Growing marijuana outdoors is the least costly choice in terms of time and money. If you find a good place to grow, you don’t have to worry about lighting, soil, air circulation, all problems will be initially solved by nature itself.
Outdoor is an ideal choice for a beginner who would like to try growing, but are not yet sure that he will be engaged in this business for a long time and in detail, he will not have to immediately buy equipment and fertilizers. And this is not cheap. When growing at home, you need to provide the plant with the necessary temperature, humidity, amount of light, space and other important things. For outdoor cultivation, it is enough to germinate the seeds and water them in time. No more effort is required.
If you approach the issue competently and prepare yourself, having studied more information on how to properly grow marijuana in the open field, the features of the outdoors, learning how to fertilize cannabis, etc., then there will be results that are practically not inferior to crops from high-tech grow boxes with a bunch of equipment.
Choosing a landing site
For the plantation, we find a plot with good lighting, the bushes should receive sunbathing from early morning until late evening. At the same time, take care of the secrecy of the site from prying eyes, otherwise you can run into trouble with the law or a random passer-by will collect the harvest for you.
When the desired site is found, we proceed to the analysis of the soil. For this, a hole is dug with a depth of 0.5 meters. We need a soil with low acidity. An important point when asking how to grow cannabis properly. Measurement of the acidity level is carried out using a pH analyzer, or, in extreme cases, litmus paper. If this is not possible, then find a place where common nettles grow. This means that the soil is rich in natural humus.
If the acidity of the soil exceeds 7 units, then you need to add a purchased substrate to the soil. The indicator of soil density is also important. If it is large, then it is necessary to add baking powder in the form of perlite or wood chips to the planting site. Add dolomite to the soil, it is high in calcium and magnesium.
How to grow cannabis in an open area, fertilizers
In order for the plants to give a rich harvest, the soil must be “charged” with useful substances. Any formulation of organic origin is used. The soil can be mixed with humus, chicken droppings, rotten fish, eggshells, ash and other fertilizers that provide adequate plant nutrition. To fertilize the soil, a hole is dug, the above components are placed on its bottom, at the rate of 200g per square meter. It is better to do this in advance – in spring or autumn.
How to grow marijuana, do you need seedlings
In order for the bushes to mature, especially in cool climates, they must be planted not as seeds, but in the form of seedlings. In addition, seedlings develop better indoors. A well-ventilated place is suitable for cultivating young plants. If there is not enough light, then add artificial lighting. To obtain high-quality seedlings, peat must be used. In order not to damage the root system during transplantation, hemp can be germinated in special pots made of pressed peat, paper cups or cloth bags.
If the seedlings were grown in ordinary containers (boxes or flower pots, then it must be dived to transplant it into open ground. After the dive, the sprouts must be kept in the shade for a couple of days, and only then brought out into the light.
Also, before transplanting into open ground, the plants must be hardened, for which they should be placed in fresh air for 10-15 minutes first, gradually increasing this period from day to day. When the seedlings get stronger, they can be placed outside overnight, and then planted in the soil.
How to grow marijuana outdoors, features of watering
The main thing here is to observe the measure. Overflow is harmful to plants no less than a lack of moisture. We need to take a closer look at the appearance of the bushes. If the plant looks withered, and the leaves are firm to the touch and slightly curled along the entire length, then the amount of water applied to the soil should be reduced. Lifeless and lethargic bushes grow with insufficient watering.
We talked about the main points of cultivating cannabis outdoors. If you follow them, you can harvest a good harvest in a season, no less than when grown in a greenhouse or indoors.