Springtime for cannabis

An outdoor Berlin plantAn outdoor Berlin plantIt’s getting near springtime in the Northern Hemisphere, and it’s time for all cannabis lovers to be thinking about becoming gardeners.
Growing marijuana can save you money. It also promotes oxygen production, and helps overgrow the governments that mistakenly believe nature can be defeated.

Outdoor growing is possible almost anywhere, and is in some ways safer and cheaper than indoor growing.

No matter where you live, it’s time to order seeds from www.emeryseeds.com, and sprout them indoors under a 250 watt or 400 watt high intensity light, or under high-intensity fluorescent lights.

Plant as many seeds as you have room for, and then transfer them to small grow pots filled with organic soil when they have their third set of true leaves.

While your babies are growing, do some outdoor activities that help you identify places that are good for pot growing.

You’re looking for secluded areas that will get at least five hours of direct sunlight per day. You need an area that is near a water supply such as a creek, spring, faucet or river. If there are no water supplies present, the grow area should be near enough to a path or road so you can bring water in.

A good grow area will be one that does not have lots of foot traffic or vehicular traffic. No traffic except for you is preferable. The less people who come around where you will plant, the better.

If the area you want to plant in has rich, dark, well-aerated soil, then this soil will probably work well for marijuana. If you are growing in a desert, coastal areas, or other places with marginal soil, you will need to create ideal soil beds to place your plants in. Ideal soil consists of peat, bone meal, worm castings, sphagnum moss, coco debris, perlite, vermiculite and water-holding crystals.

After your plants have been growing under 18-24 hours of light for about a month, they may be showing sex, and should be between eight and 22 inches high. It is most efficient to plant plants that are all female. You can achieve this by examining plants for natural gender signals at one month of growth, by triggering flowering with 12 hour light cycles, or by ordering all-female seeds.

When all frost danger has passed in your area, it’s time to bring your babies to their outdoor home. Obviously you should observe strict security protocols when transporting, situating and tending plants. If you have the time, money and safety, plants should be protected by fencing, and also sprayed with organic horticultural soap.

You need to visit your plants twice a week if not more, checking for insects, animal damage, and diseases, as well as to ensure that the plants have adequate water and nutrients. At all times, beware of police and bandits by staying alert to surveillance systems, tripwires, and other signs that your site has been discovered by human predators.

A week after you have situated your plants outdoors, trim the topmost stem of the main cola; this will promote branching and keep height low.

If you have luck on your side, and if you carefully tend your plants throughout the summer, they will be huge by the time September comes along. Make sure to stake and tie-off plants so they don’t bend over and break due to bud weight, and watch closely for gray mold, which eats away at thick, dense, moist buds during early autumn, especially after dew, fog, or rain.

Outdoor growing is easier than you think, and can be at least used as an augmentation for an indoor grow system. Outdoor plants grown properly in good conditions will almost certainly outyield indoor plants, and many believe that they will produce better-tasting bud. We’ve received reports of outdoor plants producing as much as 4 pounds of dried bud per plant!!

For more information about growing, purchase the book “Grow Like a Pro” from www.quicktrading.com. Purchase Cannabis Culture magazine. Issue 48, out now, contains a lengthy article on outdoor growing. Also, contact Marc Emery Seed Sales to find out what varieties are likely to do well in your area.

Happy growing!An outdoor Berlin plant

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