Like other crops and plants, Cannabis Ruderalis can also be grown both indoors and outdoors. Some of the essential conditions have to be satisfied for the proper growth of Cannabis marijuana and to make sure that, the plants have a healthy habitat. It is advisable to follow some of the basic requirements in terms of light, air, plant food etc. to ensure growth of healthy group of plants. However, it has to be kept in mind, that, the marijuana is worth growing for medical purposes rather than growing it for the purpose of using as recreational drug. Some of the tips of growing marijuana indoors are as follows .
People who are interested to grow marijuana indoors should ensure that the plants have sufficient supply of light. Lights belonging to the red or blue spectrum serve the purpose of marijuana growing but it is better to have light in fluorescent form ranging in power from 250 – 800 watts. It is better to place the lights 40 – 60 cms away from the plant. It is also advisable to maintain a temperature of 20 – 25 degree C for ideal growth of marijuana. The plants could be placed at around 1 cm above soil. The soil is better if it has a fluffy and loose nature. For indoor growth supply of air could be in the form of breeze provided by a fan. Please make sure that you supply adequate water to the plants but do not overwater them.
Outdoor growing of marijuana also has the same requirements. It is advisable to plant them on pots so that they could be moved easily and exposed to sunlight for at least 4 – 6 hrs a day. Sunlight is an essential requirement for outdoor growth of marijuana. Plenty of fresh air along with water has to be supplied to the plants. The soil is better if it is fluffy and loose as the perlite helps the plant’s growth. Preventive measures have to be made so that the plants will not be attacked by pests or insects especially in the first 4 – 5 weeks. They have to be allowed to grow in a vegetative phase till the flowering phase sets in. Once the flowering phase starts, protect the plants from moulds. Last but not the least, separate the male plants from the female ones to avoid pollination which will stop females from producing buds.