Many people think that you can only grow marijuana outdoors due to the size of the plants. On the other hand, many know that it can be grown indoors, but do not know how to do it from start to finish. In this guide, we are going to teach you how to grow your marijuana plants from germination to curing the buds, going through all the stages of cultivation such as seed germination, seedling growth, vegetative growth, flowering time until reaching the harvest, drying of the buds, and curing the weed flowers.
In addition, we will include irrigation and the supply of nutrients and fertilizers so that they grow strong and flourish, delivering large harvests, among other fundamental details for the successful cultivation of weed.
If you buy marijuana at the dispensary, you are going to spend much more money in the immediate and long term, compared to growing your own weed at home. Saving money can be considered as the first reason to start self-cultivating weed. In addition, you never know what cannabis plants can deliver as some strains pleasantly surprise growers with their wonderful colors, great aromas, the magnificence of their harvests, and more when you grow weed in house.
Don’t forget that being in the garden growing plants can relax and relieve stress. Plus, the grass you grow at home will always be better than the one you buy because you know what products nourish your plants. When you complete the cultivation process with your own hands, you know what each gram of weed contains and you smoke directly from your own garden. If you buy from a real dealer or dispensary, you don’t know how that marijuana was cultivated.
Now, be careful, because although some states have realigned their laws, others have legalized weed only for medicinal or adult use. This does not apply to all states, so it is always good to know the legal status of marijuana in your area to avoid penalty.
What you will need to grow weed indoors will depend on the space you have. For example, if you have a small space in a closet, you only need a basic crop without having to invest too many resources. If you have a larger space, you will need more resources to equip your indoor crop. Don’t worry if this seems a bit complicated to you because we are going to summarize this point into the three basic things that you are going to need to start your cultivation. These are the lighting system, the temperature and humidity controls, and the cultivation tent.
Now is the time to select the lighting for the crop, a resource that is of vital importance because these lights will literally become the sun that the plants need to be able to grow and flourish. Here, you can opt for a traditional lighting system such as HPS lights which provide great harvests but consume too much energy and will cause your electricity bill to skyrocket. In addition, they generate too much heat which can sometimes suffocate the plants.
You will find that the latest generation LED lights do not consume as much energy and also do not generate the heat caused by HPS, but cost much more than a traditional lighting system. For this reason, it is necessary that you do an analysis of the market and its different offers so that you can buy a lighting system according to your budget that is functional and does not wear out your wallet.
It is very important to keep in mind that the power of the lighting you need will depend exclusively on the number of plants and also on the size of the space in which you are going to grow. This may sound confusing, but don’t worry because we leave you with all of the information you need in the table below.
As a reference, this is the number of plants and the space that the HPS lights can cover according to their power. Keep in mind that used HPS lights tend to be a little less effective than new ones as they tend to wear out after each crop, so it is good to renew this type of equipment frequently.
To get an idea of how much light you are providing to your plants, you can buy a light meter and measure the light intensity at various points in the canopy. As an alternative, you can make a theoretical calculation that takes into account the lumens emitted by the lamp in relation to the growing area. To calculate the lux pressure in the glass, you just have to divide the lumens of the lamp by the square meters of the illuminated surface.
If you place a lamp that produces 100,000lm at a distance of 1m from the top of the plant, it will illuminate an area of 1m² with an intensity of 100,000lx (100,000lm÷1m=100,000lx).
If the lamp is only 0.5m away, it will receive 100,000lm÷0.5m=200,000lx. Unfortunately, the light intensity decreases by a factor equal to the square of the distance of the source from the illuminated object, therefore the same lamp placed at two meters will increase the width of the beam, covering 4m², but with only 25,000lx.
Consequently, you would need four lamps to reach your hypothetical goal of 100,000lx throughout your grow area. In the following table, you can see the power you need to grow marijuana with LED lights, following the parameters already explained (power x number of plants x size of space).
Fluorescent lights may be among the cheapest and meet a degree of efficiency close to their cost. You can also find them in many stores. Fluorescent lights include the following:
CFL: The light spectrum these lights deliver is decent and they perform effectively when growing in small spaces. You can also find them in any store where they sell light bulbs.
