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how to grow a pound of weed a month

How to grow a pound of weed a month

“It’s not rocket science,” she said, but it does involve some knowhow.

Cannabis is a sexed plant; the drug is the flower from the female. The hard to detect presence of a male plant can ruin the flower produced by a whole room of females. To avoid pollination, large-scale marijuana grows typically use clones instead of seeds, and Graf recommends novice growers to begin with clones as well. The wrong lighting can also be ruinous for a very expensive crop.

“There’s an empowerment that comes from being able to do it yourself,” said Nichole Graf, who left New York City with her partner in 2013 to start a marijuana farm in Washington state. Growing, she said, would also be useful if the administration went after the industry and pushed the drug back to the illegal market. With her business partners, she co-authored Grow Your Own: Understanding, cultivating and enjoying cannabis, a nicely illustrated and eco-minded introduction.

How to grow your own weed

That’s probably a few years off though.

For the home grower, this matters much less, and Graf says it helps someone develop their appreciation for the plant. Amid rising interest in home grows, companies have developed home grow pods controlled by smartphone apps and other more modest growing kits and accessories. With strong weed no longer hard to find, home growing is a chance for connoisseurs to grow for CBD, a chemical commonly associated with the plant’s medicinal properties, or for a plant’s terpene profile (bouquet).

Marijuana growing can be relatively straightforward or “as complicated as you want to make it”, Graf said. Like so many aspects of cannabis, this is a culture advanced largely by solitary men, deeply invested in their competitive world.

The plants can attract unappetizing blights like spider mites, fungus gnats, powdery mildew and grey mold, also called bud rot. And the odor can annoy neighbors. The most vocal opponents of home growing may be the Quebec government which has said it will not allow home grow immediately, as part of an effort to legalize at its own pace.

And a random question, if I were to cool all 3 lamps with an inline tube, how many cfm would my fan need to pump in order to keep them cool?

I’m getting towards the end of my first grow. I thought I knew a lot before I started, realized I didn’t know shit, learned a lot, and still know I don’t know shit LOL but I’m getting there. Now I know there are a lot of factors that go into how much you actually yield, but I’d like some input from some of the pros out there on what I’m going to need to do to achieve what I’m looking for. The next grow space will be 9’x3′, and I’m pretty set on using bubbleponics. If I have 4 6-planters, scrog, and use 3 400W HPS lamps, think it’s possible to yield 1lb of dry bud?

If anyone is down, I am looking for some people to give me some good advice and bare with me while I throw ideas around and finally decide how I’m going to set this thing up. I have big dreams, and need some RIU knowledge to help me make the right decisions!