Introduction to the flowering phase

Growing outdoors for beginners. After a long, warm summer outdoors, your plants have grown well. It won’t be long now until they start flowering. When flowering is over, it’s harvest time! Nice! But what is flowering and how can you make sure your plants flower well?


What you need to know about flowering

In the flowering phase, a plant makes flowers and fruit. Why do they do this? It’s basically a reproductive system. The plant senses that summer is coming to an end and wants to continue the species. Flowering consists of a number of phases. It starts with a transitional period, which is more or less the plant’s puberty. In this period, the plant goes through a growth spurt and can double in size! Only after this spurt will they really start forming fruits and flowers. At this point, the plant is making your end product. You get the best results if you ensure good levels of humidity and temperature. Giving your plants flowering fertiliser also helps.

Just like humans and animals, plants have sexes. Both of these bloom in different ways. Female plants form flowers with pistils, that catch pollen from the air. Male plants pollinate the female plants, which then start forming seeds. When the seeds end up in the ground, they can germinate and become a new plant. As a grower, you want female plants that are not pollinated during flowering. This leads to the best quality yield on harvest.