Are you looking for fast, cheap, and easy ways to grow weed? Growing weed at your home should not be as complicated as it sounds. Here is all you need to know about marijuana growing.
Where to grow
You can either grow weed indoor or outdoor, depending on your financial abilities. Indoor weed growing requires more investment than outdoor growing because you have to provide your plant with an enabling environment. The cheapest and easiest way is by using a grow tent. Grow tents costs less than $100. For indoor cannabis growing use a cannabis grow box.
Choosing your grow light
Light is a basic need for plants to grow. To increase your indoors plants’ growth rate, increase light duration and intensity. LED grow lights emitting UV and IR light are the best for indoor cannabis growing. HPS lamps are cheaper than LED lights, but they use more energy. If you’re planning to grow weed for long, LED lights are the best for you.
There are three mediums of growing weed: Coco Coir, soil, and hydroponics. Every medium has its pros and cons.
Soil – Weed grown in soil takes longer to mature, but the buds have a strong smell and taste.<
Coco Coir – These are broken coconut husks. The growth rate in this medium is faster than in soil. Coco is the best medium to start with since it has fewer pests and plant diseases.
Hydroponics – Setting up a hydroponic system takes more time and energy than preparing soil and coco for cannabis growing. Hydro grown cannabis plants mature faster. This medium gives you very potent buds. Autoflowering weed plants take three to five months to start producing buds in hydroponics.
Weed plant requires different nutrients at different stages. In the vegetative stage, weed requires nutrients that are rich in nitrogen. In the flowering stage, your weed plant needs more potassium and phosphorus.
Choosing the best cannabis seeds for you
Autoflowering strain seeds are the best if you want to start harvesting after three months. If you don’t have access to a live cannabis plant, order feminized auto-flowering cannabis seeds from online cannabis seed banks.
Germinating your cannabis seeds
There are three common ways of germinating cannabis seeds: using a rapid rooter, the paper towel method, and planting the seeds directly in the soil. Using a rapid rooter is the best for people looking to fasten the germination period. Here is a guide on how to germinate cannabis seeds.
Planting your cannabis seedlings
Once you see your seedlings’ root at the bottom of the rooter, it is time to transfer the seedling to its growing medium. Your main role after transferring the seedlings is to water them and check the PH level of the soil to avoid nutrient burn. Too much watering will kill your plant. The main goal of watering is to moisten the soil. Water the plants every three days.
Buds start developing at this stage. The plant switches from vegetative to flowering when it is half its desired height. At this stage, give your plant 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness per day.