When is the Best Time to Grow Cannabis in North America?
America’s multi-billion dollar cannabis industry largely depends on the different weeding seasons available in the country. Year after year, the annual cannabis cultivation during the weed season determines the availability of buds throughout the year.
America has its weeding season, just like other parts of the world. The weed season in the northern hemisphere is different from that in the southern hemisphere.
You can even generalize and say that the seasons in both hemispheres are the opposite of the other. When the northern hemisphere is in the planting phase, the southern hemisphere begins the harvesting phase.
The United States of America falls under the Northern Hemisphere. As you read, prepare yourself to gain a thorough understanding of the best times to grow cannabis in the U.S. for the best yield ever.
This is a term used to describe the outdoor cannabis growing season. These seasons extend through spring, summer and autumn.
In America, cannabis growing begins around April by preparing the seedlings indoors. The country’s growers claim that marijuana plants will enter their flowering phase towards the end of summer through fall.
Mostly they are supposed to be harvested in mid-October, while some run into November.
The growing seasons are not specific to all cannabis strains. Each tribe has its own growing season, which is determined by its genetic make-up. For this reason, the strains that can do well in the microclimate of the farm are taken into account during cultivation.
For example, if you plant five marijuana seeds of different strains at the same time and on the same property, you will be disappointed if you expect all five to mature at the same time for the same average yield. They will not enter their flowering phase at the same time. Two of the five may have similar maturity times, but all five cannot.
Genetics play an important role in determining the maturation time of cannabis plants. Its genetic makeup determines how a cannabis strain would develop and adapt to the habitat in which it is grown.
In general, indica-dominant marijuana plants will flower faster, but are medium tall compared to sativa-dominant strains.
While Sativa-dominant strains that are grown near the equator take a very long time for their buds to mature. And if a grower tries to cultivate them outside of that natural habitat and the weeding season it is adapted to, they will most likely not do well and may even die before their flowering stage.
The stages in a cannabis strain’s growth and when to do so are very important.
The perfect timing and stages of growth are detailed below.
This is for farmers who start with seeds. The first phase of a plant’s life is the germination phase.
The seeds can be prepared indoors for proper monitoring. When the seeds are sown, the cotyledons will sprout out in a few days.
When the vernal equinox is over, it’s time to have the seedlings of your favorite cannabis strain ready. That way, you don’t have to worry about whether or not your seeds would germinate.
Seedling phase: late spring to early summer
Seedlings are very young and fragile plants that have only recently germinated. These seedlings can be planted indoors for proper monitoring and are strong enough to withstand environmental factors outdoors.
These seedlings can be planted in pots or other containers that are portable enough to be carried outdoors during the day and returned indoors at night.
Vegetative stage: late summer to early autumn
This is the phase when the cannabis plants begin to grow in height and width. At this point, they can be transplanted and taken outside to continue their cycle.
Experienced growers tend to overpower and train their plants at this stage of development to induce stronger outward growth.
They also ensure that their plants stay hydrated at any point of the day. This is because the growing plant is now developing a more complex root system.
At this stage of growth, unwanted male or Hermie plants can be detected in good time with suitable observations at regular intervals.
Flowering time: autumn
This is the final stage of growth for cannabis plants.
It’s always a breathtaking sight. Here the plant needs all the nutrients it needs to be able to produce the long-awaited flowers.
Farmers are administering phosphorus at this point to encourage flower production.
This phase is divided into three segments.
Flower initiation: This is where the pistils with their white and thin hair become clear. The growth of the plants will also decrease as the plant’s focus is now on producing flowers.
Medium bloom: The growth stops here and the buds become noticeable.
Maturation: Flowers were successfully produced. The pistils are starting to turn brown and the flowers are covered in trichomes.
Harvest: mid autumn to late autumn
This is usually done before or on the fall equinox. Except in situations where the planted stem needs more time for its buds to fully mature. Female plants should be harvested as soon as possible to prevent them from pollinating themselves when their leaves start turning yellow and falling.
Growing cannabis outdoors annually ensures Americans have plenty of fresh pot after harvest.
In the late fall and winter immediately after harvest, outdoor cannabis is sold in bulk to contractors who process it.
However, prices skyrocketed in the middle of the year as weed populations decreased and nears scarcity.
There you have it, a brief description of the weed season in America and the corresponding growth stages for cannabis plants.
For more information, you can watch videos online or contact cannabis growers in marijuana legalized states.
Have fun planting your premium cannabis plants outdoors.
If someone asks you why you don’t do it indoors, tell them. “Nothing beats weed buds that have been grown outdoors and processed for at least eight weeks.”
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