Some of the most frequently asked questions about cannabis seeds and growing marijuana answered.
Q: Do all weed seeds sprout ?
A: With most common types of cannabis a minimum of 75% of the seeds sprout. The better brands as promoted on this website have 90%+ success rate. In other words, if you buy a packet of ten seeds then you should expect a least nine to be good (although usually all are viable seeds).
Q: How should one store weed seeds ?
A: Weed seeds should be kept dry, cool and in a dark place like the refrigerator.
Q: For how long do weed seeds stay good ?
A: Three years is the general rule of thumb. After that the chance of germinating starts to decrease. Having said that, cannabis seeds found buried with Egyptian Pharaohs thousands of years ago still sprouted!
Q: When can I grow weed outdoors ?
A: In the UK & Ireland, North Western Europe and British Columbia weed can be started early April to early June – sometime in May being preferred. In North Eastern Europe and Canada the third week of May (after frost have lifted) is preferred.
Q: When can I place my sprouts in the sun or under lamps ?
A: If the sprouts have two or more leaves, they are strong enough to enjoy direct sunlight or the light of lamps.
Q: When does the weed plant start to flower ?
A: The weed plant starts to flower when the days get shorter and the nights get longer (after June 21 in the Northern Hemisphere). When you grow weed plants indoors 12 hours cycles of light and darkness will induce flowering.
Q: When should I start harvesting ?
A: When the female cannabis plant are mature – which can be observed by the colours of the flower hairs. When 75 % of the hairs have changed from white to orange the plant should be harvested.
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Great for late planting. Best harvest after 8 to 9 weeks.
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