A Guide to Cannabis Cultivation
To understand the basics of cannabis, we have to dissect the origin of the plant and how it produces cannabinoids and seeds. Cannabis is considered to be a dioecious plant– which means it can be divided into male and female plants. The female plant produces cannabinoids while male plants produce the pollen which is needed for the female plant to produce seeds.
Both the male and female plants produce trichomes which provide therapeutic and psychoactive properties. The glandular appendages hold the cannabinoids and terpenes and then you as the consumer can determine how you will pick a strain post cultivation.
The three species consist of C. sativa, C.ruderalis, and C.indica and their differences are essential to understanding the cultivation cycle. Each has their own cycles that exist within three main stages: germination, vegetation, and flowering. Their growth cycles depend on the amount of light and duration of sunlight, which could take place over 10 to 26 months.
When cultivating cannabis, it works well to both grow it outdoors, a greenhouse, as well as inside. It is known to be an experience that requires a lot of trial and error due to keeping the plant healthy from seed to harvesting. Some issues that can arise are if you cultivate too early, there may be issues of overexposure to light, oxygen, or heat that may break off the plant if the conditions are too extreme.
At Organ Mountain, we take great pride in our cultivation process. Over a series of trial and error, we have perfected our strains and produced a variety of great cannabis products. To learn more about Organ Mountain’s cannabis products visit our dispensary location today!