A Few Tips for Starting to Grow
If you have reached the stage where you truly want to grow your own cannabis, then there are some important things you need to take into consideration. One key factor will be the size of your free space as this will play an important role in the growth of your new plants. Not all cannabis strains grow the same, so you’ll need to do ample research and come to a compromise on what’s appropriate for your environment and the effect you want from the strain. Before you start growing your plants, you need to make sure you have the right flower to breed.
Indica or Sativa Strains
If you are partial to Indica strains, you need to know that they grow denser buds tend to be short and bushy. This makes them ideal for limited spaces and smaller grows. With this strain, you may receive more yield for your square footage. If you are living in a colder environment, this is the perfect flower for you. As for the right amount of plants to grow at once, it entirely depends on the free space you have.
A Sativa strain will produce less flower and buds and the bush will be taller and thinner. Sativas can reach significant heights and are not the strain to go with if you’re short on space or need to conceal your plants. They are ideal for warmer environments and cannot cope well with cold temperatures.
The Right Container
It’s recommended that, when starting out, you keep your flower in containers between one-and-a-half and three gallons. If you want to go larger, purchase a five gallon pot. Your flower will grow some long and strong roots. Therefore, you need to give them the space they need in order to grow properly.
Most cannabis growing beginners tend to use 3-gallon pots as they can offer a great balance between the container size and the room you have for them to grow in (as your first grow will probably be modest in size). A 3-gallon pot is ideal so that it doesn’t take too much space in the room, allowing you to grow more plants.
There are some additional things you also need to consider, such as proper light. These plants require an environment that will not be too bright or too dark, and if you’re growing indoors, you’ll need to mimic sunlight. The right temperature is simple: it’s the one you feel most comfortable in as well.
Additionally, you need to consider the air circulation. The plants need to have a fresh air at all times and ideally a constant, gentle breeze. The right amount of humidity can perform some miracles on your flowers. Make sure they have the humidity they need in order to thrive.
Taking into account these tips, your flowers will blossom in your preferred space.