Those who require medical marijuana in order to treat a particular ailment will often need to grow it themselves. Often, lack of experience in doing so, may be a problem they face. In other words, they might have never grown cannabis before and now have to go by what they teach themselves through books or DVDs.
How can a newbie grower improve his or her cannabis-growing skills?
The answer comes in the form of a cannabis journal. Keeping a journal of your growing experience will benefit you in many ways. The most obvious of these benefits is that you can record and learn how to grow the proper cannabis to help you address your ailment.
You can keep a private journal or log one online. Presenting the journal online has a great benefit to it. Those who read the journal may be able to contribute their own experiences or offer helpful suggestions.
The best way to start a journal would be to record the basic, vital stats. These include, the room in which the plants are placed and the type of box in which they are planted. You should also log the light conditions, in which the plants will be placed, and the temperature and humidity. Is the room ventilated? Whether it is, or not, you are well advised to note such things.
Of course, you will also want to note which seeds you will be planting. Different strains of cannabis seeds may require different growing approaches. By making a note the exact strain of seeds you will be cultivating, you will be able to make a more accurate assessment during the overall growing term.
Once you include the vital stats at the beginning of the journal, you will need to make a commitment to regularly updating the journal. Among the most common mistakes people make when they keep grow journals is that they do not actually maintain consistent logs. Not doing so can prove to be something you regret because you will not have a log of information available when you wish to make alterations in your growing procedures in the future.
You may even wish to keep a daily log of all activities you perform. You do not necessarily have to craft lengthy entries but you should make enough entries to maintain accurate and effective research. A grow journal can be a lot of fun to maintain but it also has its functional purposes. Among those purposes would be noting when things are going well and when they are going poorly. If something negative occurs, you can always trace your steps backwards in order to correct any deficiencies.
It would also be helpful to log any questions that might arise during the growing process. Once you log the questions, you can take the appropriate steps to answer the questions. Those who maintain online grow journals will discover that many experts may be able to offer their helpful opinions to your cause.
Keeping a grow journal may seem like a lot of work, but the effort will be worth it. After all, if the journal logging leads you to growing better strains, then the journal-writing will certainly deliver great value.