The idea of growing your own cannabis is daunting for many, particularly those with minimal knowledge surrounding general plant care. However, the term “weed” implies, quite accurately, that growing cannabis is pretty easy. Whether considering growing indoors or outdoors, gathering a basic understanding of growing cannabis will be helpful to eliminate fears and make the process as smooth as possible. First-time growers often fail to consider the amount of money, time, and patience that is required to successfully care for a cannabis plant.
One of the most unique and exciting aspects of growing cannabis lies in the fact that doing so was illegal for a long time. As such, many of the most common tactics used today were passed through word of mouth and decades of experience. There are typically 4 main components to growing marijuana:
- Seed Germination
- Plant Growth
Mastering each aspect of marijuana growing takes attention to detail, dedication to education, unwavering patience, and a special passion for all things cannabis. It is important to pay attention to the laws surrounding legal home grow. Each state has different laws, so be sure to look up whether or not you are allowed to grow in your state as well as how many plants you are entitled to grow.
The complexities involved in growing marijuana are vast, but for the home grower it can actually be quite simple. Growing a weed plant can take anywhere from 10 to 32 weeks, this varies dependent upon the chosen growing method as well as how large you intend to grow your plants. As a warm-season annual plant, cannabis does best in temperate climates. The beauty of cannabis, however, is that it can be grown both indoors and outdoors. Different equipment will be necessary based on this, but it is important to note that anyone has the capacity to grow cannabis.
The main components required to keep a marijuana plant happy and healthy include:
- Humidity & Temperature
- Wind & Airflow
These elements need consistent attention in order to ensure that the plant is given the best chance at survival. For instance, if growing inside you need to less light – as cannabis requires less artificial light than natural light. While there are so many elements to consider, one of the most common questions we see is in regard to the best strains to grow at home. Easy strains vary depending on whether you are growing indoors or outdoors. The following are some of the easiest strains to grow at home:
- Northern Lights – Outdoors
- Blackberry – Indoors
- White Widow – Outdoors
- LSD – Indoors
- Durban Poison – Outdoors
- Easy Bud Auto – Indoors
Some strains lend themselves better to indoor growth and others are better for outdoors. No matter what strain you choose, it is important to remember that there are many factors to take into account to ensure a healthy environment for your plants. At the end of the day, the most successful home growers strike a healthy balance between research, experimenting, and patience. Good luck on your cannabis growing journey!