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Vegetative Stage

Growing cannabis in the vegetative stage is an important part of the overall cultivation process. During this stage, the plant focuses on developing a strong root system, stems, and leaves before transitioning to the flowering stage where it produces buds. Here's a breakdown of key aspects and considerations when growing cannabis in the vegetative stage:

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Provide your plants with a consistent light cycle of 18-24
hours of light per day. This can be achieved using grow lights
such as high-intensity discharge (HID) or LED, or fluorescent

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Cannabis plants in the vegetative stage require
regular watering. Ensure the soil or growing medium remains
consistently moist but not overly saturated. In soil,
overwatering can lead to root rot, so it's essential to provide
adequate drainage.

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Temperature and Humidity

Maintain a temperature range
between 20-28°C (68-82°F) during the vegetative stage. The humidity levels should be kept around 60-70%. To prevent mold and mildew growth, proper airflow and ventilation are crucial. It is important to maintain favorable temperature and
humidity levels during the vegetative stage.

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Pruning and Training

Pruning and training techniques can be employed during the vegetative stage to shape and direct the plant's growth. Topping, pruning, and low-stress training (LST) methods like bending or tying down branches can promote bushier growth and increase light penetration, leading to more productive plants.

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Provide your cannabis plants with balanced nutrients to support healthy growth. Nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) are the primary macronutrients needed during the vegetative stage. Additionally, secondary nutrients (calcium, magnesium, sulfur) and micronutrients (iron, zinc, copper, etc.) should be included. You can use pre-formulated nutrient solutions or mix your own using organic or synthetic fertilizers.

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If you started your cannabis plants in smaller containers or seedling trays, they may require transplantation
to larger pots or hydroponic system during the vegetative stage. This allows the roots to expand and provides more space for growth. Choose a well-draining growing medium suitable for cannabis cultivation if in soil..

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Pest and Disease Management

Keep a close eye on your
plants for any signs of pests or diseases. Common cannabis
pests include spider mites, aphids, and fungus gnats. Implement preventive measures such as maintaining cleanliness, proper air circulation, and using organic or safe
pest control methods if needed.

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The duration of the vegetative stage depends on the desired size of your plants and the strain you're growing. It typically lasts for 2-8 weeks but can be extended if you prefer larger plants. Monitor the height and overall growth to determine when it's time to switch to the flowering stage.

Remember to check local regulations and laws regarding cannabis cultivation,

as it may vary depending on your jurisdiction.

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