T5: These are distributed in a large panel and are used for growing various plants. Today, these type of lights are used very rarely because LED technology is much more efficient, emits less heat, and consumes less energy so you will not have to pay a large electricity bill at the end of the month.
This is the second of the parameters that we will talk about here and it is very important as plants require adequate temperature and humidity both to grow and develop and to flourish. In this article, we are going to talk about how to control temperature and humidity in a more general way. You can visit the other articles on the Blimburn Seeds blog where we teach you how to manage humidity and heat in the growing area in depth.
Currently, growers have various tools for cultivation to measure and control humidity in indoor crops. Thermometers are a necessary tool for any modern cannabis grower. These tools help growers avoid problems that frequently occur that can ruin months of work and waste money. This instrument is essential in indoor cultivation but also during the curing of cannabis and cutting.
As you can imagine, this electronic instrument measures and displays the temperature (T) and relative humidity (RH) of the medium and allows you to control the two parameters. Having the humidity controlled will prevent fungi from proliferating in your indoor cultivation and prevent parasites that destroy all of your work and harvest. On the other hand, by measuring the temperature, you prevent the plants from suffering from heat stress which affects the development and flowering by not having the heat inside the crop at an optimal level.
If you suffer from high humidity in your indoor grow tent, you can lower it by making the vent pipe work faster and pull dirty air from inside the grow tent to the outside. You can also add a tube that brings in fresh air to decrease the humidity. Lastly, water the plants when you turn on the lights. This can cause the substrate to lose humidity a little faster, decreasing the ambient humidity.
If your plants suffer from low humidity, try to keep the substrate always moist but not soaking wet and include containers with water inside. You can also add a humidifier close to the space. Finally, try to spray the plants during the vegetative stage. This will refresh them and make them feel fresher with a little more moisture.
If the temperatures are very high in your indoor grow, you can reduce them by turning off the lights in the hours of highest temperature and turning them on in the hours of lowest temperature. It is recommended to use LED lights to decrease the temperature a few degrees in relation to HPS lights that produce a lot of heat. These utilize a cooltube in the lighting system that will keep the plants isolated and prevent them from feeling excess heat. When you grow with HPS, always try to keep the ballast out of the growing area or where the plants are as they emit heat that can affect the plants in the garden.
In case you suffer from low temperatures in your indoor cultivation, you can use a heater to raise the thermometer a few degrees. You can also purchase a lighting system with more power. Another trick that works is to disconnect the lighting bulb from the air cooling system so that the hot air stays inside the crop, raising the temperature. To finish, you can use wooden pallets so that the tent does not remain directly in the soil and can better preserve the temperature inside.
Even if you have a large room or a garage for growing cannabis, the best way to grow weed is always going to be in a tent made for this purpose. Grow tents allow you to control factors such as humidity, temperature, production or deficiency of CO2, and pests and insects. Also, don’t forget that you can mold the structure more to your liking and size of your plant.
Another important point is that with grow tents, you do not lose lighting watts as they are completely sealed and have a reflective material that allows the light to expand and better penetrate the plants throughout their life cycle. They also have strategically made holes for the lighting cables, ventilation tubes, and personalized accessories.
Now, before buying any type of grow tent, it is necessary to know the number of power outlets that are available in the grow area. You must keep your budget and the number of plants that you want to cultivate in mind when determining what size the grow tent should be. Many novice growers have doubts about how many plants they can put in their indoor grow tent. For this reason, we are going to show you how many plants you can have in your indoor tent according to the size so that you can maximize the harvests in your marijuana growing cycle.
We have now reached the end of the first part of our indoor growing guide. Do not forget that you can continue learning in the next blog post about how to grow indoor weed optimally in your home. In addition, at Blimburn Seeds, you can buy the best marijuana seeds with the quality guarantee of our seed bank that is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
In the first part of our article, we reviewed the basic concepts of indoor cannabis cultivation and we also gave you tips for optimal cultivation. We have given you the necessary information so that you can select the correct grow tent in relation to the size and the amount of lighting that you will need. On the other hand, we also taught you what the leading lighting systems are and we talked about their different levels of power and the importance of the spectrum. Another point that we addressed was the importance of temperatures in cultivation and humidity control, both super relevant parameters when cultivating.
