The Different Stages of Cannabis Growth: From Seed to Harvest

cannabis news, growing cannabis

logo dark

Cannabis is a plant that can be grown in many different ways. The cannabis plant goes through three major stages: vegetative growth, flowering, and harvest. In addition, there are some minor stages and milestones in the growing cycle to be aware of. Read on to learn more about all the different stages of cannabis growth from Neptune Seed Bank.

Vegetative Growth: The vegetative stage is when the cannabis plant is growing leaves and stems.

Flowering: The flowering stage is when the cannabis plant begins to produce flowers.

Harvest: The harvest stage is when you will finally get to enjoy your cannabis!

Your Cannabis Growth Timeline

  • Germinating: 1-7 days
  • Seedling: 2-3 weeks
  • Vegetative: 2-8 weeks
  • Pre-Flowering: 1-2 weeks
  • Flowering: 6-8 weeks
  • Harvesting

Each stage has its own unique set of characteristics that you will need to be aware of in order to successfully grow cannabis. Most of the strains listed in our shop provide information on Flowering Time so you can see the expected timeline for the particular strain you are growing.

Germination

The first stage of cannabis growth is germination. This is when the cannabis seeds are first placed in water or another medium and begin to sprout. Cannabis seeds can take anywhere from one to seven days to germinate. Once the cannabis seeds have germinated, you will need to transfer them to soil or another growing medium.

Seedling

The second stage of cannabis growth is the seedling stage. This is when the cannabis plant first starts to grow leaves and stems. The seedling stage typically lasts two to three weeks. The leaves should be a deep green color, and the stems should be firm.

Vegetative

The third stage of cannabis growth is the vegetative stage. This is when the cannabis plant continues to grow leaves and stems. The vegetative stage is the longest stage of cannabis growth and can last anywhere from two to eight weeks.

Pre-Flowering

The fourth stage of cannabis growth is pre-flowering. This is when the cannabis plant begins to produce flowers. This typically occurs four to six weeks after planting. During this time, you will need to reduce watering and increase air circulation around the plant. The flowers should be a white or light green color.

Flowering

The fifth stage of cannabis growth is flowering. This is when the cannabis plant produces flowers. The flowering stage typically lasts six to eight weeks.

Harvesting

The sixth and final stage of cannabis growth is harvesting. This is when you will finally get to enjoy your cannabis! The harvesting stage typically occurs six to eight weeks after flowering. During this time, you will need to dry and cure your cannabis. This will help to improve the taste, smell, and potency of your cannabis. After curing, your cannabis is ready to be enjoyed!

Start Your Cannabis Growing Journey Now!

From seed to harvest, get the best cannabis growth path with the products available from Neptune Seed Bank. Learn more about our online shop and visit our store today!

DISCLAIMER: This website does not provide medical advice.

The information contained on this website is for information purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have.

WAAVE Compliance