Vegetative – stems and leaves
The vegetative stage is a period of growth where your cannabis plant just focuses on getting strong and big. During this stage, cannabis plants will only grow leaves and stems, and will notgrow any bud.
Flowering – making buds / flowers
The cannabis “flowering stage” is when your female weed plants start to grow flowers (buds) and your male plants reveal themselves by growing pollen sacs that look like little balls.
Your plants will start flowering in response to the amount of light they get each day. As long as your cannabis plants receive a 12 hour dark period every day, plants will stay in the flowering stage until harvest.
In the flowering stage, your cannabis plants will reveal their gender…
Harvest Buds at the Correct Time: Harvesting too early is one of the best ways to reduce your yields, and is a common mistake for new growers. Cannabis plants fatten their buds up considerably in the last few weeks before harvest, and this last-minute budding adds a lot of extra weight to your final yields.