outdoor marijuana growing tips and tricks

Sandy soil is easy to work, drains well, and warms quickly, but it doesn’t hold nutrients well, especially in rainy environments. You’ll want to dig large holes for your plants and add compost, peat moss, or coco coir, which will help bind the soil together.

Don’t underestimate the therapeutic value of gardening. It’s relaxing to spend some time outside, roll up your sleeves, and get your hands dirty for a while. And there’s nothing better than smoking something you grew yourself.

If you don’t have a suitable patch of earth to make a garden, containers can be placed on decks, patios, rooftops, and many other spots. If needed, you can move them around during the day to take advantage of the sun or to shield them from excessive heat or wind.

Silt soils

You can make this yourself by combining worm castings, bat guano, and other components with a good soil and letting it sit for a few weeks, or it can be purchased pre-made from a local nursery or grow shop.

We recommend these organic fertilizers:

Climate in your area

While shopping for soil, you might be overwhelmed by the options available at your local garden store. The soil type is the basic structure of your soil. From there, look at nutrients, microorganisms, and other amendments that improve the soil. Your choices will be flooded with words like:

Start off with fertilizers that are inexpensive and readily available. Some release nutrients quickly and are easily used by the plant, while others take weeks or months to release usable nutrients. If done correctly, you can mix in a few of these products with your soil amendments to provide enough nutrients for the entire life of your plants. Most of these items can be purchased cheaply at your local nursery.

Outdoor marijuana growing tips and tricks

Thanks for your comment. Please have a look at this article and this section on cannabis strains for beginners, and also the Sensi Seeds Forum may well have some posts on this question – and if not, you can easily join and post questions there that a thriving community can answer. Personally, unless someone in your position has a lot of experience growing plants in general in the environment you describe, I would start with something more basic and affordable…

In most climate zones, you should be aware of changes in seasonal temperature, rainfall and hours of daylight. If you live in the temperate zones, the change in daylight hours is considerable between seasons. This acts as a cue to photoperiod-dependent cannabis varieties to either perform vegetative growth (during the long days of late spring and early summer) or commence flowering (when the hours of daylight drop in the latter half of summer).

Thank you for your comment!

If you are unable to access your plants on a regular basis due to security concerns, it is possible to set up a drip-feeding system so that your plants remain hydrated.

8. Pick the best time to harvest outdoor plants

love this site could you give any advise on the automatic seeds i have just bought some off yourselfs cheers

I’ve read for the first 3 weeks it’s not necessary to use growth
fertilizer. According to you we should fertilize after sprouting.
Hesi kit instruction shows using growth from week one. What
should I do. (will use organic fertilizer next time) Thanks so much for your time.

Very helpful info indeed, and well presented.
Question – Let’s say someone in Hawaii was fortunate enough to have access to the labors of love that the Sensiseed bank produces.
And let’s pretend this person lived on the Windward side of the island, in the middle of an ancient rainforest, where rainfall is plentiful, the sun always makes an appearance for at least 4 – 6hours per day, & the temperature is between 19°C – 30°C, year round.
Would that person likely have great success in his endeavours?
Could Early Skunk resemble the beanstalk in the story Jack & the Beanstalk, if given the right amount of love.
Would G13 & Ed Rosenthal & Northern Lights X Haze # 5?
How about Big Bud, Fruity Juice & Michka.
Would he have to ensure the buds stayed dry ALL the time??
Would he have to rig up artificial lighting for when the weather was cloudy, as it can often be for some periods of the day??
Should this person try to spend less time surfing & more time tending to his crop?
Finally, would rigging up a clear plastic sheet about 1m directly over the plants during their flowering phase be a good idea, unneccessary, or absurd.
In order protect them ( and the artificial lighting, if it was necessary to use them on cloudy / rainy days…. ) from getting soaked by the frequent rainshowers that keep the island lush, green & beautiful?
This is all purely hypothetical, ofcourse.
It’s definitely NOT ME we’re talking about here.
Im, uh, trying to write a, um, story about some dude in Hawaii, you see, who has dreams of never, EVER having to buy a $20 sack from some shady dude on the street EVER AGAIN, and grow his own supply, to ease the pain in his bad back after a car crash & occasional wipeouts while surfing.
That’s why Im asking all these questions. I can sense some of you shaking your heads in disbelief, by all means smile all you want – it’s the truth!!

3. Choose soil or pots for outdoor growing

Thanks for your comment. Any decent garden centre should be able to supply you with good, fertile soil, the kind used for growing fruit or vegetables.

If you attempt vegetative growth in early spring, hours of daylight may still be short enough to induce flowering, so it is best to wait until at least mid-April (northern hemisphere) or mid-October (southern hemisphere) to put out your seedlings.

Outdoor marijuana growing tips and tricks

While cultivars may vary, here are some general rules that will be useful no matter which one you choose.


Timing is key. A short vegetative phase can cause cannabis plants to flower early, while a long vegetative phase can prevent your plants from finishing their flowering cycle if the weather takes a turn for the worse. The Farmer’s Almanac is a reliable source for planning around the seasons and preparing your crop for success.

Greenhouse basics

Avoid all-in-one fertilizers as they can be too high in nitrogen for the flowering cycle and damage any beneficial microorganisms that may be present in the soil. Instead, choose a line of nutrients created specifically for cannabis, and use its suggested feeding charts to avoid over- or under-feeding. Organic sources of nutrients are best, as they are a great source of beneficial microbes, but they may take longer to break down and become available to the plant. Both types of nutrients can be found in dry, pre-blended powders or liquid emulsions, but can also be made from scratch with the right ingredients. Organic compost tea, which includes nutrient-rich ingredients, like molasses and earthworm casting compost, is a popular homemade brew for cannabis farmers.