One of the main signs that you have an indica plant is wide and short leaves that are an intense dark color and can already be seen once the plants are about a palm’s width off the ground; indica strains are generally recognized due to their leaves and color so you should instantly be able to tell them apart.
Indica weed characteristics
This is one of the most productive indica weed strains, meaning that it’ll take a little longer than the others. This plant’s strong point is along the central stem and its large quantity of branches that grow long and heavy colas, making it perfect for indoor growing. When planted under grow lights this is a strain that is going to need a SoG or SCRoG system to get the most yield possible in the smallest space available, easily getting over 500g per square meter. It should take about 70 days to flower. Outdoors this strain is an absolute monster, giving almost a kilo per plant, although you’ll need to take some care when it comes to picking the location; this plant will be ready around the start of October, so you’ll need to protect it from the rain which could seriously damage those thick and dense buds. If you live somewhere cold or where it rains a lot then you’ll need to take some preventive measures and use fungicides to make sure you don’t get any nasty surprises when it comes time to harvest. Indoors this plant will give the most of its flavor, a nice earthy taste that completely fills your lungs when you smoke. It has a potent relaxing sensation, perfect for relaxing both body and mind; before you can realize you’ll be hypnotized by the effects. It grows quite tall and wide, so it’s perfect for cloning indoors and outdoors you should leave it as it is and you’ll be rewarded. Once it begins flowering the branches will open out a bit, allowing the light to reach all of the flowers making for even longer colas of top quality bud that’s hard to find on an Indica strain. Another amazing quality is that it’s full of resin absolutely everywhere, so you’ll be able to get some amazing extracts from this strain, whether its hash or BHO or tinctures.
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Practically all indicas have relaxing, pain-relieving, calming, anti-inflammatory, appetite-increasing effects among many, many others. This is due to the high amounts of THC and CBD that these plants contain. Thanks to producing higher amounts of CBD than sativa strains, it gives a much more complete and less psychoactive-effect. There are many people that have illnesses and need to take pills to sleep or to reduce pain; smoking a joint, vaporizing some extracts or making your own medicinal tinctures can be just as effective as the medications, even more so as it doesn’t come with any nasty side effects other than the munchies and relaxation. Keep in mind that certain terpenes also directly affect the effect that cannabis plants produce.
Attention to detail is essential if you are a beginner who is trying to learn how to grow weed. Even the most inconsequential detail could be the difference between a healthy plant and a dud. In this video, learn about the best type of container to use to grow your marijuana plant. We recommend a “smart pot,” which is a container that is made of breathable fabric that allows the roots of your plant to grow much larger. Larger roots mean a larger marijuana plant, which means a more bountiful weed yield when the time comes.
First, you’ll need a growlight. I like HID (High-Intensity Discharge) lighting – HPS (High-Pressure Sodium) or MH (Metal Halide) systems with ballasts, bulbs and reflectors. If heat from these lights will be an issue, there are also LED (Light-Emitting Diode) and CFL (Compact Fluorescent) systems you can employ. Be sure to get a light that covers your tent’s footprint and invest in a decent timer to control when your light turns on and off.
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You’ll also need an exhaust fan and activated carbon filter to reduce heat and eliminate odors. Be sure to get one that’s rated for your tent’s size with the proper ducting size. A clip-on circulating fan will keep air moving and stop it from being stagnant. A thermometer/hygrometer is also a must for keeping track of temperature and humidity.
Pest Control and Management
Change your feeding regimen to one suited for flowering. Plant nutrients generally come in vegetative or flowering formulations so switch over to a “blooming” solution. Depending on the flowering time of your strain, determine when you have two weeks or so left and begin the flushing process. If you’re growing a 60-day flowering strain, start to flush your grow medium with only plain water around day 46.
When you’re ready to begin the flowering stage, switch your timer to a 12 hour on/12 hour off light cycle. Be sure never to interrupt the 12-hour dark period with any light. This confuses your plant and can cause serious problems.
Don’t prune or pinch plants at all once they’ve begun flowering – you’ll only be decreasing your harvest at that point. If the branches are threatening to reach the light, bend them or tie them down to keep them from burning. A trellis system constructed from chicken wire at canopy level (aka the ScrOG or Screen of Green system), will further spread out bud sites and increase your yields considerably. Simply train growing shoots to grow horizontally along the bottom of the screen to fill empty spots.
How To Grow Weed
Anytime space is limited for growing, some basic rules apply: Since square footage is at a premium, plans must take full advantage of each available inch. This means choosing between growing indica-dominant strains such as Hashplant, Afghani #1 or planning on using drastic trellising and training techniques if growing out sativas such as Super Silver Haze, Jack Herer or Kali Mist.
After you’ve planted your seeds or rooted your clones, it’s time to get them growing. Lower your reflector so that it’s closer to the plants rather than making them stretch to reach for light. Raise the lighting system as your plants grow. Set your light timer to be on for 18 hours per day and off for 6 hours. During this vegetative stage, the plant will grow leaves and branches but no flowers (unless it’s an auto-flowering plant).