With the properly treated soil, germination of marijuana plants and their development into healthy plants with a bounty harvest can be expected using commercially available soil mixtures. For any new grower, the first several plants can be successfully grown in pots. While the proper nutrients are normally found in the soil, the use of commercial fertilizers may actually lead to the demise of the plants by making the soil too acidic and should be used only by experienced growers.
Both natural and artificial lighting can be used in cannabis growth. As the plant gets older, longer periods of light exposure can help the plant grow and flourish, but most plants cannot tolerate temperatures less than 55⁰ before developing frostbite, of sorts.
Later in the growing period, the light in the growing area can be decreased generating growth of the plant. Flowering is typically induced by entire days of darkness. Some varieties of cannabis can tolerate as little as eight hours of darkness before flowering.
Watering frequency is determined by many factors and should be correctly given to the plant. Too much water can kill younger plants while not enough water can kill the same younger plants with oversaturation.
Fertilizers may be added to manage growth of the plant only if there are not enough soil nutrients. Commercial fertilizers are labeled as containing specific amounts of particular nutrients and should be used per the manufacturer’s instructions. In the vegetative, pre-flowering stages plants need more nutrients than others and these change as the plants are closer to harvest.
The development of a proper grow room is essential to the success in growing and harvesting only the best crop. Failure to maintain proper growth mechanics will negatively affect the yield of the cannabis.