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weed growing season california

Weed growing season california

What influences the size of marijuana plants?

While California isn’t known for its torrential rainstorms, on the occasion that it does rain, it’s a good idea to bring in your plants if possible (such as if they are planted in a pot). If they are planted in the ground, you can use a plant umbrella or else a black trash bag to protect them. While it might seem like rain would be a good thing for plants, in fact, it can make your plants get far too damp, and take a long time to dry. That would then encourage mildew or mold to develop. Check out our kits if you’re ready to get started.

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Knowing how to grow a small weed plant is likely the hardest part of actually growing it. Now that you know what to do, you are well on your way to enjoying hassle-free, home-grown marijuana.

What if it rains?

Most marijuana plants (if they aren’t autoflowers) transition from the growing phase to the flowering phase based on the amount of sunlight and darkness they receive during the day and night. So, if you want to have the biggest plants possible, you want to plant them as early in the season as possible. This gives your plant plenty of sunlight and time to grow properly before the flowering phase starts. If you’d prefer to have a smaller plant because of space issues or to keep it discreet, planting later in the season could be the right choice for you.

If your plants transition from the growing phase to the flowering phase automatically, no matter what the timing of the light is like, then your pots are going to be slightly smaller because they generally have a shorter grow time. Get pots that are between 2 gallons and 10 gallons, for between 1 ounce and 10 ounces of

You can also check if your plants need more water by weighing the pot since the water in the soil is not always noticeable from the top. Have a pot filled with dry soil (and no plant) next to your plant, and compare their weights. If they are similar, it’s time to water. If not, don’t water yet.

How much water?

Avoid Common Mistakes

Growing marijuana outside means you’ll need to think about some things ahead of time, even if you are simplifying the process with a Pot for Pot’s growing kits . One of the main questions people have is timing, especially if you live somewhere that doesn’t have four seasons that are quite as distinct as other places. California is one of these places.

Weed growing season california

Let’s talk about what “weed season” means in the US, and how you can time your outdoor grow to get the best results.

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Use a grow journal. Tracking the details of your grow efforts, from germination to final cure, will help you become a better cannabis-plant parent. When it’s time for a new season, reviewing the successes and failures from the last crop will make your thumb greener — not to mention improve the quality and quantity of your final harvest. There are lots of ready-made cannabis grow journals out there, but really all you need is a pad of paper and an eye for detail.

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Fall: flowering stage Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps