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The plants also wilt when they’re thirsty and perk up after being watered.

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This time-lapse video spans 5 days, a frame was taken every 6 minutes. 24fps .

Although this plant recovers, you can see how badly the burns stunted its growth, and you’ll notice that the regrowth that follows is a bit odd as the plant “ditches” the burnt parts and then gets back into the swing of things.

All plants do that. It partly has to do with their Circadian rhythms. Plants must put energy into keeping cell walls rigid to hold up the leaves. Kinda like using their “muscles”. With plants like cannabis, the leaves tend to “rest” at night and “perk up” when they “think” the sun is going to come out.

Young plant burned by Pyrethrum while lights are on & recovery.

After the plant is topped, notice that not just the top two, but all the growth tips on the plant begin growing out (the plant is becoming more bushy). This is due to a hormonal response that happens in the plant when the main cola is damaged.

The cotyledon leaves unfurl and start gaining height above the soil. You can see the first “true” (wrinkled) set of marijuana leaves nestled in between the cotyledons at first, and as time goes on these spread out to catch as much light as possible.

You just saw these plants fill up the ScrOG net in the last video. Now watch as the colas from these scrogged plants fatten up throughout the flowering stage until harvest time.

This one is a little bit hard to watch as this Purple Haze seedling is hit by a strong insecticide (Doktor Doom) around 0:31 to combat spider mites.

Once the screen has been “filled out” with vegetative growth, the grower will switch to the flowering stage. The ScrOG technique is used to get better yields out of your indoor grow lights, which are most effective when plants are kept as close to the lights as possible. The ScrOG technique makes it so that when buds start forming, the lights shine directly on the buds and fatten them.

Marijuana seeds first sprout two smooth “baby” leaves known as cotyledon leaves. These leaves were already formed in the shell. When the seed is put in warm wet conditions, the seeds “wake up” and the seed splits open. The white tip that first emerges becomes a root and grows downward.

Watch as the two new main colas at the top get wider and taller, while their connection to the base of the trunk is strengthened and thickened to support their growth.

This time-lapse video spans 7 days.

Watch as these young plants are trained to fill up a ScrOG net. ScrOG stands for “Screen Of Green” and refers to using a “screen” (usually made of string) to force plants to grow into a flat canopy.

The insecticide is sprayed while the lights are on, and unfortunately this combination of insecticide + light burns the young plant. You can see the plant struggles to recover for nearly the rest of the video.

New Life – The birth of a marijuana plant from seed.

In this video, a young marijuana plant is topped and you can watch as the two growth tips from the top node (quick picture cheat sheet explaining nodes & growth tips) turn into the two new main colas.

This time-lapse video spans 2 weeks, a frame was taken every 6 minutes. 30 fps.

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Seedling & Vegetative Stage.

Watch two seeds sprout and grow their first two sets of leaves. The plant on the left is Super Lemon Haze and the one on the right is strain Tijuana.

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Recovery of Topped Marijuana Plant & Formation of 2 New Colas.

Here’s a timelapse showing a plant putting its leaves up and down in response to the light.

The above time-lapse video spans 40 days of growth. A frame was taken every 6 minutes. 50fps .

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You may notice the young seedlings making slow circular movements. As far as we know, all plants do this while they grow and this movement is known as nutation, circumnutation, or nutational movement .

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Why do marijuana plants seem to “breathe” in time-lapse photography? Why do the leaves begin to droop down and then suddenly spring back up?

While we don’t fully understand the mechanism behind this movement, some scientists speculate that it was developed as a way for the plant to “explore” and find the best direction to grow, since even though plants are rooted, the difference of even a couple of inches can make a huge difference in the survival of the plants.

The final stage of flowering will have begun at this point for most plants, and the length of time can be variable. Buds will begin to grow very quickly now, seemingly overnight turning into dense flowers all over the plant.

The seed should be hard, dry and darker brown to grey before being used. Younger seeds won’t “pop” as readily. It can take up to a week to 10 days for the plant to finally emerge from its seed, but once it finally does it is ready to be transferred into a more permanent location.

This is the transition phase. It technically isn’t flowering at this point, but the plant will begin preparing for bud growth. The biggest growth occurs in this short period, the structure it develops within the vegetative stage is important now as the plant can almost double in height during this transition.

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This is the final stage of cannabis growth. All the previous work keeping the plant healthy and structurally sound pays dividends here as the plants begin to produce their buds. All males need to be removed at this point, otherwise, fertilization will occur and the females will lose a fair amount of yield and quality.

Chapter 5: Budding.

After those initial leaves develop the plants begin to enter a stage of explosive growth. This is the vegetative stage. A healthy vegetative stage is the period of growth most associated with great yields, as the size of the plant can make a huge difference at the end of it all.

The weeks involved for each plant are variable for a lot of conditions, but this is a good general gist of what each week and group of weeks involve for standard cannabis grow.

As the taproot of the germinated plant begins to take hold, the first set of iconic fan leaves begin to develop. This signals the beginning of the plant’s seedling stage of growth and should be placed in a large growing area immediately if it hasn’t been done so already.

