Growing guide – Megaton cannabis seeds

There are many feminised strains, but Megaton cannabis seeds are a must-have. This growing guide will point you in the right direction.

So, you have already purchased Megaton and are wondering how you are going to grow it? No problem, we will advise you on everything and describe how to achieve this.

Indoor vs outdoor cannabis cultivation

growing cannabisWhen growing indoors, it is essential to adjust the light cycle. Growers usually switch lights when the plants have reached the correct height (about one half of the desired final height). The switch is made at this point, as the plants will still have grown considerably during flowering and therefore need space to grow properly.

To start flowering indoors, the lights need to be switched to 12/12 mode. A longer period of darkness will stimulate autumn conditions and trigger flowering in light-flowering plants.

When growing outdoors, it is very important to plant the feminized cannabis seeds at the right time. Why? Because the length of the day varies depending on the time of year and plants need to have a specific cycle to thrive. To give them this cycle, it’s a good idea to plant them in the spring (when it’s not freezing) and you can harvest them in the autumn.

How long does it take to grow this plant?

Whether you are growing indoors or outdoors, the timing depends on each individual variety. Some varieties, such as indica, grow relatively quickly and have a short flowering time of between 6-7 weeks. Other varieties, such as Haze varieties, can take up to twice as long to flower.

If you want to harvest as quickly as possible, then try growing fast flowering plants or feminized autoflowering varieties. Some varieties can be ready to harvest in as little as 60 days after germination.

What is optimal humidity and temperature for feminized cannabis plant?

cannabis cultivationIn general, feminized cannabis plants prefers room temperature (around 21°C). Extremes on either side of the spectrum can lead to stunted growth and other problems. If you do not live in an optimal climate, then for best results grow in an environment where you can control the temperature. If it’s not too hot, then use a direct-fired heater and/or cooling system.

The optimum humidity for cannabis plants depends on what stage of the life cycle they are in. In general, seedlings and plants in the vegetative stage of growth prefer a more humid environment. Reduce the relative humidity to 40-50% when the plants start to flower as this will reduce the risk of mould.

What soil can I use?

Cannabis plants thrive best in well-aerated and permeable soil that is rich in nutrients. Most substrates you can buy in shops are suitable for growing cannabis. If you use normal soil, you can enrich it with perlite, coconut, vermiculite, compost or earthworms.

Fertilizers for feminized cannabis plants?

cannabisFor healthy and proper growth, cannabis plants need to be provided with several nutrients. To start with, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium need to be supplied. These are the three main “macronutrients”. But you will also need to supply micronutrients such as calcium, iron, magnesium, copper and a few others.

Commercial hemp fertilizers usually contain all the necessary macro and micronutrients. However, make sure you fertilise your plants at the right rates (slightly smaller doses are advisable).

Note that cannabis requires different nutrients throughout its life. For this reason, it is possible to buy fertilisers that are for the growth, or vegetative phase, and for the flowering, or flowering phase.

Ideal water pH

When watering cannabis plants that are grown in soil, it is important to know that the ideal pH of the water/fertiliser is around 6-7. If it is any other way, your plants will not be able to properly take in the available nutrients. Fortunately, you can adjust your tap water to the correct pH with a few drops of pH buffers.

What growing methods should I use for growing feminized cannabis plants?

Trimming and other growing methods are useful for keeping plants at their ideal height and shape. We include many methods such as topping, trimming, super-cropping, pinching and/or defoliating your plants. The purpose of these methods is to optimize growing space and achieve better light distribution, which will result in higher yields.

These methods can stress your plant and cause a temporary suspension of growth. For this reason, most of these methods are not suitable for feminized autoflowering plants as these varieties have a shortened life cycle. Feminized light-flowering varieties are ideal candidates for these methods.

 

That should give us some basic information on growing feminized varieties. If you’re interested, Megaton is waiting for you.

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