In this second part, we will talk about other vitally relevant factors such as the pots for cultivation, the substrate in which you grow your plants, and the fertilizers that nourish the weed plants. Another appropriate point that we cover in this tutorial is the automation of indoor weed cultivation. We will also refer to the use of accessories such as dehumidifiers and humidifiers which can help you in your cultivation.
Pots are essential for growing cannabis because they are the container in which the plant will be housed from sowing or transplanting until harvest. To choose the perfect pot to grow marijuana, different important factors must be taken into account such as the shape of the pot which can be round or square. Normally, the square ones are used indoors to make better use of the space inside the grow rooms or tents while either of the two can be used outdoors. In addition, plants prefer tall pots that are not so wide because the root system needs to go as deep as possible.
On the other hand, drainage is also a fundamental aspect when considering what type of pot is best for planting because it is necessary for the plants to receive optimal aeration and oxygenation. In this sense, there are pots with grids, with holes in the bottom, and some with holes distributed over the entire surface of the container. Color is also important because a white hue protects the root system from high temperatures. Of course, the capacity is crucial to know when deciding what type of pot is best for your crop. In indoor crops, pots of between 3 and 11 liters are usually used. Pots up to 20 L can be used depending on the possibilities of the available space. Outdoors, the containers can be larger, reaching over 20 liters.
Among the wide range of pots that exist on the market, we are going to focus on two of them. The first are square plastic pots which are the most classic and used by indoor growers because they help maximize space and work well with the development of plants. In addition, their smooth and non-porous touch allows easy cleaning. They are ideal for indoor and outdoor crops and it is recommended to apply expanded clay in the lower part to avoid waterlogging.
From the sidewalk in front, we find the cloth pots which are ideal for hydroponic crops because their porous fabric benefits the absorption of nutrients. They are strong, resistant, flexible, easy to transport, and can be used for several years without losing their quality. In addition, when the roots touch the sides of the pot, self-pruning is carried out which translates into a healthier root system. The black ones tend to attract more light than the white ones, so they are better for indoor cultivation.
Growing in substrate or soil is one of the easiest ways to grow, especially if you are a novice grower. Within the various substrates that exist, you can find some in “light” format which only have light concentrations of nutrients and good amounts of coconut fiber and perlite. For this reason, you can complement the nutrition of your plants with fertilizers, whether liquid or solid to avoid the existence of deficiencies.
On the other hand, there are also complete substrates which are characterized by having high concentrations of nutrients and usually do not need to be supplemented with extra nutrients such as liquid or solid fertilizers, at least during the first weeks of cultivation. We must not forget that there are also substrates made from compost which we can make with the organic remains of our kitchen and adding some components such as horse or cow poop to give us nitrogen and chicken poop to give us potassium. Now, we will take the opportunity to talk about the nutrients or fertilizers necessary to nourish our weed plants.
Fertilizer and cannabis stimulants
As with substrates, you can find some fertilizers that are rich in nutrients and others with less concentration. These come in organic, mineral, or vegan fertilizer formats of which we will detail their qualities below. Before moving forward, we are going to tell you that there are extra nutritional supplements that we call stimulants for cannabis that fulfill additional or supplementary functions and also contribute to the optimal development of the plant from sowing to harvest. For the same reason, we will share details about them later.
Organic fertilizers come from the decomposition of living matter (for example, from other plants or animal excrement). This class of fertilizers provide naturally formed minerals which will serve as food for the plant. Its manufacturing process is 100% environmentally friendly, unlike the synthesis of mineral fertilizers, so organic fertilizers are 100% ecological and the vast majority are renewable.