The first leaves should be developing at this point, which the plant uses to photosynthesize light into nutrients.

The rest of the growth is up to the plant, but when it seems to be getting close to harvest time flushing nutrients is important for quality tasting harvest. Simply flush the plants with pH-balanced water and stop administering nutrients at this time to ensure a good harvest.

The growth of the plant will begin to slow down here as well, eventually stopping altogether as the plant’s energy will be focused entirely on the buds.

Somewhere in this time frame is generally when the sex of a plant can be determined. The pre-flowers develop here, though they can be quite small, and once sex is determined it is time to separate the males from the females before any fertilization can take place.

Sexing can technically wait until the flowering stage, but cautious growers should remove them now.

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Buds will not have grown too much at this point, so don’t worry if they are still fairly small.

1-week-old plant.

It can last anywhere from 3-16 weeks, so knowledge of the particular strain being used is crucial here.

It will grow a bit taller and begin to straighten up during this week. The very first new growths will appear as well, which will be another leaf along with the development of additional blades on the current leaves. Initially, they will be quite small.

Towards the end of these transition weeks, the first wispy, white hairs known as pistils will begin developing. These are what eventually will become the buds that you’re after.

This is assuming the grower is using a germination technique that doesn’t involve direct planting, otherwise, they simply need to wait for the plant to sprout to begin the seedling phase.

This is where it all begins, the seed. During this formative stage of growth the cannabis seed, once planted or placed in a germination station, breaks apart and the spindly taproot emerges looking for nutrients.

Flowering is triggered by the light cycle shifting to 12 hours on and off, so the timing of it will vary from growing to grow but this generally begins around week 13 of a grow.

This is also the stage with the greatest variability for the length of time it will take to get through, dependent on strains and growing conditions.

Chapter 4: Flowering.

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Those pistils will begin developing larger and larger and become darker in color. This is also when the odor from the plant becomes very apparent, so a good filtration system is a must at this point for indoor growth.

The length of the vegetative stage of growth is dependent on the genetics of the plant, as well as the period of time they are receiving light. Plants can technically remain in the vegetative state pretty much indefinitely, but eventually, they will hit their max growth or the amount of growth comfortable for the room and need to be switched over to flowering.

There will be a ton of foliage at this point and the plants will want more water than seems possible. Any training should be done at this stage, as long as the plant is healthy and growing rapidly.

A healthy plant will start turning a more vibrant green color and those blades will finally start becoming sizable, it will start looking more and more like a marijuana plant at this point. Once these seedlings fully develop these initial leaves and blades, they will be considered maturing and move onto the next stage of growth.

The growth of a cannabis plant can be divided into 5 main chapters: germination, seedling, vegetative, flowering, and finally, budding. Within these stages of growth, many changes occur to the plant that should be noted and carefully watched for by the grower. Here, we’re going to dive into these different stages, to give you an idea of how long things generally take and what to keep an eye out for during cannabis growth.

Things like auto-flowering plants or quickly growing strains will heavily veer off this, but for the most part, following this guide will give a grower a good idea of what to expect each week of their growth.

Auto Night Queen is a compact indica autoflower strain which takes around 10 weeks to grow from seed to harvest indoors. The short, stocky growth profile suits the indoor grower with limited headroom. The highly potent buds suit the experienced smoker who can handle very high THC levels and heavy indica effects!

Auto Brooklyn Sunrise is a hybrid USA auto strain which takes around 11 weeks to grow from autoflower seed to harvest. The genetics come from a New York elite AK clone combined with Diesel. It’s a powerfully fuel flavoured strain with a fast acting and hugely pleasurable high.

For pure potency, you won’t find many more powerful autoflower strains! Just like the rest of the Dutch Passion autoflower seed collection , she is easy to grow under a wide range of grow conditions and grow techniques. This hybrid strain is equally at home indoors or outdoors. Indoors she takes around 75 days to grow from seed to harvest.

Forest Dream is easy to grow outdoors with good weather resistance. She usually reaches around 2m tall outdoors but can reach 3-4m in good conditions. A reliable and consistent choice for any guerrilla grower!

Auto Blackberry Kush may be one of the most visually stunning autoflower seeds you have ever grown. She could also be the quickest!, sometimes ready to harvest in as little as 9 weeks after planting the seeds. Pay attention to humidity towards the end of bloom, these heavy dense blooms benefit from lower humidity levels and good air circulation.

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Auto Glueberry OG seeds suit the grower with the space to accommodate her tendency to grow tall and wide. She responds well to LST and training if you need to control her growth. In the right hands this strain is superior to most high-performance photoperiod strains in terms of yield and potency.

If you like sweet, tropical fruity banana flavoured buds with heavy yields then Auto Banana Blaze is a perfect selection for your grow room. This auto strain suits the grower needing a plant with numerous chunky blooms, fast growth and no complicated grow room maintenance. Auto Banana Blaze reaches around a metre tall and is ready to harvest in about 11 weeks.

