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ingredients for growing weed

Ingredients for growing weed

I’ve heard many people recommend against growing cannabis hydroponically for your first time because it’s “too complicated,” yet I’ve seen growers succeed at every grow type even on their very first grow. If you really want to grow hydroponically, I recommend you don’t waste your time doing something else first. If you’re passionate about hydroponic growing and do your research before you get started, there’s no reason you won’t be able to do incredibly well your first time. Read our bubbleponics tutorial to see how co-creator Sirius got started growing cannabis with top-fed DWC on his very first grow.

The size your plant gets in this stage will have a huge impact on the final size of your plant.

Step 4: Choose Your Nutrients

10-Step Beginner’s Guide to Growing Cannabis

Yet many people do not know any other growers in real life. For these soon-to-be growers, the best option may be to purchase cannabis seeds online from a breeder or seed bank.

Step 7: Vegetative Stage – Grow Your Plant Big and Strong

Curing for longer than 6 months doesn’t do anything, and cannabis can become less potent over time as THC turns to CBN. Keep your harvest in a cool, dry, airtight space for long-term storage.

Ingredients for growing weed

Light: The process of growing marijuana indoors is easier than it once was, thanks to innovative lighting technology, especially LED lights. But hefty setup costs in excess of $800 may cause some beginners to shy away from LED lighting systems. If you do have the money to invest, then LED lights may be the right choice for you. Otherwise, you can implement cheaper lighting methods that may or may not be as energy-efficient as LED lights but are kinder to your budget. The bottom line is, LED products represent a significant initial investment but can save money over time with up to 80% greater efficiency ratings than traditional lighting.

When growing your own weed, first explore online resources to purchase marijuana seeds and do some research on what strains are best for beginners. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

Should you grow weed indoors or outdoors?

Temperature: Temperate is the name of the game when growing weed indoors and you’ll want to maintain a consistent temperature between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, and not less than 60 degrees at night. Depending on where you live, you may need to adjust your thermostat, or you may be able to let your cannabis grow at room temperature.

What do you need to grow weed?

Nutrients: Organic fertilizers such as compost or fish meal are ideal nutrition to help your outdoor cannabis plants flower. Use the fertilizer sparingly, though, as plants are more likely to die from overfeeding than undernourishment.