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Apartment growing weed

But fuck, that's a long time, even for that much weed.

My goal. Photo via Flickr user Mark.

"You're only giving them enough liquid solution so they're going to drink that in 24 hours and they're dry."

2. Take your wooden box and cut a hole in the back, near the intake vent, so you have fresh air coming into the box. Attach a standard 3M furnace filter to the hole so the air coming into the box is free of pathogens.


10. Yield. The flowering stage, lasts 60-90 days, so that's how long it'll take before you've got anything smokable. An experienced grower can produce about 1 gram of marijuana per watt of light—so a 400-watt light has the potential to grow 14 ounces (that's like 780 joints).

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Still, the allure of having a replenishing supply at chronic right at home is pretty powerful, so I asked Al the Alchemist (he said he could turn weed into gold, so I guess he earned this name), an experienced Vancouver-based grower to walk me through producing for beginners. He told me my two obstacles—inexperience with gardening and limited space (I live in a 600-square-foot condo)—are actually no issue at all.


Last week, the courts made it legal for medical marijuana users in Canada to grow their own pot.

Apartment growing weed


When growing weed in an apartment building, using light-emitting diodes (LED) grow lights is your best option. While LEDs may cost more upfront, they can provide energy savings over the long run.

When growing cannabis indoors, you increase the electricity usage to regulate temperature, humidity, and lighting. Equipment related to cannabis cultivation can cause water damage or become a fire hazard from the grow lights, especially high-intensity bulbs.

Grow Tent

A closet provides a tiny and contained space to hide your cannabis plants and create a mini grow environment.

If you’re planning to grow pot in your apartment, choosing low-smell strains can ensure you have a lower risk of getting caught growing marijuana and disturbing your neighbors.

Choosing the Right Grow Lights: Why LED Are the Best

Here is why LEDs are great for an apartment garden.