Soil is the most traditional medium for growing marijuana indoors, as well as the most forgiving, making it a good choice for first-time growers. Any high-quality potting soil will work, as long as it doesn’t contain artificial extended release fertilizer—like Miracle Gro—which is unsuitable for growing good cannabis.
Make sure all equipment is on, no breakers have flipped, and everything is running smoothly. Check lights, timers, fans, dehueys, ACs, and anything else that plugs into the wall or has a battery.
You can make this yourself by combining worm castings, bat guano, and other components with a good soil and letting it sit for a few weeks, or it can be purchased pre-made from a local nursery or grow shop.
Soil and other media for growing weed indoors
For a root system to develop and thrive, they will need the following:
Although you’ll be controlling the climate inside the grow space, climate outside the grow space will affect your plants. If the environment outside your grow space is very warm or humid, you’ll have issues controlling your grow space. Choose a cool, dry area with ready access to fresh air from outside.
Check for pests, mold, or nutrient deficiencies
Plants need 18 hours of light a day when in the vegetative stage and 12 hours a day when flowering. The reduction in light from 18 to 12 hours a day is what triggers the flowering cycle—when weed plants start to grow buds.
That’s a big variance, but it really depends on how big you want your plants and how often you want to harvest—you can have multiple harvests of smaller plants, or less harvests of bigger plants.
They can also protect your crop from insects. They attract beneficial bugs that prey on spider mites, and will also draw away aphids, slugs, snails, and whiteflies by taking their attention.
Concealment: Attractive, pleasant smelling plants are a welcome addition to any garden – especially a cannabis grow. You should only be growing cannabis if it is legal to do so where you are, but you may still wish to keep prying eyes at bay. Some companion plants can conceal the pungent smell and draw eyes away from your pot.
Allow the chamomile to turn to mulch, and it will release calcium and potassium as it decomposes. Again, this is great news for your budding cannabis plants.
Top 10 Companion Plants for Your Cannabis Crop
Plant alfalfa between April and July. It grows well anywhere and is quite drought resistant.