How Long Does It Take To Grow Weed
If you are new to growing weed, you may be wondering how long it takes to grow a cannabis plant. The answer is right in front of your eyes: the growth phase lasts between 6 and 9 weeks, depending on the strain, the grow conditions and how much attention the plants receive. This article will explain everything you need to know about this crucial period in the life of your marijuana plants.
How long does it take to grow weed
How long does it take to grow weed?
It depends on the strain and your growing conditions. But you can expect each phase to last roughly:
- Seedling stage: 5-8 weeks (if indoors) or 6-12 weeks (if outdoors)
- Vegetative phase: 8-12+ weeks, depending on strain and growing conditions
- Flowering phase: 8-10 weeks for most strains (or longer)
The growth phase
You may have heard of this phase as the “vegetative” or “growth” phase. This is the first stage in a cannabis plant’s life cycle, during which it grows and develops new branches, leaves and flowers.
The growth phase typically lasts between three to four months depending on how you grow your plants.
The flowering phase
The flowering phase is when your marijuana plants produce buds, which are the part of the plant that produces THC. The flowers are what makes your weed “high,” so they’re very important!
The flowering phase is also called “flowering” and lasts from one to two months depending on what strain you grow. You’ll know it’s time for harvest because your plant will stop growing new leaves and start producing buds instead.
Cutting the buds
Once you’re ready to cut the buds from your plant, try to keep them in one piece as much as possible. It will be much easier for you to break them up when you get around to drying and curing them later.
The best time to cut your buds is when they are fully mature but still green; this will give you a better idea of how each strain may turn out in terms of potency and taste. In addition, cutting too early can lead to an increase in mold growth during drying and curing.
Drying and curing
After you’ve trimmed your buds, it’s time to dry and cure them.
Curing is an important part of the process that improves the taste and quality of cannabis buds. Once you’ve dried your harvest, you’ll want to cure your weed for at least a few weeks before smoking or ingesting it.
The drying process removes moisture from the bud so that mold won’t grow on them during storage. If you don’t dry your marijuana enough, there’s a chance that mold will begin growing on top of small amounts of moisture left inside each nugget, causing large losses in potency later on down the road when you decide to use or sell it (or maybe even just smoke it as a joint).
Each phase of plant growth is important.
Each phase of plant growth is important. Each phase has a different purpose and is a different length of time, but they are all parts of the same life cycle for your plants. They are also all stages of growth and development in your plants’ lives.
However, it’s important to note that each stage has its own requirements as well. Soil temperature, light exposure, fertilizer levels and nutrient availability all change with each new stage as well—and these changes affect how quickly your plants grow at each stage (which makes sense).
Growing cannabis is a rewarding process, even if it takes a little bit of time. As long as you’re committed to providing your plants with the best care possible (and working within legal limitations), there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to grow your own weed!