5 Tips for Growing Your Own Bud

By following these tips for growing your own bud, you'll have a mini-cannabis plantation on your hands in no time ... photo by CC user A7nubis on wikimedia

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Unsatisfied with the herb that you’ve been getting from your usual sources? Maybe it’s time you tried to grow your own strain. Follow these tips for growing your own bud, and you’ll have an endless supply of your own herbs that will take you to another plane of consciousness, and quite possibly win you new friends

1) Read a ton of books on how to grow marijuana before planting your first seed

Growing marijuana isn’t as simple as sticking some seeds in some topsoil, watering it everyday, and waiting 70 days to get some world class weed. There is a lot of nuanced steps required that if taken, will make your crop stand head and shoulders the garden variety grass grown by local amateurs. Scour the web, order books from respected authorities in the field, and begin your education. Class is in session.

2) Seek out your first seeds from a reputable seed bank

While you might be tempted to use seeds from bud that you bought from your friendly neighborhood dispensary or dealer, more often than not, these strains tend to be underwhelming, especially when re-grown. By ordering top quality seeds from industry leading providers, you’ll be ensuring that your batch of green is top-notch from the get go.

3) Use coconut soil instead of peat moss to grow your seeds

A common mistake by amateurs is that they use peat moss to grow their dope. This is bad because the properties of this type of top soil makes it more likely that you’ll suffer root diseases due to the density of peat moss when it gets wet. Coconut shell soil is spongier, allowing the roots room to breathe after being watered.

4) Regulate your humidity and heat levels properly at different points in the growing process

Of all the issues facing marijuana growers, maintaining the right balance of humidity and room temperature is the most vital step in turning a batch of seeds into a bumper crop. While the most particular growers call for changing conditions in different growth phases, maintaining your nursery’s room temperature between 75 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit and its relative humdity at around 45 to 50% will produce the best quality marijuana.

5) Cut, dry, and cure your crop at the 70 day mark

After 70 days of growth, your dope flowers should be ready for harvesting. Hang them upside down until dry, then cure them for at least two weeks…

   

… and there you have it! With these tips, as well as a few other pointers here (http://www.zambeza.com/blog-top-10-mistakes-when-growing-cannabis-and-how-to-avoid-them-n19), you’ll have a wonderfully chronic smelling plantation in no time flat. Good luck in your dope growing endeavors!

 

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