The high powered anti-anxiety high combines with a mouth watering zesty flavour of freshly picked citrus fruit. Home grown cannabis simply doesn’t get much better than this! Auto Orange Bud is just as easy to grow as the rest of the Dutch Passion autoflower strains. Expect a straightforward, easy grow and a harvest around 10-11 weeks after seed germination.

If you like heavy harvests with some beautiful blue and deep purple hues to your buds then Auto Blackberry Kush is just what you’re looking for! With very high THC levels around (and perhaps above) 20% this is also a supremely potent strain that can satisfy even the most experienced smoker.

Auto StarRyder is another fast autoflower strain. She can be ready to harvest around 9 weeks after autoflower seed germination. She delivers heavy, rapid harvests of THC rich cannabis indoors but is also very highly rated by outdoor growers. This is a tough, robust but fine quality autoflower.

For any strain to carry the ‘Passion’ name you know it has to be exceptional! Passion Fruit is just that, a top-shelf photoperiod feminised strain made by hybridising original Orange Bud with Sweet Pink Grapefruit. The taste is citrus with pure Passion Fruit. THC levels are very high and bloom time is around 8 weeks.

It isn’t recommended to top/FIM this auto since you will lose out on the colossal main bloom. When harvesting, we recommend waiting for a few more amber trichomes than usual. This allows the buds to really deliver their very best high!

In terms of grow latitude, Passion Fruit can handle cooler temperatures well. Cool night temperatures can produce some beautiful autumnal blue/purple hues in the buds and leaves. Not only does this increase bag appeal, this can also increase resin levels making her even more potent and sticky!

Another member of the elite Extremely High THC seed collection, Auto Lemon Kix is one of the most potent autoflower strains currently available. The mind-numbingly powerful THC levels suit the more experienced cannabis user aiming for maximum potency.

Auto Colorado Cookies time lapse video.

Auto Colorado Cookies uses connoisseur quality parent genetics from Auto Blueberry and Girl Scout Cookies. This strain shows remarkable consistency, with all the plants generally showing similar XL growth structure and the same consistently very high THC levels. If you want predictable excellence from your grow room then Auto Colorado Cookies is a great way to achieve it.

Auto Blueberry is a real connoisseurs delight. The sweet fruity blueberry taste is complemented by a smooth, powerful and long lasting high. What’s more, she is perhaps the fastest autoflower seed in the Dutch Passion collection. Some phenotypes are ready to harvest just 8-9 weeks after autoflower seed germination. Cannabis cultivation doesn’t get much faster than that!

The best taste comes from organic growing, but the use of hydroponics allows the experienced grower to push these classic cannabis genetics right to their limit. Auto Mazar seeds are equally at home indoors as well as outdoors.

With a short life cycle, in order to get the most from Auto Blueberry a fast growth system such as a Hydroponics method can deliver good results. Coco fibre may also help deliver large plants. Enjoy the great taste and the blissfully enjoyable high from this repeat customer favourite!

Interested to see what your next strain will really look like when it’s grown? This collection of Dutch Passion time lapse cannabis grow videos allows you to see each strain grown from seed to harvest. This allows you to observe growth rates at various points during cultivation and see precisely how tall, bushy and heavy these strains become. Sit back, relax, and enjoy watching some of Dutch Passion’s most popular autoflower seeds and photoperiod feminised seeds grown to harvest!

These tough Afghani Kush genetics can take a beating. This makes her easy to grow in a range of indoor conditions. She also does well outdoors. The buds are particularly hard, dense and resinous. One small nugget goes a long way!

Auto Cinderella Jack time lapse video.

With independent laboratory measured THC levels of over 25%, Auto Cinderella Jack is quite possibly the world’s strongest autoflower. A perfect choice for any grower wanting a guaranteed killer harvest of insanely potent buds.

Auto Glueberry OG is part of the USA Special cannabis seed collection . She combines very high THC levels with exceptionally heavy harvests. She can take a week or so longer than other auto strains (typically 12 weeks from autoflower seed to harvest) but the wait will reward you with real XXL yields.

One of the best features of Auto Lemon Kix is the unique, sweet multi-layered candied fruit flavours. It really is an unusually rich and delicious taste. Combined with the sky-high THC levels, the deliciously sweet taste completes the perfect all-round package. She’s easy to grow with heavy yields. What are you waiting for?

Auto Mazar is a classic indica autoflower strain with cannabis cup winning Afghani Kush genetics. She delivers a powerful effect, a strong high with a powerful body stone which medical users adore. The taste is rich, deep and hash scented. Yields can be exceptionally high.

Time-lapse videos are a great way to show you how the plants grow. Serious growers may also be interested in checking out the full Dutch Passion archive of grow reviews. You can find them here…

Auto Orange Bud is part of the exclusive Dutch Passion Extremely High THC seed collection . This is reserved only for those exceptional strains which can approach 25% THC in good grow conditions. On top of that you get to enjoy the world famous original tangy Orange Bud taste of Mandarin and Orange.

The main advice when growing Auto Brooklyn Sunrise seeds is to go gently with the nutrients. This strain is happier with feeds on the light side. All in all, this is a real champion auto that delivers an enviable all round performance, combining speed, potency and yield with a complex but truly delightful diesel-taste.