Marijuana is very well known substance. Well it is known as many things like weed, ganja, herb but marijuana is the more specific term. Now that is available for research and a lot of other strains and types can be developed that reduces the THC levels in the plant by some quantity and focus on the medicinal values. Some studies already suggest that marijuana can used to slow the growth of tumours and can also be used as painkillers too. Now that it is legal in so many states of America many people may be wondering how to grow marijuana at home.
How To Grow Marijuana?
What states have legalized marijuana? Medical marijuana is legalized in 24 states but recreational marijuana is legal in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and the District of Columbia. Well growing marijuana is like growing any other plant but it grows very easily and that is why it is known as weed. You will need some seeds to start with and you will need to germinate the seeds. You can germinate the seeds with the help of a loin cotton cloth that has been drenched in water. Once the pop open and the shoot start coming you need to sow it on soil in a pot. Always remember that the soil should be breathable because the root breathes on oxygen and the shoot breathes on carbon dioxide and that’s why oxygen needs to seep into the soil.
While the plant is on its growth period you will rarely need to water the crop as the cannabis plant requires very less moisture but if you want your plants to be potent then you will need to water it daily and you can mix the organic nutrients in the water so that your plant gets all the required nutrients and grows up to become healthy. The plant will need 16 hours of light during its growing period and it needs this so that it can absorb the heat and start making buds during the flowering season. The light can be from sunlight or you can even grow the plant in a closed environment with the help of LED lights. Make sure that there is enough of ventilation in the closed environment and it doesn’t get too hot.
During the flowering period you will need to reduce the amount of time period of the plant in light to 12 hours and this is when the plant will produce buds. You can remove the male plants as they don’t produce buds but just produce balls which are useless. You need to let the buds grow until the white strings don’t start curling. The buds will be ready when most of the white string have been cut and have changed colour. You can just cut the buds out using scissors and it is a very easy task.
Your work is not yet done as you still need to cure and dry the buds as during this time the THC potency of the buds is developed. You will need to dry it in air so that no moisture is present in the buds and then you will need to cure the buds in closed containers checking for moisture everyday for at least 2 weeks.