It all starts with a single seed. All those incredible cannabis plants you see on our social media channels begin at the same origin story: with a single seed from Growers Choice. And since one seed can produce upwards of $200 worth of cannabis, we cannot think of a better reason to grow your own medicine at home—yes, we’re even talking to a cannabis beginner!
Today’s post is dedicated to the cannabis newcomers who wish to take their first steps toward a marijuana garden. Together, we’ll walk through the basic steps to successful cannabis growth. We’ll cover everything from your grow room set-up to the types of strains that work best for a cannabis beginner.
Step 1: Decide On A Budget
Like all things in this consumerism world, a cannabis garden costs money. Rest assured that you don’t have to break the bank to successfully grow cannabis at home. We work with customers with all income backgrounds and budgets. We know customers who grow cannabis in their basement or laundry room to avoid the extra costs that come with growing outdoors. Set a realistic budget, stick to it, and decide upon a grow room based on that number.
Step 2: Set Up Your Grow Room
A cannabis beginner should pump the breaks before they go all-in on a grow room and spend all their money in one place. For starters, you don’t even know what type of grower you are yet. Beginner growers only require the basics to get your cannabis seeds going…
- Cannabis seeds (available right here on our website)
- Pot plants of various sizes
- The easiest method would be to use a 5-gallon bucket
- Grow lights (LED, Fluorescent, HID, or induction lights depending on your budget)
- Soil with all the necessary plant nutrients
- (Nitrogen (N)
- Potassium (P)
- Calcium (Ca)
- Phosphorus (Ph)
- Magnesium (Mg)
- Iron (Fe)
- Copper (Cu)
- You can also grow cannabis using a soilless method
- A watering/lighting schedule
Step 3: Create A Schedule
Cannabis plants thrive when you set them on a timely schedule and stick to it on a daily basis. Cannabis plants love routine, consistency, and regular check-ins, especially in the early stages. Find a schedule that works for you in terms of watering, lighting changes, and overall maintenance. For example, the strain you choose may require 12 hours of light and 12 hours of shade. Set up a calendar in which you can stick to these 12-hour rotations. Even in the case of auto strains, you should check on your plants daily to make sure their soil is moist and their leaves are the proper color.
Step 4: Opt For One Of Our Auto Strains
We recommend one of our autoflowering strains for cannabis beginners, namely because this variety takes care of itself more so than other seed types. Autoflowering strains are naturally resilient to external factors (weather, temperature, humidity, etc.) as well as human error. Say you forget to move your plants into the shade one night. Auto stains won’t notice a big difference in comparison to clone or feminized plants. We have a large selection of auto strains for sale on our site!
Step 5: Grow Your Plants Indoors
As a cannabis beginner, we recommend that you grow your plants indoors as you have more control over your environment. Outdoor plants have more exposure to wind, sunlight, snow, rain, etc. Outdoor plants must endure a constant change in temperature, humidity, and other factors that are out of your control. Indoor cannabis plants, on the other hand, allow more a more stable and predictable growing environment, which helps them thrive and grow to their full potential.
Step 6: Cut Your Cannabis Plants
Once your auto plants reach maturity and complete their flowering stage, it’s harvest time! Please note that all strains have a slightly different flowering window, so be sure to read the description section of all of our strains. Harvesting your cannabis plants is a little more complicated than plucking buds off the leaf. We recommend that you use small scissors to cut around your plant’s water and sugar leaves to get to the nugs. This requires patience, concentration, and precision.