More is better as far as carbon dioxide is concerned because an increased amount boosts growth.
When applying nutrients, always begin slowly and give half the dose to see how your plants react.
Marijuana plants, just like every other plant, need nutrients and timing is everything. During the vegetative stage, use nutrients with a high level of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (N, P, and K). A ratio of 3:1:2 of NPK is ideal.
During the flowering stage, switch your focus to phosphorus. Aim for an NPK ratio of 1:3:1. A good option here is to mix wood ash with water as it contains a high phosphorus content.
4 – Lighting
For the record, the ideal scenario would include the following:
The sheer array of equipment available to cannabis growers means it should, in theory, be easy to produce a bountiful harvest. New technology means you can grow dozens of plants in a small area, assuming you have a commercial license. Otherwise, you need to get the most out of a handful of plants, or the time you invest will amount to very little.
A simple solution is to create a CO2 drip.
1 – Add the Correct Nutrients at the Right Time
Above all, make sure there is never more than an 18 degree Fahrenheit difference between day and night temperatures. For example, if the temperature is 72 degrees during the day, it should not go below 54 degrees at night. Also, use the lower end of the temperature scales above if you live in an area of high humidity.
After years of trial and error, it has been determined that you need 400 Watts of light during the vegetative stage and 600 Watts during the flowering stage for every 13 square feet of growth. If you’re concerned about the energy cost, purchase fluorescent lighting to save money.
Therefore, if a short time to harvest is of the utmost importantance to you, you may want to consider going with the 24 hour light period during the vegetative stage for fastest growth. Again, this won't make the plant's flowering stage go any faster, but it enables you to start the flowering stage a little bit sooner. Speaking of which…
If you want to initiate flowering early, it's better to do so after after waiting just a bit, so you grow plants that are relatively small but can produce more than a couple of grams worth of bud. This is known as the "Sea of Green" (SoG) technique. A bunch of smaller plants is easy for new growers to manage, plus it gives you the option of trying different strains instead of getting of lot of one strain.
When I say "flowered," what I mean is that you can change the light schedule so that it forces your young seedlings to start making buds right away.
4.) Initiate The Flowering Stage Sooner
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Some strains are 'auto-flowering' and go through their whole life cycle regardless of light cycle or anything you can control. These strains tend to be ready to harvest in only 2-3 months from seed (though you should definitely expect smaller plants with relatively small yields when choosing an auto-flowering strain).
5.) Grow Indoors
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Because of that, it's recommended to give plants 12 hours of light each day, and 12 hours of dark to get the plant to start flowering, because plants usually finish maturing in about 8-12 weeks after the switch to 12/12.
Curing weed eliminates the grassy smell and harsh flavor of dried buds. It also reduces the head rush aspect when smoking the buds, and makes them better at reducing anxiety, pain or feelings of depression.
You should cure your buds for at least 2 weeks, but ideally a month or more. Drying generally takes a week to 10 days, though you could do it in 4 or 5 days.
This should also help you see where you can cut out some time and shorten the process. For example, you can see in the graph below that the flowering stage takes up the most time, so there should be some opportunity to speed things up there.
How To Make Weed Grow Faster
The flowering (or bloom) stage begins when you switch your lights to a 12 hours on and 12 hours off schedule and continues until harvest. As mentioned, your plants will double in size during this stage of growth.
If you are starting with clones, you don’t have to worry about germination, but you do need to get your clones to root, before they can start growing. This process usually takes 5 to 10 days. We have an entire article on getting your clones to root faster.
If you are growing indoors anyway. Outdoors, you have to rely on the natural changing of the seasons.
Time Required: 3 to 7 weeks
We’ll go into more detail on how to speed up the process below. First, let’s try to answer the primary question as best we can.
On average, it takes 3 to 5 months to go from seeds to smokable weed.