Cannabis is increasingly popular across the globe because of its many medical and recreational uses. Due to this, more and more people are interested in trying marijuana for the first time as access increases. With this increased demand, is a renewed interest in growing personal cannabis gardens.
Growing your cannabis plant is both exciting, enjoyable and over the long run can make cannabis consumption much more affordable! It's truly gratifying once you see your first plant bloom and even more so when you consume it. If you're interested in creating a cannabis garden, here are some things helpful tips to put you on the road to success:
It's essential to know or to know some basics about the cannabis plant. You don't need to be an expert immediately, but you do need to know some facts so you may cultivate your garden well. Here are some things to take note of if you are a newbie grower:
As mentioned, some growers produce different hybrids of cannabis by breeding two different strains of this plant. If you're going to try planting hybrids, there are also seedlings and auto-flowering seeds available in the market. You can read more about this on my site, the Weekend Gardener.
Light is a significant factor if you're growing a cannabis plant. The plant's budding quality depends on how much light it will receive. A plant needs to have a minimum of 18 hours of light a day. Most growers usually choose a 400-600 watts of quality light for giving the light requirement of cannabis.DOWNLOAD THE DAILY BONFIRE APP & WIN $420:
Like any other plant you want to grow, there will be cost you need to pay, especially for the seedling cannabis plants. The cost depends on how you want to improve your cannabis garden and what seedlings you choose to purchase. Garden cost can also be affected by factors such as the size of the garden and how many seedlings you're planning to use. You also need to pay for the materials and equipment that you need to acquire.
There are different ways for you to grow Cannabis plants that you can utilize in your garden. There are also other mediums you may utilize like coco coir and sand. However, It's still recommended to use soil for first-time growers.
Where do you want to plant your cannabis garden? You may plant it indoors or outdoors, depending on what is manageable for you. If you decide to grow it outside, then it will lessen some costs. You may use natural light for your plant. However, you will need to keep vigilant in protecting your plants from harsh weather. We always suggest you understand the laws in your county and state before planting your garden.
Indoor planting can be advantageous if you don't want prying eyes while you grow your plant. You'll also have fewer problems when it comes to bad weather. The negative effect of indoor planting is the cost. Equipment such as lighting, fans, etc. may add additional cost to your operation.
Deficiency, pest, and diseases are ordinary occurrences in growing cannabis, and any garden for that matter. Keep an eye out for these daily; you want to keep your garden healthy! Other factors may affect plant growth, such as light exposure, nutrients, and water requirements. Make sure to account for these factors to have a good harvest.
Here are some signs you can check to ensure that your plants have no disease.
Harvesting the plant is an exciting event. Knowing when to harvest is the trick. One helpful tip is to buy a jeweler's loupe or a magnifying glass and take a good look at the trichomes. When 70% of the trichomes are milky, and 30% are amber, that's the time to harvest.
You also need to know the procedure you need to during harvesting to ensure that you don't damage your plant and its produce. Following this, you'll want to dry, cure, and store the plant you harvest accordingly.
Author: Alan Wood of Weekend Gardner