Well, it is the first weeks of July and time to get the clones out to the garden and start the big natural grow for this cannabis season. Growing pot in pots has a lot of advantages over growing marijuana in the actual garden. I grow cannabis in various size pots with great dirt and the best genetics from Tio Semillas.
The clones were all cut together from mother plants in May. You should remember when viewing the cannabis photos here that the only real difference is the time in larger grow pots and that is about it.
Cannabis clones are used to keep the genetics pure and make sure everything is the same age. However time of transplanting marijuana makes a huge difference.
To get the most of your marijuana plants I always suggest training them to branch. With at least 3 major branches the cannabis plant can grow yielding a minimum of three giant buds. Like tomato plants you should cut the lower and inside branches as they appear. Some like to think that natural is better, but it is not. The leaves cut off light and air to the plant and hide disease and make home for bugs, bad bugs.
Trimming the marijuana plant back, just like with tomatoes, allows the principal buds to grow larger and gives better yield on your harvest. Trimming cannabis plants back must include those huge shade leaves. While each leaf is a tribute to natures manufacturing potential some must be cut back to allow air and light to the main structure. The difference between a weed and a cultivated marijuana plant will give you a much better product and more of it.
As the season marches on the plants in the picture will probably go through one more transplant to larger pots or at least to add soil to the bottom allowing extra air, space for root growth and easier application of fertilizers.
Watch here at Cannabis Farmer to learn how the season goes and see these plants flourish.