Marijuana, most commonly known as “weed” or “marihuana” is any part or preparation of the cannabis plant which is used as a psychoactive drug. According to studies conducted by the United Nations marijuana is the most commonly used illicit substance in the world. Though it’s illegal to possess or consume in most of the countries across the world, Marijuana is widely grown and distributed across the world. Though we do not encourage unchecked use of marijuana, we do support medicinal usages and thus this article is solely for spreading awareness.
History of Marijuana cultivation
Earliest known use of Marijuana dates back to 3rd millennium B.C. In India, the country from where marijuana supposedly originated the substance is used in many religious practices which date back to the ancient times. Tribes across the world have been found using cannabis since ages. The cultivation of marijuana can be attributed to the fact that apart from being used for recreational purposes, the plant ahs loads of medicinal, religious and other uses. It was only in the early 20th century that marijuana became an illicit substance across the world.
Marijuana growth cycle
The whole marijuana growth cycle lasts a year and every New Year brings with a fresh crop. The germination of seeds begins in spring times as the moisture and warmth induce a fresh life into the seeds. The seeds absorb water swell and rupture along the sutures to sprout roots that move downwards. As nutrient absorption begins a stem is developed which sprouts embryonic leaves which begin the photosynthetic process thus making the plant self reliant within just seven to eight days. Next set of leaves then appears on the seedling with every new set increasing in number of leaf blades and size. This continues in a basic pattern until, depending on variety, they reach their maximum number, often nine or 11 within four to six weeks. Next stage in Marijuana growth cycle is its vegetative growth which usually continues till the fourth or fifth month. During this period Marijuana plants utilize all the energy produced in their leaves to grow in size and spread. The last stage which occurs near to winter season is the flowering stage. This is the preparation for the next stock of weed.
Marijuana growing kits
A number of sites online and vendors otherwise are advertising multiple types of marijuana growing its which assist you in growing marijuana at your own home conveniently. These kits include seeds, nutrients, growing units, tools and even lighting arrangements. Some kits also include chemicals which can help you grow marijuana richer in THC than normal varieties. In countries were growing marijuana isn’t illegal these kits can be found in local stores too.
Whether you are growing marijuana in your home or outside one of the most important things you should take into consideration is the photoperiod. Photoperiod means the amount of time the plant receives light in a day. Marijuana plants utilize this light to a great extent and also exhibit growth depending on this. As the days get shorter during winter days the plants start flowering and before that in the days of high photoperiod they show tremendous vegetative growth. This feature can be utilised for maximising your crop growth and crop quality. This is also the reason why marijuana growing kits which include lighting arrangements are such bestsellers.
Legality apart it should be understood that growing marijuana is one’s own choice but the reasons for the growth and use should be ethically weighed before begging the process.
ter during winter days the plants start flowering and before that in the days of high photoperiod they show tremendous vegetative growth. This feature can be utilised for maximising your crop growth and crop quality. This is also the reason why marijuana growing kits which include lighting arrangements are such