If you live in one of the U.S. states or other parts of the world where growing your own personal marijuana plants is legal, you might be considering dumping your dispensary and taking on the task yourself.
Many people opt to grow their cannabis plants indoors to avoid the harshness of the unpredictable climate or thieving hands. If you’re going that route, you’ll have to explore your options and find out what kind of equipment and techniques are out there to help.
To help you out, we’ve put together an overview, courtesy of The Joint Blog, of two common growing techniques.
Many people are big fans of natural sunlight when it comes to growing their cannabis plants, which might be true given the more extensive spectrum sunlight offers. Growing indoors while using natural sunlight is considered a hybrid system of growing. This method can vary vastly, from a plant in a window to a complex glass-filter system.
If you’re growing in a window, tall windows are the ideal spot to place your plant to grow. Your plant should be placed at the base of the window, whether the floor or on a table. Ideally, your window will reach to the floor, because plants that are elevated take in too much carbon dioxide from humans exhaling in the home.
Not every living space is ideal for a hybrid growing system, so many people use a closed system. Thesis essentially a closed compartment that uses artificial light. This is a great option if you’re looking for potency and a lot of control on the marijuana’s properties. With a closed system, you can control more of the specific aspects of the plant.
Of course, the other desirable factor in closed systems is the indefinite growth cycle. You can have total control of the cycles of lights and darkness, and what time of day those cycles happen.
Many professionals use the closed system, but the truth is, as long as you do your research on optimum growth methods and remember to check the quality of your seeds, you should be able to yield a decent personal crop. For those of us that like to have a steady supply of cannabis handy, growing yourself might be just the thing to learn to do! Whether you use a closed system of a hybrid system will largely depend on the space you have to work with, and how discreet you want or need to be.