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How to Grow Weed - You can Grow your own Weed Legally!


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How many of you guys have tried your hand at growing your own marijuana (legally, of course)? How many of you have spent several hours designing a grow room, purchasing lights, fertilizers, pots, growing mediums, seeds? Have you ever tried to sort through the wealth of marijuana growing information on the internet? I must admit that one resource we are seriously lacking at Weed Smoker’s Guide is information about growing marijuana quickly and correctly

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How to Grow Weed - You can Grow your own Weed Legally!

  1. 1. Introduction Growing your own marijuana can be a fun and exciting experience. It's not only ideal for the small-time enthusiast, it can also lead into an extra income if you do it right. Most importantly though it's a great way to grow your own top-shelf product without having to shell out top-shelf prices to dealers. There are a few different ways to go about growing marijuana, but there are 6 key things you need to get started: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Light: must be the proper spectrum, intensity, and duration Water: must be abundant but not excessive Air: must be ideal temperature, with consistent flow, and rich in CO2 Nutrients: must contain the right amounts A growing medium: has to have the right texture and ingredients Optimal environmental conditions: heat, humidity, etc. These days it's actually really easy to grow your own hemp, and it's becoming a major trend for people to get started with small operations in their own homes. One of the major benefits of growing your own marijuana is that the quality of the highs you can experience from your own plants is phenomenal! Most of the stuff out there that is commercially grown is based on factors of the buds overall look, and the plant's yield amount, which often neglects the actual high itself. So it's definitely worth the time and effort you have to make to learn how to grow your own hemp, so you can enjoy seeing your little seeds sprout into some of the most lovely and lush marijuana you've ever seen. In this short report we're just going to go through some of the basics you need to know to start growing your own marijuana so you can get a good idea of what's involved in the process. Now let's get started...
  2. 2. First Things First Before you start doing anything, the first thing you need to decide is whether you want to grow your marijuana indoors or outdoors. There are of course advantages and disadvantages to both, so let's go through some of the most important factors to consider. Why Grow Indoors? Growing indoors is probably the more popular option. The major benefit of growing your marijuana indoors is that you have complete control of the environment that you simply cannot have outdoors. So that means you can regulate the humidity, the temperature, nutrients, lighting, and all the other crucial factors that are essential for the plants to thrive, especially during their delicate growth cycles. As a result of this most people think that the quality of marijuana grown indoors is far superior to that which is grown outdoors, as you simply cannot control the elements outdoors in the same way you can indoors. There are of course disadvantages to growing marijuana indoors. The major things to consider are the lack of natural sunlight indoors and any ventilation issues that might exist. Natural sunlight is by far the best source of light for any crop, including hemp. You can make modifications for indoor lighting but nothing beats the solar orb. The other issue with growing indoors is that an enclosed area often generates heat and lacks sufficient fresh air. This also can be overcome relatively easily by making modifications to where you are growing your plants. Another issue you have to consider is the space for your plants. Generally speaking, when you grow hemp indoors the crops will not reach the heights they normally would when they are grown outdoors. So you have to find a place that provides enough space for them to grow and thrive, instead of being cramped. So that's growing indoors, now let's look at the alternative. Why Grow Outdoors? Growing outdoors can save you a lot of money when it comes to lighting and other maintenance costs, as you can use the greatest source of light, the sun, which is free.
  3. 3. Another benefit to growing outdoors is that you dont need to worry about the air supply as it occurs naturally with an abundance of fresh air all the time being supplied to your plants. As a result of these two abundant elements of natural light and fresh air, the crops that you grow outdoors tend to grow much bigger and the yields can be much greater than what you would get indoors. As with anything there are also disadvantages to growing hemp outdoors. Although you have an abundance of natural light, you can't control the temperature and the cycles of that light, which may end up doing more damage than good. Furthermore a consistent flow of fresh air can also mean your plants might end up being pollinated by wild pollen, which can reduce the quality of your yields quite dramatically. Perhaps the major downside to growing outdoors is that you have absolutely no privacy. If you want to keep your growing efforts a bit on the quiet side, you need to take some serious privacy precautions if you don't want your neighbours ruining your fun. So to break it down again, when you grow outdoors you can see greater yields, but potentially of lower quality due to the lack of environmental control. On the flip side when you grow indoors you might end up producing lower yields, but those yields will be some of the highest quality hemp you'll ever produce. There is also another major consideration you have to make... Is It Better To Grow With Hydroponics or Soil? Traditionally all crops have been grown in soil, and that's what's been used for thousands ofyears. However, newer technology has seen the recent practice of growing plants with just water and nutrients but no soil. If you're a first-time marijuana grower, probably the better, and more convenient, option would be to setup your operation with soil. Hydroponics can often make plants grow faster, but you really need to know what you're doing. Only once you've got a few successful soil crops under your belt, should you then consider making the jump to using hydroponics. The major advantage of growing in soil is that the bud taste and flavor will be of
