There are several reasons why someone decides to grow marijuana. It may be for personal reasons, or maybe you are unsatisfied with the type of weed you are buying, it could even be that you want to make some extra money.
It is not hard at all to grow marijuana so long as you are willing to give the time and energy it takes to do this. It really only takes a few hours a week to get a great harvest. You really don’t need to grow a ton of cannabis plants to get enough weed. If you keep it small, there is no reason growing marijuana should be expensive. Even when growing with lamps indoors, a single marijuana plant can yield a whole pound of weed with the proper growing techniques. Clearly, less is the most cost-effective option!
Now, you must keep in mind that the results you get can be different based on where you live.
It doesn’t make sense to spend a lot of money growing marijuana if you are only doing it for personal use. The simplest way to grow is outdoors since everything required is already provided by Mother Nature. The soil is packed with plenty of nutrients, every day the sun will rise and the plants will receive water when it rains. So, to get started you just need marijuana seeds and you will also want to buy things like fertilizer and pots to enhance the growing experience.
Indoor growing does not have to be expensive either, as long as you know what you are doing. Using CFL lights will ensure a good yield and save you from having a high electric bill. If you don’t have many plants, then you will not need both a fan and carbon filter to cut down the odor. You just need seeds, CFL lights, a little fan, and pots, for as little as $80 or less.
Efficient systems for getting larger yields should cost a few hundred dollars. If you want, you can purchase a plug and play grow box from dealzer.com or create your own small grow space.
The shopping list
|Primary Indoor Growing – Amazon.com||Total: $80|
|3, 2 size gallon container||$3|
|1, 125-watt CFL light||$30|
|1 miracle grow soil||$4.97|
|3 good quality seeds||$30|
|Indoor Pro – A fertile World||Total: $350|
|10, 2 gallon pots||$10|
|1, 600-watt reflector||$34.95|
|10, high quality seeds||$80|
|1, 500 m3 exhaust fan||$135|
|1, 600-watt HPS bulb||$49|
|1, 600-watt ballast||$51|
|1, 500m3 carbon filter||$60|
|1 time switch||$6.95|
|1 fan controller||$50|
|3 miracle grow soil||$14.91|
|Outdoor Growing – Amazon.com||Total: $55|
|3, miracle grow soil||$14.91|
|3, 15-gallon container||$9|
|3, good quality seeds||$30|
As a first time grower, you may want to know how much yield to expect, or what amount of quality marijuana will come from one plant? This answer to this varies, and several possibilities will influence the outcome.
Having proper lighting is one of the most vital aspects of indoor growing. Experienced growers could potentially get yields of almost 1 gram per watt of light. Take this, for instance, 400-watt HPS lamps may create about 400 grams of quality weed. If your grow space has 1200 watts of light you will get about 1.2 kilograms of weed. Having the right supplies, amount of nutrients, temperature, distance between each plant, as well as other determinants matter when it comes to getting quality results.
If you are a newbie, your results may be as such:
A median of about 1.5 to 2.0 oz (3.5 oz for experienced growers) with 200-watt CFL lamps in a grow space that measures 3.5 x 1.5 x 6.5 ft.
A median of about 3.0 to 5.0 oz (9.0 oz for experienced growers) with a 250-watt HPS lamp in a grow space that measures 3.5 x 1.5 x 6.5 ft.
A median of about 4.5 to 9.0 oz (14 oz for experienced growers) with a 400-watt HPS lamp in a grow space that measures 3.5 x 3.5 x 7 ft.
A median of about 5.0 to 10 oz (21 for experienced growers) with a 600-watt HPS lamp in a grow space that measures 4 x 4 x 8 ft.
A median of about 9.0 to 18 oz (36 for experienced growers) with a 1000-watt HPS lamp in a grow space that measures 5 x 5 x 8 ft.
You can’t just put your seeds in the soil and let them do their own thing because you will only end up with a few ounces of marijuana. It is necessary to add the right nutrients and nurturing. In the ideal environment outdoors, you may end up with about 18 ounces for every plant. It is necessary to keep a distance of at least 2 meters between each plant. Plants need to receive their proper nutrients and water without being harmed by pests or even catching diseases. If you are using containers, they need to be 15-liter ones. Sprouting your plants early in the growing season gives them time to grow much bigger. If could be a good idea to sprout your seeds indoors so as to maintain the right humidity and temperature.
If all you want is your own personal stash of weed that is fine just make sure you properly nurture your plants. If you are unable to do indoor growing, you may want to attempt doing it in your garden or even a rooftop balcony. Some other great locations are parks, a friend’s garden, forests, and cornfields.
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When you grow your own cannabis you are the one who gets to be in control. You feed your plants the nutrients you want, you choose whether to grow hydroponically, whether to go organic, you name it. The choice is yours. If you get good enough maybe you can cultivate your own strain.
There are various cost-cutting measures you can undertake to lower the cost of growing marijuana. For instance, you can purchase a marijuana indoor growing kit to cut on the cost of acquiring soil, pots, watering can etc. Also, you can use LED lights instead of Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) which are energy intensive. LED can save you money used to pay hefty electricity bills.
[Updated, originally published 14.12.2016]
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