Homegrown cannabis plants can be time-consuming. If you’re going to do it, make sure you do everything right, to maximize and optimize your harvest.
Let’s look at five essential tips to get you started with a successful cannabis harvest.
It Starts with Your Seeds
First, decide what you want; you can choose to grow Sativa, Indica, or a hybrid strain. Likewise, you can grow a CBD rich variety.
The seeds you plant will grow into specific varieties of cannabis, so choose what you want before you order any seeds.
Next, it’s very important to get feminized seeds; feminized seeds will be all female plants that will grow smokeable buds. Since only female plants produce recreational and medical cannabis, they are what you want.
In order to grow healthy and strong plants, you need to plant your seeds in nutrient-rich soil.
To ensure that your cannabis plants receive the full spectrum of nutrients needed for healthy growth, only use high-quality organic soil that will require few amendments until your plants are nearing the end of their growing cycle.
Planting your seeds in quality soil should help you to avoid adding fertilizers that do more harm than good. However, if your soil is depleted, your plants will begin to suffer.
It is especially important to feed your plants with nutrients for the flowering stage. Organic fertilizers are always best. This will ensure a successful and bountiful budding, which is what you want.
The Proper Amount of Light
If you’re planting outdoors under natural sunlight, that’s great. However, indoor artificial light needs to be carefully considered.
When growing cannabis indoors, you need powerful grow lights specifically designed for indoor gardening. These lights will provide the full spectrum of light your plants need.
Likewise, your plants will need 12 hours of light every day; it’s a good idea to set your lights on a timer.
Temperature and Humidity
Cannabis plants like temperatures between 65 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit, and that’s for both night and day. Likewise, cannabis plants like a humid environment; the humidity can be adjusted by using humidifiers and dehumidifiers.
During the growing stage, cannabis will thrive in a high humidity environment. However, they’ll need less humidity during the flowering cycle, with an optimum level of around 40%. Moreover, be sure there is adequate air circulation to prevent mold growth and keep your plants healthy.
That’s it. Those five tips should put you on the path for a bountiful and healthy harvest if you are planning to homegrow cannabis.