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.
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.
Table of Contents
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