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growing weed from a seedling

Cannabis plants are considered seedlings until they begin to develop leaves with the full number of blades on new fan leaves. A healthy seedling should be a vibrant green color.

Take meticulous notes on when and how you perform each step, as well as what the weather is like. Other notes can include how much water you give plants, at what intervals, and how much nutrients you give them. Pictures will also give you a better sense of how your plants look along the way.

Marijuana light cycle: 16 hours a day

Seed germination

As the sun reaches up high in the sky, your cannabis will want to as well. Make sure all of your plants are outside by the Summer Solstice.

As roots develop, the stalk will rise and you’ll begin to see the first iconic fan leaves grow, at which point your cannabis plant can be considered a seedling.

Important dates for growing marijuana outdoors

If you buy a clone from a grower or breeder it will be a seedling, so you can skip the seed germination phase.

The growth stages of marijuana can be broken down into four primary stages from seed to harvest:

Growing weed from a seedling

It's usually not a good sign when cannabis leaves start "crossing their fingers" like this (instead of having all the leaf tips spread out). While this can happen naturally every once in a while, you know for sure that you're having a problem if the crossed fingers are combined with discoloration of the leaves. Also notice how the stems are bright red/pink.

There is no perfect transplant guide, but the one above should give you a general idea of where to start.

Answer: Before anyone worries about cannabis seedling problems, it’s important to get your cannabis seeds to sprout!

This cannabis seedling basically grew up into the grow light!

Growing weed from a seedling

It can take anywhere from 4 to 8 months to grow a cannabis plant, this varies based on where you’re growing. If you have an indoor grow room, your plant has the ability to flower after only a few weeks!

2. Seedling Stage

Male: Small green sacs full of pollen will be seen on the node areas.

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1. Germinating: 1-7 days
2. Seedling: 2-3 weeks
3. Vegetative: 2-8 weeks
4. Pre-Flowering: 1-2 weeks
5. Flowering: 6-8 weeks
6. Harvesting