How to Start Growing

Safety concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic and a wave of new legalization have many people interested in growing their own cannabis from the comfort and security of their homes. There are very few activities quite like cultivating cannabis indoors, which can make the process look daunting to the beginner grower. But never fear, PotGuide is here. 

The majority of the items needed for your cannabis grow can be purchased at any local gardening center (and many places even have a local hydroponics shop).  So let’s discuss your options, and what equipment you can expect to use.Ad

Selecting Your Grow Space

Consider first how many plants you want to grow, and how big you’d like them to be. Account for the lights above, containers below, air circulation systems (either fans or more advanced setups), and space for you to move around all these things in your measurements. Try to avoid carpet or other areas difficult to sanitize.A homemade grow roomFinding an adequate grow space is the first step to begin growing. photo credit

You’ll also want complete control of the lighting, so blackout any windows. Even leaks through cracked doors, seams, or shutters can disrupt your plant’s development. Airflow is another critical factor. Ideally, you’ll want a space where you can install exhaust fans, but at the very least you will need to be able to circulate the air in the grow space.

4 thoughts on “How to Start Growing”

  1. Hello! Have any advice for people who live in studio apartments? I don’t have an extra room to hide from the light and noise, plus closet space is small and I am concerned about the smell from growing. Thanks!

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  3. My plant is in limbo, it’s been growing all summer and nearly died and made a comeback but I don’t recall any flowering and it isn’t producing any buds but is growing like crazy. It is a female and probably 5ft tall. I have it in good soul and provide minerals and check for infestations daily. I put it in direct sunlight everyday and bring it in at night. I water it once a day from the top and then in the dirt. Where did I mess up to not have any buds yet or is it to soon?!

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