The art of growing Hybrid Marijuana Plants, either indoors or outdoors, has been widely practiced for a long time. It could have started since the ancient times, where the ancient civilizations plant their Cannabis Seeds for Industrial and medicinal purposes.
However, as the times develop and the power of Marijuana has been deeply emphasized, the growers and users are aiming to grow high potency Marijuana. With this goal, the growers added some important things in growing these powerful strains.
The Hybrid Nature
The Hybrid Strains are the results of experimentation of the cross-breeding programs during the 80s. They are the fruit of the scientific studies, researches and laboratory experiments of the growers. They are the offspring of mixed Indica, Sativa, and Ruderalis Genetics.
The first possible Hybrid Strains emerged in the Netherlands, where the heart of International Marijuana Stores beat. It has been known that decades ago, the first Hybrid Strains rose to popularity because of the tireless works the growers and scientists have done before.
For the record, the hybrid Cannabis Strains are the most abundant strains, the world has ever seen since the art of Marijuana consumption begun.
Basically, there are three types of Hybrids dominating the Global Market today:
- Indica- Sativa
The two different strains are intendedly combined to produce a strain with balanced THC and CBD content that may help users who work with flexible schedules or those patients who suffer multiple illnesses that cannot be simply healed by a pure breed.
In some cases, the THC content of a mixed plant is greater than its CBD, leading to the plant’s characteristics be like the Sativa strains in height, leaves, buds, and flowers but the smell is like that of an Indica strain.
The same applies to the plants containing greater CBD content than the THC volume.
- Sativa- Ruderalis or Indica-Ruderalis
These plants are carefully mixed with Cannabis Ruderalis to produce Autoflowering strains. These are the most efficient and most preferred in terms of frequency of harvesting, cost, time and space. However, the THC or CBD chemicals they contain are not as great and large as the not autoflowering Marijuana plants can produce.
This type of cross-breeding has been unexpectedly changed the course of time when it comes to cultivation of the plants because of its fast and shorter timeframe, compared with the other available strains.
These plants are the most modernized ones. In relation to the tireless works of Cannabis Advocates and never-ending demand of the Marijuana consumers to the new strains, the scientists and grower continue to create more and more strains that may cater the needs of the people today.
The result? A hybrid one cross-bred with another hybrid strain. They offer some of the most unexpected THC to CBD rates, even in terms of physical appearance, aromatic composition, the flavors and the unprecedented effects to the veterans and new ones.
Things to Consider for Planting
- Your Source of Light
Consider it this way. A premature baby needs an incubator to be developed and grow stronger for the next several weeks.
The same situation applies to your baby plants. They need light and warmth at the same time, especially at night, when the sun hides. The maturity process of your strains will depend on the luminous intensity you will shine upon your babies.
During the photosynthesis, your strains produce their own food needed for their growth and development. The lower THC Content could be due to the poor photosynthesis and photoperiod that your strain has experienced during the vegetation cycle.
- The Air to breathe
Your babies need air to breathe in and out. The air they will breathe is a catalyst for their growth and development, just like we use the air for fueling our overall physiological operations, considering that we need oxygen to move, think, eat and live.
With this, you have to create an effective ventilation system for them. The Carbon Dioxide that they absorb will react upon photosynthesis and turns to sucrose, the sugar primarily converted into energy.
If you have preferred to plant indoors, the failure to give the quality fresh air can make your poor plants being suffocated in the room and wither in no time.
Sudden change in weather conditions is inevitable and cannot be avoided. It happens from time to time, that is why you are recommended to plant a strain that can fight the extreme cases of temperature drift in your area. You cannot simply plant a hybrid out of nowhere, without consulting any experienced users on what strains can survive a hot summer or a winter climate.
Failure to check this can lead to the immediate death of your plants.
- Steady Water Supply
Whether you will place your strains on the soil or expose it inside your hydroponic nets, your water supply matters. Water is life, as they acclaim, and water keeps your plants growing, evolving and enriching.
Abundance or simply sufficiency in water supply assures your plant of a step closer to successful growth and reproduction. The water acts as a vehicle that transports the nutrients from the soil to the innermost parts of it. Apart from transporting, water helps the plant to stand firmly from the surface while keeping its systems well-hydrated.
If done in a nursery, you can add a hydroponic pump to make the water quality maintained to make it more efficient, together with its dissolved nutrients. When the cultivation was done outside, you have to place a stable source of water near to the actual plantation site of your seeds. Not only that, your water supply must be free from external infections which may harness diseases to your new plants.
You are required to make your water and soil filled with nutrition so that your plants can easily acquire the needed ‘vitamins’ that they have to consume during their vegetation and flowering times. Water alone may not help your plants to grow well, that’s why water-soluble nutrients are greatly needed.
There are thirteen nutrients required to create effective plant growth. Six of these are greatly absorbed in huge amounts.
Nitrogen helps the plant to develop strong leaves. Phosphorus helps the roots and flower to grow. Potassium assists in retaining effective water absorption and strengthens the body frame of your plant.
Magnesium is responsible for making your Marijuana plants develop its color. Sulfur contributes to making your plant defended and strong from diseases and molds. Lastly, Calcium helps to create strong cell walls within your Marijuana plants.
- Power supply
Last but not least, you have to create another series of electrical circuits for your light and ventilation (if needed). Your artificial sunlight and air for indoor planting, will definitely not work without a sufficient amount of electricity.
In ancient times, farmers and users purely depend on sunlight to nourish their Marijuana Strains throughout a given period. As the field of Science continues to progress and impress the world, people started to use electricity and even used it to revolutionize the way of farming and gardening in different ways.
For Indoor gardening, the electric currents provide effective lighting for the photosynthesis of your plants. The process of photosynthesis will not trigger if the plant lives in a dark room and may cause its untimely death. Depending on your chosen lights, your power supply will have its significant increase in time which translates to a higher household power bill.
After all, you should have anticipated that when you are growing plants inside your house, your electric bill surges up because of the electric-dependent materials applied with this type of gardening.
Give your Hybrids a VIP treatment!
If you demand high, you must give high. This must retain as your policy in growing your Marijuana Strains to make them produce high THC content on the time of harvesting.
Your plant needs a five-star treatment because creating a THC volume, even in low amounts, is hard and struggling to do. Tremendous energy and processes are obviously needed just to produce that chemical. Apart from it, your plant can almost lose its stability in the process because of the chemical reactions it endures during its vegetation cycle and upon changing to the flowering cycles.
So before seeking better Hybrid strains, check on your performance if you are giving your best in taking good care of your plant. The commitment needed here is tough, but the best fruits in a farm came from the harshest production done in town.
At the end of the day, all of your sacrifices will be worth struggling for, as you are about to witness the growth of these wonderful plants by the help of your perseverant, tireless, determined, and dedicated hands. Nobody must bag the honor of excellence in doing this thing aside from you.
Now that we have given you some tips to grow a good hybrid, it’s your turn to prove to the rest of this world how good you are in building a new life from scratch. Try and try until you succeed!