Many growers worry about the cost of equipment. They worry about technical aspects of growing cannabis. Return on investment is the key factor to calculate the efficiency of cannabis harvest. Cannabis grows well indoors and outdoors. In fact, cannabis is a strong plant: you can grow cannabis without any big investment.
What do you need to grow cannabis?
Growing cannabis requires light, water, fertilizers and warm temperature. When you buy seeds, you have to decide what kind of growing: indoors or outdoors. Outdoor growing is preferable because nature will take care of the plants. Growers need to prepare a place in the garden or orchard. The advantage of outdoor growing is that there is no height restriction. You can grow even tall varieties. For growing indoors, you need to choose medium or short variety. You can use traditional, hydroponic or aeroponic methods for indoor growing. However, aeroponic methods require expensive equipment. Only commercial professionals can invest in hydroponic systems. The hydroponic method does not require much financial investment but it requires expertise. You can assemble a simple DIY hydroponic system with your own hands when you buy parts for the system at the garden market or store.
What do you need to know to grow cannabis?
If you plant to grow outdoors or indoors, you have to choose the right variety of cannabis. You also need to choose the date for planting. The date and growing season are important for residents of the northern regions. If you live in northern regions do not choose tall varieties of cannabis. In such case, we recommend choosing auto-flowering variety.
You have to figure out the following details:
- determine the place where to plant;
- select the date;
- find a variety;
- prepare a plot or containers for planting the seeds;
- care about your cannabis plants.
Create the perfect conditions
When choosing a variety, you have to take into account the amount of sunlight during summers in your region. If you are a beginner, choose some easy varieties to grow. Some varieties are very tricky and need too much care: they need certain acidity of the soil, water, and nutrients.
Light for cannabis plants
Natural sunlight or artificial light is an important factor for cannabis growing. Growing outdoors solves the problem of light because solar energy is a gift of nature. When you grow indoors you need to use artificial light. Beginners should choose auto-flowering varieties: such plants do not depend on the light cycle. They flower on time and do not depend on light.
Insects are a real threat for every plant because they can eat up your harvest. Think how to protect your plants before the insects attack. You have to know how to treat cannabis and how to protect cannabis plants from insects.
Good air ventilation is a powerful preventive measure against infections and mold. High-quality ventilation prevents stuffy air and gets rid of humidity. You need to let your plants breathe and develop. Read this section to learn how to build a ventilation system, what equipment (fans, timers, pipes) to use if you decide to grow indoors.
What is a grow box? How to make a grow box with your own hands? You will find answers in this section.
Many methods of marijuana growing will give you desired results. If you want to learn more about innovative and traditional methods of marijuana growing, you should read the relevant sections of our website. We have many articles discussing different methods and equipment.
If you are a newbie and do not plan to commercial cannabis farming, you might consider buying or building a grow box. Read this section for detailed information on how to make a grow box for cannabis. If you have any questions about grow boxes, do not hesitate to ask for advice from our experts in the forum section.
Cannabis grew in wild nature for centuries: it is absolutely non-capricious plant. However, if you want to achieve high yield, you must know about types of soil for cannabis. Read this section for advice on how to choose a substrate for growing marijuana.
Each grower has its own secrets and favorite methods of growing cannabis. Each grower dreams about the maximum productivity of the plants. In this section you can share and post your own reports on cannabis cultivation outdoors. Share your success and failure stories to help other growers learn and optimize the cultivation process to achieve better results.
When you go to the garden stores, you see many cannabis fertilizers. However, experienced growers prefer to make their own recipes for fertilizers and follow their own schedule for feeding the plants. You need to be careful not to over-fertilize your seedlings or plants otherwise you can kill them with your love.
Some people are not handy and they can bot build grow-box at home. Is it possible to grow marijuana in apartment without ventilation? It is a difficult question because you need some kind of ventilation anyway to avoid high humidity and to reduce the strong odor of flowering plants.
Read more about artificial lighting for cannabis. Cannabis growing requires some skills and knowledge: in the process you have to learn and figure out some challenges on your yellow brick road to success. Choose optimal technique for marijuana depending on the space you have for growing. Read this section to understand how to calculate ROI – return on investment.
Sunlight has all the necessary spectra that support photosynthesis of plants. When you grow indoors with little or no sunlight you need to provide extra lighting for your cannabis plants. We recommend you our catalog of lamps and lighting systems. Here you can choose and buy lamps for cannabis.
