Everything You Need to Grow Weed at Home
It’s easier than you think to grow your own cannabis right in your own home. Here’s where to start:
Before you buy any seeds the first thing you will need is a place to put them. The Coolgrows grow tent is a great place to start due to its low price point and easy assembly. Grow tents have a reflective lining that stops the light from escaping and prevents too much light from coming in. They also offer significant temperature control which is very important when starting your growing journey.
Link: Buy this grow tent.
Next, you will need some lights. A grow light produces a good balance of warm and cool light much like the natural light from the sun. you may be asking yourself “why do I need a light that acts as the sun when I could just put my plants outside?” The answer would be that growing indoors can protect your plants from harsh weather and produce a much more visually appealing flower with higher THC percentages.
Link: Buy this grow light.
You will also need a small fan to bring new air into your tent. A small clip-on fan should work nicely to bring in new air. You may want to consider purchasing two fans so you can bring fresh air in, and stale air out. It is also necessary to run a duct through either side of the grow light to draw the heat outside to avoid over drying the product or even fires.
Link: Buy this fan.
A timer for the light is also a must-have. You can plug your grow lights into this power strip and set a timer for when it needs to be on and off to simulate the rising and setting of the sun. The plants will go through different phases during their growing cycle. Usually, they will need 18 hours of light and 6 hours of darkness while they are growing and then an equal 12 hour light and 12 hour darkness phase while they are flowering.
Link: Buy this timer power strip.
You will need a thermometer that measures temperature and humidity. This is a great way to make sure your plants are comfortable and growing well. Generally, cannabis plants grow the best in temperatures of 70-85 °F while they are still growing and around 65-80°F when they are in the flowering stage.
Link: Buy this thermometer & hygrometer.
Now, of course, you’ll need pots. These fabric pots have excellent drainage and makes it easy to water your plants at the root by simply dipping the bottom of the fabric pot into water. Remember that you can’t just put any water on your plants. Cannabis plants require a specific pH because if it is too high or too low the plants will not absorb the nutrients in the soil. This is also known as “nutrient lockout.”
Link: Buy these fabric pots.
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