Many people may be intimidated by the thought of growing their growing marijuana indoor. True enough, it is a cultivation method widely considered as something that experienced growers do. There is no doubt that indoor cultivation will cost a lot more than outdoor growing. Also, it will require a lot more effort in your part. With the many tools, equipment, plant cycles, and more to deal with, indoor growing just isn’t suitable for everyone.
However, if you are equipped with the necessary experience to partake in indoor growing, then you will surely produce potent and resinous buds every time.
WHAT IS INDOOR MARIJUANA GROWING?
This is basically the method of cultivation where growers make use of a grow room, various equipments, and an indoor setup to cultivate their weed seeds. This diverts from the traditional method of outdoor cultivation where growers plant their weed seeds directly into natural soils. Outdoor growing depends a lot on the natural resources and nutrients in the environment such as sunlight and rain water in order to grow.
While indoor growing does not have that luxury, it relies heavily on human-controlled equipment such as light bulbs, watering cans, air vents, and much more.
Advantages of indoor marijuana growing:
- While it is more costly and requires more effort, indoor growing provides much more control over the environment and conditions that your cannabis plants are exposed to.
- Indoor growing is a much more discreet method of cannabis cultivation. Since you are growing your seeds away from the public’s sight, it decreases the chances of running into any legal issues.
- This method is known to produce more potent marijuana buds and higher yields. Of course, this doesn’t hold true all the time since there are certain strains that prefer growing outdoors.
- Indoor cannabis growing will really help hone your skills and abilities in cultivating cannabis seeds. You will have a lot more things to do in your hands but it will help you grow into a more experienced cannabis cultivator.
TIP FOR INDOOR MARIJUANA GROWING:
- Set up your ideal growing room
This will depend entirely on what setup you growers prefer. Of course, it would be ideal for cannabis plants to have more room. This will allow them to stretch out and reach their potential sizes without being constricted. Make sure that this room will have enough sockets for you to plug your equipment in. Also, ample space for these tools is a must. Just always remember that starting small is perfectly normal. This will allow you more opportunities to learn and grow into the cannabis cultivation scene.
Keep your area clean at all times in order to avoid a congested working space. Select your desired light sources, watering systems, and air circulation vents and fans. These are all necessary to provide your cannabis plants with the required nutrients. Lastly, know what strains you are cultivating! Each marijuana strain grows into different sizes and heights. You growing room may not have enough ceiling space for certain strains.
- Choose the right growing medium:
Outdoor growing usually makes use of the natural soils in your backyard as a growing medium. For indoor cultivation, you will have a number of options. Here are some of them:
- Soil – There are many kinds of soils sold in various gardening shops. They contain different kinds and amounts of nutrients in them.
- Coco Cubes – These are great for absorbing any nutrients and water-based minerals that you give your plant. It is a less common growing medium than soil.
- Hydroponics – This requires planting the roots of your cannabis plants directly into water. Although it is the most expensive form of planting, it produces very high yields. Plants can easily absorb any nutrients through the water.
- Water, Heat, and Nutrients
As we said earlier, indoor planting will require growers to manually provide water, heat, and nutrients to the cannabis plants. As such, growers must be mindful of the time cycles in which to give these. We recommend growers to set up a schedule for watering the cannabis plants. Check on them constantly to see if they are drying up. Do the leaves look discolored? Then give them an ample amount of water. Be careful not to overwater them, though, as this may cause drowning!
As for the heat, the most widely accepted ratio of darkness to light for cannabis plants is 12 hours of each. This helps them adapt to their growing environment and produce enough food and energy to continuously develop. Nutrients should also be given in various cases. Sometimes, the soil and water will already have sufficient nutrients so avoid giving the plants more. This may cause nutrient burns and discolor the leaves with yellow patches.
- Take care of your cannabis plants
Lastly, growers must do what is necessary to keep their plants alive and healthy. Regularly check on them and treat them as if they were your own children. Cannabis plants tend to be quite choosy especially with the amount of sunlight that they receive. It may be hard work at first but as time will pass, you will surely get the hang of it. Learn the different ways in which your equipment and tools work. This will help you use them more efficiently and effectively when dealing with your plants.
Overall, indoor marijuana planting is a very effective way of producing some of the best and most potent marijuana buds that you can have. It may be more expensive than outdoor planting and may even require more time and energy from growers, but indoor growing will help bring out the best in both your cannabis plants and your growing skills. Happy growing!