Growing Cannabis in the Northern Hemisphere vs Southern Hemisphere

First of all, marijuana is a plant that can be grown in any area of the world, except in the poles. However, for a successful cultivation, the time of the year in which you are going to grow is very important. In addition, it is also important to choose strains that are best suited to your growing area. Blimburn has prepared this post so that you can see the difference in growing marijuana depending on the hemisphere you are located in.

Does Latitude affect my marijuana crop?

Latitude is the angular distance from a point on the surface of the Earth to the parallel of the equator. In other words, depending on where we are on Earth, the latitude affects our marijuana cultivation due to the hours of light and darkness of a day. In addition, the different climatic zones are affected according to the latitude.

Secondly, our marijuana seeds need a photoperiod to develop, except for auto marijuana seeds. This means they need 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness to develop.

Northern Hemisphere

In the northern hemisphere, the longest day of the year, also called summer solstice, is June 23. Moreover, from that moment on, the daylight hours decrease until December 23rd. In other words, the best time to start germinating our marijuana seeds generally starts from the end of April to the end of May.

Secondly, it is important to select our strains well. The northern hemisphere covers a large area of the earth’s surface and the climate is not the same for each area or region where you live. If you live in areas where in May there is still precipitation or frost during the night, it is advisable to protect your plants and grow them indoors for the first month.

MAMBA NERGRA cannabis seeds pack

Thirdly, due to their structure and genetics, sativa feminized seeds are plants that need a longer period to develop. In other words, if you live in an area where your growing period is reduced by the weather, we recommend you grow feminized indica seeds.

Finally, for lovers of autoflowering marijuana plants, the best time to grow outdoors is June and July. In addition to having more hours of light, the climatic conditions are better because these plants have a shorter period than other photo-dependent feminized strains.

When to harvest my crop?

Our harvest time can start from September in some strains with a shorter flowering period until October or even November.

Southern Hemisphere

In the northern hemisphere, the longest day of the year, also called summer solstice, is December 23. From that time on, daylight hours decrease until June 23. In other words, the best time to start germinating our marijuana seeds generally starts from the end of December until the end of February.

Secondly, it is important to select our strains well. The northern hemisphere covers a large area of the earth’s surface and the climate is not the same for each area or region where you live. If you live in areas where in the month of December, there is still precipitation or frost during the night, it is advisable to protect your plants and grow them the first month indoors.

Thirdly, due to their structure and genetics, sativa feminized seeds are plants that need a longer period to develop. In other words, if you live in an area where your growing period is reduced by the weather, we recommend you grow feminized indica seeds.

Finally, for lovers of autoflowering marijuana plants, the best time to grow outdoors is June and July. In addition to having more hours of light, the climatic conditions are better because these plants have a shorter period than other photo-dependent feminized strains.

GORILLA G4 AUTO cannabis seeds pack

When to harvest my crop?

Our harvest time can start from March in some strains with a shorter flowering period until April or even May.

Conclusions: 

First of all, both hemispheres have the same marijuana growing time. In the northern hemisphere our germination period starts at the end of March. However, in the southern hemisphere it starts at the end of December.

Secondly, regardless of which hemisphere you live in, areas closer to the equator tend to have better weather for growing marijuana and more daylight hours.

Finally, follow our growing guide that we have prepared for each of our strains to ensure a good harvest.

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