Table of Contents
- The Legality of Growing Marijuana Plants
- Choose Your Seed
- Fundamentals of Growing Marijuana Plants
- Lightbulb Moment
- Germinate Your Seeds
- Your Plants Have Grown and Its Time to Harvest
- A Bit of Science for You
- Sit Back and Smoke
Do you want to learn how to grow marijuana plants? Do you want to make sure you are doing it legally?
Did you know that 12% of Americans are active marijuana users?
Across the world, the use of legal marijuana is becoming part of everyday life. One option to do this is to grow your plants.
Are you interested in growing marijuana plants? Learn more with our guide for planting tips, best practices, legality, and more.
This article isn’t saying that growing as much marijuana as you wish is legal. There are still rules to do this.
The biggest problem is, there isn’t a blanket rule for what you can and can’t do. Different locations across the world will have different laws.
For example, some places in America still state it is illegal to grow your own plants. Such states as Arkansas, Wisconsin, and Kentucky.
It is still very much illegal in the UK. Canda allows you to grow up to 4 plants per household.
Check your area’s laws before growing. If your area allows it, continue reading.
There is a vast range of marijuana seeds out there. All available to you online.
If you are an avid marijuana user, you may know what strains you do and don’t like. If you are not, then different strains will have different effects. It all depends on what you are looking for your plant to do for you.
For example, Sour Diesel is an excellent strain for when you wake up. They are highly potent in THC and have a great flavor to them.
A great strain to help you keep would be Northern Light. It’s perfect for helping you relax after a long day.
If you suffer from anxiety, Pineapple Kush could help you with this.
You cant put a seed in a pot and expect results. The seed will need nurturing before you can reap its benefits. More nurturing than a simple house plant.
A marijuana plant needs over 18 hours of light each day. Having this much light may be challenging. Consider using an indoor lighting mechanism with the correct bulbs. Attaching the rig to a timer can ensure it is getting enough light.
You can place your hemp plant seed in the soil, but there are other options. Any substance that is dependant on nutrients will work—for example, perlite or rock wool.
If you grow your plants indoors, make sure they have access to fresh moving air. Maintaining a steady airflow, your plant will be healthy and develop far better than if the air was still.
Maintain your watering habits. All things need water to live, and this is no different for marijuana. To ensure you gain a good crop, check your water supplies pH level. A suitable pH will aid your plant to grow.
Marijuana can be affected by temperature. If it’s too hot or cold, you could kill the plant. Try to maintain a steady temperature of twenty-seven degrees centigrade.
All living things need sustenance to grow. Your plant will need vitamins and minerals to stay alive. Use organic mixes with your water to feed your plants.
When you are growing your plant indoors, you should keep an eye on the room’s humidity. The plants will release moisture as they grow. You will need to find a way to manage the levels of humidity in the room.
As mentioned above, when growing indoors, you can use specialized lightbulbs. As marijuana becomes more common, the more extensive the range of bulbs becomes.
The higher-priced products include housing for your plants. These boxes supply the ideal marijuana plant environment. For one of these boxes, you can be spending up in the thousands.
If you don’t want to pay out that much, you can also buy only the lightbulbs. You can purchase either LED panels or CFL bulbs that could cost down to the low hundreds.
The lighting is a crucial point to consider when growing marijuana plants.
Once you have decided on the substance you will plant your seeds in. You have a few options of germination to choose from.
You could choose to plant it straight into the soil. Doing this will avoid shocking the seeds when transplanting them.
Prep your seeds on a damp paper towel. Doing this in a dark, warm place will have your seeds sprouting in a few days. You will then transfer them to the soil.
Soak the seeds in water rich in enzymes. After about a week, you will see the tap root appear. When you do, transfer it into your soil.
You have maintained your marijuana plant care, and they have grown. Now is time for the harvesting of your marijuana.
The process leading up to this can take five weeks or more, depending on your strain. When this is ready, the trichomes will have shriveled back begun to turn into an amber color.
For higher THC content, harvest the buds when the trichomes are 20-30% amber. For a broader cannabinoid profile, pick the buds when they get to 60-80% amber.
Dry your buds in a cool, dark place. Make sure the humidity of this area is low. After two weeks or more, your marijuana should be sufficiently dry.
During this time, check back on your buds. If they go moldy or over dry, then you could potentially ruin your crop.
Cannabis plants have compounds called cannabinoids. One such cannabinoid is Cannabidiolic acid (CBDA). CBDA is what most people call the buds.
CBDA creates cannabidiol (CBD) through a process called decarboxylation. This process can be made possible through the use of benzoic acid.
Benzoic acid can be harmful if not used correctly. If you plan to use it, read this benzoic acid safety guide.
Now you know what to do when growing marijuana plants.
Check if it’s legal to grow in your area. Find the right seed for you. Look after your marijuana plant and watch it grow.
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