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The 6 Stages of Cannabis Growth

A Person Planting a Germinated Cannabis Seed

Growing a cannabis plant is labour in and of itself—just ask our master grower and co-founder, Andrew Cappellano, who has had 23+ years to master the process.

Every stage in the months-long cannabis growth process necessitates different amounts of light and nutrients.

All of that while grappling with environmental conditions over which you have more control if you grow them indoors as opposed to outdoors, where they are at the mercy of the elements and might take longer to blossom.

These technicalities aside, below are the stages a cannabis seed usually undergoes before becoming a fully-fledged plant.

1. Germination: Seed to Life

It begins with germination, where dormant cannabis seeds awaken and develop roots and shoots. This foundational stage sets the groundwork for growth, demanding attention to ensure healthy seedling development.

2. Seedling to Vegetative Growth

A seed takes a couple of weeks to develop into a seedling. As the latter emerges, it focuses on developing a robust root system and sturdy stems. This stage transitions into vegetative cannabis growth, where the plant concentrates on leaf and stem development.

This stage, lasting anywhere from two to eight weeks, establishes the plant’s structural foundation. During this time, they require lots of warm water, a steady supply of humid air, nutrients rich in nitrogen and potassium, and ample soil space to reach a height of two to three feet.

Moreover, well-drained soil is crucial for cannabis plants during vegetative growth. Allowing the plants to dry out between watering is essential to prevent overwatering and ensure optimal conditions.

3. Pre-Flowering to Flowering

Cannabis plants reveal their gender during pre-flowering. It is essential to identify and remove male plants to prevent pollination.

The transition to flowering marks the onset of bud development, a phase where light cycles play an important role. Longer dark periods—up to 12 hours of complete blackout—trigger flowering and initiate the production of the coveted cannabis buds.

4. Mid to Late Flowering

Mid-flowering sees buds expanding, and trichome production increases. Late flowering is the stage where buds ripen, demanding careful monitoring of environmental conditions.

Growers must adjust feeding schedules to ensure optimal nutrient uptake, maximizing yield and potency.

5. Harvest to Post-Harvest

A Grown Cannabis Plant with a Trichome-rich Yellow, Green, and Orange Flower

The harvest stage is the culmination of the cannabis growth cycle. Timing is critical, with growers harvesting when trichomes reach their peak for desired cannabinoid and terpene profiles.

The post-harvest process involves drying and curing the buds. When properly executed, this step preserves potency and enhances flavours and aromas. Patience and attention to detail are the key to a successful post-harvest stage.

6. The Final Product

The end goal for any grower, amateur or professional, is to have a product that reflects the care, knowledge, and labour invested throughout the stages of growth. A well-managed cannabis growth cycle results in a high-quality and rewarding end product ready for consumption.

Of course, you can start this product right here, right now. Buy cannabis seeds online and have them delivered to your address. Our seeds are your first best foot forward, for they ensure a flawless outcome for home growers and retailers alike. Explore our catalogue to see what’s to come in buy cannabis clones and teens in the ongoing year.

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