There are approximately 22 million marijuana users in the United States each month.
If you’re one of the lovely tokers of America, you know that the habit can get a bit costly between dispensaries and dealers.
Did you know that if you grow your own marijuana you can save money in the long run? Yep. And growing marijuana isn’t as hard as you think.
While it does take some preparation, dedication, and an initial cost, if you’re willing to grow your own indoor marijuana, you’ll be flying high in no time.
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Read on to learn how to set up your grow space to produce some serious buds
Designate Your Indoor Marijuana Space
The first thing you should consider in your journey to grow weed is where you’re going to set up your grow space!
It doesn’t have to be an entire room; it can be as simple as your closet or a tent in your basement.
The ideal grow space is cool and dry, so you can create your own ideal conditions. Your room should be easy to access for monitoring, but out of the way enough to avoid any wandering eyes.
You’ll also want a place that is easy to clean and light secure, meaning that outside light doesn’t get into the area. You can easily make adjustments to your grow space to block light from coming in.
You’ll want to create the perfect space to watch your marijuana plants flourish.
Choose Equipment, Man
Cheech and Chong definitely didn’t have the equipment and technology that is available for today’s growers.
The equipment you choose is a huge aspect of your grow operation. If you can, look for automated versions of lights and climate control so that you can turn lights and the fan on and off without having to do so manually. Your plants need a very specific light cycle to grow properly, and it’ll make your life a lot easier.
Light is one of the most important factors in the amount and quality of your marijuana. If you’re able to afford the best lights, get them. It will be worth it.
The popular types of grow lights include high-intensity discharge lights (HID), fluorescent lights, induction lights, or LED lights. These each have their own benefits and drawbacks and should be looked into carefully.
You’ll want to get a fan so that there is fresh air always coming into the room for the plants. You want to create a system that has the ideal temperatures for your precious marijuana plants. A good range for lights on temperature is 70 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit, and lights off temperature is between 58 and 70 degrees.
Choose Medium and Containers
Your container is going to depend on the medium you choose.
For first time growers, we would recommend using soil. You can get soil that is full of the appropriate nutrients, or regular soil and supply the nutrients separately. Other mediums include water (hydroponics), but it isn’t as forgiving as using soil.
As for containers, you can use the standard flower pot or one that uses fabric, like an air pot.
If you’re short on space and growing in a small area like a closet, try a vertical grow rack. Since you need to fit all of your flower pots in one tight place, this can be a real space saver.
A Nutritious Diet
You’ll want to make sure that you give your plants regular water and a nutritious diet.
Some soils come with nutrients already integrated into the product, but some do not. You want to make sure that your plant has enough nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium, as well as calcium, iron, copper, and magnesium. These nutrients are essential for plant growth.
You can often find the perfect combination of nutrients in a liquid or powder form that you can while watering your plants.
Unless you’ve been gifted a generous green thumb, we recommend just starting with a few plants. You should have your end goal in mind when planning your space but three unsuccessful plants will hurt a lot less than twenty.
The initial effort will be worth it, and you’ll have gorgeous adult plants in no time. Now what to do with all of that indoor marijuana?
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