With medical marijuana now legal in 33 states and recreational marijuana is making inroads into the law books of more than a dozen states, the following tips might come in handy, whether you grow cannabis for personal use or for a dispensary.
Please note that growing marijuana is actually not that easy. It takes a lot of commitment, effort and of course, resources.
- Grow your weed indoors
Growing your buds indoors allows you more control of the atmosphere as well as the whole growth operation. It’s also more hygienic indoors, making it ideal for growing cannabis.
The best thing about this is, you can use grow boxes, there’s no need for a greenhouse. That is unless of course, you are running a large scale operation.
This does not mean you can’t grow your weed outside, just that the results may not be what you expect.
- You’ll need lots of lighting
If you opt to grow your cannabis indoors, then you’ll need light. Marijuana planted outside receives light from the sun, so you’ll have to compensate with artificial lighting, lots of it.
Therefore, purchase high-quality lights, reflectors, hoods and ballast is mandatory. Try to change the bulbs no less than two times in a year. Second grade bulbs are just like the ordinary light bulbs, so only buy the high quality ones.
- Go for the best strains
Good genetics grant good weed. Find and choose an excellent marijuana strain from the many options available.
You can look for good weed strains from the internet. There are many online seed sellers who can provide strains of high-quality. Additionally, you can use the Cannaconnection strain finder to get a good strain.
Keep in mind to purchase your strain a credible supplier for the best.
- Have Strict Bedtimes
For most marijuana strains, the growth cycle is about eight weeks. To help them reach their growth potential, you can implement consistent “night” and “day” times. Equal parts twelve hours of light and twelve hours of darkness every day is sufficient.
Maintaining this routine for the entire cycle will aid in healthy cannabis growth. As a beginner, you may not get as rich a yield as what is obtained by established companies like Pac Roots Cannabis Corp. (CSE: PACR), but you will certainly get better as long as you remain willing to learn.
- Go step by step
In each stage of the cannabis growth cycle, there are different needs. During the first stage, a lot of nitrogen is needed for the plant to bloom and grow. In the last stages, almost no nitrogen is required. Giving it a lot of nitrogen during this stage will results in a nasty metallic taste of the strain.
So, you should be careful to only provide your plants with what is needed in each stage of the growth cycle.
Additionally, stick to nutrients that are not premixed. You can purchase various base element nutrients and blend them yourself. This ensures you give your plants precisely what they need.
- The quality of water matters
For the best results, install a filtration or reverse osmosis system. This will prevent dissolved solids such as chlorine and fluoride from affecting your plants.
Note: Be sure to frequently change your filters for the best water quality.
At the end of the day though, the care and attention you give your plants is what will influence the quality of your strain. Will they be healthy or will they be dull? You decide.
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