How to Grow Weed: The Beginner’s Guide

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If growing good pot was easy, every marijuana connoisseur in a legal state would do it. As it stands, there are still a lot of people who try to cultivate marijuana plants without fully understanding how challenging of a responsibility it is.

It takes a lot of time to grow a cannabis plant from a seedling to the flowering stage, and it takes even longer to truly master the art of getting a bountiful harvest from your cannabis seeds. Continue reading to learn how to grow your own cannabis like a pro.

Find a grow space.


The first step to launching your own marijuana grow is finding a grow space where your plants can flourish. If you’re an outdoor grower, you need to make sure you put your plants in a spot where they’ll get enough hours of light, and Mother Nature will do the heavy lifting for you. However, it may be best to place your plants in potting soil before placing them outdoors. Even though a lot of people have switched to indoor growers cultivating hydroponics, if you don’t know how to grow weed, your best option is to start in an outdoor grow space.

Buy a hydroponic system for your indoor grower.


As mentioned before, many cultivators are making the switch to hydroponics instead of the traditional method of growing plants in soil. The pros associated with hydroponic systems include larger harvests, it’s less labor-intensive, and hydroponics are perfect for when you need to maximize a small space.

Hydroponic systems can be expensive, so it’s important to do some legwork and research to get the best deal possible. Also, if you use a hydroponic system, you’ll have to provide your cannabis plants with the nutrients they would normally get from the soil.

If you’re a DIY aficionado, building your own indoor grower and the hydroponic system is a project you’ll love. Some of the basic tools you’ll need for your system are PVC pipe, a trellis made of PVC pipe, clay pebbles, planting cups, a nutrient delivery system, and a water delivery system.

You can use the water jugs that come from bottled water suppliers for your water and nutrient supply systems. As you can see, building your own system won’t be expensive, but it will test your skill and patience.

Find the best seeds possible.


Almost everyone has a favorite strain of bud and a preference between sativa and indica, and growing your own bud is your opportunity to treat yourself to your personal favorite. For beginners, finding seedlings from a reputable seed depot can be tasking. It’s a good idea to join a co-op for pot cultivators, which will give you access to insider growing tips like how to enhance the THC level of your plants and ways to increase your cannabis plant yields.

One way to test the quality of your seeds, regardless of their strain, is to put them in water to test their buoyancy. If the seeds sink to the bottom of the glass, that means their healthy and ready to grow. If they float to the top, there’s a good chance they’re duds.

The most important things to look for in your seeds are a dark color, spotting, and a hard shell. Seeds with those characteristics are female plants and are more likely to have a high-THC content. If your seeds are light-colored or white and soft, the chances are that they’re male plants and won’t produce much, if any, THC.

Patience and consistency are key.


As mentioned earlier, it can take a long time for marijuana plants to reach the flowering stage where they’re almost ready for your enjoyment. The key is to remain patient and vigilant in caring for your plants. That means monitoring your plants for growth, maintaining a light schedule, monitoring water quality, and more. As long as you dedicate enough time and effort to your weed plants, they’ll reward you with aromatic, potent flowers for your personal use.