You need the tent to stay below 85 degrees with the light on. Cooler is better, that’s the MAX.
Depending on how well you can cool the tent (AC is an option) and your particular climate, you can use up to 1000 watts.
My advice here is to buy the best LED lights you can afford.
As I said, we are going to keep it manageable and focus on quality, not quantity – that comes later.
Setting up your cannabis grow.
You’ll learn how to set up your grow and germinate your seeds.
But I would rather have weed every day than fish!
I’m going to help YOU nail everything first time, too.
Preparing your indoor cannabis grow.
Some growers change the light cycle to give the growing plants a rest, adjusting to either 18/6 or 20/4 (light/dark).
Depending on your friends, you might want to smoke AFTER you’ve finished.
The flowering stage will always take about eight weeks—some strains take seven, some nine, some even more, it depends on the strain.
Without proper airflow, a grow space can experience rapid changes in humidity or develop pockets of CO2 depletion, neither of which are good for plant growth. CO2 depletion can lead to nutrient lockout, and areas of high humidity are prone to pest infestation, mold, or mildew.
So when growing weed indoors, you can control the size of your plants by flipping them into flower whenever you think they’re big enough in the vegetative stage.
Fluorescent light fixtures, particularly those using high-output T5 bulbs, are quite popular with small-scale cannabis growers because:
Indoor marijuana grow timeline
The biggest variability in how long a marijuana plant takes to grow will happen in the vegetative stage—after the seedling phase and before flower.
Remember, a common mistake newbie growers make is to overwater plants.
What type of container you use will depend on the grow medium, the system, and the size of your plants.
Growing weed indoors is great because you can grow it any time of year and you’ll have complete control over the plant and what you put into it. Live in an apartment or a small house? Don’t worry, you can grow weed practically anywhere, even if you don’t have a backyard or a lot of extra space.
It’s also a good idea to have oscillating fans to provide a constant breeze in your grow room as it will strengthen your plants’ stems, making them stronger and healthier.
Note that “mature” plants are those in the flowering stage, when plants begin to produce buds; “immature” plants are those in the vegetative stage, before they produce buds. A “household” is defined as two or more people living at a single residence.
The best way to get quality buds and big yields is to grow strong, healthy plants. Here’s a quick rundown of the most important things you need to know about growing weed:
These are all great resources but not all growers want to put in that amount of time and effort to get a ton of weed—some growers just want to have fun, grow a little weed, and smoke something they grew themselves.
What does a marijuana plant need to survive and thrive?
Whether indoors or outdoors, growing marijuana is fun and rewarding, but it can also be challenging and takes a certain amount of patience, time, and money. We’ll walk you through all the steps of growing, from preparation, to seed germination, plant growth, and harvesting, as well as best practices and how to troubleshoot common problems.
Before you get started growing, you’ll need to see if you even can grow in your state. Below is a list of states in which it is legal to grow your own marijuana at home, both states with medical and adult-use legal status. If your state does not appear on this list, it is not legal to homegrow in your state .
Quick overview of the basics of growing marijuana
Growing outdoors is the cheapest and easiest way to grow, because you can utilize the power of the sun and other natural resources, but you need the proper space to do it, and the space needs to be able to get ample sunlight throughout the growing season. Often, you can let plants grow large and get big yields with more space outdoors.
At the end of the day, you want to grow a strain you like. A single plant can yield between a half-pound and a full pound of dried buds, depending on how big your plants get, so you’ll have a lot of it come harvest time.