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Marijuana Growing Guide for Beginners - Part 1

Marijuana Growing Guide for Beginners – Part 1

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.

What variety of marijuana to plant?

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.

Marijuana Growing Guide for Beginners - Part 2

Marijuana Growing Guide for Beginners – Part 2

Indoor and outdoor marijuana varieties

To make it easier for you we are going to name several strains for indoor cultivation, which are quite easy to grow and need practically no care. For outdoor cultivation we will do the same, we will name several strains of easy cultivation and great resistance to adversity.

5 marijuana seeds for indoor cultivation

Sensi Seeds’ Skunk #1: one of the most cultivated, stable and hardy classics on the market.

S.A.D. by Sweet Seeds: a tasty, powerful and beautiful variety

Tutankhamun from Pyramid seeds: a very powerful, tasty variety that can withstand all types of pruning.

Kritical Bilbo by Genehtik: a fast, very productive, resistant and very tasty variety.

Nebula of Paradise Seeds: very cerebral variety, with typical flavor of sativa.

5 outdoor marijuana seeds – best outdoor marijuana seeds.

Sweet Seeds’ Jack 47: a productive, powerful, resistant and coveted variety.

Power Plant by Dutch Passion: very productive, great adaptability and great vigour.

OG Kush by Humboldt Seeds: a highly resistant, productive and legendary plant.

Super Silver Haze from Green House Seeds: ultra productive and very powerful variety.

LSD of Barney’s Farm: it is a strain of great resistance, aroma and production.

Marijuana Growing Guide for Beginners - Part 2

What substrate should you use?

The substrate should always be of the best possible quality, so try to avoid the use of mixtures of dubious origin or avoid buying in places where they are not specialized in this type of culture. This has to be in accordance with the climatic conditions of the area, because if you live in a place where rains are quite common, you should not grow with a substrate that retains too much humidity. For this reason it is important to study the area and see what it asks for. If you are going to grow indoors the options when choosing the type of substrate are extended, the only thing you should take into account is that it should be of good quality, the rest is a matter of taste.

Remember that if you are going to grow directly in a pot the most recommended is to use quality substrate, without mixing with clay soil. However, if you are growing in direct soil, to avoid making too large an investment in substrate, the best thing to do is to mix the substrate and soil from the same area at 50%. In later years, we can add 50% more quality substrate, this way the medium is improved and reconditioned for cultivation.

In this aspect it is necessary to take into account that the frequency and quantity of the irrigations will also depend on the area where it is cultivated. In rainy areas you will have to water much more carefully and be aware that the substrate more or less dries out in conditions. In temperate zones watering can be applied in a more relaxed way, you just have to make sure that the substrate has lost more than 60% humidity.

In dry areas it is just the opposite that in rainy areas, you will have to be careful that the substrate does not get too dry, because it is also counterproductive, if necessary you should water as many times as necessary as long as the substrate has lost more than 70% of humidity.

Damp climate 

If you live in an area where rainfall is quite common and the soil is often too wet or waterlogged, you need to work with a substrate rich in coconut fibre and perlite. These components help to oxygenate the mixture and maintain ideal conditions for the roots. You can also fill the bottom of the hole or the base of the pot with clean stones or arlita, these help to keep the base of the roots less waterlogged.

Temperate climate 

In this type of climate, practically any type of substrate can be selected as long as it is of good quality. In this case you only have to take into account the characteristics of the substrate itself and water progressively.

Dry climate 

In this type of climate it is necessary to use substrates enriched with materials that help retain moisture in the environment, such as vermiculite, worm humus and different types of polymers.

The time has come to germinate

Germination is a step prior to the actual start of cultivation, as everything else is just preparation. This moment is vital, so it is very important that the germination of the seed passes in an optimal way.