How to successfully grow weed outdoors in 2020
Cannabis culture has been on the rise in the United States and throughout the world. With rules and regulations constantly changing and many states and countries voting for legalization, it’ll only be a matter of time before cannabis will be legalized or at least decriminalized, and it’s the perfect time to get to know how to grow your cannabis outdoors! In this guide, we’ll be discussing how to grow weed outdoors, what you’ll all need, and all the tips and tricks we’ve picked up along the way.
So let’s get started!
What You’ll All Need To Grow Weed Outdoors
Although it might seem overwhelming, there are just a handful of items that you need to begin your growing process!
- Cannabis seeds (More on this below!)
- Plant starters, we often use Root Riot cubes due to their ease of use!
- Containers for your plants, we suggest using air pots or nursery pots.
- Plant soil – We tend to use FoxFarm soils.
- Plant nutrients – There are a million different nutrients on the market but I like to use a base nutrient such as Emerald Harvest.
- PH Tester: To help ensure that the soil is the right PH for our plants.
Purchasing Your Cannabis Seeds
Depending on where you live, purchasing your cannabis seeds can be as easy as going down to the local store. But that’s no the case for everyone. Thankfully, there are many online seed banks that sell high-quality cannabis seeds with huge strain selections.
However, buying from a reputable seed bank is vital.
GreenBudGuru.com explains the pros and cons of each seed bank, and gives you all the information you need to pick the right seed bank to buy from.
Once you’ve picked your strain and decided where you’re going to purchase your seeds, it’s on to the next step!
Setting Up Your Growing Area and Containers
Now that you have your seeds it’s time to start planting! That being said, I would recommend you pick your growing area wisely. I would recommend picking somewhere private where the plants will go undisturbed and an area that has at least six hours of direct sunlight per day.
Once you have the area picked out, you can begin filling your containers. Go ahead and set up your pots and fill them with soil, generally, I fill them up to about two inches below the rim of the pot.
Germinating Your Cannabis Seeds
With cannabis seeds, you’ll need to germinate them to get them to sprout and begin the growing process. This involves filling up a small cup of lukewarm water and dropping the seeds in, and then placing it in a dark room for around two days. You should see a small sprout start to come out of the seed.
From here you’ll use the RootRiot Plugs and transfer these seedlings over to your nursery pots outside.
Watering and PH Maintenance
Now that your seeds are safely in their new home, you can begin watering and giving them nutrients!
I tend to water the plants every three days and I give them enough water to dampen the soil completely.
Nutrients tend to drop the PH of the soil so you’ll need to monitor the soil every few days. The optimal soil PH for cannabis is around 6-7, so after watering and feeding you’ll need to ensure that the PH level is where you want it.
General Maintenance For Your Cannabis Plants
Continue with your watering and nutrient feeding and you’ll quickly be seeing some growth with your plants!
As your plants are growing big and strong you’ll need to ensure that they aren’t receiving much light at night time, this could include street lamps or porch lights. Along with this, be on the lookout for curling plant leaves or yellow tips. Both of these could be signs of overwatering or disease.
Depending on the strain you chose and the amount of sunlight it receives you’ll soon be ready for harvesting! This is when the real fun begins and you’ll finally get a step closer to enjoying the fruits of your labor!
About the Author: James Alexander is a cannabis enthusiast and veteran grower from Colorado. He shares his passion for growing over at his blog, GreenBudGuru.