How much cannabis grows
Every grower absolutely needs to know how much cannabis grows. Only then will he be able to plan the process of growing marijuana, calculating his own strength for its successful completion. But the development of cannabis, like any other representative of the flora, does not occur in a well-defined time frame. The life cycle of each plant is individual. It depends on many factors, both genetic and external.
Influence of various factors on the growth rate of marijuana
Seedbank breeders provide the consumer with passport information about the variety released. It is calculated on the basis of favorable growing conditions and proper care indoors. The slightest change in the environment or a mistake on the part of the grower can negatively affect the growth rate of marijuana. This will lead to inconsistency of the data specified in the document.
Some of the most likely things that can delay the maturation of your cannabis bush include:
Not ideal or changeable environmental conditions that negatively affect the plant, creating difficulties for it;
Growing takes place outdoors, where the life cycle of cannabis is invariably extended for a variety of reasons. It is worth remembering that all passport data of the rastishka are calculated indoors;
Many varieties of marijuana, while considered stable and reliable, still have a small variation in phenotype. The length of the flowering period or life cycle of some of them may differ from the most common variation;
The rate of growth and development of cannabis is highly dependent on the size of the root system. In large and spacious pots, the plant will take longer to develop strong and healthy roots. This will certainly prolong its growing season, because of which the crop will ripen later;
The growth rate of cannabis is greatly inhibited by stress. After injury, nutrient overload, inadequate watering, or any other mistake the grower makes, cannabis stops growing. She begins to spend all her vitality on recovery, which delays any of the phases of her development;
Low or high temperature. The development of cannabis slows down very much when the thermometer reads below 15 and above 32 degrees. Even indicators close to these values can affect the growth rate of the plant;
The use of various techniques to increase yields almost always requires the plant to restore or redistribute vital energy. This is especially true for light or heavy stress training methods.
Growth rate of autoflowering cannabis strains
The fastest varieties of cannabis are autoflowering. Due to the duration of the growing season strictly established at the genetic level, they begin to bloom already 2-4 weeks after the germination of the seed. The length of this period cannot be influenced. That is why autos need to be carefully protected from stress. Even if the plant spends half of the vega to repair the damage, it will still bloom within the time period set by the genes. Autoflowers can only fluctuate in flowering duration, but usually deviations are no more than 1-2 weeks. It should also be borne in mind that avtiki with predominant indica genes will go through life faster than sativa dominant plants.
The approximate lifespan of indica dominant autos is as follows:
Indoor – 7-9 weeks;
Outdoor – 8-10 weeks.
The path from seed germination to harvest in sativa-dominated autoflowers is:
Indoors – 9-11 weeks;
Outdoors – 10-12 weeks.
Growth rate of photoperiodic marijuana strains
The growth rate of fotik directly depends on the light regime. Under natural conditions, the vega will certainly end in late July and early August. It is then that daylight hours will be reduced to 12-14 hours. Since the planting time in open ground may differ for each grower, the duration will be different. The flowering period of fotik is calculated at the genetic level, but it is also capable of changing under the influence of the above factors. It will also differ among representatives of different geneticists.
The life cycle of outdoor photoperiod plants lasts:
Pure sativa – 160-260 days
Pure indica – 80-120 days
Hybrids with an approximate gene ratio of 50/50 – 120-160 days.
Indoors, each grower has the right to set the length of the growing season of the fotik himself. In theory, any plant can be in this stage of development indefinitely. Many growers move the plant into the flowering stage at the time recommended by the grower or when the maximum allowed growth is reached. Ripening indoors is slightly faster than outdoors. Most often this is due to the stronger light intensity and less compact size of the bushes.
Indoor camera life expectancy is:
Pure sativa – 150-240 days
Pure indica – 70-105 days
Hybrids with approximately equal gene ratios – 110-140 days.