planting weed seeds in august

Planting weed seeds in august

During this phase, growers might consider topping and training their plants to encourage outward growth. This provides more even distribution of light to the leaves while also managing overall plant height. More water will be needed as the plant develops large root systems and additional nutrients like nitrogen are beneficial as the plant matures.

Of course, you could always grow your plants in pots or containers. Lots of outdoor growers elect to use pots and other containers, and they offer the added benefit of being able to bring the plants out during the day and inside if nights tend to be cold.

Summer to early fall: vegetative stage Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

Summer to early fall: vegetative stage

Fall: flowering stage Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

Use a grow journal. Tracking the details of your grow efforts, from germination to final cure, will help you become a better cannabis-plant parent. When it’s time for a new season, reviewing the successes and failures from the last crop will make your thumb greener — not to mention improve the quality and quantity of your final harvest. There are lots of ready-made cannabis grow journals out there, but really all you need is a pad of paper and an eye for detail.

Spring to early summer: seedling stage

For the final stage of a female cannabis plant’s life, most of its energy will be put into producing flowers. The flowering stage happens in three phases:

Photo by: Damien Robertson/Weedmaps

Planting weed seeds in august

Having a spare pack of autoflower seeds in the fridge is always a good idea for outdoor growers contemplating a last-minute summer grow. Check out the Dutch Passion Seed Sale for the latest special offers.

For those growing in reasonable climates, it is also possible to get an early season auto harvest as well as a late season auto harvest. The following grow review from Denmark shows how even Scandinavian growers can get two successive autoflower harvests each year

How to grow cannabis outdoors in summer

If all goes well, and it often does, your cannabis plants started in July will be ready to harvest around October. If the late season weather is poor, you may consider creating some kind of shelter/cover to keep torrential rain off your buds. With a little bit of luck you may see your plants grow steadily and supply you with some bonus winter buds.

However, it should be noted that photoperiod feminised outdoor cannabis seeds germinated in July will only have around a month of vegetative growth before starting bloom. This will have inevitable consequences on size and yield. Expect a small/medium sized result rather than a monster outdoor plant.

Harvesting cannabis plants seeded in July

If you are aiming to plant cannabis seeds in the summer, most growers aim to get their plants outdoors as soon as the weather is suitable. For growers in northern Europe that can mean waiting until the last frost has passed.