The demand for cannabis has been exponentially growing in recent years. This has led to many people considering getting into the cannabis business in one way or the other. There are two primary ways to get into cannabis business – growing and selling cannas products. However, there are also secondary methods of getting involved in cannabis and can include such thing as running a review website about various cannabis companies and their products or providing useful information about the use of cannabis.
The easiest and most profitable way to get into cannabis business is however by growing your own plant. This, of course, will depend on the legal condition in your state.
If you come from a state where marijuana is legal, I am going to show you the most ingenious way to grow cannabis indoors.
There are many benefits of growing cannabis indoors, including:
Let’s get started.
Step #1: Prep the growing place
The first thing you need to do is designate the space in which to grow your cannabis plant indoors. This can be a small place such as a cabinet, a closet, or a corner of an incomplete basement or even a room is you have a spare.
After deciding on the growing location, you will have to adapt your plant and growing equipment to fit the chosen space.
If this is your first time growing cannabis, start small, as this way you will be able to cut down on the costs, managing few plants is easier compared to a large number, and your mistakes as a novice grower will not be too costly.
The setbacks will be there and you may even lose your plants to disease or pests, but since you are starting small, you will only have a small dent in your wallet.
When coming up with the growing space, you will need to take a few things into consideration, such as lights, fans, ducting, and any other necessary equipment. Don’t forget to also allow room for you to navigate when tending to the plants.
Also, you should know that the cannabis plant tends to grow rapidly during flowering, and can take up too much space.
If you decide to plant your cannabis in a closet, a cabinet, or a tent, you can always get it out and tend to it the put it back in. Or if you have some elbow room, you can just work on them inside.
Since you are growing in a confined space, make sure you clean it regularly. Materials such as grapes, carpets, and raw wood can be challenging to clean, so it is advisable to avoid those.
Another important thing your growing room should have is light-tight. This is because when your room leaks light during the night can send wrong signals to your plant, which can cause them to produce male flowers.
Step #2: Growing lights
The quality of light will affect the quantity and quality of your yield. Therefore, make sure you go for the best available lighting setup.
Step #3: Air
Air is also an important factor that can determine the quality and quantity of your yield. All plants need quality air (oxygen) to thrive and carbon dioxide for photosynthesis. So, ensure you have a way to supply air through your plant room. The best way perhaps is to use an exhaust fan.
Place a fan at the top of the room so that it can get rid of warmer air, which is usually on top; and a filtered air pipe on the opposite side at the bottom of the room.
The temperature should be maintained within the comfortable range, which is usually between 70 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit when lights are on and 58 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit during the dark period.
Step #4: Climate control tool
You will need equipment that will help you automate the lights and air. For a beginner, all you may need is a 24-hour timer to take care of the light and an adjustable thermostat for your air circulation. But if money is not a problem, you can go for more sophisticated equipment that can regulate lights, humidity, temperature and carbon dioxide levels.
Step #5: Medium of grow
Since you are growing your cannabis indoors, it means you will need soil or its alternative. Fortunately, you can transport soil into your growing room, provided is frees from pests or harmful chemicals such as extended-release fertilizer.
Try organic pre-fertilized soil, as this can grow your plant from start till harvest without using any nutrients.
Soilless is also another option if you don’t want dirt into your home. This method is, however, a little bit demanding and expensive compared to using soil. It requires feeding your plant with concentrated solutions of nutrients that can be absorbed directly through the roots via osmosis.
Step #6: Select a container
The type of container you use to grow your cannabis will be determined by the medium of growth. For soil growing, you will never go wrong with disposable perforated plastic bags. A five-gallon bucket is also another great container you can use.
Step #7: Fertilizer
Your cannabis plant will need fertilizers such as nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus, which are collectively known as macronutrients; as well as calcium, iron, magnesium, and copper, also known as micronutrients.
Step #8: Water your plants
While this seems the easiest step, you want to make sure the water you feed your cannabis plants doesn't have a high concentration of dissolved minerals as this can hinder mineral uptake.
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