Growing outdoors is the cheapest and easiest way to grow, because you can utilize the power of the sun and other natural resources, but you need the proper space to do it, and the space needs to be able to get ample sunlight throughout the growing season. Often, you can let plants grow large and get big yields with more space outdoors.
You might be surprised which states don’t allow homegrowing—only five medical states and one medical territory allow homegrowing at all, and some adult-use states require a medical card.
Growing weed is super easy—it’s called “weed” for a reason—so don’t worry if you haven’t grown anything before. Our clear, easy-to-digest guide will help growers of all kinds, especially first-time ones.
These are all great resources but not all growers want to put in that amount of time and effort to get a ton of weed—some growers just want to have fun, grow a little weed, and smoke something they grew themselves.
Indoor vs. outdoor marijuana growing
At the end of the day, you want to grow a strain you like. A single plant can yield between a half-pound and a full pound of dried buds, depending on how big your plants get, so you’ll have a lot of it come harvest time.
Below are all the topics covered in our growing guide. That is followed by a list of where it’s legal to homegrow in the US and a quick overview of the growing process.
Note that “mature” plants are those in the flowering stage, when plants begin to produce buds; “immature” plants are those in the vegetative stage, before they produce buds. A “household” is defined as two or more people living at a single residence.
Quick overview of the basics of growing marijuana
Your homegrowing journey starts with the question: indoors or outdoors?
The best way to get quality buds and big yields is to grow strong, healthy plants. Here’s a quick rundown of the most important things you need to know about growing weed:
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The trained plant (right – which has been topped and trained with LST) has many colas that are directly in the sweet spot. In fact, almost the whole plant is getting bathed in just the right amount of light from the grow lights. This means the plant has many big colas and none of them are getting burned by the lights.
In this next picture, notice how the plant sort of “splits” at one point near the base of the plant. That split is where the plant was topped or FIMed and the apical dominance was broken. As a result, the plant turned many stems into main colas instead of only growing big buds on one main stem
This article on plant training shares several ways to train your plant to achieve this shape!
Read the complete article on manifolding.
General Low Stress Training (LST) – LST is the process of bending stems and securing them in place. The general idea is to bend tall stems down and away from the middle of the plant as it grows so the plant takes on a more flat and wide shape. This should be started when the plant is still a seedling since its young stems will be flexible, while the stems of older plants become rigid and woody. Some growers use the term “LST” as an umbrella term to cover all types of plant training, while others use it to refer only to bending.
Colas in the Top of the Sweet Spot Grow Biggest, So Maximize Yields by Training Cannabis Plants To Grow Many Colas On the Same Level!
Lollipopping will get rid of the extra, unwanted parts of your cannabis plant so that your young plant can put its energy into growing bigger buds and giving you a better yield in the end.
Generally Fimming is not used intentionally, hence “f*** I missed”. Topping your plant is a much more effective growing technique for your cannabis plant. Topping will more reliably encourage a healthier, bigger cannabis plant.
4. LST (Low Stress Training)
Flushing forces plants to use the nutrients stored inside them. If unused or in excess, these nutrients can alter the taste and quality of the final yield. Some growers also find that flushing at the end helps bring out preferred characteristics – like a slight colour change.
Check out THIS video to watch me top a plant in Grobo ! (Skip to 4:30)
This is more of a training technique for young cannabis plants , which encourages bushy growth, increases extra flowering and lateral branching. This technique popped through people’s mistakes while trying to do the Topping technique.