There is nothing that beats smoking your own weed. Just think about it: you take a fragile little seed and then you put so much TLC into it that you nurture it into a plant that ultimately makes you THC. The best of all: you’re smoking a high quality product that you made with your own hands.
However, quality DIY growing requires a combination of skills. You need to ace the basics of biology and botany, gear & equipment handling, growing processes and then finally harvesting and getting to a consumable bud.
Not to mention those 1001 tricks that go into getting the highest quality product possible, most of which are reserved for expert growers only.
But the best part about getting started is that it’s actually very simple, as all you have to do as a beginner grower is mimic the natural environment.
How To Grow Weed
The Most Comprehensive List of Growing Guides & Resources
Back in the day, the most common approach to growing was the plant-and-pray approach. You just plant a seed and then pray to God your plant will start producing a ton of smokeable flowers. Early cultivators (back from BC) didn’t even know how to properly dry and cure buds.
Thankfully, today we have YouTube, blogs, websites and books — all of which shorten the learning time and help us tailor the final product to our liking, from cannabinoid content to flavor. Additionally, we can learn from other people’s mistakes, which are also scattered across the Web.
Today, we take the easy route when it comes to growing weed. That is exactly why we scoured the Internet in search of the best possible resources on growing marijuana, allowing you to finally get started with your favorite future pastime: cultivating high-grade cannabis buds.
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Weed Growing Fundamentals
Whether you are a complete beginner or just looking to brush up on the weed basics, these resources will help you find what you’re looking for. Knowing the fundamentals goes a long way: that’s why you should master general botany, plant physiology and then of course cannabis botany and growing fundamentals.
Grow Room: Everything You Need to Start Cultivating
Before you even plant the seeds, you need to have a fully functioning growing system. In this chapter, you will learn how to set up light cycles, how to choose growing mediums and how to water and feed your plants. Knowing this ensures a healthy plant, that will bring in high quality yield.
- 4 Tips For Picking The Right Grow Lights
- Marijuana Growing Mediums & What Do They Do
- How To Make The Best Soil For Marijuana
- Which Nutrients You Should Be Using?
- Air Circulation & Exhaust Tutorial
- 10 Best Inline Fans for Cannabis Grow Rooms
- Marijuana Growing Equipment & Set Up
- Controlling Grow Room Humidity & Temperature
How to Choose a Strain and Where to Buy Seeds
When you grow your own weed, you’re looking to get a bud that produces the exact effects you’re going after. Some of those effects can be tweaked in the growing process itself (info on that is in the last chapter), however a lot of it comes down to which particular strain you choose. These resources will get you on the right track when it comes to buying cannabis seeds.
Growing Phase 1: Germination & Seedling Stage
Seed germination is the first stage of cannabis plant development and one of the more important ones, because this is when the plant is the most fragile. The goal of this chapter is to teach you the proper way to make your cannabis seeds sprout from the seedling and prepare them for your growth medium and, finally, how to nurture your plant into its next development stage.
Growing Phase 2: Vegetative Stage
Vegetative stage of cannabis development is when the plant focuses only on becoming stronger. That means it starts growing roots, leaves and stems to ensure the maximum nutrient efficiency. In this stage you will also start adding different nutrients into the soil to maximize its growth, so you’ll have to know the ins and outs of feeding. Here is how to do all of that and more.
Growing Phase 3: Flowering Stage
Once your plant hits the flowering stage, you will begin to see the fruits of your labor (literally and figuratively). In this development stage, the plant will show its sex and start developing flowers. By the end of it, your little baby will be 50% bigger than at the beginning of this stage.The guides below will make sure you get the best buds possible.
How to Harvest, Dry & Cure Your Buds
Here is where the fun part starts. After this stage is over, you get your smokeable buds — and a lot of them if you did your job right. But first, there are some things you need to pay attention to, like when to harvest and how to get the buds ready for consumption. Check out these guides to fine tune the entire process.
Beginner to Advanced: Growing Skills to Master
The only difference between a pro and a beginner is in their mistakes. The pro has made a lot more. Now, I’m not saying you should not make any mistakes but make sure to check out these resources so you bridge that gap much faster.
Bonus: Expert Tips & YouTube Channels
Consider these tips like a cherry on top: they will help you keep your herb healthy, strong and ultimately produce more of that sweet flower. The experts cover a variety of things, like what mistakes NOT to make and how to use some easy lighting and cropping tricks to get a bigger yield.
- Expert Tips for First Time Growers
- 46 Tips for Better Cannabis Cultivation
- Nico’s Nuggets: How to Get More Yield From Your Plants
- 5 Expert Tips For Growing Top-Quality Marijuana
- 8 Easy Hacks For Growing Huge Buds
- Pigeons 420 YouTube Channel
- Chester Copperpot YouTube Channel
- NVclosetmedgrower YouTube Channel
- Grateful Grower YouTube Channel