Yo, what’s up, it’s ya boy Dan and today we’re talking about why growing weed at home is straight up dope. You can get that high-quality, sticky icky when you grow your own cannabis plants. Sure, it takes more supplies and resources to grow indoors than outside, but when you do it indoors, you can control everything from the temperature to the lighting. And you don’t need a big-ass house, you can grow weed even in a tiny apartment.
Another perk of growing indoors is that you can do multiple harvests. Let your cannabis plants grow as big as you want and then flip them over after harvesting to start another batch. It’s like a never-ending cycle of dank buds.
If you want to start growing your own weed, here are some guidelines to follow:
Choose your Growing Light
First things first, you gotta choose the right type of light for your cannabis plants to thrive. When they’re young, they grow fastest in warmer temperatures (between 20-30 degrees Celsius). But when they’re in the flowering stage, you want to give them slightly cooler light (around 18-26 degrees Celsius) to boost trichome production and keep those buds looking and smelling their best.
You can choose from different types of growing lights like SunHousehold LED or High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) lights.
Choose Your Ideal Growing Medium
Your choice of growing medium will depend on how much care and watering your cannabis plants need. Some popular options include soil, soilless mix, hydroponics (growing directly in water), and hydro (a less common method).
If you want the best tasting buds, use your own composted soil or buy some ready-made composted soil. Different types of growing mediums require different kinds of care and watering needs.
Choose the Ideal Nutrients
There are two types of cannabis growers: soil growers and soilless growers. Soil growers use composted super soil and need cannabis nutrients made specifically for soil. Even if you use a more accurate soil like FFOF, you still need to add nutrients once your plants reach the flowering stage.
Soilless and hydroponic growers can use any medium besides soil and need cannabis nutrients made for hydroponics.
Nutrients for Root PH
Maintaining the pH levels around your plant’s roots is crucial to avoid nutrient issues. Test the pH of your water before adding it to your plants or tank. If the pH is too low or too high, the plant won’t be able to draw up nutrients properly.
Choose the Cannabis Plants that You Want to Grow
If you’re a seasoned cannabis grower, getting cannabis plants is easy peasy. Most dispensaries or collectors will sell generic seeds so you know you’re getting quality genetics.
Germinating the Cannabis Seeds
There are many ways to germinate weed seeds, but placing them directly in a starter cube is an easy method. Keep it moist but not too warm. You can also place the tray on a heat mat with your seedlings in it for added help.
Growing the Plants or Vegetative Stage
Once your cannabis plant grows its first set of leaves, it’s officially in the vegetative stage. Young plants grow fastest in warm temperatures but can still survive in a wide range of room temperatures.
During this stage, your cannabis plants develop buds which can last until harvest time.
Harvesting the Cannabis Weed
Once your plant stops growing new white hairs and fills the room with its pungent fragrance, wait for the white hairs to darken in color and start curling. This means the harvesting period is approaching. You can start harvesting when 50-70% of the hairs have darkened for buds with high THC content.
Cure and Dry the Harvested Buds
After cutting off all those beautiful buds, hang them upside down in a cool and dark area with proper ventilation to dry out.
In conclusion, growing weed at home is a great idea. You can even do it during winter indoors behind locked doors for ultimate privacy and security. Plus, it’s cheaper than buying weed if you only want to grow a few plants. And because you control everything indoors, you can produce those dank buds that’ll have everyone saying “Damn!”