“Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere.” – George Washington
You read that correctly, the first President of the US thought people should be growing marijuana as far as the eye can see! While that’s probably not the best idea in this day and age, anyone who has only a small amount of space and drive can still grow a mountain of high quality buds for themselves.
I’ve created a step-by-step guide to grow marijuana that explains what it takes to start your very own indoor grow room, but it does have a ton of information and could take a while to read fully. This summarized version will briefly describe what’s involved with each step along the way, so you can get a feel for what a grow takes from beginning to buds.
The main point of this section is to help you choose a system that best fits your needs and get it ready for your seeds. Hydroponics systems can vary greatly, but this step should lead you towards getting your own system up and running.
In my experience, understanding light and how it affects the growth of your weed is one of the most (if not the most) important lessons that a grower needs to learn. Light gives your plants the energy they need to increase in size and potency. The amount of light you expose your plants to will have a direct effect on how much you will harvest at the end. In this section, I discuss the types of grow lighting available and what their advantages and disadvantages are.
Finding the right growing system and light setup are, in my opinion, the 2 most challenging parts of this guide. Make it through these 2 steps and you’re on a downhill slide towards your thriving fields of cannabis.
If you are like me and don’t know anybody who can give you clones to start growing with, your next best option is to buy seeds from a seed bank. Some people try to find cheap or free marijuana seeds from their dealer or friends, but this is taking a big risk with your time and effort. Why not get seeds you know will grow into buds that knock you off your ass rather than taking a chance and spending the next 4 months growing low quality garbage?
I also discuss where I get my seeds, how to germinate them, and about getting your seedlings prepared to begin their journey towards getting you high.
So What Are You Waiting For? Get Growing!
One of the greatest misconceptions about growing your own weed is that it’s hard to do and takes a lot of work. Both couldn’t be further from the truth. While learning something new is almost always a bit of a challenge, growing weed is an activity that everyone has the capability of doing. President Washington even encourages it!
Don’t let a fear of failure or the unknown prevent you from creating your own marijuana utopia. Start your marijuana growing journey today and in no time flat, you’ll be smoking your home-grown mary jane and wondering why you didn’t start growing sooner.