indica hybrids (such as AK-48 and Northern Lights) naturally have very short flowering periods of only 7-9 weeks, which is a shorter flowering time than most other strains.
If you're serious about getting yields as quickly as possible, then these tactics will get you there the right way! Let's get to it!
3.) Give Plants 24 Hours of Light per Day During the Vegetative Stage
I know this sounds like it doesn't need to be listed, but it's a more important job than people think. Every time your plants get sick, it slows down their growth while they try to recover. Every problem your plant runs into can add days or even weeks on to your total grow time.
Growing outdoors can be more convenient and vastly cheaper for those who happen to live in a place with great growing conditions since the sun and nature are doing a lot of work for you. But outdoor growing isn't the fastest way to grow and harvest your crop. Though there is an exception….
1.) Fewer Hours of Light Each Day in Flowering Stage
That means that once you've started flowering a specific strain, there isn't a whole lot good options to speed things up during the flowering stage.
Curing weed eliminates the grassy smell and harsh flavor of dried buds. It also reduces the head rush aspect when smoking the buds, and makes them better at reducing anxiety, pain or feelings of depression.
If speed is the only thing that matters, you could switch to a 12/12 light cycle and begin flowering as soon as possible. Of course, this will result in much smaller plants and correspondingly smaller yields. We definitely do not recommend this, unless it is your goal to have small plants.
Vegging in one room and flowering in another allows you to harvest twice as often. While one set of plants is in the flowering stage moving toward harvest, you can have the next group vegging in a separate area. Then you can move them to flowering as soon as the group currently flowering has been harvested.
Time Required: 3 to 7 weeks
How much time it takes depends on a number of factors. That means it is not possible to give an exact time frame. It also means you can speed up the time it takes a bit.
Because your plants keep growing. If you take them out of the vegetative stage immediately, they will be fairly small, which will limit the number and size of buds they can grow. That said, keeping them small might make sense, if you have a limited grow tent size.
We’ll go into more detail on how to speed up the process below. First, let’s try to answer the primary question as best we can.
Start With Clones
We begin before the grow even starts, with a stage we called “preparation”, because you will need a number of supplies to successfully grow cannabis. If you already have everything you need, you can obviously skip this stage entirely.
Even if you have the supplies, you may have to get everything set up, which can be done in a few hours, but may take a few days. If you are not sure what all you need, check out our article and checklist of the things you need to successfully grow marijuana indoors.