How to Grow Cannabis

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yilia
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How to Grow Cannabis

Post by yilia » Fri 24th Nov 2017 03:46 am

How to Grow Cannabis
Step 1: Choose Where You Will Grow (Indoors or Outdoors)
Growing indoors is much more private than growing outdoors and gives you more control over your grow.
An indoor cannabis grow can be surprisingly cheap to get started and maintain, especially if you plan on growing just a few plants.
Take a look at a few completed indoor grow journals to get an idea of how much you can expect to get for yields in different types of indoor setups.
You have more control over everything in an indoor growing environment, which means that indoor growers can consistently produce dank buds, but you also have more responsibility. If you don't provide everything your plants need, they will die.
What space works best?
You can grow cannabis most anywhere with easy access to water and fresh air...
a spare room
a closet
garage
grow tent
extra bathroom
even the inside of a computer case!
(though I recommend a Space Bucket instead :)
When thinking about where to grow indoors, you should also consider the temperature of your grow space (and remember your temps will likely rise once you have your grow lights running!).
A thermometer - Temperature is important when growing cannabis indoors Young growing cannabis plants grow fastest when temps a bit warmer, in the 70-85°F (20-30°C) range.
When plants are a bit older, in the budding/flowering stage, it's best to keep temps slightly cooler, around 65-80°F (18-26°C) to produce buds with the best color, trichome production and smell.
Because temps are so important, it's best to be able to have some amount of control over the temperature of your grow area. When growing indoors, your grow lights will give off heat. The more powerful your lights, generally the more heat they give off.
If you want to install a lot of bright lights in a small space, you will likely have to install an air conditioner in addition to your exhaust sytem to make sure you keep your temps in the right range.
If you're growing just a few plants in a grow tent or box, usually you can install a fan to pull hot air away from the hot lights and out a window to keep things cool enough.
Some lights tend to cause more heat problems than others, and we'll help you find the right lights for your space in Step 2.
The silhouette of an outdoor cannabis plant growing under the sunGrowing Outdoors is cheaper to get started since you probably don't have to get grow lights or create an indoor grow area, though you will have to worry about privacy/stealth, possible pollination, people stealing your plants, bugs, deer and other unexpected outdoor visitors.
If you pick the right strain and live in a good environment, it will possibly be cheaper to grow outdoors, since you don't have to provide everything for your plants. The sun will do a lot of the work for you.
Of course when you're growing outside, it's not always possible to control the environment perfectly. If it's dry, you will need to water your plants. If it's too rainy, you need to protect your plants from getting overwatered.
When it comes to temperatures, a good rule of thumb about cannabis plants is if it's too hot for you, it's probably too hot for your plants. And just like humans, cannabis plants can die if exposed to freezing temps.
So if you know it's going to be extremely hot or cold where you live, you may need to take extra steps to protect your plants from the elements, like setting up a small greenhouse.



macky
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Re: How to Grow Cannabis

Post by macky » Fri 1st Dec 2017 12:14 pm

yilia wrote:
Fri 24th Nov 2017 03:46 am
How to Grow Cannabis
Step 1: Choose Where You Will Grow (Indoors or Outdoors)
Growing indoors is much more private than growing outdoors and gives you more control over your grow.
An indoor cannabis grow can be surprisingly cheap to get started and maintain, especially if you plan on growing just a few plants.
Take a look at a few completed indoor grow journals to get an idea of how much you can expect to get for yields in different types of indoor setups.
You have more control over everything in an indoor growing environment, which means that indoor growers can consistently produce dank buds, but you also have more responsibility. If you don't provide everything your plants need, they will die.
What space works best?
You can grow cannabis most anywhere with easy access to water and fresh air...
a spare room
a closet
garage
grow tent
extra bathroom
even the inside of a computer case!
(though I recommend a Space Bucket instead :)
When thinking about where to grow indoors, you should also consider the temperature of your grow space (and remember your temps will likely rise once you have your grow lights running!).
A thermometer - Temperature is important when growing cannabis indoors Young growing cannabis plants grow fastest when temps a bit warmer, in the 70-85°F (20-30°C) range.
When plants are a bit older, in the budding/flowering stage, it's best to keep temps slightly cooler, around 65-80°F (18-26°C) to produce buds with the best color, trichome production and smell.
Because temps are so important, it's best to be able to have some amount of control over the temperature of your grow area. When growing indoors, your grow lights will give off heat. The more powerful your lights, generally the more heat they give off.
If you want to install a lot of bright lights in a small space, you will likely have to install an air conditioner in addition to your exhaust sytem to make sure you keep your temps in the right range.
If you're growing just a few plants in a grow tent or box, usually you can install a fan to pull hot air away from the hot lights and out a window to keep things cool enough.
Some lights tend to cause more heat problems than others, and we'll help you find the right lights for your space in Step 2.
The silhouette of an outdoor cannabis plant growing under the sunGrowing Outdoors is cheaper to get started since you probably don't have to get grow lights or create an indoor grow area, though you will have to worry about privacy/stealth, possible pollination, people stealing your plants, bugs, deer and other unexpected outdoor visitors.
If you pick the right strain and live in a good environment, it will possibly be cheaper to grow outdoors, since you don't have to provide everything for your plants. The sun will do a lot of the work for you.
Of course when you're growing outside, it's not always possible to control the environment perfectly. If it's dry, you will need to water your plants. If it's too rainy, you need to protect your plants from getting overwatered.
When it comes to temperatures, a good rule of thumb about cannabis plants is if it's too hot for you, it's probably too hot for your plants. And just like humans, cannabis plants can die if exposed to freezing temps.
So if you know it's going to be extremely hot or cold where you live, you may need to take extra steps to protect your plants from the elements, like setting up a small greenhouse.
You mention step two ,so this is from where ? You lifted this from what article?
I ask because it,s not really best advice e.g. Tempatures should not rise or fall ten degrees between lights on lights off or you will have mold problems,room temeture 75 f in bud .
Also if you buy ballast that go from 40percent to 110 percent power you can lower light intencesty for heat reasons or with young cuttings , plants . When ever I have more then two lights (1000 HPS ) I will use control panel to run everything through ,lights ,fans , co 2 .Just do it learn more from your mistakes....never do that again :D Rember you control the plants the plants don,t control you...Roll on 420

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Post by Rafiki » Mon 27th May 2019 08:03 pm

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macky
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Re: How to Grow Cannabis

Post by macky » Tue 28th May 2019 04:42 pm

Rafiki wrote:
Mon 27th May 2019 08:03 pm
Old topic.. but better late than never..

We grew with 6 fluorescent long tubes. 3 white. 3 red. Roughly 11k lumens total. Yield of 2 plants 30g. Please be so kind to bear in mind that we treated them as regular houseplants with 0 effort and the electric usage of a TV being on for months.

It is possible....
Worried about power? Just stick in widow or outside in sun for 12 hours and then dark closet for 12 hours ...have four in Bud like that now For last three weeks ,works like a charm . Auto flower,s even easier :D

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Re: How to Grow Cannabis

Post by Comus » Wed 19th Jun 2019 03:56 pm

if you want to grow stuff then here's another video explainer courtesy of Neil ...
I'm in shocks and stares

macky
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Re: How to Grow Cannabis

Post by macky » Sun 21st Jul 2019 01:17 pm

If you would like to get everything you can out of small grow? Go to Paradice seeds web site check out Skunk works project ,very good advice :mrgreen: Master grower from Ireland of all places ,growing in Spain :D
It,s all about main line pruning

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