Did you know one in seven adults used marijuana in 2017?
With the growing number of states that are allowing more people to use marijuana medically or recreationally, it’s no surprise that there are more people interested in learning how to grow their own.
We’re going to cover seven tips below that will help you successfully grow killer buds indoors.
Growing Killer Buds at Home
Before you start growing buds at home make sure to check your state laws to avoid getting into trouble. Growing your own bud at home is great to ensure that you know exactly how your marijuana is being grown.
Whether you’re a new smoker or you’re learning more about what is dabbing, these tips will help you grow some great buds.
7 Tips for a Successful Growth
Don’t just buy marijuana seeds and throw them in a pot and expect them to grow magically.
You will want to choose a place in your home that all of the elements are right. This includes light, humidity, and temperature. You might want to consider starting in a small space such as a closet.
The smaller the room the easier it will be to manage the plants and will also keep your costs down on the equipment you will need.
As mentioned above lighting is one of the elements that’s essential when growing your buds. There are many options out there it can be overwhelming. You want to choose a light that you can adjust away from the plants to not burn them.
There are LED lights that are also great for growing buds indoors. There are different Watts needed during different stages which are why talking to the pros that have been there done that is a great way to avoid making costly mistakes.
Depending on the stage your marijuana plant is in they will need different temperatures in order to prosper. When they are seedlings they will grow best if the temperature is between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
As the plants get older they can evaporate more so temperatures up to 80 degrees are good. If you have the lights on the temperature should be between 68 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit. If the lights are off the temperature should be between 59 and 72 degrees.
If the area you live in is humid you can use the lower end of the temperature scales mentioned above.
Soil and Seeds
Soil is needed to nurture your plants. Make sure that you choose high-quality soil that doesn’t have anything artificial in it. There are great soil options out there that have all the good things to feed your plants to help them grow into healthy flowers.
Choose seeds based on the right strain for your needs. Remember there are different strains. Some are to help with anxiety, some are for energy, whatever you need make sure to do your homework and choose the best seed for you.
A key is to start with feminized seeds so that your cannabis plant is able to produce buds. Keep in mind that indica strains are perfect to grow in small spaces because they’re short and bushy.
You will have to check your soil on a regular basis to make sure that it’s the right pH level. Your plants won’t be able to fully absorb the nutrients it needs if the pH level is off in the soil. The “perfect” pH for cannabis is considered to be 6.0.
Aim to keep your pH level as close as possible to 6.0 between 5.8 and 6.5 is ideal. Nutrient imbalance or toxicity will happen if the pH isn’t balanced. If it’s below 5.8 the plants won’t absorb magnesium which you will begin to notice as the leaves turn yellow.
During different stages as you grow your marijuana plants, they will need different nutrients. In the beginning stages or vegetative stage, they will need a high level of potassium, phosphorus, and nitrogen.
During the flowering stage, you will want to make sure there’s enough phosphorus nutrient. When you start applying nutrients don’t start big, start small and by giving less of the dose and making sure your plants don’t have a bad reaction.
If they seem to react fine increase the dose. If you notice that the leaves have brown edges and the tips start curling back them cut back on the number of nutrients you’re giving your plants. If you notice that the plants have light green leaves then increase the number of nutrients you’re feeding the plants.
In order for your plants to grow into the flowers, you’re picturing they will need carbon dioxide AKA CO2. If you ever increase the intensity of the lighting then you will need to add extra CO2. Keep in mind that outdoors the air tends to have higher CO2 levels than indoors.
There are CO2 generators that you can use but these are normally better with larger growth. Your plants will use the CO2 and combine it with the light to create the sugars that it needs to grow.
Now that you have learned seven major tips above it’s time to buy what you need and have fun growing your first set of killer buds. We understand that when you first start growing your own marijuana plants it can be overwhelming. You don’t want to buy the wrong equipment, seeds, soil, etc.
The best way to avoid making mistakes that will cost you more, in the long run, you can contact us and we would love to help answer any questions you may have.