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basic weed growing guide

Basic weed growing guide

These are all great resources but not all growers want to put in that amount of time and effort to get a ton of weed—some growers just want to have fun, grow a little weed, and smoke something they grew themselves.

Where is it legal to homegrow cannabis?

*Illinois and Washington are adult-use states but require a medical card to homegrow.

What does a marijuana plant need to survive and thrive?

You might be surprised which states don’t allow homegrowing—only five medical states and one medical territory allow homegrowing at all, and some adult-use states require a medical card.

Basic weed growing guide

Switch to the flowering stage when your plant has reached half the final desired height. Your plant can double in size after the switch!

In the vegetative stage a marijuana plant really does grow like a weed! It can recover from a lot even if you mess up. You can almost even think of it as a regular houseplant, just a really fast growing one!

You can skip this step if you started with feminized seeds (since all plants will be female and make buds).

Step 6: Germinate Your Seeds

You can choose when to harvest your buds based purely on looks, but if you want to get scientific about it you can use a magnifier to look at buds closely and determine whether they’ve reached peak potency.

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Step 3: Choose Your Growing Medium

When it comes to nutrients, follow the nutrient schedule or recommended dosage for “vegetative” growth. However, it’s a good idea to start at half-strength at first since most nutrient recommendations are often a bit too strong for marijuana right away.

Male vs Female