Read reports and reviews of different types of cannabis lamps. The growers describe how they build their lighting systems and what equipment they used. Many growers give valuable recommendations and share their reports with detailed descriptions. It can be useful for both beginners and experts.
Very often even experienced growers look for advice from a friend. Read this section with advice on growing cannabis. You will find answers to the most difficult questions.
Cloning is a very useful technique for cannabis growing because it has many advantages. If you use hydroponics method, you will be able to clone shoots off one maternal plant. Growers love cloning because it is cheap and delivers great results. Read this section and learn how to clone marijuana plant.
We live in a wonderful time because there are more than three types of cannabis. There is amazing variety of the most wonderful varieties on the market. Some of the plants have a very strong smell during cultivation, especially during flowering. Keep it in mind and prepare to deal with the issue protect your plants from prying eyes and get rid of the smell of blooming marijuana.
Every grower knows that security is important during the cultivation of marijuana. There are strict security measures for outdoor and indoor cultivation. When growing outdoors, growers can choose remote and secluded places far from people. Growing cannabis indoors makes security more complicated. The grower has to be aware of the risk that neighbors or uninvited guests might notice something.
How to create perfect ventilation for cannabis?
Despite the efforts of cannabis activists, it is still illegal in Ukraine and involves administrative and criminal punishment for the cultivation of cannabis. It does not matter how many cannabis plants you grow, you have to take security measures seriously.
The main goal of any grower is to avoid attracting attention. It is easy before the plants start flowering: then they have intense flavor. We recommend buying air filters for cannabis because it will save you from many problems. Air filters will hide the fact of the existence of the growing box from your guests or neighbors.
Many sites offer cannabis filters for sale. When choosing the equipment, please consider some factors. There are too many options and I explain some basic ones for beginners that will help them to make the right choice.
You can choose and buy filters, fans and other elements for air ventilation system. You can also buy a ready made grow tents for cannabis. Grow tents functional and mobile. They are easy to assemble and you can move them anywhere in a matter of minutes. Grow tents create a great space for cannabis cultivation. In addition, you have to provide light, ventilation and watering for your cannabis plants. Many growers prefer to grow in grow tents or grow boxes because such constructions are easy to handle and they keep foreign smells away from the apartment.
You can also buy cannabis fertilizers and boosters. Cannabis plants need different kind of fertilizing during different stages of growth because every stage of life needs certain nutrients and minerals. High-quality fertilizers can significantly increase the yield. Keep in mind that you have to stop using fertilizers 2-3 weeks before harvesting otherwise your buds will smell of fertilizers.
There are many methods for cannabis growing that can increase the productivity several times. Each method requires a certain approach and some equipment. Read more about techniques for growing marijuana and read recommendations on how to lower the cost of farming.
Cannabis industry develops very fast and that is why there are some many innovations. Professionals try innovative hydroponic or aeroponic methods even though they require some expensive equipment. Read more about equipment for growing marijuana in this section.
The choice of quality of lighting for marijuana cultivation indoors is essential. Plants require a certain spectrum of light for growth. In this section you can buy lamps for marijuana. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask in our forum.
Read this section for beginners and experienced growers to find interesting recommendations for cannabis growing. In this section, you will learn how to prepare soil, what fertilizers and boosters to use, how to clone your plans, how to germinate seeds. You can also ask here any questions in the relevant topics.
To start you own marijuana project, you need to know how to choose a container, where to grow, how to choose seeds. You need to know the height of our future plants indoors and outdoors to calculate how much space they need.
The popularity of medical varieties of cannabis is growing every day because of its unique healing potential. Many growers are curious how to grow medical marijuana in hydroponic systems. Surprisingly, many experts confirm that despite the fact that the principles of cultivation of cannabis in hydroponics are very different, such plants get better nutrition and their healing potential is higher.
Read more about substrates and soil for growing cannabis. Share your experience and recommendations!
Each cannabis growing method is unique so growers need to know some of the tricks for better harvest. They can ask for advice from professionals. In real life, growers have limited options for open discussion and communication with colleagues. We created this section of our site for communication among cannabis enthusiasts.
When you grow outdoors the result depends mostly on natural conditions but the grower contributes a lot too. If you are interested in advice on how to improve your outdoors cannabis, read information in this section.
You can also read real reports on cannabis growing at home from beginners and professional growers. In this section, growers share their experiences and expertise. If you have encountered any problems in the process of indoor cultivation, ask for their recommendations.
