The beginner’s guide to growing marijuana is simply a general review of the first steps and concepts you should learn to take in order to obtain a quality harvest without much effort, but above all without much knowledge on the subject.
We have created this post mainly thinking about people who would like to start growing, but don’t know very well where to start or what the steps are when it comes to growing. In this way and in a very simple way, everyone can learn to cultivate without being an expert in the field.
Now we are going to take the first steps, so take a pen and paper and make notes on the most important aspects.
Outdoor cultivation or indoor cultivation
The first choice you should make is the type of crop you are going to grow, indoor or outdoor seeds. Since this choice will directly condition the marijuana seed you must grow. In the market there are varieties designed specifically for indoor cultivation and the same goes for outdoor cultivation, which is why it is so important.
Marijuana seeds for indoor cultivation
The most recommended genetics for indoor cultivation are usually 100% Indica strains, hybrids with a high percentage of Indica or hybrids with a high percentage of Sativa developed for optimal indoor cultivation. Indica varieties are usually chosen, as they are the fastest flowering. Sativa varieties can be grown indoors, although it is necessary to have previous experience.
Outdoor Marijuana Seeds
The most recommended genetics for outdoor cultivation as a rule, are plants (regardless of the percentage of sativa / indica) of great resistance to attack by pests and fungi. Since in this type of crop plants are continuously exposed to the weather and any insect that passes through the area.
On the other hand you can also grow most of the genetics that exist on the market, although they have been developed specifically for indoor cultivation. In this type of crop can be grown sativa varieties without having the same disadvantages as indoors, but will have to arm themselves with patience, since the flowering period of these is usually more than 10 weeks. So they are usually ready for harvest from April.
What variety of marijuana to plant?
The second choice you should make is which variety of marijuana you want to grow, which will depend on your needs and where you are going to plant it. There are thousands of varieties of marijuana on the market and each one has different characteristics and a different way of growing it.
In this aspect you can differentiate between, medical marijuana varieties and recreational marijuana varieties. Within these you can find auto-flowering plants, which flower automatically after a certain time of growth. And non-auto-flowering or photo-dependent plants, which flower when the number of hours they receive decreases with the arrival of autumn.
There are two versions of marijuana on the market that encompass all the others, we mean the regular marijuana varieties and the feminized marijuana varieties. Regular plants are characterized by producing both male and female plants. This fact can slow them down a lot in cultivation and lose valuable time for nothing. Feminized plants produce 99% female plants, so if you are looking for a variety to grow, the first thing you should choose is a feminized variety. This will save you time and money.