How To Grow A Marijuana Plant
It’s time to learn how to grow a marijuana plant.
Now that you have an idea of why growing marijuana is so popular, let’s take a look at how to grow a marijuana plant.
Marijuana is a flowering plant that is grown and harvested for its leaves, buds and resins. Marijuana plants are usually grown indoors because they can be easily grown indoors with less space than outdoors.
The plant grows best at temperatures between 68 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit (20-25 Celsius) but can survive in temperatures as low as 50 F (10 C). The plant requires a certain number of hours of sunshine each day depending on the variety being cultivated – marijuana needs 8-12 hours of full sunlight per day during the summer months.
Consider the soil you’re going to use for your marijuana plant. The soil should be loose and well-drained, but not too sandy. Rich in organic matter and pH balanced, the soil should also be free of pests and disease as well as chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
Seeds are the best way to grow your own marijuana. If it’s your first time starting a plant, seeds are cheap and easy to find, and they’re great for beginners because they don’t require any special equipment or knowledge. You can get them from other growers or online sellers; just be sure that the seller is reputable before buying their product.
If you’re not sure what kind of seeds you want, here are some pros and cons to consider:
- Pros: Seeds are easy to share with friends if you have extras (or if someone else wants one). They’re also much cheaper than getting clones of someone else’s plant since it takes so much less time and effort for a seedling to grow into a mature plant compared with cloning an existing adult plant!
Germinating marijuana seeds is one of the most important steps in growing a plant. The germination process is when the seed begins to sprout and its roots begin to grow.
Marijuana plant seeds can be started in four different ways: soil, coco coir, water and under lights. Each method has its own benefits and disadvantages based on what type of medium you choose to use for germination.
Soil is the most commonly used medium for starting marijuana plants because of its availability and affordability compared to other media like coco coir or rockwool cubes that require special equipment such as heat mats or greenhouses for proper care during this stage (more on how to grow cannabis indoors).
To grow a marijuana plant, you’re going to need light. But not too much light. And the right kind of light.
According to the California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA), lighting is “the most important factor in growing marijuana and affects yield and quality.” That said, if you give your plants too much light—or if they don’t get enough darkness—they can suffer from “excessive height and stretchy growth with fewer flowers,” which means you’ll end up with fewer buds per plant overall.
- How often to water marijuana plants
The frequency at which you should water your plant depends on a few things, including the size of the plant and the soil type. Smaller plants will require less frequent watering than larger ones, because there is more surface area per volume for evaporation to occur. Similarly, soil that holds moisture for long periods of time means less frequent watering needs (though this does not apply if you are using coco coir or another material that does not hold moisture). Generally speaking though, here are some general guidelines:
- If you have a small plant with limited root mass and/or very moist soil – daily watering may be needed
- If you have a medium sized plant with average roots – every other day may be needed
- If you have an average sized fully rooted plant growing in dryer conditions – every other day is probably fine but if you start to see signs of wilting then increase your watering frequency as needed.
You should aim for a temperature between 70 and 80 degrees. Consistency is key—temperatures that fluctuate above or below these numbers can have a negative effect on your plant’s growth. Temperatures that drop below 60 degrees can cause the plant to stop producing, while temperatures above 85 will stimulate it to grow rapidly but cause it to become weak and prone to disease. To regulate the temperature, you’ll need an accurate thermometer; most indoor gardens have one built into their light fixture or attached directly to the bulb.
Fertilizer is a key part of growing marijuana. A good fertilizer program will make your plants grow faster and healthier, producing bigger yields in the end.
The best fertilizer to use on marijuana is organic liquid or composted manure that has been aged at least a year. This kind of fertilizer provides all the nutrients needed by your plants without adding too much nitrogen, which could burn them.
If you’re using dry organic fertilizer like worm castings or bat guano, use about one-half teaspoon per gallon of water for each plant’s root zone (the area where its roots are). For example, if you have four plants in pots that are 5 gallons each (20 gallons total), use two tablespoons total per watering session or 20 percent of their combined volume; if they’re in large containers such as old tires or garbage cans with holes drilled into them at the bottom and sides so drainage is easy (which we don’t recommend because it’s dangerous), then add three tablespoons per watering session or 30 percent of their combined volume instead; still too much? Then try one tablespoon instead!
Pruning & Training
Pruning is the process of removing parts of your plant. This can be done at any time of year, but it’s best to avoid pruning any part of the plant that is flowering (or about to flower).
Training is the process of controlling or directing a plant’s growth. There are many different ways you can train your marijuana plants, and most growers prefer training when they’re young so that there’s less chance for damage as they grow older. Some methods include bending stems down using twisty ties or string; this helps prevent light exposure from scorching leaves near lamps.
Harvesting and Drying
Harvesting and drying are the next steps after flowering. The harvesting process is simple: You cut the plant’s stalk and collect the buds. In some cases, you can trim off excess leaves that aren’t covered in trichomes—the tiny crystals that contain THC and other cannabinoids. But don’t do this too soon; if you’re going to smoke or vape your weed, these leaves will add flavor (and sometimes potency).
Drying is an important part of growing because it prevents mold from forming on your harvest. If you dry your marijuana correctly, it should only take a few days before it’s ready to store in a jar or baggie. It’s best not to smoke or vape your weed until it has dried out completely—this will help keep some moisture content in each bud so they don’t clump together when stored properly afterward!
Learn how to grow your own Marijuana plant.
Growing marijuana is an exciting and rewarding hobby that can be done in the comfort of your own home. It is also a great way to save money, as you can grow your own plants instead of buying them from a dispensary or dealer.
You will need to get started with some basic supplies, including soil, nutrients, lights, pots and seeds. Once you have all of these things on hand and ready to go it’s time to start growing the plant! When it comes time for harvest remember that care must be taken when handling buds because they are very fragile at this point so use caution when removing from the plant
There you have it, a complete guide to growing your own marijuana plant. Let us know how it goes in the comments below, and remember to check out our other blog posts on the subject.