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Do you want to grow the best quality marijuana indoors? Whether you are a beginner or a professional who can tell any plant apart and recognize the weed logo, well done! You’ve come to the right place! In less than 10 minutes, same time you need to read this article, you will learn the basic tips that will turn you into an expert.
We have mixed the methods from traditional hydroponics and the latest technologies to create this guide and make the easiest process for you. Furthermore, the following picture is exactly what you are going to get if you follow our tips! How awesome is that?
How to Grow Marijuana Indoors?
Growing indoors provides numerous advantages over outdoor growing. Indoor hydroponics gives you full control of every factor that will impact the quality and size of your harvest.
Growing cannabis this way means your plants will grow in a well-oxygenated solution of water and nutrients. It is called Deep Water Culture and means your plant’s roots will be submerged in water at all times.
Setting up the infrastructure for hydroponics takes a bit of time and investment at the start but it’s completely worth it in the end. The fact that you are growing in water means you never have to think about watering your plants again. This is a huge win-win.
1. Setting Up Your Indoor Space
Setting up your cannabis growing space is the first step when producing indoor marijuana. This can be anywhere, just keep in mind that you will need to tailor your equipment and plants to fit the space.
However, cleanliness is crucial. Keep the space light-tight and always remember other variables like temperature and humidity.
2. What Kind of Marijuana Seeds Should I Get?
You are probably looking for a strain that grows quickly, produces quality buds and has high potency. However, bear this in mind: there are male and female cannabis plants. Only female plants carry buds and cannabinoids. On the other hand: male plants are needed for growth.
Your cannabis cultivation will look and feel different depending on the seeds you choose: sativa, indica, and auto-flowering strains.
3. Cannabis Propagation
There are two ways to begin cannabis grow – either with clones or seeds. It is important to consider the benefits and disadvantages of both before beginning the production.
4. What Else Does My Cannabis Need to Grow?
Study how to use your ventilation system to create the best condition for your plants. You will need fresh air, ventilation and an exhaust air set up. Your plants will naturally grow in a warm climate with a soft breeze.
5. Best Grow Lights
Lighting is food for your marijuana plants. There are some types of lamps that you can use to improve growing marijuana:
- Metal Halide
- High-Pressure Sodium
Each of these options has pros and cons and your decision will depend on the kind of buds you want to create.
6. What About Water Management?
Remember: hydroponic means that your plants grow in a solution of water and nutrients instead of soil.
The method is called Deep Water Culture because your plant’s roots will constantly be submerged in water. It is one of the easiest ways to get started and once you have invested this initial time and money there will be very little maintenance required of you!
7. How Will My Plants Receive the Nutrients They Need?
Your cannabis needs the best light, water, and nutrients to grow and flower, but even though you are growing marijuana, the basics of gardening still apply: marijuana plant is just like other plants.
The essential is that you need to keep potassium high and phosphorus medium to high throughout the vegging and flowering phase. Follow the N-P-K ratio: 10% nitrogen, 5% phosphorus, and 5% potassium. It is as easy as that.
8. Vegging and Flowering
Now you have new cannabis plants, and it’s time to find their spot in your grow space and let the vegging start. This will happen once the plants have developed enough to take in water. Therefore, give your plants 5 to 10 days and slowly start increasing lighting and air flow.
Let’s arrive at the most important phase of growing marijuana: the flowering. While plants have been growing in the vegging stage, they will now be more likely to run into problems. Everything that happens from here on will affect your yield, for better or worse.
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9. The Final Countdown: Harvesting and Drying
Finally, it’s harvest time! Choosing the correct moment to cut your plants will make a big difference to your yield. If you harvest too early, you won’t take advantage of the good stuff. If you harvest too late, you won’t take advantage of the good stuff as well. So remember: harvesting marijuana indoors is all about timing.
And as we promised, 10 minutes is the time that took you to be more than capable to make the best buds ever! What are you waiting for?