Despite the fact that the hydroponic method was developed quite a long time ago, it still remains one of the most efficient cultivation options. If you want to better understand the basics of hydroponic method watch all hydroponics of marijuana video with a discussion of its pros and cons.
Sometimes growers worry about strange spots on marijuana leaves. Why do brown or yellow spots appear on marijuana leaves and how to get rid of them? Every grower wants to know how to protect the seedlings from the infection. Stains and spots are alarming symptoms indicating that the plants suffer from infection or stress.
Learn more about organic and mineral fertilizers and share your experience.
Even experienced growers solve problems by trial and error. To maximize your chances for success, read this section devoted to solutions of technical problems of cannabis growing. Here you can ask any questions and get advice from professionals and experts.
There are many wonderful boosters to accelerate cannabis growth and development. The boosters and growth stimulants support the development of strong root system. Read this section of the forum devoted to boosters for cannabis plants. You can also ask questions and get recommendations.
The wide range of marijuana varieties is impressive: every day we hear new announcement about a new hybrid or subtype. Read this section about basic requirements for outdoor cultivation of marijuana. Here you can learn how and when to plant the seeds, how to feed the plants, what to do when the summer is too dry or too rainy.
Modern farming technologies offer different ways of growing outdoors or indoors. The experts recommend using special substrates for marijuana. If you do not know how to choose substrate for marijuana, read this section for more recommendations.
Cultivation of cannabis requires the proper organization of the process. Growers have to provide their plants with light and water. They have to maintaining the temperature and humidity in the greenhouse or green box. However, some growers forget about air ventilation for marijuana. You need air ventilation to prevent infection, mold, insects and other unpleasant problems.
Much depends on the choice of containers for cannabis plants. If you choose a big container you can end up with a big root system of the plant but you will get less leaves and buds. If you choose too small container, you will grow a weak plant not able to flower. Read this section and learn advice how to choose a container for cannabis plant.
If you grow marijuana you have to take care of safety issues. In many countries it is still illegal to grow regardless if you do it for your own needs or with intent to sell. Safety is as important as other technical aspects of growing cannabis. When you grow indoor, buy and install special equipment to provide your plants with fresh air and enough light.
Outdoor Cannabis Cultivation
It is hard to disagree that outdoor cultivation requires less investment than indoor. Nature will take care of the basic need of the cannabis plants and the grower will take care of the rest. The most obvious advantage is the fact that with the outdoor cultivation you do not spend money on electric bill and expensive equipment.
What to pay attention to when growing cannabis
When choosing a place for growing marijuana, choose hidden spots away from streets and roads. Find an inconspicuous place in the forest, abandoned industrial site or find a place behind the bushes in your garden. Keep in mind that the plantation has to be located close to some water source: eventually you have to water the plants. If you grow in the forest you also have to protect your plants from insects and wild animals. You might build a fence around your small orchard. Do not attract attention when you go to visit your cannabis plantation. You have to be quick, quiet and inconspicuous. Do not leave any traces or footprints behind.
How to protect cannabis from insects? It is easier to prevent than to fight. You can use natural insect repellents or pesticides. If you grow indoors, you need efficient air ventilation.
Cannabis Diseases and Treatments
Growers worry a lot about cannabis infections and diseases. You should now that cannabis plants need light but they do not tolerate direct sunlight. They also like fresh air and a moderate humidity. If you use the special soil or substrate for cannabis plants, you do not need to worry about fertilizers. Otherwise, you need to feed your garden. Lack of nutrition can cause cannabis decreases: your plants will turn brown and yellow.
Sooner or later every grower encounter some technical problems of cannabis growing. Read this section to find the answers. Many beginners rush into the gardening with no experience and then face many problems. Read more recommendations on how to avoid or solve problems.
Despite the fact that cannabis is resilient and strong, the plants can get infected. Even experienced growers encounter situations when their plants start to wither before our eyes. This section contains a list of cannabis diseases and their treatment.
The process of cultivating marijuana requires knowledge and skills. Growing outdoors and growing in a greenhouse or a box are significantly different. Read this section to learn about specifics of outdoor cannabis cultivation. Expert advice will help you to achieve excellent result.
Do you want to share your story of success? Do you want to ask a question? Do you want to start a discussion? Use this section for your reports on cultivation of cannabis outdoors. Your reports will help other beginners and save them from mistakes.