Whether you’re looking to start a new home gardening business or you simply want to cultivate a new hobby, learning how to grow weed indoors is a smart choice.
Here’s how to do it.
Perfecting Your Environment
No matter where you live, growing weed indoors is a smart choice because it will allow you maximum control over every aspect of your environment. To get started, though, you’ll need to decide whether a grow tent, grow room, or greenhouse is right for you.
Selecting the Perfect Seeds
Once your grow room is set up and ready to go, you can order your seeds. You can also buy the best cannabis seeds and clones for sale online. The best seeds are those that are purchased from a reputable seed source with good genetics. They should be dry, dark, and hard.
Step-by-Step Guide to Growing Marijuana Plant Indoors
- Germinate Your Seeds
Once you have all of your seeds and equipment gathered, it’s time to start growing weed indoors. Your first step is to germinate the seeds. Our seeds will need more humidity now than they will at any other time—at least 70% but as high as 90% for some strains. Provide them with constant light and warm temperatures, soaking your seeds between two sheets of paper towels atop a plate. The paper towels should be damp, but not soaking wet.
- Let Them Sprout
After a few days of germination, your seeds will finally emerge and develop into seedlings. Once the white root of the seedling is about two millimetres long, you can move them to the growing medium. Keep this medium damp, but not soggy.
- Enter the Vegetative Stage
You’ll have to wait some time for your seedlings to exit the seedling stage and enter the vegetative stage. However, once they do, keep in mind that they are going to need frequent watering and regular doses of fertilizers (especially nitrogen). They will also need about 18 hours of light per day.
The vegetative stage is also a great time to remove any male plants if you have any. They aren’t doing anything for you—only female plants produce buds.
- Begin the Flowering Stage
The flowering stage is the last big step before your plants will be fully mature—but it’s one of the most important. In the flowering stage, your plants will start pushing out buds and flowers, growing up to 50% larger as they do so.
Towards the end of the flowering stage, the buds will get thicker and begin to release a heavy, somewhat sweet odour. Avoid adding nutrients at this stage, and wait until the trichomes are amber-coloured and opaque.
- Harvest, Cure, and Store Your Crop
Once your trichomes are the perfect colour and consistency, it’s time to harvest! You will want to keep the humidity lower than it has been—around 50%—and start by cutting the main stem before hanging the plants to dry on a line.
Wait for about a week, then trim your plants removing any brown leaves or those that don’t have any trichomes. Once you’ve harvested your buds, you can store them in an airtight jar and store it in a cool, dark place. Open it just twice a day, and after five weeks, your weed will be cured and ready for sale.
It might sound complicated, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to produce a productive crop of marijuana for years to come—all in the comfort of your own home.