Need to know how to germinate Maple Leaf Feminized seeds?
To germinate your Maple Leaf feminized seeds, read our guide here.
Germination is the first step to growing your own cannabis (marijuana) plants. After germination, you will then place the germinated seeds into your soil. These are feminized plants so after a few weeks of growth, they will enter the vegging phase. This phase will last 4-6 weeks and depends on what the grower prefers. Once ready to begin flowering, you will have to adjust the light cycle to begin.
Maple Leaf Feminized light cycle and growth
The light cycle for this plant is the usual. Compared to an autoflower, it’s only a little bit more advanced. The ideal light cycle to begin with is 18-6. That means 18 hours on and then 6 hours off. Keep this up the entire way through the vegging phase. Although some recommend more light, we find that this can stress the plant and cause the plant to hermie.
When you’re ready to begin flowering, start gradually changing the light cycle to 12-12. This will fool the plant into believing the days are getting shorter and it will begin to flower. Maple Leaf is an indica dominant strain and flowering is usually finished in 8 -9 weeks. This strain works pretty well for sea of green.
Since this is an indica type plant, it will grow thick and bushy. When vegging, be aware that an average height during/after flowering is between 6-8 feet.
A lot of growers will grow a mix of normal and autoflower plants. While waiting for their main plant to finish, they have autos ready to come up. An appetizer before the main course!
More info on Maple Leaf Feminized here
Coastal Mary Team –
Oh so Canadian
Veronica Sterling –
I am reviewing before harvest but I will update. I wish I could post pics here. This plant is easy to grow in a hydroponic DWC setting. I FIM’ d it into a 10″ tall bush before flowering and when I flipped the lights, it took off. The stretch was a full six feet in less than two weeks. I have never seen a plant go like that. We had to keep rehanging the light. It is in it’s fourth week now and though it has slowed, it is still getting taller daily. My light is now attached to my ceiling, and I am having to pull the plant canopy out to the sides so the upper most flowers are still getting light.The plant is massive. The yield, training the plant this way, will be massive. But growing this plant in the house is unwieldy and becoming unmanageable. I am glad this was the only one that I had going this time. This one plant is taking up most if our small bedroom… I usually grow in the opened up closet of that room, have for years and have never had to move a plant into the center of the room. It belongs to the plant now. We have named it Fred and he pays rent….
Veronica Sterling –
I am adding on to my previous review. When all was said and done, I harvested 1lb 4oz +- from the monster plant. The medicine does make me a bit hungry, which is what I need, though I am not mindlessly grazing, which I hate. Dry eye and dry mouth are not bad, and I don’t get really sleepy, so this is good for day or night. Really no down side to this strain, other than the huge size, which I was told by Coastal Mary was not normal. We shall see…