How To Grow Weed Outside
Growing marijuana looks so easy to grow, but it could be tricky at some point. It has a lot of factors to consider before we think of growing. There are many ways to have the best-grown weeds outside. It takes patience, ability, and passion for growing. I would like to share with you the tips and tricks in growing. With a few steps ahead, you will definitely learn how to be a pro in cultivating cannabis.
Step 1: Pick the right atmosphere
While cannabis is a highly adaptable strain, there are also cons when it comes to spring up because at times it could be sensitive in drastic weather. Just a quick tip, if the temperature above 86 degree Fahrenheit it might cause your plants to cease from growing, to add up temperatures below 55 degrees Fahrenheit may cause your plants to die. One of the reasons why your plants may be damaged because of the drench of water due to rain, this reason may reduce yields while overpowering of moisture may cause to have molds on your plants and it could possibly have an effect of fungus, especially on flowering. You also have to be aware of how would the plants grow considering the length of the season your on in your area. Consider also how many long hours in the daylight from where you are staying. You could also use Sunset Magazine ‘s climate zone map as a useful resource, this will help you see where plants will thrive. Be conscious of the total climate such as the season of the length of growing, the timing and the quantity of rainfall, the winter lows, also the summer highs, the wind capacity and of course humidity.
Step 2: Choose the place for growing
It is necessary to choose the right place for your plants to grow. When you decided to grow your plants on a container where you can just move it from one place to another depends on the sunlight that will directly strike to your plants. You have to remember that your cannabis plants should only collect at least 5 to 6 hours of direct sunlight each day, preferably during the midday as to the quality of the sunlight is best. Consider your area whether you plant it directly to the soil where it can sustain daytime temperature that is above 86 degree Fahrenheit, pick the spot where it can obtain enough sunlight and at the same time it can filter the heat of the sun during the hottest day. Be mindful of the water consumption during the warm days. For the area where you can get a constant breeze or high winds, you need to put up the wall, fence or even shrubs to protect the plants. Also, you may want to consider privacy and security, where it can be protected by thieves and from neighbors.
Step 3: Secure good soil for your cannabis plants
Consider the soil that you are going to acquire for planting. There are three basic components of soil in various ratios, these are clay, sand, and silt. Cannabis needs soil that is slightly acidic, rich in organic matter and can be well drained. There are strategic ways on how to use the soil, you should know the advantages and disadvantages of each soil. For clay, you have to be aware that it absorbs an ample amount of water so you need to dig in more holes. For sandy soil, it can drain easily however it can’t hold that many nutrients. For silty soil, this is the most fertile soil, this can hold nutrients, drains well, warms quickly, easy to work with, this is the ideal soil that you could use.
Step 4: Provide the right amount of fertilizer
Cannabis needs a good source of food nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, this will depend on the soil that you are going to use. You have to be aware of what is the right fertilizers that you are going to use because there are some that are not suitable for the specific cannabis that you have. You can choose between organic and inorganic.
Step 5: Water your plants
Even though outdoor cannabis can supply water through rain, but you have to consider that there are warm days, you need to water the plants regularly. Cannabis can sustain up to 10 gallons of water on a regular season of sunny days. For rainy season, get the advantage of having a good drainage. You may plant in raised beds or mounds. You may also dig ditches water away from your garden. You may also add hard rock like gravel, pebbles as well as perlite. For rookie growers, keep in mind that you have to water the plants with moderations. Wait until the soil absorbs the water then proceed to fill again. Do not overflow the water.
Step 6: Pick the right container gardens
If you don’t have an area where you can directly plant your cannabis, you can opt to container gardens. The good thing about this container is you can take advantage of the sunlight where you can move the plant from one place to another depends on the area where it can supply sunlight. The only con for this strategy is this can be smaller compared to the plants that are grown in the ground, the roots are restricted, it will only allow growing depends on the size of the container, it has limitation growth. You may use an indoor fertilizer that is designed for your cannabis.
Step 7: Shield your cannabis plants
You should also anticipate the different weather conditions and environments, such as changes in temperature, wind capacity in your area, the amount of rainfall and pesticides. You have to check your plants on a daily basis because pests can attack with no specific time. You can use cold frames or protective enclosures that will protect from the direct heat of the sun. You may also use perforated plastic sheets for high winds. For the rain, you may want to consider having cages suitable for rainfall that has a proper shield to avoid drifting away. To avoid pests, use fences and cages, keep your cannabis separately from other plants such as flowers, fruit plants and the like that are more prone to pests.
Step 8: Choose the right genetics
Growing cannabis is tough especially choosing the right genetic of your plants. There are plants that are not suitable for a specific area and climate. Be wise to choose the right survival atmosphere of you cannabis strains. Avoid the mismatch climates. Educate yourself about the cannabis that you are going to grow.
There you have it, you have now the idea on how to grow your plants outdoors. I hope these steps helped you decide what to choose on planting cannabis. Growing cannabis plants is enjoyable as well as rewarding if you rub the right way. With the help of these tips, you will have the fun of cultivating and growing.