All you Need To Know Before Growing Indica Marijuana
Growing weed is super easy and rewarding: regardless of whether you’re growing for sale or personal use. The process of planting these seeds, watching them sprout a root, then leaves, and everything about it is fun to watch. However, for first-timers, you might need a little help because it only takes a little misstep for the seeds’ growth to be impaired, or even worse, they die.
First, you should know that in the marijuana community, strains are of three major types: Sativa, Indica, and hybrid. These different strains produce different types of high. Indicas are typically associated with full-body high effect, help with body pains insomnia, and induce sleep relaxation. Sativas are associated with head highs and have a deeply stimulating effect that helps reduce anxiety and stress while promoting creativity and focus.
In this article, we will be writing about the Marijuana Indica strain and everything you need to know before you start growing Indica. This strain is known for producing higher yields and has the strongest smell. This trait is obtained from its adaptation to harsher climate and weather conditions. The quick growing time and strong build make it a great option for novice growers looking to plant indoors.
What Do Indica Seeds Look Like?
Before you start growing Indica Marijuana as a first-timer, you want to make sure you can identify the strains and seeds when you see them. There are some major differences, and once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to identify it easily the next time you try.
We can tell which is the Indica strain by looking at the Marijuana seeds. When you see pure Indica seeds, you will notice they are usually big and oval, with black or dark brown stripes. This contrasts Sativa, which has smaller seeds with a rounder shape and no stripes.
The surest way to tell an Indica strain is to notice its growth pattern. Indica strains grow fast, but not as fast as Sativa. They also develop strong, sturdy stems resembling a Christmas tree. This main stem is fanned by shorter and smaller branches. In general, they only grow to reach a moderate height.
When you look at the Indica leaves, you’ll notice they are wide and relatively short compared to the tree. It also has a deep green color. When it comes to taste and smell, there is a world of differences between Indica and Sativa. Indica has earthy and fruity flavors, as opposed to Sativa’s woody and metallic flavor.
Tips to Growing Good Indica Marijuana
Before you start growing Indica Marijuana, you need to learn more about this strain to ensure successful germination. These plants, although found in harsh climates, are very fragile and require utmost care and regulation for indoor growing. Here are a few tips to help you get started:
Get the Right Strain
It doesn’t matter whether you’re growing Marijuana Indica seeds for sale or personal use. If you don’t get the right strain, you will not get the appropriate result. While you might want pure Indica seeds, you will have better results with an Indica-dominant hybrid.
This is because pure seeds are even more fragile than hybrids. They have a low resistance to insects, molds, changes in temperature, etc. An Indica dominant hybrid has a higher resistance to all these factors and has a higher success rate than the pure variety. With time, after you become an experienced grower, you can try your hand at pure seeds.
Mimic their Origin Temperature
The Indica plants can be found in the harsh, mountainous climate of the Middle East in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tibet. Mountain temperatures vary in daytime and nighttime. No matter how hot it is during the day, the temperature drops considerably at night. Indica strains are used to these fluctuations.
For the best growth and germination, you should let the room temperature drop significantly to about ten to fifteen degrees Fahrenheit each night, especially during the flowering stage.
Protect Your Plants From Molds
Molds will destroy your plants and cause infections that hinder their growth or eventually kill them. Indica strains in their origin climate have adapted to scarcity of water and humidity, so they have developed resistance to these mold-causing factors.
If you want to grow these strains at home, ensure you control the moisture and humidity content in your potting soil and room. When watering your plants, ensure the top of the dirt dries out before you do another watering round because you don’t want your plants to soak up too much moisture.
Also, make sure good airflow is getting to your plants to ensure proper drying. To increase air circulation, you can trim the leaves.
Benefits of Indica Marijuana
We already mentioned that Indica Marijuana is majorly associated with a body high. It is known for its relaxation purposes, which is why it is great for night use, as it can help with insomnia and muscle stress release. It is nicknamed “In Da Couch” for fun; when you take it, it increases dopamine, making it harder for you to get off the couch.
It also helps to reduce feelings of nausea and anxiety and helps to relieve acute body pain. Even better, medical research has shown that Indica helps combat seizures and lupus and multiple sclerosis.
Side Effects of Indica Marijuana
If you’re going to grow Indica Marijuana, then you should know that addiction or overdose of this has severe side effects like:
- Dry mouth
- Dry eyes
- Increased heart rate
- Decreased blood pressure
Most experienced growers will tell you that growing Indica Marijuana is easier than growing Sativa seeds. If you try them, you’ll realize they’re fun and easy, plus it incites a great deal of satisfaction to see your bud grow into a plant as a result of your care and effort.
However, their cultivation is not without challenges. They are fragile and prone to factors that impair their growth. With these tips, you will have no problem. Just remember always to regulate water and humidity and keep your plants healthy.