Welcome to the world of outdoor cannabis cultivation! Harborside has put together this guide to help you understand the basics and get started on your journey.
Understanding Cannabis Genetics
Cannabis strains come in three main types: Sativa, Hybrid, and Indica.
Here’s what you need to know:
Flower for a longer time
Usually grow tall and thin
Produce smaller yields
Thrive in high temperatures
Flowering times vary
Show a wide range of growth patterns
Many of them yield high
Blended traits of Indica and Sativa
Flower for a shorter time
Usually grow short and bushy
Produce larger yields
Thrive in lower temperatures
Tools You’ll Need to Grow Cannabis
Start with a pot that can hold 1-5 gallons of soil and has a saucer for drainage. Here are some types of pots you can use:
- Air Pot: It prevents plants from becoming root-bound and is resistant to overwatering, but it needs watering more often.
- Basic Pot (clay, plastic, etc.): You can find and make these easily.
- Fabric or Smart Pot: It gives more oxygen to the roots, dries out faster, and is excellent at releasing heat.
Heavy cannabis buds can snap the branches holding them. You can prevent this and maximize space and light penetration with additional support. Wire caging, tomato netting, or bamboo stakes and garden ties are a few methods you can use.
Before feeding your plants, always check the pH of your water. The right pH creates an ideal climate for soil microorganisms and helps protect against disease. We recommend the test kit from General Hydroponics.
Healthy soil teems with millions of microorganisms like bacteria, fungi, and nematodes. Each plays a different part in development. Some growers use additives and amendments to promote growth or enhance aspects of a variety. Learn more at Blue Sky Organics.
Further Guidance on Growing
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