If you’re growing indoors, you can force a weed plant to flower after only a few weeks when it’s small, or after several weeks when it’s big. If you’re growing outdoors, you’re at the whim of the seasons and will have to wait until the sun starts to go down in fall for it to flower and then to harvest.
How long does it take to grow a marijuana plant?
If you need to determine the sex of your plants (to discard the males), they will start showing sex organs a few weeks into the veg stage. It’s imperative to separate males so they don’t pollinate the females.
Be mindful to increase your watering as the plant develops. When it’s young, your plant will need water close to the stalk, but as it grows the roots will also grow outward, so start watering further away from the stalk in the soil so roots can stretch out and absorb water more efficiently.
These are unprecedented times and we are committed to protecting both our employees and our communities. Clean air has never been more important, and we’re making sure our customers have everything they need. From those working from home who need high quality air filters, to the other essential businesses we supply products to, we’re here for you.
The quality of your plant depends on your knowledge of the cannabis growth stages and the lifecycle of your plants.
Cannabis Growth Timeline
Our phone lines are open from 9am-5pm central time, Monday through Friday. Our staff is working remotely wherever possible and we will maintain a bare minimum staff on-site to perform basic operations of order processing and accounting. Our on-site staff will follow the appropriate best practices and guidelines set forth by OSHA’s latest release of "Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19."
Cannabis growth is made up of a series of stages that plants undergo during their lifecycle. Each stage during the cannabis cultivation process requires its own unique demands, including different levels of light, water, and nutrients.
How to tell if your plant is a male or female
Male: Small green sacs full of pollen will be seen on the node areas.
2. Seedling Stage
Female: Two pistils (the pistil contains the reproductive parts of a flower) will be growing on the buds (flowers grow above these leaves, one cluster on each side).
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
This article will give you the total time breakdown, so you can plan out the details of your grow in order to achieve the harvest times you desire:
Before You Start Growing Weed
Total growing time needed: 3-5 months on average
Time Needed to Grow Weed, From Seedling to Harvest
Average Time to Grow (and Be Ready to Use) Your Own Weed:
3 – 5 months