If you live in a state like California where marijuana is legal then you have a lot of luxuries to enjoy. There are places where you can enjoy marijuana in LA and not have to worry about getting arrested for it. In many of those states, it is also legal to grow your own marijuana plants as long as it’s for personal consumption. If you want to always have your preferred strain on hand then it makes sense to be growing it.
It isn’t easy to grow marijuana so it is important to understand a few things before getting started. In this article, we will go over several things to keep in mind before you start planting.
Source your seeds
When you live in a marijuana legal state, you can easily find some seeds of your favorite strain. In fact, there is usually a very vibrant community of growers who love to do things like sell their seeds or even host some seed swapping events. Look around locally to see what you can find as you may find some interesting ones that you’ve never heard of.
If this isn’t an option then you can turn to the internet. There are many websites out there that sell seeds and ship them all over the country. However, keep in mind that marijuana is still not legal on a federal level so there are some sellers who are reluctant to ship their seeds over state lines.
Use some lights
Marijuana is a very finicky plant to grow so you can’t usually direct sow your seeds into the ground and expect a healthy plant to grow. You’ll need to start them indoors with some grow lights.
Once you find a space that is big enough to accommodate your plants then you should look into some LEC (Light Emitting Ceramic) lights since they do a great job at imitating natural sunlight. Y use the UV band that works great for seedlings. You should also invest in some heat mats so you can keep a constant temperature as well as the light to make sure your plants grow well.
Pick a good location
If you are not planning to grow your plant indoors to maturity then it is very important to find the right strain that will work in your area. Look for the plant hardiness zone for where you live and choose one that works within that.
Then, try to find a spot in your yard that gets plenty of sunlight and has good soil for your plant’s needs. The key is to use soil that is of a neutral pH, has lots of organic matter, and is well-draining but still retains water.
If you decide that your area is not suited, then look into a hydroponic system inside your house. This is an ideal system for growing but you need to make sure you have a space you can dedicate to it. A basement works great with the right lights.