Organic fertilizers have slow absorption which means that the roots of the plant can take in the different nutrients when they require it in the precise quantity and proportion needed. This allows the plant to receive a more balanced diet in addition to preventing possible overfertilization of the plants (burning the plants). The latter is super important for beginners in the cultivation of cannabis.
When growing with organic fertilizers, your marijuana will have a unique flavor and aroma with a richer terpene and flavonoid profiles that are full of nuances like good wine. This is because organic fertilization stimulates the biological activity of the soil, offering the plant greater variety and quality in terms of nutrients and trace elements. As a result, we will have buds with a deep and complex flavor and smell. As disadvantages of this type of fertilizer, it should be noted that in sterile substrate, organic fertilizers can favor the appearance of insects and fungi. Another important disadvantage compared to synthetic fertilizers is their price. They are usually more expensive than mineral ones.
Synthetic or mineral fertilizers are obtained from non-renewable raw materials. They are synthesized through the action of man and many times through chemical processes that are very harmful to the environment both because of the waste they generate and because of the enormous amount of non-renewable energy that is used.
Due to their higher degree of solubility, mineral fertilizers are most suitable for hydroponic cannabis cultivation because organic fertilizers could clog the irrigation system. On the other hand, synthetic fertilizers are more effective than organic ones when it comes to correcting deficiencies. This happens because its composition is more precise, allowing us to control the proportion of nutrients that we are providing to the plant with greater accuracy. Another advantage to take into account with this type of fertilizer is that they are usually much cheaper than organic ones.
Despite the benefits, growing with synthetic fertilizers also has significant drawbacks. In the first place, when using mineral fertilizers, the plant does not take full advantage of the nutrients that we provide. Synthetic fertilizers usually come in liquid format so they are added to the irrigation water and then the plant is watered with this nutrient solution. Then, this water is filtered and distributed throughout the substrate so that the roots do not manage to absorb all of it. Thus, part of the nutrients that we have added is lost. On the other hand, the activity of humic and fulvic acids in the soil (main actors in the transformation of living matter into food) decreases and with it, the availability of nutrients for the plant.
Synthetic fertilizers are fast absorbing, unlike organic ones. When using synthetic fertilizers, we must fertilize very rigorously (for this, always consult the fertilizer table provided by the manufacturer). Otherwise, the development of the plant could be affected. As we have mentioned, with this type of fertilizer, it is easier for us to fall into an excess of fertilization of our plants, even killing them.
Vegan-based fertilizers in cultivation are differentiated by using products based on plant matter that replace traditional organic fertilizers. Although animal organic fertilizers and vegan organic fertilizers have their differences, both are organic fertilizer techniques but with different origins: animal or vegetable.
The vegan nutrition strategy (Veganics) is based on the idea that plants are capable of transforming plant nutrients more quickly using less energy because the plant must carry out an enzymatic process for the decomposition of nutrients so that they are available to the plant. In vegan horticulture, this does not happen because this process is not necessary if you are using an organic product based on vegetable matter. This allows the plant to grow stronger and develop rounder and more compact flowers in addition to developing and greatly expanding the spectrum of phenols (terpenes and flavonoids) and cannabinoids (THC, CBD, CBG…).
Root stimulants are various products that are used to enhance root growth. They are formulated based on rooting hormones, vitamins, beneficial fungi, and other compounds. Generally, they are nutritional supplements that ensure that the root system grows more and improves its levels of nutrient and water absorption. Its use allows the plant to grow stronger and protects it from any damage or natural adversity that may affect it. In addition, they allow more abundant flowering and greater production.
On the other hand, there are the rooters that are a type of liquid fertilizer that contain growth hormones and nutrients. Its function is to stimulate root growth. In addition, there are beneficial mushrooms. These are microorganisms that form a symbiotic relationship with the plant. There two fundamental ones: mycorrhizae and trichodermas.
In general, the stimulants that help reduce the stress of cannabis plants are highly concentrated because they mix hormones and vitamins that reduce the stress of the plant, reinforce the essential functions of the plant, and protect it from external aggressions. This type of product found on the market can be used throughout the life of the plant. Although, you must be careful in the first weeks of flowering. Also, there are stimulants that can be used when the plant has many deficiencies because they can complement the feeding of the specimens in the garden.
