Start by germinating your seeds. Place them between moist paper towels or use an Easy Start tray to boost germination rate.
Once seedlings develop a few nodes, transplant them into their final pots and place them into your grow tent. You’ll need to manage light, humidity, and water to ensure successful growth and flowering. To switch the phase of your plants’ development, you’ll have to adjust light and dark hours accordingly:
Photoperiod cannabis plants react to light as they would in nature, vegetating during the spring and summer months, before blooming as the daylight hours fade towards autumn. As an indoor grower, your job is to replicate those conditions.
The average time from seed to harvest is around 3.5 months, but this varies according to the flowering time of your strain, and when you choose to make the switch from veg to bloom.
After germinating your seeds, keep your seedlings on a warm windowsill or in a greenhouse. When they outgrow their original container, transplant them into their final pot or a spacious garden bed. Most outdoor growers plant seeds in early spring, once the threat of frost is gone.
Your plants will remain in the vegetative phase until the hours of sunlight decrease toward the end of summer, prompting flowering. Outdoor cannabis plants are usually ready to harvest between late September and early November.