The seeds of cannabis liberation now sprout worldwide. Here’s what you’ll need to know to cultivate your own crops:
If you’re a cannabis enthusiast and live in an area where it’s legal to grow your own, well… lucky you! However, it can be daunting trying to figure out where to start. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you get started and make sure you get the most of out of your crop.
Where Can I Grow Cannabis?
Cannabis grows best in warmer climates. If you live in a warm climate, growing marijuana outside is an option, but many growers choose to build a grow house instead, simply because it provides a greater level of environmental control so you’re able to get the most from your crop without worrying about the fickle whims of Mother Nature.
Building a Grow House
Building a grow house is often your best choice when it comes to getting the most out of your growing experience. A grow house is usually divided into two sections — the growing section and the drying section.
The growing section should act like a greenhouse, either relying on natural sunlight or grow lights, depending on where you live. Using a greenhouse allows you to control a number of factors that could affect your plant’s growth, including humidity, temperature, and contaminants like pollen, molds, or pests. Grow houses are a great choice because they also allow you to ensure that your crop can be protected — legal grow houses are highly regulated, so it’s essential to keep your investment safe.
The drying section, as its name suggests, is used to dry the completely grown plants. It’s a humidity controlled environment where the plants and leaves can be dried without worrying about it mildewing or rotting on the rack.
A grow room can be as small as a cupboard or as large as a greenhouse, depending on your needs and what is legal in your area — which varies depending on whether you’re a Canadian grower or you hail from the states.