Preparing Outdoor Cannabis Seeds For Planting
When it comes to plants and their place in this world, one thing is true: they need us as much as we need them. This is simply because there is no one single weed that exists all by its lonesome and rarely will it be exempt from the rule of nature—even exceptionally good ones like marijuana. If you want to honestly plant some cannabis seeds and get into the market place on a small-scale or large-scale level, then it is time to get to know some outdoor cannabis seeds like the palm of your farming hands. This article will give you some info on what factors affect cannabis seed growth, why strains differ in terms of planting responses and how-to startup production under hot climates (we give you some choices). Scroll down and read along and let us get started.
A Caveat Reminder On Cannabis Seed Types
If you want to plant cannabis seeds in general, it can be a very long process. If you want to plant cannabis seeds outdoors, then some annoyances often come with the package. And these things that people label as ‘trivial’ can often make or break the product that you want to help grow.
But, first and most important, know the type of seed that you wish to plant. Whether or not this has crossed your mind before, it is of paramount recommendation that you choose between two types of cannabis seeds known in production:
- The seeds that belong to the category of ‘male’ are responsible for delivering certain compounds like pollen but more importantly, they are responsible for producing more and more seeds by a huge margin. If you want to secure the quantity of seed production, it is best you focus on these types of seeds.
- The seeds that belong to the category of ‘female’ are responsible not for voluminous seed production, but on the blossoming of the compound cannabinoid which is more important if you to produce the psychedelic drug-like effects that turn often turn otherwise responsible adults into loose and free spirits. If you want to secure the quality of seed production, then best to focus on these seed types.
If you are not considerate between these two types, it would probably be best to not pursue this path as it can be a costly pursuit later down the road.
Factors That Affect Outdoor Cannabis Seed Production
If we move past seed types and move on towards seed production, these often strenuous, vigorous and somewhat annoying aspects of production need to be met:
1. The Stage of Vegetation – a stage where the plant is stored underneath and is in the process of gathering nutrients in order to grow
2. The Stage of Flowering – a stage where the plant has taken enough nutrition and information in order for it to produce a process of budding.
And, superficial as it may sound, it is not easy. To point out the case, there are factors that come along with these two states that you will need to look out for:
1. Temperature – Cannabis seeds (along with most plants) are quite sensitive and fickle to temperature and moisture, in particular. It prefers a rather dry and cool environmental field. It is then a factor to monitor the overall humidity of where you place these seeds.
2. Lighting Effects – Cannabis seeds are also prone to sensitivity in the light. Having too much light exposure placed on the plant acts as a stressor and thus, robs them of nutrition that will stunt their development. It is then a factor to monitor the overall rate of the lighting of the place where you plant the seeds.
3. Insects – Ignoring reptiles, rodents, and mammals, the species of insects have probably burrowed their way to plant consumption long before humans have done it. The likelihood of your cannabis seeds surviving is nil if you let these insects have their way with them.
If you are in the business of planting female cannabis seeds, ignoring any of these factors is not only difficult but tiresome considering that even under “good” circumstances, the chances of the female seed blooming up a flower can be hampered—reduced to a washed up weed.
Different Cannabis Strains, Different Cannabis Growth Under Heat Conditions
Moving on, we take into consideration that any outdoor operation will have a problem controlling the amount of sunlight that is produced at any day—this is quite the given.
But, more than light exposure, as pointed out earlier, you have to deal with the overall temperature also.
This is troublesome to say that least because light and humidity all play a circulating factor and difficult to measure if you do not have the proper experience or technological products that can measure the climate change of the environment.
In cases like a small-scale operation, rely on the strain of seeds. The “strain” of seeds are mostly the ones that have to grow and “stress” themselves during the developmental process, all to the state of budding out roots and flowers.
This is where information is a need because not all strains are made to be equal, it seems.
In terms of strains, you have three common strains that will influence what type of plant seeds you will want to try out when you do the operation or procedure outdoors:
These are often labeled as stubby but produce a high yield. On this note, those who have experienced enough time in growing usually favor this strain because its high percentage of yield is favorable for indoor planting operations. Growth Period Duration: About a minimum of 8 weeks and a maximum of 12 weeks.
These often-labeled lanky cannabis strains stem from the areas where there is little variance between night and day. By this process, this has prompted this strain to develop growth within a relatively short but somewhat consistent period. And this strain’s merits can be seen greatly in vegetation and flowering—an outdoors overperforming, if anything. Growth Period Duration: About a maximum of 16 weeks to 6 months.
A child, so to speak, of both indica and Sativa strains, these cross cultivated samples share trains from one parent to another with varying degrees of influence. This can come to benefit either a state of vegetation or a state of flowering, depending on factors. Growth Period Duration: About a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 10 weeks.
Choosing between variations of the two primary strains can often be a toss up depending on who is doing the planting, farming, and harvesting.
But, for now, it seems, the Sativa strain is the one that can tolerate the most amount of “heat” that outdoor planting can come with due to its particular evolution of the lands and environment climate it came.
Certain Strains You May Want Find For Outdoor Cannabis Seed Yields
Do not forget to remind yourself that much like car batteries or boat batteries, of sorts, strains of cannabis are often coming from primary or older strain types like indica or sativa.
Even if it is not the precise case, one of the strange things regarding cannabis seeds is that they are mostly alike in appearance even if they do not share the same strains of development from their original environmental climates.
With that said, here are some strains of cannabis seeds that you may consider at the top of your list the next time you head out into the fields to gather and plant. An added note to this is that these strains have strange correlative names due to the nature of the effects it provides to the users. Again, any strain that comes from Sativa and indica or a hybrid of sorts will do—these are for experimentation and for novelty.
1. Jamaica Lion – a combination that provides a balanced ratio between the pain relief and relaxing effects of Sativa and indica—an appreciated dosage of anti-inflammation
2. Quaze Haze – available in seeds and taken to be “spicy” upon use with smoking—gives off uplifting, heavy sensation in the cerebral area
3. Red Panama – a Sativa strain that alters the mind like wildfire in the forest—fast and spreads out
4. Lasqueti Haze – a really rare strain that is described to be “intimidating, pungent and strong” that borders on the herbal variety—giving intense and invigorating energy
5. Black Beauty – a recognizable strain that provides pain relief—without leaving you exhausted
6. Varin of Doug – a light pain-reliever that affects even panic attacks—without leaving you exhausted
7. Hindu Kush – an indica strain that eases the body like a mountain in the snow—slow and condenses in
8. Line and Pine – a strain made from a rare limonene and pinene combination and provides a flavorful association—light on the assault
9. Malawi Gold – a strong Sativa strain that offers a powerful relieving effect that shoots you to the moon—then straight to the sun.
10. Magic Jordan – a strong indica strain that offers powerful relaxation effects that calms you in the land—and at sea.
The Bread of Lamb – a favorite of many artists and touted to produce feelings of introspection and overall creativity—the stuff of legends.
Once you secure the above premises and layout the foundation, you get your feet wet and try and experiment on what works for you when it comes to preparing outdoor cannabis seed for production.