How to Grow Weed Efficiently at Home

The basics of growing cannabis efficiently at home.

Did you know that it is possible for you to grow your own cannabis at home? Growing marijuana is now legal in many parts of the United States, and there is a huge market for growing this kind of cannabis. Many people enjoy this type of cannabis since they know that they will be getting it fresh each and every time. Or, if you partake in marijuana, you will be able to save a bunch of money because you will not have to purchase expensive marijuana in order to have a good supply of quality product. It can also be a rewarding hobby for those who already garden, or for those who have been considering taking up the practice.

You may be looking for the best way to grow weed at home, but there are a few things that you have to know first. If you are going to grow weed, then you must know what you are doing and what tools are necessary to make your job a success. Any variety of the cannabis plant will require a certain amount of tender love and care to successfully reach maturity and yield the results you’re looking for. So, if you want to learn about growing weed at home, read through the tips and tricks below.

  1. Do Some Research

When learning how to grow weed at home, the best place to start is with your research. One of the best ways is to do a search on the internet or ask your local gardening center about their recommended plants. These plants will give you an idea of what type of soil and other herbs and flowers that they recommend as well. Most of these gardens have a good amount of information for you to learn. Learning from others that have already planted their garden is a great way to make sure you are doing things the right way.

It’s a good idea to get some books on growing your own plants before you begin your first attempt. There are many books on how to grow weed at home that you can purchase for a cheap price at your local book store or from online retailers. You may find that you don’t get it done the right way the first time, but that’s perfectly fine. The best advice is to start small and slowly grow one or two plants at a time until you get it right. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you should be able to replicate those results on a larger scale, if that is your goal. If you follow these simple steps on how to grow weed at home, you will be well on your way to growing your own crop. 

Prepare Your Grow Space

The next step is to prepare the place where you are going to be growing your weed. You have to take away any plants or pests that can cause harm to your garden. Once you have removed all the weeds and pests, then you can now start working on your garden. 

Now, you have to prepare the soil that you are going to use for your garden. If you already have good soil, then you can start planting your seeds in this soil. However, it is very important to remember that you do not use the same kind of soil over again without replenishing it with compost, mulch, or new soil. Over time, the nutrients in soil will become depleted, and any plants grown in nutrient-poor soil will likely die prematurely or produce inferior product. 

growing cannabis indoor at home
Growing cannabis indoor at home.

You can grow marijuana both indoors and outside. An indoor setting gives you complete control over the growth process, including how much light the plants get. If you live in a shaded area, an indoor grow system may work better for you as you’ll be able to supply your plants with the light and energy they need. But if you live somewhere that gets lots of sun, then you may want to consider growing outside. 

Select Your Medium

The next step is to select the type of medium to use. You can use soil, coffee grounds, tea bags, or even newspaper. Whatever you use, just make sure that it is not toxic to your plants. And last but not least, step three is to determine what your nutrients are. Make sure that you read up on different nutrients before you decide on a medium. And if you’re not sure, go ahead and purchase some nutrient supplements so you have a base line to build from. 

Use the Right Nutrients and Fertilizers

Non-organic fertilizers are often much cheaper than organic varieties, but they can also contain harmful chemicals that are not good for the environment or for your plants. There is nothing better than growing weed in your garden, but if you have to be careful. Plants absorb what they are given, and if there are toxic or unwanted chemicals in your soil or water, that means that your cannabis plants will absorb that, making any yield inferior or unsafe for consumption in any form. 

If you do choose to grow organic weed, then you should make sure that you choose a source for your fertilizer that is local to you, and you know everything that is in that fertilizer. 

Find Your Seeds

The best way to start learning how to grow weed in the home is to get some seeds that are ready to go. When you are growing seeds, you will need a place to house them. One of the best ways to do this is to use a plastic container that is large enough for the space that you want the plants to cover. You will also need to make sure that the container has enough ventilation for the weed to get out. This is not as hard as it sounds, but it does require some patience. Once you have your containers, you are ready to learn how to grow weed in the home.

Water and Care for Your Plants

Once you’ve set up a grow space with the right light, medium, and other systems, and you’ve gone ahead and planted your preferred cannabis strain, it’s time to patiently care for your new crop. If you set up an indoor grow space, you should have set up an adequate watering system to keep your plants moist and nourished without overly soaking their soil and causing their roots to rot or for the plant to drown outright. If you are growing marijuana in an outdoor living space, then be sure to regularly water your garden.

Along with monitoring the levels of moisture in your crop’s soil, you should be sure to monitor your plants for pests and weeds. Weeds are almost certain to wander into your garden if it’s an outdoor set up, and pests can get into both an indoor and outdoor crop. Weeds are easy enough to deal with if you regularly remove them. Pests, however, can be more difficult, and you may need to consult the Internet or your local gardening center for tips on how to deal with them without resorting to toxic pesticides. 

Your Harvest

Another advantage of growing cannabis indoors is that you can have a significant harvest by harvesting your crop all at once instead of having to wait for the weather to be right so you can harvest, or you can grow them in rotations so that you have a smaller but steadier stream of harvested cannabis throughout the year. 

During the harvest you want to be careful with your crop and make sure you are using a sharp pair of shears as to avoid damaging the bud by snipping too frequently and roughly with dull blades. 

Dry and Cure Your Harvest

After you have successfully harvested your crop, it is time to start drying and curing your crop to get it ready for use. Granted this step has its own risks, but you are near the end of the journey, so be careful with these final steps. 

The dry and cure will need to be done before you can smoke your cannabis, and requires time more than anything. Aside from time, your cannabis will also need enough space – after all, you do not want to experience bud rot after all of your hard work and watch as your crop dies before you had a chance to enjoy it. So, give your plants plenty of space to dry out. This will help in the long run, and you will be able to enjoy more of your crop without the concern of rot.

There are a few ways you can dry and cure any plant or other product, but your best options are either sun-drying, or utilizing space heaters or heat lamps to create a dry, hot space in your home for your crop to dry in. 

Conclusion

When starting to grow cannabis at home, you must do the appropriate amount of research before collecting the tools, seeds, and nutrients as to not waste the life of the plant or your money. If you are successful in growing your own cannabis, then you will no doubt save some money instead of going and buying your cannabis elsewhere.

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