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Once you have the basics down, you can read the full cannabis-growing reference guide. It teaches you how to tell whether plants are male or female, how to mask the smell of cannabis plants (including good ol’ nag champa), some common mistakes indoor growers make, and other essential knowledge for a successful grow. There’s even a lesson on how to set up an indoor grow room for less than $100.
CBD Shishkaberry x Candida (Feminized): Those looking for more CBD than THC have a few options, including this deeply relaxing strain perfect for bedtime.
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Feminized or regular plants are a great choice for planting earlier in the season, since they need about 12 hours of light every day to reach their full potential. Autoflowering plants are often a better choice lower light, sowing past the Summer Solstice or growing indoors. They can be easier to care for and keep a much lower profile, but you’re not going to get as much flower from them.
There are all kinds of reasons why you’d want to grow cannabis, whether you’re a gardener looking for a new project, you’re tired of paying retail prices for your herb, or you just want to deepen your relationship with the plant. If you’re a beginner to growing cannabis looking for some advice on your first grow, the seed people at Homegrown Cannabis Co. want you to know nobody grows alone. After all, the only way to become an expert is by starting out as a novice—and there’s a whole community of longtime growers that can help you with your journey.
Once you’ve landed on feminized, autoflowering, or both, it’s time to choose your strain. At Homegrown Cannabis Co, they’ve already sorted out the best strains for beginners so you can focus on the effects you desire from the end product. There are some great options, including iconic strains and dynamic, new hybrids. If you’re unsure where to start, we suggest:
STRAIGHT INTO THE MEDIUM: Place seeds directly into your medium, this way you can avoid any transplant shock. More often it is easier to germinate in a small pot of your chosen medium then pot on to the garden or bigger pots.
GROW CUPBOARDS: Fully customised for cannabis and ready to go sophisticated grow cupboards made by people with decades of experience are available. If you have the thousands of dollars to spare. Lights, fans, separate clone, veg and flower chambers, timers and carbon filters all ready to plug and play.
PAPER TOWEL: Seeds are placed on moistened paper towel on a plate and placed in a warm dark place. Usually covered with plastic or an upturned plate to retain moisture and humidity. After a few days to a week, your seeds have sprouted.
Step 4: Germination And Cannabis Seedlings
With hydroponics or neutral mediums you supply all of the plant’s lifeblood with pre-formulated nutrient blends. Usually customised for marijuana especially. Specialised concoctions are made exclusively for whichever soil-less medium you choose.
When your plants have broken the surface and the cotyledons have shed the seed husk and opened to reveal the first set of true leaves photosynthesis has begun. Now you have a true marijuana seedling on its way to becoming a heavy resinous indoor miniature or booming outdoor tree.
Watering with compost tea and other organic mixes like molasses or feather meals improve soil quality and encourage healthy plant growth.
The vegetative phase can last as long as you like. Depending on whether you want lots of small plants taking up your space as with the Sea Of Green grow method. Or, choosing a few larger plants topped and mainlined to produce large flower clusters.