Take meticulous notes on when and how you perform each step, as well as what the weather is like. Other notes can include how much water you give plants, at what intervals, and how much nutrients you give them. Pictures will also give you a better sense of how your plants look along the way.
Marijuana light cycle: 16 hours a day
Notes on marijuana growth phases
Be very careful to not overwater the plant in its seedling stage—its roots are so small, it doesn’t need much water to thrive.
There are a number of changes to consider once plants go from the vegetative stage to the flowering stage:
What are a weed plant’s growth stages?
Seedling stage length: 2-3 weeks
In order to maximize your yields, it’s important to know what to focus on during each part of the flowering stage. It’s also really helpful to know what to expect so you know when something is going wrong!
Week 8+: Flowering Ends, Final Flush, Harvest
You may want to harvest your marijuana buds early if they’re starting to get damaged by nutrient or other problems. Sometimes it’s better to cut your losses than let your buds continue to get beat up! If you harvest your plants too early you can improve many unwanted effects by curing them. For example, these buds probably should be harvested before the buds get any further damage.