Growing Marijuana for Beginners
There’s really nothing more exhilarating than harvesting your own crops. But in order to do that, especially if you’re a beginner, it takes a bit of tutelage. You don’t want to waste your time and your money only to end up with no yield for your efforts. So, we have compiled some essential tips to insure that you become a successful and happy farmer.
To get started you are going to need to make a few purchases and a few decisions. Firstly, you will need to decide how you want to grow your marijuana. This will be based on your skill level, tools available to you and what method best suits your environment. But don’t fret.
There are so many reasons to grow your own weed. You control the strain and potency. Also, you no longer have to deal with drug dealers. You can do it discreetly in your own home. And best of all you never run out, you can supply your friends and even make a few bucks.
Keep It Simple Stay Indoors
Growing cannabis indoors is the best move you can make as a first time grower, unless of course you have a farm, lots of land, good climate and tools. Indoor growing is easy and eliminates the most problematic issues with successful harvesting.
Indoor growing requires very little space, time and financial investment for set up. You need good light, a fan and grow tent. Of course you will be purchasing smaller items such as pots, fertilizer and seeds. But those are more growing expenses than set up costs. You can buy complete grow kits online. These come with everything you need. And if you follow the instructions you are pretty much guaranteed a yield your first time.
A complete grow kit setup will have everything you need to get set up and growing in no time. You can build your own at home. It’s possible to purchase nice LED lighting and make your own grow tent. But if you’re a beginner you need a good tent. So, you are really going to want to buy a professional one. We are talking about air flow, temperature control and electricity. These are all far too complex for the novice and almost assure failure. Keep it Simple.
Your Grow Tent, Light and Ventilation
Your grow tent will block all bright light from the outside and keep the weed smell inside the tent. They come with electric cable ready holes, air filtration openings and reflective material inside. The reflective material causes all light inside the tent to concentrate directly on the plant.
Lighting is crucial. The more lighting you can generate the more buds you’ll harvest. There 3 methods you can use for lighting, LED, HID and CMH lamps.
LED is the most popular method. LED lighting allows for great temperature and heat control. This method may be a little pricey for the novice. Good LED lamps are expensive. However, they are well worth the investment. Also, they use little electricity. Therefore, the long term is actually a savings if you can handle the initial investment.
HID lamps provide powerful electricity and therefore intensify growing. This is an older method and is overall less efficient as it uses a lot of electricity and in the long run becomes expensive, especially if you are growing substantial amounts of cannabis. HID stands for High Intensity Discharge. They are cheap lamps, price and quality-wise. But if you’re short on cash and want some quick results then HID lamps can come in handy.
CMH lamps are ceramic metal handle lamps. They operate more or less the same as HID. They use a bit less electricity than HID and the production is about the same.
Ventilation is the final crucial element. The better the ventilation the healthier your crops will turn out. Poor ventilation will almost always ruin your crop. So, you have to get this right. And again this is why we suggest you purchase a quality grow kit. Kits are designed to pull out the old bad air and allow fresh air to circulate. And a good filter will hide any odour.
Get Growing Farmers
Of course you need materials. Do research. Try to learn which strains will be best for your medical and recreational needs. Then also look for strains that are easy to grow. You are a beginner and the most important thing is that you grow successfully. So, with a little research and the right tools you will succeed. That’s all you need folks! Get growing farmers!