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starting weed seeds outdoors

Starting weed seeds outdoors

Some cannabis genetics have adapted to specific climates and are capable of growing more easily in certain conditions than others, so pay very close attention to the cultivars, or strains, that you choose. A little research will go a long way in ensuring you have a successful harvest.

Using Mother Nature to cultivate cannabis

Avoid spraying synthetic insecticides on your cannabis plants as further research is needed to determine the health effects of smoking plants treated with synthetic chemicals. Organic pesticide and insecticide solutions can be effective if used properly. If you can avoid it, it is always best to not spray anything on your plants while they are flowering.

Water

Keep this info in mind as you embark on your cannabis-growing adventure. The smallest adjustments can make all the difference — planting a week earlier, a week later, watering less, watering more, etc.

Starting weed seeds outdoors

Plant more seeds that you expect to grow out fully and water them in well. Sounds to me like you can’t regularly visit your chosen location so be sure to bring water and organic fertilizer whenever you find the opportunity (and especially if there’s been no rain for over a week).

Dear GJ,
It’s ideal to start your outdoor crop indoors but if for some reason it’s impossible, you absolutely can plant directly in your chosen location. Keep in mind that unless you’re using feminized seeds, you’ll still have to return at least once to remove the males before they mature. Also, remember that young seedlings can be easily damaged by exposure to the elements early on in life. On the plus side, any that survive are sure to be hardy and well acclimated to their location.

If you choose to start them indoors, the benefits are plenty. Seedlings can be started while it’s still winter outside and vegetated into nice-sized bushes before it’s warm enough for them to go out. Oscillating fans will recreate the wind to strengthen the young shoots and prepare them for life in the wild. Stronger plants mean bigger yields.