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Growing and Cultivating Cannabis in South Africa

How to grow Cannabis Seeds in South Africa.

Since it would appear that the legalization of Cannabis in South Africa is imminent.

Many South Africans are wanting to cultivate and grow Dagga for their own personal medicinal use at home.

When exactly Parliament will ratify and sign it into law remains to be seen.

If you are wanting to grow Cannabis/Dagga/Marijuana in South Africa then here are a few things you will need to know.

  1. Do you plan to grow your Cannabis indoors or outdoors?
  2. What type of Cannabis do you want to grow? For more information on Cannabis please click here.
  3. If indoors then you will need equipment like grow tents, extraction fan, lights etc.
  4. If outdoors it would depend on where in South Africa you live.
  5. Basically you want to plant after winter when the temperature is starting to warm up and the days become longer. If you live in Cape Town you will want to start germinating your Cannabis Seeds towards the end of August.
  6. Seeds! Where can you buy Cannabis/Dagga/Marijuana Seeds in South Africa? Well there are certain Cannabis Seedbanks in South Africa offering imported genetics, but they don’t come cheap.
  7. Growing mediums are also worth researching as growers tend to be partial to certain mixes.

Below is a video which easily explain how to germinate Cannabis seeds for home use.


10 thoughts on “Growing and Cultivating Cannabis in South Africa

  1. I have multiple sclerosis and would like to grow a few plants. Where can I get a few seeds from?
    Many thanks Kareen Crosland

  2. please my country Zimbabwe has just allowed the production of medicinal and scientific cannabis how can i go about it i want to learn more

  3. Hi I would like to apply for a license to grow hemp I have the forms and all but is there anyone I could contact or someon that could help me out.


    1. Hi Keegan has anyone assisted with this ?

    2. Pleas I am also seeking info in this regard as I want to produce oil

  4. Hi
    I’m in Cape Town. First time grower and want to plant outdoors. Will germinate and start off indoors until plant is stronger to handle the outdoor weather etc. My concern is that I read somewhere that the plants need longer nights before they will flower. As summer approaches, our nights become shorter. Does this mean if I plant them at the end of August, that I will have to wait until after summer before I may see any flowers. Please help. Received my seeds yesterday and are not sure when Is the best time germinate them and plant them outdoors.

    1. If you plant them in a container you can force flower them, when you ready put them in a dark place at 6pm and take them out 6am everyday all the way to harvest.

    2. take them indoors arpund 4 pm

    3. Plants start to show sex round 28 jan and full flower 28 of feb .harvest end of may end of june depend on the strain

    4. hello there, you should be showing sings of budding now

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