This article is focused on the total growth time needed for Cannabis Ruderalis. It is very difficult to estimate the real number of days required for the growth of Cannabis. The growth of Cannabis subject to many phases and the duration of these phases may be adjusted according to needs. However some of the approximate projections related to the growth of Cannabis Ruderalis phase-wise are as follows.
Preparation before starting of growth
To get a hold on to the equipment might take 2 weeks. This time is given for the delivery of the purchased equipment and placing them in the growing area. The entire process might take even a day depending on the whole process. To get the seeds or the clones might take another 0 – 4 weeks. If you have the quick access to the seeds it might take less time, however; with seeds ordered from seed banks it usually takes 2 – 4 weeks.
The time required for growth from seeding to harvesting
The process of germinating marijuana seeds can take 1 – 5 days. Seedlings sometime sprout in time little less than 1 day or even it might take a little longer. However, the vegetative phase may range between 2 weeks – 2 months. This is dependent on breeders as to how long he wants the vegetative phase to last before the flowering phase sets in. People usually recommend around 3 weeks of vegetative phase with a supply of light for at least 18 hrs per day.
The time required for the flowering phase
The time required in the flowering phase may lie between 6 weeks – 4 months. However, the time required might depend a lot on types of strain. They tend to stretch from flowers before starting to flatten. However for short periods of flowering phase it might be 6 – 8 weeks, for middle periods of flowering between 8 – 12 weeks and longer periods it could be 12 – 14+ weeks.
The post-harvest phase essentially comprises drying and curing. Normally, drying time for Cannabis might bet 3 – 10 days. However, plants need to dry thoroughly before the drying phase gets over.
The curing phase may last from 2 weeks – 1 month. This period is given to get rid of the harsh smell of plants.
Therefore the average time required could be between 3 – 4 months for the total growth process of Cannabis Ruderalis.