How to Grow
SEEDS - WHY CHOOSE OUR GENETICS
We specialize in unique outdoor and greenhouse genetics that are acclimatized for southern Canada. Proven genetics that will finish under natural light in September, and produce indoor quality flower outdoors.
for the home grower
All our strains are easy to grow plants with great yield and bud density. Our seeds are ready to grow in your backyard or on your balcony. Our strains will finish in September so you can harvest before the cold and frost. We recommend starting seeds in April or May.
Seeds should be warm, moist and in the dark, with air exchanged regularly. A clean glass of distilled water and somewhere warm and dark (the cupboard above your fridge) is ideal.
This can take as little as 24 hours and up to 2 weeks. The seed will split, and a tiny root tip will emerge. Water should be replaced every couple days.
When the shell has cracked or the root tip has emerged, it's time to plant the seeds in your growing medium. At this stage a beer cup sized container with drain holes will suffice.
Plant the seed about 1/2" deep in growing medium. The root tip will grow down into the medium and push the seedling up through the surface. The seedling will need light and air as soon as it comes through the surface.
Careful in this stage not to over-water. The tiny stems cannot handle water around them at all times or they will rot and keel over. Let the surface of your grow medium dry before watering to avoid this.
Be sure to check your seeds daily and make sure there is enough water – if the seeds dry out during this process they will die.
Once your seedlings are healthy and strong, transplant to a larger pot, or straight into the ground and watch it grow.
Seedlings can handle moderately cooler temperatures and love greenhouses or cold frames. Seedlings like very light fertilizer and an all around 5-5-5 or other liquid fertilizer are sufficient. Once seedlings have grown a few sets of their own leaves they can be transplanted into bigger containers.
The bigger the container the bigger the seedlings will grow. Yields will vary dependent on container size and grow conditions. Liquid organic fertilizers for grow and bloom can be used to supplement growth if needed. Depending if you have regular or feminzed seeds it maybe necessary to pull males, unless of course you wish to create your own seeds. This article describes what to look for.
Organic soil mix and beneficial insect flowers:
Mix 1 part organic compost to 4 parts organic soil. Other inputs could include composted manure, worm castings or other organic soil amendments such as alfalfa meal. Mix thoroughly and add to a 2-10 gallon pot or mix directly into your garden bed.
Consider planting companion plants alongside your cannabis. Cover crops such as Alyssum or Clover can be added to the bed or pot by simply sprinkling seeds on top of the soil and stirring them into the soil. These flowers will attract beneficial insects to help control any pests. Also, they will help to control other weeds, and act as a bit of a soil mulch. They can easily be cut back should their growth become too robust.