Growing cannabis outdoors is a rewarding experience that allows you to enjoy the beauty of nature while also enjoying some of its finest medicinal benefits. It’s easy, fun, and can be done by anyone with basic gardening tools and soil.
You will need all the basics for growing any plant, including water, sunlight, soil, and seeds or clones. Once you have these items in place, all there is left to do is sit back and wait for your plants to flourish into beautiful green buds ready for harvest.
We recommend starting small so that it won’t cause too much damage if anything goes wrong. Suppose everything goes well, then congratulations on successfully growing your first marijuana plant outdoors. The following are the steps generally followed in growing marijuana plants outdoors.
Choosing A Growing Site
When choosing a growing site for your marijuana plants, keep in mind the following things: compliance with local laws and regulations; space needed to accommodate all of them as they grow; soil quality which will determine how well-drained or saturated it is – not just on its surface but down deep where roots need good moisture levels too.
Adequate sunlight and darkness will ensure good plant growth; the site must also have convenient access to water nearby and should be within walking distance at all times so that you can keep an eye on them.
After you’ve chosen a site for your plants, it is important to take note of the soil in which they will be grown. Soil can range from Loamy types (sandy or clay-based) all way down through Fertile that have nutrients like fertilizer included within them and Alive, which is home to critters and other good bacteria.
If possible, try getting different soil samples tested from your local lab to determine the pH levels and various nutrients in the soil.
Growing Inground Or In Containers
The next step is to grow your plants in the ground or containers. If you have ample space with adequate sunlight, then you might want to grow them in the ground as it’s more forgiving.
Containers, on the other hand, provide mobility; if you don’t get adequate sunlight, you could always move your plants to another location. Containers also provide the ability to easily mix different kinds of soils if yours isn’t good enough.
When growing plants outside, you may need to provide them with support and protection from the elements and diseases. In particular, cold and frost are enemies that can damage your plant’s growth if not avoided in time. Hence it’s important to focus on providing structural help throughout its cycle and keeping an eye out for bugs and plant diseases that could affect its growth.
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