The home cannabis cultivation laws varied based on the state. Some states allow marijuana cultivation at home while some don’t.
There can be still some restrictions imposed on the home cultivation of marijuana. For example, the state of Alaska requires an adult over 21 to possess and grow no more than six plants in total. The state of Arizona, on the other hand, only allows medical marijuana or the caregiver to cultivate up to twelve plants if they live more than 25 miles from the nearest medical marijuana dispensary.
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The point is here that you should be aware of your state’s cannabis laws for home cultivation.
If your state allows you to grow marijuana, you can carry on reading this blog that tells you how to grow marijuana. Otherwise, wait for the marijuana legalization in your state (joking). We seriously think that there is no use of this information if marijuana possession or cultivation is still illegal in your state.
Anyway, let’s find out how to grow marijuana at home.
Choose Your Seeds:
From Sativa, indica to ruderalis, the range of marijuana seeds is overwhelming. You can settle on the best one by considering your personal experience. For example, what strains have given you the best experience in the past?
Where You Want to Grow Them?
Once you have decided the seeds, take note of the growing condition at your garden or backyard. Will you choose a small cupboard to cultivate small fast-growing plants like strains or indicas? Or do you have a large backyard to keep huge bushes?
With Soil or Without Soil:
In this point, you have to consider the medium for your marijuana plant. Here a medium can be soil or water solvent. Make sure to choose a quality soil that is rich in nutrients. A basic or poor quality soil may not be nutritious for the plants which may lead to slow growth and reduced quantity. Buy organic soil that is full of nutrients from your garden supply store or online. Or you can prepare organic soil at home by mixing biolive, blood meal, bone meal, humic acid, alfalfa meal, and oyster shell.
You can also grow the plants using a solvent instead of soil. This is called deep water culture in which roots are submerged into the nutrient-rich and oxygenated solvent.
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Make sure the plant gets more than twelve hours of light a day. It means at least eight hours of direct sunlight plus artificial lights for outdoor cultivation. For artificial light, use strong, bright lights like T5 fixtures with simple fluorescent bulbs. One more thing—make sure the plant into the enclosure gets 12 hours of uninterrupted darkness. If it is accidentally exposed to the beam of light (for example, when you open a door) it will start getting confused about the environment. This confusion may lead to stress which in turn affect its growth.
Airflow and Ventilation:
Air is important for the overall quality of a marijuana plant. Proper airflow helps the plant grow as well as keeps the risk of mold and dampness at a bay. You can use fans to maintain a constant circulation of air. If you have grown the plant in the closet or other enclosure, put a fan in. Make sure a fan moves the air around, instead of pulling fresh air in from the outside.
Watering is important for your marijuana plants. Make sure to water in the right percentage: three quarts of water is enough for the container of three gallons of soil. The entire soil should be moist evenly. Don’t water if the soil feels moist and wait for one to two days before watering again.