On the opposite side of the road, we also find vitamins which are not food, therefore, it is not possible to overfertilize. They can be used throughout the life cycle of the plant, but it is especially important during the first 10 days of the plant’s life and when we do a transplant. These vitamins can be used in the plant cycle change phase, from growth to flowering, in order to deliver a little extra energy to the crop.
Growth stimulants or enhancers are products that allow greater development in marijuana plants by combining them with our growth base nutrients. Its function is to encourage the creation of stems, shoots, and leaves. In many cases, they are substances such as hormones, vitamins, amino acids, and trace elements that act together with the root structure, favoring greater assimilation of nutrients without the plant suffering from overfertilization or blockages.
They improve cell division, photosynthetic functions and ultimately, growth and health in crops. They are not fertilizers per se, so we must always combine them with our usual fertilizers. If you use growth stimulants, you will achieve greater growth in less time and it will be reflected in larger plants when the flowering stage begins and logically with greater final production of buds. Remember that every great harvest begins when you sow the seed and it begins to generate the roots.
Bloom stimulators are generally products whose content is based on amino acids, vitamins, enzymes, and trace elements. The stimulators are responsible for increasing the number of flowers as well as shortening the internodal space. The space between nodes is so small that the buds end up almost being united which means that long tails will form on each branch.
Regardless of the stimulator that we use, the manufacturer’s instructions and recommendations must always be followed and and we must confirm its compatibility with other fertilizers that we are going to use. In fact, almost all manufacturers include their ranges of fertilizers and stimulants in crop charts with which we can guide ourselves to make good use of these products.
Bud fattening stimulants in cannabis plants are necessary if you want the flowers to be fat, heavy, and compact. The flowers of the plants begin to fatten around the 3rd or 4th week of flowering in most commercial weed varieties which is the right time to start using PK-based bud fatteners.
Seabird poop is a great organic bud fattener.
Now, we must clarify that the fattening of buds means using additives and stimulants that help increase the volume of the buds. In this phase, the plants need an extra supply of phosphorus which increases the size of the buds and intervenes in the formation of cannabinoids and terpenes. Also, weed plants require Potassium to regulate vital processes such as the metabolism of sugars and protein that provides energy to flowering. It intervenes in the metabolism of cannabinoids and increases the vigor of flowering. In addition, the plants will need an extra supply of carbohydrates (sugars) to be metabolized and transformed into energy.
We continue with our saga of articles on indoor cultivation by sharing another appropriate topic which is the automation of indoor marijuana cultivation. We will also refer to the use of accessories such as dehumidifiers and humidifiers which can help you in cultivation.
Also, it is good to emphasize the importance of automating weed cultivation with the use of timers because this optimizes the cultivation. Now, when we refer to automating the crop, we must also talk about the electrical systems that will support our crop and that will give life to important devices such as fans. Finally, and perhaps one of the most important points is how vital it is to select the right weed seeds for you indoor cultivation. We will also review the different types of cannabis seeds that exist and how to choose the best weed strains for your indoor grow.
If you have a good budget, buy a device that fulfills both functions to save a little space inside the grow tent. In relation to this point, the best place to locate them is near the walls of the tent where the holes are that let fresh air out and enter into the interior of the crop. You must bear in mind that you have to analyze how to use these devices for each particular crop. For example, cultivating hybrid genetics from North America is not the same as an equatorial sativa or an autochthonous indica from the Hindu Kush or from Pakistan because each variety responds differently depending on the climate of the place of origin.
Of course, the right temperatures are essential for healthy plants, but the importance of relative humidity in relation to the life stage of the plant should not be overlooked if you want to optimize your indoor grow space. A correct humidity level allows faster development of the plants which translates into shorter growth periods and healthier plants thanks to better transpiration and assimilation of nutrients.
