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Apartment growing weed

For normal light-dependant cannabis plants, you’ll need to chose your flowerpot size based on your available space and when you plan on planting them. If you have enough space to grow large plants from the start of the season, we recommend transplanting more than once, with the last transplant towards mid/end of July. If you don’t have much space, we recommend growing from June onwards and transplanting to 18L at most towards the start of July.

If you have a space with more than 4 hours of direct sunlight and you’re sure that there’s no light contamination at night you can grow both feminized seasonal plants, regular plants as well as autoflowering strains.

4. Type of Flowerpots

In general, you can start growing cannabis on your balcony towards the end of March, although we’re going to go through the various different stages right now to make it clearer.

2. Growing Weed Discreetly

Fabric flowerpots are a great choice; they don’t heat up much and allow your roots to air much more, which increases root growth, which in turn means large yields. However you’ll need to water more frequently, and feed them more often too. You can also transplant straight into the ground while in the flowerpots or into larger pots without needing to remove your fabric pot.

Apartment growing weed

Growing weed in your balcony can be done but is much riskier and not recommended if you want to keep your grow hidden from nosy neighbors and landlords.

In your rental agreement, there may be a provision that prohibits modifications to the rental property, including changing light fixtures or installing exhaust systems through the wall.

Apartments vary in layout, square footage, and height. Choosing the right grow space for your cannabis requires considering various factors. Here are the most common places to grow weed in an apartment and their pros and cons.


When it comes to growing weed in your apartment, its legality is more complex than growing weed in your house. Generally, rental agreements and leases do not allow you to grow cannabis in your apartment.


Rental Agreement


Managing the intense aroma of cannabis with various odor control methods is important to avoid becoming a public nuisance to neighbors and your landlord and breaking your lease terms. Filtering the cannabis smell also keeps your grow secret, which reduces its risk of being stolen or tampered with.

Apartment growing weed

10. Yield. The flowering stage, lasts 60-90 days, so that's how long it'll take before you've got anything smokable. An experienced grower can produce about 1 gram of marijuana per watt of light—so a 400-watt light has the potential to grow 14 ounces (that's like 780 joints).

But fuck, that's a long time, even for that much weed.

1. Survey your home. In an optimal situation, you want the lab to be near a window or a place with a vent, like a laundry room. "This will give you a fresh air intake," Al said. Having your plants outside, like on a balcony, can be an issue because you're dealing with the elements and the possibility of neighbours spotting the plants.

My goal. Photo via Flickr user Mark.


4. Cut another hole in the front of the box and mount the fan outside of that hole.

3. Mount your light.

9. pH balance is important and should be around 6.8, according to Al. To test this, once a week pour enough water in the pot so that some of it runs out the bottom. Catch the runoff and tests its pH using basic $10 kit—you add the water to a vial with a few drops of the test liquid and it changes colour to indicate the pH level.

Federal Court judge Michael Phelan ruled the current "Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations" that require patients to purchase weed from licensed producers are unconstitutional. He suspended his decision for six months to allow the Liberals to create a new scheme; once that happens patients will effectively be in the clear to get high on their own supply.

"We're just not progressive enough yet," he said.