The 21st century is perhaps the happiest moment for all marijuana smokers all around the world. The US and Canada have recently followed the trace of European countries to lift the bans on hemp consumption. Studies have also shown how the plant can be an affordable solution to treat cancer patients, eczema, Alzheimer, and depression. If we consider cannabis’s benefits, it should have never been criminalized in the first place.
Here, we will learn about how to grow your personal cannabis at home. This information will consist of practical steps that you can do right away after you read it.
Knowing the Growing Medium
Before you think of cannabis, you should learn about its growing medium. There are three basic media: water (hydroponic), soilless mix, and soil. Indoor growers often prefer the hydroponic and soilless mix media because they are less messy to nurse. Besides it consists of substrates that do not contain any microorganisms and pests. Growers consider soilless mix as a pure medium aside from the water in hydroponics.
However, each medium has their own ups and downs. For example, organic soil may come with hidden parasitic organisms, but you do not need to control its pH, nutrient contents, and ecosystem intensely. It is as natural as it gets. Soilless mix, on the other hand, will require a thorough monitoring of its contents.
As for hydroponics, this method makes your cannabis vulnerable to nutrient burn, a condition where the plant receives too many nutrients more than it can consume. Consequently, the leaves may wither, and the growth will be hindered.
The Growth Components
Marijuana is nicknamed weed because it can thrive under non-ideal conditions. However, the plant does not deserve an ignorant grower. Nutrients for Marijuana are a vital component for the plant’ to grow. They can affect the quality of the leaves and stems.
Besides the nutrients, you should consider the light exposure your weed can get. All plants require sunlight to survive. Although some growers have claimed that their hemp can grow well without natural sunlight, counting only on artificial light is never advisable. If you can move your plant to sunbathe during the daylight, then you should do precisely that. Artificial light should only be complementary to the natural one.
Third, you have to pay attention to the quality of your water. Hard water is high in minerals, which an ideal state for your ganja. However, additive chemicals like chlorine and pesticides may be present too. Therefore, it is better to filter your water before you use it for your plant. Choose the reverse osmosis filtration system because it can keep all the good substances while eliminating the unwanted contaminants.
Choosing Your Strains
Marijuana is often categorized according to its THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol) content. THC is what you want if you want to grow ganja to get high, while CBD is more of a curative than psychoactive. A strain can contain a little bit of both chemicals or only one of them. You should pick your specimen carefully.
Moreover, some strains are breed to be more adaptive to a certain region than the others. Instead of growing seeds, you can opt for cannabis clones. They share the same desirable traits with their mother plants so that you do not need to deal with an unpredictable plant.