The seedling stage of a cannabis plant is one of the most important stages in its life. This cycle requires the utmost most care and precision just like the germinating stage. At the seedling stage, you must be extremely meticulous with how much water or fertilizer you are using. Too much or too little of anything at this stage could hinder further growth or cause your seedling to die.
Seedling Stage Light
One of the most important things your seedlings need at this stage is light. Your seedlings need as much light as possible to keep healthy and growing. In addition to establishing a strong root foundation, making sure you provide ample lighting and water for your seedling is vital to your cannabis plants future.
When it comes to lighting your cannabis during the seedling stage, you can use a number of lighting types and techniques. T5’s, LED’s and CFL’s work great and can allow you to control your seedlings environment temperatures a lot easier because of their low heat output. LED’s are great for growing seedlings indoors because they can provide you full-spectrum lighting that’s closest to natural sunlight. Natural sunlight is always the best but isn’t always an option. When you start your seedlings indoors, you have more control over their environment.
Seedling Stage Leaves
Depending on the strain and genetics contained in your cannabis seeds DNA, the shape and number of leaflets can vary. In the beginning, your seedlings should start out with one leaflet. Over the next 2-4 weeks, you should start seeing between five and seven leaflets. At this time, the seedling stage of your cannabis plant has come to an end and you are ready to move on to the vegetative cycle of your grow.
Attention To Detail
I cannot express the importance of this stage enough. Attention to detail is very important in determining a bright and sticky future. These cannabis seedlings are your babies and should be treated as such. Making sure they eat good food, drink water and stay in a safe environment are key to their survival.