The growth of the plant will begin to slow down here as well, eventually stopping altogether as the plant’s energy will be focused entirely on the buds.
The first leaves should be developing at this point, which the plant uses to photosynthesize light into nutrients.
The final stage of flowering will have begun at this point for most plants, and the length of time can be variable. Buds will begin to grow very quickly now, seemingly overnight turning into dense flowers all over the plant.
15-16 week-old plant
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Sexing can technically wait until the flowering stage, but cautious growers should remove them now.
This is assuming the grower is using a germination technique that doesn’t involve direct planting, otherwise, they simply need to wait for the plant to sprout to begin the seedling phase.
This is the final stage of cannabis growth. All the previous work keeping the plant healthy and structurally sound pays dividends here as the plants begin to produce their buds. All males need to be removed at this point, otherwise, fertilization will occur and the females will lose a fair amount of yield and quality.
Marijuana sales soared in 2020, from $10 billion the year before to nearly $18 billion. Experts say the pandemic played a major role. "I think people turned to cannabis to help relieve stress," says author of Weed the People Bruce Barcott.
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