why is sunlight important?
Photosynthesis is the natural process of a plant turning sunlight into energy for optimal growing. Your outdoor cannabis plants will rely on sunlight, which will provide the best possible spectrum of light for your plants.
Cannabis plants will need plenty of sunlight if they are to grow healthily. Stems and leaves are produced from a large amount of sunlight, which then means the plant is able to take in even more light. This is turned into energy for producing quality growth and flowers.
The more sunlight your plant receives, the more it will grow and the higher the yield during harvest. For your plants to start flowering however, you will need at least 12 hours of darkness each day. The combination of light/dark will work together, and your plant will start producing flowers before the cooler weather arrives.
how much sunlight does your plant need?
Plants will need around 6 hours of light each day (plus another 5 hours of indirect light). The best way to achieve this, is to find the sunniest place possible, where your plants will receive the most amount of sunlight, preferably during midday when the light is at its best quality.
Once the shorter days kick in and your plant receives 12 hours of compete darkness, it will signal to the plant to start flowering.
where to put cannabis plants outdoors?
A location where your plant receives the morning and afternoon sun, as well and during the day is ideal. The more sun your cannabis plant gets, the better it will do, so find a spot where it is not overlooked by other tall plants or anything else that will create shade.
You will not want your plant in a spot with excessive or incredibly strong winds, but you do want a bit of a breeze, particularly for plants grown in warmer climates. A north facing garden is best if growing in Australia (the opposite for the northern hemisphere).
Auto flowers do not require increased hours of darkness in order for them to flower. They will flower automatically after around 8 to 12 weeks, depending on each strain. You will still need to place them in a position that gives them the best light, as this will still reflect on the quality of the yield.
when to plant seeds
Planting seeds in spring should mean your plant will start flowering in late summer/autumn. In Australia, the grow schedule for outdoors is from around Autumn to April (this could vary from place to place).
The sun will do the hard work and you will not have to rely on light schedules to induce flowering, as you do with indoors grows. However, you still must ensure that the period of darkness each day, is completely dark. Even light from the street or a window can disrupt plant growth.
Ak-47 was orginally created by the Netherland’s Serious Seeds in 1992 and has won 16 awards including the High Times Cannabis Cup. People love this strain around the world for its high THC content, strong flavour and high energy effects.
Amnesia Haze Feminized
10% Indica – 90% Sativa | THC 21-25% | This is THE legit Dutch classic Sativa dominent powerhouse that is the proud winner of multiple Cannabis cups. This uplifter has a lemony, incense and cederwood flavour. Amnesia has a slightly longer growth phase overall, but this translates into massive yields and is well worth your attention for a truly supreme quality end product that is sure to please those aiming for a happy and uplifting high.
70% Indica – 30% Sativa | THC 21-27% | This strain is an absoluate corker! One of the nicests strains going around in our opinion and very under rated. Super strong, Very crystally large(ish) buds with very big yields. It’s fairly straight forward to grow and super strong.
Gorilla Glue Feminized
50% Indica – 50% Sativa | THC 20-26% | One of the strongest cannabis strains available this one is recommended for the serious marijuana consumer! This popular strain has also won several cannabis awards like the Michigan and Los Angeles Cannabis Cups in 2014, and the High Times Jamaican World Cup.
20% Indica – 80% Sativa | THC 16-20%
The Vancouver, Canada staple…. This 80% Sativa strain has a sweet and fruity aroma similar to the smell of ripe grapefruit It’s an 80’s old secret mix of Cinderalla 99 with a mystical grapefruit flavoured Sativa.
With the smell of pineapple and grapefuit this has an uplifting & stimulating high good for focus, creativity and pleasure.
Northern Lights Feminized Seeds
90% Indica – 100% Sativa | THC 16-18% | Northern Lights is definately among the most popular strains worldwide for it’s stable phenotypes, fast flowering and easy to grow persona that works well indoors and outdoors. This strain is remarkably resiliant and well worth your attention as a beginner grower.
OG Kush Feminized
75% Indica – 25% Sativa | THC 18-23% | The classic californian OG Kush is referred all over the world. This strain loves hot temperature and is the proud parent of many popular strains such as girl scout cookies. OG Kush has very high THC levels and is well known for it’s full body high and spicey aroma.
Sour Diesel Feminized
40% Indica – 60% Sativa | THC 19-24% | Sour Diesel is a very strong well balanced sativa dominated straing with a unique diesel fuel odour when smoked. Around for over 2 decades, it’s a cross of Chemdawg and Super Skunk so it has an intense flavour and aroma with notes of exotic wood, lemon, spices and of course diesel fuel when smoked.