A good way to get the most out of your indoor setup and get the most out of your cannabis grow is to use a humidifier which makes it easy to maintain the ideal humidity level for your growing space. This allows healthy plants to obtain the maximum yield of the crop. If the temperature is too high and the humidity is too low in your indoor growing area, then you will need a humidifier so that your plants can develop optimally.
Well, as its name says, the dehumidifier is an electrical device that helps reduce the ambient humidity in your growing area in case it has shot to very high levels. This is an issue that can affect your plants by promoting the appearance of fungus, insects, and other types of health problems. With the proper use of the dehumidifier, you will keep humidity at bay, even after having carried out the harvest. The drying of marijuana depends on correct curing and subsequent enjoyment, so it is a stage in which each bud must be carefully cared for. If we go too far at this time, all of our work can be ruined.
After harvesting the plants, we have to place them in a dark and dry room. In this process, the dehumidifier performs the function of keeping any trace of humidity that could damage our harvest at bay. About three weeks is usually enough, but the exact timing comes with experience and also by the type of plant that we have used. In all elements of climate control, we have to be aware of the geographical area in which we grow. Marijuana production in humid areas (rainy or coastal) will not have the same soaking needs as those carried out in drier and more arid inland areas. In this case, the need for a dehumidifier is much greater and drying will be much slower. On the contrary, in very dry areas, closer monitoring of hygrometry will be necessary, using more humidifiers.
It is essential and very simple to use a timer to control the hours of light that cannabis plants will receive in indoor cultivation, Nowadays, you can find manual and other digital timers in any store. Remember to buy the one that fits your budget. It is vital to use a timer in the crop because plants that are photoperiodic, that is, the Fast Version, Feminized, and Regular types require a light cycle of 18 hours of lighting and another 6 hours of darkness when they grow.
If you do not provide the correct light cycle and exceed the hours, you can cause the cannabis plants to revegetate (produce more leaves and branches even in flowering) or their size can exceed the indoor cultivation space. In the event that your plants receive fewer hours of light, you will see the harvest diminish, producing poor yields because they will not develop optimally and will also suffer from deficiencies due to the lack of light.
Only if you have cannabis plants that are independent of photoperiods, as is the case with autoflowering seeds, you will not need a timer because you can provide them with 24 hours of continuous light throughout the cycle. However, you must be careful because the plants can suffer from light stress due to the number of hours of light. In view of this, it is always good to check the plants and verify that they are in a comfortable zone so that they can develop properly.
Although it seems obvious, it is necessary to keep optimal conditions so that your crop is the best it can be and so the growing area does not suffer damage.
Avoid using overloaded outlets because, as you know, you need to plug in a good number of electrical devices including the fans, the humidifier or dehumidifier (if necessary), the entire ventilation system, and the extractors and intractors that deliver fresh air and take out dirty air. So, you must be careful. You might need to install another panel that can withstand all that electrical load. This will help you to avoid blackouts in your house or heat in the general electrical system of the grow area.
In another article where we talked about the ventilation of an indoor crop, we refer extensively to fans which undoubtedly play a fundamental role in indoor cultivation. Perhaps, some growers do not know this, but the air that the fans move in indoor cultivation allows the plants to create strong branches which are capable of supporting the weight of the buds during flowering.
Although the fans do not lower air temperatures by causing breezes in indoor cultivation, they help the plants not to suffocate and also prevent the appearance of fungi by moving the air. The leaves and branches of the plants also circulate moisture indoors. You use a dehumidifier to lower humidity levels and keep the fan off when the lights are also off because that can cause humidity to rise.
With this point, we begin to end this saga on indoor cultivation. We leave the selection of the cannabis seeds for the end because in our opinion, it is one of the most important points when it comes to growing indoors. Today, you can find a great variety of cannabis seeds in our store and you may not know which ones to choose. For the same reason, we are going to guide you so that you can have the best indoor cultivation.
We all know that autoflowering seeds are very fast to grow because their life cycle is between 8-10 weeks from seed to harvest, ensuring good flowers with rich flavors and strong potency. If you are thinking of cultivating autoflowering cannabis genetics, we recommend that you do a mono crop, that is, that you cultivate the same genetics to make a homogeneous cannabis crop and maximize the yield of your plants and space where you farm.
