Flowering Cannabis

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The Flowering Stage of Growing medical marijuana or cannabis indoors or outdoors, soil or hydroponics, is a process that consists of many different growing techniques and secrets. Changing lights and light cycles, nutrients, air humidity and temperature, flowering marijuana plants for buds as well as cutting, harvesting, hanging buds to dry and cure. Most mistakes made during the flowering period of cannabis cultivation happen during the drying and curing stage as this is the time the marijuana buds become perfectly dried to smoke as well as cured to preserve the flavor and aroma. Knowing when the marijuana buds are ready to be harvested, cut, hung and dried by using a jewelers loupe or magnifying glass to check the color of the trichomes (thc glands) which is the only proper way to know when marijuana plants are ready for harvest. Without this knowledge, you will either cut your marijuana buds too early or too late. Cutting marijuana plants too early can result in very low thc content, size of buds will be small and the flavor will taste harsh. If you harvest too late you will have burned thc glands, fox tail spiraling growth, and an over-fertilized flavor and taste, which usually is a result of not flushing nutrients from the plants and buds during the last 10 days of flowering.

Flowering Stages of Cannabis Week by week

When the plants first begin to flower you will see tiny flowers here and there. The few weeks following this first growth prove to be some of the most stressful for inexperienced growers: the plants seem to take forever to finish flowering. Try not to panic though; it’s only in the last few weeks that the buds will fully form and swell.

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Marijuana Aroma

Terpenes & terpenoids in cannabis are what cause and create the Marijuana Aroma, smells and flavors that each different strain has. The typical scent of Cannabis results from about 140 different terpenoids. Isoprene units (C 5H 8) form monoterpenoids (C 10 Skeleton), sesquiterpenoids (C 15), diterpenoids (C 20), and triterpenoids (C 30). Terpenoids may be… Read More

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Hanging Buds to Dry

Hanging Buds to Dry is the next step after you have harvested your marijuana plants. Once you have determined that the plant is ready to harvest by using a jewelers loupe to check the thc trichomes, you can now cut the buds off the branches or cut the whole branch which is the best way… Read More

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Harvesting Marijuana Buds Video

Determining when your cannabis plant is ready for harvest is the most important part of harvesting marijuana buds. As a medical marijuana grower, whether indoors or outdoors, you need to know how to check the weed plants trichomes and the pistils to make sure you harvesting marijuana at the perfect time, preserving the plants thc… Read More

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Detecting Male or Female Cannabis

Detecting Male or Female cannabis plants is pretty simple to do. Cannabis plants should show first signs of their sex, male or female, within the first 2 weeks of flowering. The pre-flowers grow at branch internodes just behind the leaf spur or stipule about the fourth week of the vegetative growth stage, when the plant… Read More

Flowering Week 6

Flowering Week 6

Marijuana plant Flowering Week 6 Harvest Time is determined using a few methods. Knowing the flowering time of the specific strain you are growing is most important. This strain I am growing in this video is a cross of Matanuska Mint and Afghan #1. I know from breeding these that they will take 6 weeks… Read More

Flowering Week 1

Marijuana Plants that have been transferred from vegetative growth to Flowering Week 1 in the bloom stage, need some special attention due to the fact that they need to be flushed of their grow nutrients and replaced with bloom nutrients. Plants will sometimes look like they are dying or wilted over when they are first… Read More

Flowering Week 2

During Flowering Week 2 the cannabis plants are just starting to form marijuana buds. The first sign is the white pistols (hairs) that come sprouting out from the inside the leaf structure. The plants are feeding with nutrients designed for flowering marijuana buds. More step by step videos can be seen on our Videos page… Read More

Flowering Week 5

Marijuana plants in Flowering Week 5 are showing signs of getting close to being done. The pistols are turning amber and the thc trichomes are starting to fade from clear to opaque. This afghan strain take 6-7 weeks to harvest, so I know that in the next week I will need to beging flushing the… Read More

Flowering Week 3

Cannabis plants Flowering Week 3 for marijuana buds are just starting to build up the thc glands or trichomes, as well, they are starting to fill in and show promise of being large, full, juicy buds filled with thc. I use a SE Triplet Jeweler's Loupe - 30X to check the thc trichomes and glands… Read More

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Cola Top Flowering

Cola Top Flowering is when you trim and manicure the cannabis plants lower branches, cleaning and removing all of the small buds that do not get enough light, as well they just take nutrients away from other buds. By removing these small buds and branches you will force all of the plants nutrients to feed… Read More

Flowering Week 4

Marijuana plants Flowering Week 4, growing in hydroponics are very amazing at this age. This video shows you what the plants look like and what to expect during this stage of the flowering cycle. You still need to follow the feeding schedule for the nutrients you are using to feed the plants. I am simply… Read More

Flowering Light Cycle

Flowering Light Cycle for Marijuana

The Flowering Light Cycle is the cycle you set your High Pressure Sodium Lights on to bud your marijuana plants. There is a basic light cycle and a more experienced growers light cycle for flowering and harvesting marijuana buds. In order to become successful with indoor marijuana growing, you need to know what light cycle… Read More

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Flowering Marijuana Plants for Buds

Flowering Marijuana Plants for Buds indoors or Outdoors, cannabis plants flower in the fall when days become shorter and when the marijuana plant signals itself that annual life is at its end. Indoors, you determine when marijuana flowering takes place simply by changing the growing nutrients, grow light bulbs, and the hours of light the… Read More

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