Answer: To help give you some perspective, this outdoor marijuana plant produced about a pound (16 oz) of buds after the buds were manicured, dried and cured. This picture shows the plant just before harvest.
Question: How big does an outdoor plant have to get to produce a pound of buds?
I want to grow a 1-2 lbs of buds outside in my backyard, and I want to know if that can be achieved with just one plant. I can tend to the plant daily, provide water, nutrients, etc. I'm just worried about how big it will need to get. What does a 1 pound outdoor plant look like just before harvest?
1 Pound (16 oz) Outdoor Marijuana Plant Just Before Harvest
Those who live in wetter than average climates need to improve drainage. Marijuana that grows in waterlogged conditions is susceptible to root diseases. Here are three ways to improve the drainage of your soil:
Even if it is legal to grow outdoors in your location, there will always be judgmental individuals and possible thieves. Try and plant your marijuana so that it is hidden behind tall fences or shrubs.
Step #5: The Importance of Properly Watering Your Cannabis Plants
Some people use a container garden instead of planting straight into the soil. If you opt for this, bear in mind that they dry out much faster than soil. Therefore, you may have to water your plants daily. Additional watering is also necessary for warm or windy conditions. To avoid overwatering, wait for the top inch of the soil to be dry before adding more. Invest in a soil moisture meter to make things easier.
Adding these to the soil before planting means you won’t have to add as much fertilizer during the growing cycle. After planting your marijuana in premium quality soil, you don’t need to add anything else for a few weeks.
Some Potential Grow Sites for Outdoor Growers
Obviously, your plants need water, and the benefit of growing outdoors is that your marijuana should be exposed to rainwater. However, in places like California, the hot summer months mean minimal rainfall, so you have to water your plants manually. The main danger is overwatering your cannabis. A good rule of thumb is that a large plant needs 10 gallons of water a day during hot weather.