Marijuana Growing Guide for Beginners – Part 2
Indoor and outdoor marijuana varieties
To make it easier for you we are going to name several strains for indoor cultivation, which are quite easy to grow and need practically no care. For outdoor cultivation we will do the same, we will name several strains of easy cultivation and great resistance to adversity.
5 marijuana seeds for indoor cultivation
Sensi Seeds’ Skunk #1: one of the most cultivated, stable and hardy classics on the market.
S.A.D. by Sweet Seeds: a tasty, powerful and beautiful variety
Tutankhamun from Pyramid seeds: a very powerful, tasty variety that can withstand all types of pruning.
Kritical Bilbo by Genehtik: a fast, very productive, resistant and very tasty variety.
Nebula of Paradise Seeds: very cerebral variety, with typical flavor of sativa.
5 outdoor marijuana seeds – best outdoor marijuana seeds.
Sweet Seeds’ Jack 47: a productive, powerful, resistant and coveted variety.
Power Plant by Dutch Passion: very productive, great adaptability and great vigour.
OG Kush by Humboldt Seeds: a highly resistant, productive and legendary plant.
Super Silver Haze from Green House Seeds: ultra productive and very powerful variety.
LSD of Barney’s Farm: it is a strain of great resistance, aroma and production.
What substrate should you use?
The substrate should always be of the best possible quality, so try to avoid the use of mixtures of dubious origin or avoid buying in places where they are not specialized in this type of culture. This has to be in accordance with the climatic conditions of the area, because if you live in a place where rains are quite common, you should not grow with a substrate that retains too much humidity. For this reason it is important to study the area and see what it asks for. If you are going to grow indoors the options when choosing the type of substrate are extended, the only thing you should take into account is that it should be of good quality, the rest is a matter of taste.
Remember that if you are going to grow directly in a pot the most recommended is to use quality substrate, without mixing with clay soil. However, if you are growing in direct soil, to avoid making too large an investment in substrate, the best thing to do is to mix the substrate and soil from the same area at 50%. In later years, we can add 50% more quality substrate, this way the medium is improved and reconditioned for cultivation.
In this aspect it is necessary to take into account that the frequency and quantity of the irrigations will also depend on the area where it is cultivated. In rainy areas you will have to water much more carefully and be aware that the substrate more or less dries out in conditions. In temperate zones watering can be applied in a more relaxed way, you just have to make sure that the substrate has lost more than 60% humidity.
In dry areas it is just the opposite that in rainy areas, you will have to be careful that the substrate does not get too dry, because it is also counterproductive, if necessary you should water as many times as necessary as long as the substrate has lost more than 70% of humidity.
If you live in an area where rainfall is quite common and the soil is often too wet or waterlogged, you need to work with a substrate rich in coconut fibre and perlite. These components help to oxygenate the mixture and maintain ideal conditions for the roots. You can also fill the bottom of the hole or the base of the pot with clean stones or arlita, these help to keep the base of the roots less waterlogged.
In this type of climate, practically any type of substrate can be selected as long as it is of good quality. In this case you only have to take into account the characteristics of the substrate itself and water progressively.
In this type of climate it is necessary to use substrates enriched with materials that help retain moisture in the environment, such as vermiculite, worm humus and different types of polymers.
The time has come to germinate
Germination is a step prior to the actual start of cultivation, as everything else is just preparation. This moment is vital, so it is very important that the germination of the seed passes in an optimal way.