Jorge Cervantes is a cannabis industry legend if you haven’t heard of him. He’s worked in the cannabis industry his whole career, long before it was legal in many areas. Jorge’s channel consists of many mini-episodes as well as visits to large grow operations and discussions about all elements of growing.
Erick Khan is one of the more laid-back YouTubers you’ll find, as well as one of the most consistent in terms of video creation. Khan has over 48 million views on his YouTube channel and broadcasts a variety of videos, ranging from discussing the rise in vape-related diseases to his personal smoking sessions, which people seem to love watching.
With that in mind, this channel has an almost entirely fun feel to it, and it’s probably best seen after a few puffs of weed.
13. Growing Exposed
This YouTube channel has a lot of interesting and exciting footage, including Haley smoking out of a bong constructed entirely of starburst candy! Haley420’s video material consistently receives over a quarter of a million views, indicating that she is doing something right.
Users may view news pieces that serve to shine the emphasis on the benefits of medicinal cannabis through these advocacy-focused videos.
Cannabis cultivation needs expertise, determination, and knowledge of what to avoid. Cannabis plants are living, breathing things that can alert you when something isn’t quite right. One of the most important aspects of YouTube as a platform for cannabis material is that you can see exactly what cannabis should look like.
BONUS 18: Sanctuary (our Youtube channel)
To that end, CTU’s staff has produced a slew of cannabis-related videos for its YouTube channel. Even some guided lessons from their cannabis-centric training workshops are included in their YouTube material.
Leafly is a prominent online cannabis magazine, so this channel contains a lot of what you’d expect from one: product reviews, strain reviews, and a few mini-episodes about different aspects of the industry.
Indoors, The decision of when to induce flowering in your plants is entirely up to you. If you want to learn how to grow weed, it’s important to determine how much space you have and to factor in the fact that your plants will stretch for at least a few weeks after flowering is induced. I usually recommend one week per gallon of container, so a plant in a five-gallon bucket should get approximately five weeks of vegetative time.
After you’ve planted your seeds or rooted your clones, it’s time to get them growing. Lower your reflector so that it’s closer to the plants rather than making them stretch to reach for light. Raise the lighting system as your plants grow. Set your light timer to be on for 18 hours per day and off for 6 hours. During this vegetative stage, the plant will grow leaves and branches but no flowers (unless it’s an auto-flowering plant).
When pruning, start early and often. Cut or pinch branches just above the node where two new shoots will emerge. If you stay on top of this process, you’ll have plants that look like bonsai bushes, with plenty of bud sites but not a lot of stretching out and big gaps between nodes. This is the efficient way to get bigger yields out of small spaces but your vegetating time will increase so factor that into your schedule.
Harvesting, Drying and Curing
The first thing you’ll need is a place to grow. I recommend getting yourself a decent grow tent. They’re cheap, made to grow inside of and can be put up and taken down quickly by one person. Some tents come with packages that include all kind of complicated hydroponic equipment. Your best bet is to purchase only what you need inside the tent and to learn how to grow weed without the expensive plastic. Some even have separate chambers for vegetative growth and cloning, making them perfect for people living in one-bedroom apartments or studios with limited room to grow.
Post-harvest, you will trim and hang up your buds to dry. This process should take about a week or two depending on the humidity and heat in your area. It’s always best to keep this process slower than 3-4 days in order to ensure you aren’t locking in that “green” chlorophyll taste. Add a humidifier to your drying room if you think your nuggets are drying out too quickly. Never leave a fan blowing directly onto your drying colas but make sure air is circulating to avoid mold and bud-rot.
Pruning For Higher Yield
A simple loose and airy soil mix in 3-5 gallon buckets are great for beginners and much more forgiving than any hydroponic system. Be sure to cut holes in the bottom of the buckets and use saucers under them to catch any overflow. You’ll need to purchase nutrients to feed to your plants as they grow and a watering can as well.