How to grow Marijuana Indoors and Outdoors
Growing marijuana is a rewarding and fun hobby. Whether you are an experienced grower or new to the growing scene, there is always something to learn and something new to discover about your favorite plant. With so many different strains available, each with its unique characteristics, it can be challenging when deciding what you want for your garden.
To make things easier for both beginners and experienced growers alike, we have compiled a list of helpful tips that will help you get started in growing your cannabis. These helpful hints cover all aspects of growing marijuana indoors as well as outdoors.
The first step to growing marijuana is selecting the right seeds
If you're interested in growing marijuana, the first step is to get your hands on seeds. These seeds may be available as regular seeds, feminized marijuana seeds, or auto-flowering marijuana seeds, depending on the strain.
Sativa strains are best suited for warm, dry climates. Growers in humid, low-sunlight regions should only consider Indica strains. However, you can grow both strains if you pick the right local environment. Indicas and Sativas have different effects on the body, so decide accordingly. If you're looking for a luxury strain, get an Indica. If you want to get high and creative, go with a Sativa. Hybrids are also a great choice, as they combine the best of each strain.
Preparing your grow space is also very important for a successful grow
There are many different methods of growing marijuana indoors, so it is essential to choose one that fits your lifestyle. Some commercial growers use high-intensity discharge lights and grow boxes filled with rock wool. Other growers use non-standard lighting setups or simple hydroponic systems.
It's straightforward and possible to grow cannabis just about anywhere. Some people who are growing marijuana for the first time don't yet understand that you won't need an expensive setup. Well, it's true - a simple grow tent (which you can quickly put up and take down whenever you want) could be an ideal option for your needs.
Some grow tents even come with separate chambers for cloning or vegetative growth, and hydroponic equipment could be installed in the whole space (or a part of it). You don't need to have a lab with all the latest technologies. As long as you make sure it's dry and kept at the right temperature, you'll be fine.
Nutrients and pH are also critical to the success of your garden
Marijuana plants love nutrients, water, and temperature. Having the proper nutrients (specifically nitrogen) is essential to allow the plant to grow and develop big buds. As for pH, growing cannabis at a higher pH, such as a pH of 7 or so, will lead to more potent cannabis.
The importance of light and temperature should not be overlooked when growing marijuana
To get your weed growing, the first thing you need to do is to turn around all of your lights to 12 hours on and 12 hours off. This will make your weed start getting used to the hours, and then provide water and nutrients. Ensure it grows in direct sunlight for the better part of the day if growing outdoors, ideally between 10 AM -4 PM.
The grow room offers an excellent growing environment for marijuana instead of trying to do so in the open garden. When you grow marijuana indoors, you can control temperature, humidity and light because you can safely adjust them within the grow room, unlike outside when these factors are in an uncontrollable state. Cannabis plants need light. During every 24 hours, they need a maximum of 18 hours of light and 6 hours of darkness.
For success, plan for a long vegetative phase of 3 to 5 weeks. Don't let your plants flower until they are mature enough. Choose a grow light that allows the light to reach the buds profoundly but doesn't overwhelm your plants. Fluorescent lights or LED lights, which emit light in an entire spectrum, are the best choice for growing indoors.