Somango x Sweet Auto is a variety of compact size, that is mostly indica, easy to grow, and has a super short flowering period that only takes 6-8 weeks. During this time, you will see how the buds develop sweet and fruity flavors and produce energetic and creative effects, leaving you in a cloud.
When you are looking for high yields in autoflowering genetics, it is best to select “XL” type seeds to ensure good production and larger plant sizes. On the contrary, if you want more compact plants, you can select autoflowering genetics with a more indica tendency or smaller size with which you generally get a robust central stem that is full of buds and some side branches with heavy flowers.
For gardeners who are looking for new experiences and dream of making their own crosses to produce seeds at home, then the regular varieties are ideal because these create male and female plants. The males are the ones that give you pollen with which the females are pollineted and the new seeds are obtained. In addition to that, regular seeds are characterized by delivering stronger and more resistant plants from which beautiful and robust clones and flowers with unique organoleptic characteristics can be obtained with highly defined aromas, flavors, and smell patterns.
Of the regular genetics, NYC Diesel is one of the favorites of cannabis growers as it is an old school weed strain. This sativa variety which has levels of 17%-21% THC, is ready to be harvested after 10-12 weeks of flowering and you can apply cultivation techniques such as scrog to maximize the harvest.
On the contrary, if you are looking for speed and large harvests, then Fast Version weed seeds are what you need. They have the qualities of their parents, that is, they maintain the same flavor, aromas, and effects, but with shorter flowering times, saving gardeners up to 2 weeks in the cycle.
Helfire Fast Version is a super fast and photodependent cannabis strain with which you save 2 weeks of cultivation time and get great harvests with incredible buds with herbal flavors of pine and spicy. The flowering of these plants is 6-8 weeks, a time in which the buds mature and are covered with a thick resin that is perfect for making medicinal-type extracts because it helps those who suffer from migraines, anxiety, and chronic pain.
Fast Version strains are great producers and you can maximize yields by applying cultivation techniques such as LST to stretch the side arms and promote bud growth. Don’t forget that you can make SOG with plants that come from Fast Version seeds, especially those that are mostly indica, to enhance the production of the central buds that tend to grow robust and heavy, full of buds. If you want to know how to grow Fast Version plants that are mostly sativas indoors, we will tell you that the best thing is to make SCROG. This allows for uniform lateral arms that will rise below the mesh and develop large colas that make a much higher harvest that is heavier and more abundant.
To finish, we tell you that Feminized cannabis strains are the favorites of many gardeners because they concentrate high levels of cannabinoids such as THC or CBD in the case of medicinal varieties. They are also rich in terpenes, delivering amazing aromas and exquisite flavors. In our Blimburn Seeds store, you will find both classic and modern feminized genetics, some high in THC, others fast-flowering or producing heavy harvests, among many others.
Gushers with 22%-25% THC is a super potent cannabis strain that relaxes you and leaves you in a deep cloudy high. In addition, its caramel flavor with earthy notes and sweet aftertastes is exquisite and is felt in each puff. But that’s not all, because Gushers is easy to grow and we recommend it to novice gardeners who want to increase their cultivation level. Because it is a more indica strain, it has a pine size and it is possible to do pruning and LST estimations to improve its production.
Remember that Feminized cannabis seeds depend on the photoperiod, therefore, it is always good to grow them indoors following a strict lighting cycle to obtain succulent harvests and beautiful buds. Another important point is that there are Feminized genetics that are better suited to indoor or outdoor cultivation. Therefore, it is always good to know which ones to use for each space and select the genetics for indoors in order to avoid problems as the crop progresses.
With this last point, we come to the end of the article for indoor cultivation. Surely, you will optimize or improve your indoor cultivation with the advice that we give you and have more and better harvests in each crop. See you on the next blog and don’t forget that at Blimburn Seeds, you will always find the best seeds with triple guarantee and discreet, safe, and fast shipments.