When to harvest marijuana seeds?

Typically, breeders will include a suggested flowering time for each strain, but as a general rule, Indica marijuana plants are harvested in 6-8 weeks while they are Sativas. The time it takes to grow cannabis can vary depending on the variety of the plant and the conditions under which it is grown. On average, from seed to harvest, it takes between 10 and 32 weeks (about 3 to 8 months). It's a faster process if you start with a clone (rooted cutting) or an autoflowering seed.

The greatest variability in the time it takes for a marijuana plant to grow will occur in the vegetative stage, after the seedling phase and before flowering. There is a lot of debate about when exactly to harvest the buds. There are general guidelines for each cannabis subspecies regarding the optimal time. Indica strains are usually ready after 8 weeks of flowering, and Sativa varieties after a flowering period of 10 weeks.

Autoflowering strains usually take about 10 weeks after the seedling stage. While these guidelines can be useful in estimating when harvest time may occur, more attention to detail is required to ensure that you are in the right place with the timing. After all the germination, growth and flowering process, many growers wonder when to harvest marijuana seeds. Typically, breeders will include a suggested flowering time for each strain, but as a general rule, Indica marijuana plants harvest in 6-8 weeks, while Sativa marijuana plants take 10 to 12 weeks.