5 Reasons why right now is the perfect time to start growing pot

Published Oct 28, 2020 12:00 p.m. ET
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It's the end of the season, and most of the people you know who spent the summer growing weed are either just pulling off their crops or about to harvest. This might seem like a strange time to consider starting a marijuana plant of your very own. Still, the winter is the ideal season to start an indoor grow for several reasons. With all of the insanity that's going on in the world today, we wanted to take a moment to show you why this is the perfect time to start growing marijuana.

1. You're indoor temperature will be perfect

Suppose you've ever struggled to keep cannabis or any other type of plant in your home. In that case, it's likely because of the dramatic temperature fluctuations that occur the most over the summer. As the hot weather creeps in and we crank our home cooling systems to the max, it can get quite chilly, and that can be a problem for any tropical plant species.

Since it is nearly impossible to seal the supercooled air from entering your grow room, air conditioning is likely to kill your plants, but in the winter, those tables turn as we amp up the heat to keep out the chill. Most homes these days have forced heat, which might fluctuate a little bit, but overall it provides a steady supply of warmth that is much more suitable for a marijuana plant to thrive within.

2. It's the perfect social distancing hobby

The majority of the world is still in a continually evolving shift of panic due to COVID-19, which seems to be circulating relentlessly, killing millions, without an end in sight. As a result, most luxury businesses have either been heavily restricted or closed altogether. Gathering limits have also been implemented, which means no late-night movies and no partying hard with your friends.

Strict limits on how much we can hang out with friends is a serious downer, but you can make the best of the situation if you focus on something that you can share digitally instead. So why not try your hand at growing weed? It's something that you can all do separately and yet together, which means that you'll be safe, and doing your part to curb the spread, while you have fun.

3. You'll have plenty of time

Winter is already a pretty lonely season, as simply treading out into the white wonderland can be a hazard to one's health, even pre-covid, and that keeps many of us indoors more often and with minimal to do. After spending several long months already cooped up, many of us are feeling the pinch, but the situation doesn't look to be changing anytime soon, which means that we need to keep busy.

When you aren't wasting precious energy on mowing the lawn, digging up the garden, painting the fence, or building a deck, the summer projects that seem to take forever to complete, you'll have plenty of time to dedicate to growing weed. Doing so can teach you a thing or two, keep the mind busy, and help to pass this cold and unwelcoming time of the year while using your time wisely.

4. It's easy

Most people who use cannabis but don't ever try to grow it are missing out, and it's usually based on unrealistic fears over the amount of work and dedication that it takes to pull off a successful harvest. Some assume that they'll need all kinds of fancy gear, a perfect setup, and plenty of room to manage such a feat, but in truth, it's so much easier than that.

Yes, the marijuana plant is a tropical species that thrive the best in hot, humid temperatures, but so are many common houseplants that seem to do just fine without all of the extra accessories. Sure, growing weed might be a little bit easier with the assistance of a few tools, but the reality is that you don't need any more than a window, soil, pots, nutrients, seeds, and enough time to water it as it grows.

5. You'll get free weed

The biggest fear that holds most enthusiasts back from growing marijuana is that the crop won't be worth their time, as a lack of skills might not seem worth taking the risk. Still, ending up with something is a whole lot better than having nothing to fall back on in case times get hard for some unpredictable and unavoidable reason.

When you grow your own green, it doesn't matter how "good" it is, as long as you get something for your troubles, which is the case for the majority of beginner cultivators. The buds might not be as fat due to a misunderstanding of nutrients, and the trim job might not be as professional as what you're used to, but does it matter if you've got a backup stash somewhere for free?

If you're interested in growing cannabis indoors, then you might want to head on over to our guide on the subject, as it can help by leading you, step by step, through the process of what you need to do to get started and succeed when it comes time to harvest.

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