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These pictures show marijuana, also known as cannabis or weed, in varying stages of growth, processing, and use. You may be concerned about plants you find growing in and around your home. Or, you may wonder whether what you discovered in your child’s room is marijuana or indicates your child may be using marijuana.
First of all, don’t over-react. Before you force your child into a professional drug treatment program that you may not be able to afford and they may not even need, take a step back and try to evaluate the situation.
If you look closely at a marijuana bud, you will see the fine “hairs” and leaves that make up the bud after it is dried.
If you find a larger quantity of processed marijuana buds in your home, someone either has an expensive habit or they are selling weed to their friends.
Marijuana is dried and chopped up to prepare it for use and sale. The stems are usually removed.
Parents may want to know what marijuana looks like in all stages of development and use. See photos that can help you check what you find at home.
Pictures of weed buds
With all indoor photoperiod plants, you can decide when they go into the flowering stage. You do that simply by changing the amount of light they are exposed to. In the vegetative stage you have probably been using about 18 hours of light and 4 hours of darkness.
The final stage is the drying and curing of your crop, something which needs to be done before it is ready to use. This can take anywhere from up to four to eight weeks and is just as important as any other step in the cultivation process. Get it right and you should have a cannabis crop that is smooth and flavorsome as well as potent.
The initial thing to do is get the large fan leaves out of the way so that you can see the rest of your plant clearly. These don’t have much value except for compost and can be discarded. The smaller bud leaves, however, have trichomes on them and are great for making edibles and hash oil. Carefully remove these and put them safe, working around the bud until you reach the sugary coating.
Next it’s time to change this completely with 12 hours of light and 12 hours of dark. From now on, your flowers should start to develop the buds that are going to make up your next cannabis harvest.
This is generally the most nerve-wracking time for newbies but it’s not something you should be afraid of. Our first big tip is to try not to touch the flowers more than you have to. You want to keep those delicate trichomes intact as much as possible and handling them can cause a lot of damage.
Once you’re ready to hit the flowering stage indoors, simply change the lighting regime to 12/12.
It’s worth doing your research beforehand if you are growing your first crop. Taking a look at the following images will certainly set your mind at rest and confirm that everything is on the right track. Learning the various parts of your plant can help you identify changes easier and it’s worth doing a little bit of homework.
In just the space of a few weeks your plant will have increased in size by about a half but this will now begin to slow down. On the female plants where you noticed hairs last weeks, buds will start to form. We’re now entering a pretty important stage and one where you need to be vigilant.
Finally, cut the buds, leaving enough stem so that you can handle them without touching the valuable part of the plant. This is also a good time to check for issues like mold which can often be a big problem. If you spot it, make sure you separate the bud from the main crop and throw it away. Leaving can mean the mold spreads and contaminates everything else.
There’s no doubt that the flowering stage is important when it comes to producing a great crop of cannabis. Over the next several weeks, you’ll find those buds developing and it’s a pretty exciting time. Of course, it’s vital to know what to look out for as things develop so that you know when …