Wylie has been cultivating cannabis since 2002, when he first started growing for patient use in California. Sundberg cultivates cannabis for personal use and offers workshops for other growers.
How many cannabis plants can I grow?
The passage of Proposition 207 in Arizona, legalizing recreational cannabis, ushered in a new opportunity for the home gardener. Adults ages 21 and older are now allowed to grow a limited amount of cannabis plants at home for personal use.
How long does it take to grow cannabis?
He recommended adding mulch to keep the soil cool. For a pot, the bigger the better for creating a buffering zone — five gallons is a good minimum, he said. Putting the pot in another pot or putting some sort of insulation barrier around it can also prevent the pot from directly baking in the sun.
There are two main strains of marijuana plants: Indica and Sativa. Apart from having extremely different psychoactive effects (highs) they also grow very differently from one another. Indica strains are known for their relaxed and mellow body highs. They have a tendency to reduce focus and are pretty useful when it comes to treating diseases like anxiety, as well as chronic pain and sleep disturbances. Indica strains generally have a much higher CBD content than Sativas.
If you’re planning on growing your cannabis crops in soil, make sure you start out with a mix of vermiculite, perlite, fertilizer and soil or compost. If you’re using compost, you may not need to start directly with fertilizer in your soil, as the compost will provide many of the essential nutrients your plant needs as it first begins to grow.
Pot cultivators are always looking for better, and seemingly more difficult, ways to grow their product. In the next rung up on the ladder of extreme difficult, aeroponics comes to play. Aeroponics is a process by which you use air to grow your crops. This is definitely not for the beginners! Aeroponics is by far one of the most difficult ways to cultivate your cannabis. Aeroponic systems work by suspending plant roots over a reservoir that continually sprays them with water and nutrients. Excess water is then collected and recycled to be used again.
Choosing Seeds and Strains
Hydroponic systems still require the same lighting and fan setups that soil grown operations do. These systems require near constant work and upkeep. Changing nutrient solutions, sterilizing equipment, rotating out filters, and keeping an eagle on on plant health and pH are are daily and weekly tasks associated with a hydroponics set up.