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.
Within the flowering stage, there are three subphases:
Notes on marijuana growth phases
Once your seed has germinated, or sprouted, it’s ready to be placed in a growing medium, like soil. The tap root will drive down while the stem of the seedling will grow upward.
Seed germination length: 3-10 days
Generally speaking, it takes anywhere from 10-32 weeks, or about 3-8 months, to grow a weed plant from seed. It’ll be quicker if you start with a clone or an autoflower seed.
How to grow marijuana as quick as possible:
The time from seed to smokable harvest averages 3-3.5 months for me with a strain like Northern Lights, where I grow the plants for 3-4 weeks in the vegetative stage, growing with cheap, regular CFL lights in coco coir, and with that setup I can get a few easy ounces per plant.
Once your plant is harvested, there is a drying and curing process which takes about a minimum of two weeks before your buds are “ready” for use.
Strains from warm climates like Haze 1 tend to have long flowering periods before their buds are ready to harvest, adding weeks or months to the time needed. Long-flowering strains often produce higher yields than short-flowering strains because buds have more time to grow.
Important Milestones in the Marijuana Plant’s Life
Let’s start this explanation by distinguishing the different phases of plant development:
The time it takes for a seedling to germinate usually varies from one to five days, although it is not unusual for it to take 5 to 15 days for a seed to germinate. This depends on the water, humidity, oxygen supply and most importantly the ideal temperature, which should be between 21 and 24 °C at this stage.
Phase 1 – Germination
Once your weed is dried and cured you are ready to enjoy!
Autoflower strains begin to flower automatically. The plant does so when it is ready (usually after 4 weeks of growth). However, this is not true of photoperiod strains. In fact, these strains need light stress to flower. This happens in nature (and in an indoor grow) once they receive 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness per day.
This step is all about placing each cut bud in an airtight container. All you have to do is open the jar or container for a few minutes every day so that the little remaining moisture gradually evaporates.