  4. 4. much higher quality. People will pay premium prices for the best quality, so soil is ideal for this reason. It is also much easier to setup and much cheaper too. With hydroponics, the garden's nutrient and root setup aids in faster plant development, but it also requires a lot more monitoring. The nutrients have to be present throughout the liquid mixture so the root system does not have to be as extensive as with soil-based plants. This meants that the plant can devote more nutrients and energy to growth above the root system, which is the kind of grwoth that leads to potent big buds. Another thing to consider is that with soil-based cannabis, as the plant grows larger the root system begins to cramp. They then must be placed in a larger container. On the other hand hydroponically grown plants do not need to be transplanted as their roots remain much smaller in size, which saves you time and increases growing efficiency greatly. Hydroponic growing is definitely an improvement over traditional soil when it comes to speed of production and overall yield, but for the newbie grower it is much more convenient to grow with soil. While it's not overly difficult to setup and operate a hydroponic system, they do need constant monitoring as just one detail like a faulty irrigation timer can cause devastation to your crops if not immediately corrected. On the other hand a soil-based plant may not need any additional fertilizers for the entire life of the plant if the soil is well prepared with the right nutrients. You also need the right nutrients for hydroponically-grown crops. Most people will use the basic stock solutions that contain fertilizer salts in a readily available form, but the problem with these stock solutions is they tend to leave a metallic taste in the precious produce. Experienced hydroponic growers know how to leach their plants before harvest to remove residual salts from the buds for a truly clean, pure taste. The leaching time varies from grower to grower, from two days to two weeks, and usually involves just plain or distilled water, while others simply use a very diluted feed solution. For the newbie grower, soil is definitely the right choice. Hydroponic setups take up more room, are less stealthy, plus the care and monitoring of the system and the high costs involved are often too much for the newbie just starting out. But once you get a bit of experience under your belt, hydroponic grow mediums are definitely an improvement over traditional soil as the speed of production and overall yield is much greater.
  5. 5. Time To Start Growing There are a few processes you need to go through to actually grow the marijuana, and the first is germination. During germination moisture, heat, and air activate the hormones of the seed. Soon the seeds outer protective coating cracks and the root, which is a tiny white sprout, will push it's way outside. Next the seed leaves emerge out from within the shell as they search upwards for light. What you need to do then is water the plant with just regular household water, as it contains all the nutrients it needs to germinate properly. Once the seed sprouts, fertilizer is added about 2-4 weeks later. The first thing you need to know about the germination process is that out of every 10 seeds you plant, about 2 will germinate into strong healthy female plants (which is ultimately what you want), while the rest of them will end up being weak, male plants or they just won't germinate at all. If you have mostly healthy, vigorous seeds (that are under a year old and have been kept at 21-32 degrees celcius), they will usually begin to sprout within 2-7 days, but if you have stored your seeds for too long then they will tend to germinate much slower and have a higher failure rate. Some of these seeds can take up to a month to germinate, even if the best conditions are met. So always make sure you germinate your seeds when they are healthy and strong. On average though most of your seeds will germinate between 2-3 weeks. As your seedlings mature, you need to pay close attention to their health. What you need to do is remove any sickly, male and underdeveloped plants from your garden. You should focus your attention and time on caring for the strong female plants that have the potential to create a massive harvest for you. As a result of this, most experienced cannabis growers will end up planting twice as many seeds as they need because they know some of them will eventually need to be removed from their garden. Once your plants start to grow it's usually just a case of monitoring their progress and making sure they have the right nutrients, air, and temperature to thrive. If you are completely new to growing marijuana, or anything for that matter, you'll still have a lot of questions about what the best way to go about it is.
  6. 6. As we mentioned at the start of this report, this was supposed to be a basic overview of what you need to know to start growing your own cannabis. If you really want to get serious about growing hemp from your home, then you need a much more comprehensive guide that takes you every single step of the way, from what seeds to purchase, how to store them properly, and what you need to do to germinate them quickly. So if you want to know more about how to grow your own marijuana, I highly recommend checking out this page here: Click Here For A Comprehensive Hemp Growing Guide