Smoking weed can be a fantastic experience, but if you want to make the most out of the experience, one option that you may want to consider is getting your hands on some easy to grow seeds and planting your own.
When you grow your own, the biggest benefit is that you’ll know exactly where they’ve come from, and you can be safe in the knowledge that the product you’re consuming isn’t filled with anything dangerous, and won’t do you any harm.
You’ll also be cutting down on the air miles, and gardening (of any sort) can do wonders for your mental health.
When growing your own plant, you’re going to have two options.
We’ve already touched on the first option, and that is to grow a plant from the seed. Doing it this way will enable you to use cross breeding to create a new variety of plant.
However, it does take a while.
On the other hand, you can also clone another cannabis plant by cutting a stalk off, and dipping it in rooting hormone. Your new plant will be an exact replica of the cannabis plant that it came from. This option is easier and quicker, but gives you less control over the outcome of the plant.
Once the seed has been planted, the next steps are the same regardless as to whether you’re growing from a seed, or creating a clone.
You’ll notice that the roots of the marijuana plant are a beautiful white colour. At first, the pot needs to be small. But as the roots take up more of the soil space, you’ll need to move it into a bigger pot. You may well need to upsize your pot about 3 or 4 times until it becomes a fully grown plant.
Watering is an aspect of growing marijuana that you need to get right.
The mistake that a lot of people make is over watering the plant, whilst it’s true that all plants need water, it’s also true that you can have too much of a good thing. Balance is key when it comes to watering your cannabis plant.
You see, when you so much water that the plant is sitting it, this means that oxygen from the air isn’t able to penetrate the soil, and get to the plants roots. Without oxygen, the roots are more likely to rot, and kill your plant.
Instead of watering in the traditional sense, it might be worth, getting a spray bottle so that you can just mist the leaves when they get dry.
In some countries, and certain times of the year, you’ll be able to grow cannabis outside (if you’re legally permitted to do so of course). However, for most of us, our only option is to grow it indoors.
Being inside, your plant won’t naturally get all the sunlight it needs, which is why you need to invest in some T5 lights. These will mimic the light that it would naturally get from the sun. Make sure it gets around 16 hours of sunlight a day.
And once your plant is this luscious green being, you can’t smoke it just yet. To be able to get it into a state where you can smoke it, you need to dry it.
You’ll know it’s ready for drying when it’s had brown hairs on it for about 3 weeks. In a moderately hot room, put it into a jar, and every day, you’ll need to open up your jar, to allow the moisture from the plant to escape. Repeat this process every day for a few weeks to a few months, and at the end of it, you’ll be able to light up!