How to Grow Weed Indoors? 5 Tips for Beginners

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If you’ve decided that you want to try out growing your own cannabis plants at home instead of visiting a marijuana dispensary, you’ve joined a team of hobbyists who want their own personal homegrown cannabis. 

You may also be thinking that you’re going to need lots of space. Although not a “typical grow room” guest rooms, closets, and cabinets are making the cut, but you’re going to have to “tailor” your equipment to fit into your specific grow room. 

You’ll also need to follow all the cannabis laws of your state, to ensure that you face no criminal charges.

Make Cannabis Growing Room

Educate yourself, and read about the setbacks, pests, and diseases that may affect your cannabis plants. By starting off small, even if you have a few mishaps, it will be less costly. You’ll also be able to monitor and grow a smaller number of plants with more efficiency when tackling your new project. 

Grow areas need to be cool and well-ventilated with plenty of fresh air access. They also need to be private and in a convenient location allowing for frequent access. If you’ve decided to grow your own cannabis plants instead of visiting a marijuana dispensary, you’ll need to learn more about marijuana cultivation.

Environmental and Ventilation Systems for Healthy Cannabis

CO2 for photosynthesis is important for cannabis plant growth. Exhaust fans placed above the growing plants will remove hot air. You’ll also need to have a filtered air inlet near the ground on the opposite side of the exhaust fans. 

Lighting systems produce heat, and heat needs to be removed from the grow area, so as to grow healthy cannabis plants that don’t wilt and die. If your grow space is large, you will need to have a large exhaust fan. 

HID systems produce plenty of heat and are best when they are mounted on air-cooled hoods. Growers that live in warm areas will use lights at night when it’s cooler outdoors. 

Charcoal filters added to the exhaust fans will also help to eliminate cannabis plant odors. On the other hand, if you’re finding this process more difficult than you thought, you can opt for marijuana dispensaries to get your cannabis products.

Select the Best Cannabis Strains for Your Production

You’re probably wondering as to the best cannabis strains to use when growing cannabis plants at home. Although visiting a marijuana dispensary for cannabis products may seem a lot easier than growing cannabis plants at home, there are a few perks to homegrown cannabis.

This may include adopting organic home-growing processes to ensure that your cannabis is 100% organic. 

All cannabis strains are suitable for home growing, but it’s important to note that climate regulation and lighting need to be properly regulated to ensure a successful crop. Color, size, and hardness come into play here, with a non-preference for pale and green seeds. 

Opt for dark-colored seeds with a hard outer shell. Pre-soaked seeds should get planted directly into the soil into a half-inch well. At around 6-weeks you’ll be able to tell whether you have a female cannabis plant or a male plant, with both producing flowers. 

Male cannabis plants will have upside-down tulip-looking bundles, while female cannabis plants will have conical buds covered in long white hairs.

Select Grow Lights for Your Marijuana Production

Without lights, you cannot grow healthy cannabis plants. Simply put, if you focus on the best grow lights, you’ll yield the highest quality THC. With so many types of grow lights, it’s best to look out for LED grow lights because these distribute a fuller-spectrum light. 

LEDs don’t generate as much heat as other lights. They are also energy efficient and can be bought almost everywhere. That said, you may need to have large boards of LED lights for your indoor crops because they don’t yield a lot of power. 

Metal Halide (MH) grow lights are also popular during the vegetative stage due to their blue-tinged light which works best during this stage. High Pressure Sodium (HPS) grow lights are good for the flowering stage, and emit a gentle yellow light that encourages bud production.

Fluorescent lights are effective as well and are effective in keeping energy costs down with cannabis plant cultivation. Keep in mind though that you can skip this entire home-growing cannabis trend, and go directly to your marijuana dispensary for cannabis products.

Use Nutrients to Maximize Your Yield

For new cannabis growers, this may seem like a daunting task, but you can do this by simply understanding which group of elements cannabis plants need. Hydroponics and synthetic nutrients offer quicker flowering times and a larger yield. 

Select nutrients and fertilizers by making sure that they are compatible with your first grow. Organic fertilizers and nutrients will offer more nutrients that are beneficial to soil organisms. Organic nutrients, also referred to as macronutrients, are much needed in the soil for cannabis plant growth.

These are the following:

  • Nitrogen (N)
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Sulfur
  • Potassium (K)
  • Phosphorus

The key to growing weed legally indoors is to first follow your local state laws, so that you are doing everything legally. Cultivate a diverse and healthy population of soil microbes and mycorrhizae, and read up as much as you can about organic nutrient solutions and premium soil blends. 

Additionally, understanding the different light options, the growth cycle, the hemp THC levels, and also knowing whether your preference is growing hemp indoors or outdoors, will help first-time aspiring cannabis growers. 

State–of–the art equipment is nice to have, but not necessary for homegrown cannabis. Just keep in mind that light and ventilation just about top the list with home cultivation of cannabis. 

On the other hand, if you find that this is too much work for you, you can always turn to your local marijuana dispensary for cannabis products.

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