Marijuana growing is one of those jobs or hobbies that enthusiasts can either love or hate. However, there is no denying that it is one of the best things about the marijuana industry. It is an excellent way to earn extra income or grow your supply of medical or recreational marijuana. Did you know that CBD and medical marijuana products are now legal in 33 states? That means you can grow your supply and make a living off of it, depending on where you live. However, getting rich with this trade is not as easy as simply tossing seeds on the ground and harvesting liters of quality buds.
If you are a rookie in the game, here are some Marijuana growing considerations to help you up your game and yield more.
Indoor or Outdoor Grow?
If you want to harness the most out of your marijuana plants, there’s no better way than to grow them indoors. They flourish in ideal conditions (which growers can control) and need fewer resources (like sunlight) than outdoor plants. Growing your plants indoors is also the better option for maximizing yield because you don’t have to worry about pests and other critters that can jeopardize your crop.
Start With Genetics
You don’t have to be a master marijuana grower to know that your marijuana is only as good as the plant’s genetic makeup. The first step to growing some top-quality buds is choosing an excellent strain of cannabis to purchase. So the million-dollar question is, where do I find high-quality strains? When it comes to buying cannabis seeds, make sure you only purchase high-quality ones. Look for the highest yielding marijuana strains, so you ensure a healthy and plentiful harvest.
Your plants are a product of the soil you put them in and the nutrients delivered to them. Having quality and balanced soil will give your grow a much higher chance of success. Start by selecting a solid base soil and add your nutrient mix based on the strain(s) you plan to grow. Make sure you know the needs of the strains you plan to grow so you can prepare the soil appropriately. The higher the quality of soil, the higher the quality of the plant produced. It’s as simple as that.
Make Sure To Use Quality Water
Along with excellent soil conditions, water is equally important. Every type of water is unique and must be treated differently in order to nourish your plants properly, but it’s pretty simple if you’re using the proper techniques. To get the best results for your gardening efforts, you might like to consider investing in a water filtration or reverse osmosis system. These systems will remove any harmful chemicals such as chlorine and fluoride from your drinking water source, both of which can rob your soil’s nutrients, upsetting the natural balance. When making these changes, it’s essential only to use soluble fertilizers, not slow-release ones, because they will clog your filter before you blink!
Lighting Is Everything
Proper lights are crucial for indoor marijuana growing. If an owner doesn’t use high-quality light, the marijuana plants could suffer. When choosing lighting equipment, it is best to look for the ones that come with ballast, reflector, and hoods. Sometimes, HID (high-intensity discharge) bulbs can cause heat issues if there isn’t enough ventilation.
Sleep Cycles Matter
A cannabis plant can fully grow in under two months. During these two months, the plant will have optimal conditions to serve as a medicinal herb for you if appropriately treated, specifically with “day” and “night” cycles. Each of these cycles should last for about twelve hours without interruption. However, if smart lights are used, they can automatically turn on after twelve hours and then turn off again after another twelve hours simultaneously. If this process is maintained for the entire two months of growth consistency, the plant will only provide the best cannabis for your use as medicine.
When it comes to marijuana growing, everyone has their preferences, but some key factors can make or break your growth. We hope this blog post has helped you decide which factors are most important to you and that you can use this information to grow great marijuana! Thank you for reading. We are always excited when one of our posts can provide helpful information on a topic like this.