How to grow indoor organic cannabis plants

Published Mar 4, 2019 11:09 a.m. ET
Including how to make homemade plant food for weed

 Now that the majority of Canada allows for the growing of four marijuana plants per household, many are wondering what the best growing methods are and how to choose between them. The average pothead knows that there are two most popular ways to categorize these methods. One is in soil, and the other is in water using hydroponics. Unfortunately, what is often overlooked is the fact that marijuana plants are resilient by nature, no matter how they are grown and don’t require any harmful chemicals or fertilizers to flourish. It is a common misconception that any plants grown without the aid of high price additives is often referred to as ditch weed and expected to be of low quality. This is mainly driven by the manufacturers and vendors that sell these pre-made products for profit and isn’t based in fact. Indoor organic cannabis can be bountiful, while also containing high levels of THC and terpenes.

How to grow indoor organic cannabis

Growing Indoor Organic Cannabis will require some of the basic tools you would expect to find in any grow room including lights, soil, water, and moderate temperatures, but will also include homemade plant food for weed rather than traditional industrial chemicals that growers often turn to first.

Step 1- To begin you will need to select a light fixture and make sure it is installed before your seeds sprout.

Step 2- Now you will want to begin germinating. This can be done several different ways. You can use peat moss pucks that can be planted directly into potting soil once they sprout or you can use the old school methods of putting them directly into the dirt or soaking them in water between layers of paper towel for a few days until you see sprouts appear.

Step 3- One of the most important steps to growing indoor organic cannabis is providing the plants with proper amounts of the essential organic cannabis nutrients needed for the best start. The best way to do this is through the soil medium you choose. You should begin with a super soil that is filled with as many nutrients as you can add safely. This can be done by using various mixtures consisting of compost, bat guano, coffee grinds, worm castings, and more.

Step 4- Once you have finished making enough super soil to fill one 2-gallon pot for each plant you will be growing, then you can fill the containers with it and mist the soil to give the nutrients the chance to begin activating before the sprouts even make it into the pot.

Step 5- The rest of the process is similar to growing any other kind of weed indoors except with required fertilizers. The biggest benefit of growing marijuana organically is that it’s the least amount of work. Regular watering will continuously feed the plant trace amounts of nutrients as required. Unfortunately, some still see various deficiencies in their plant’s as they grow. If at any time you feel your plants may need an extra boost you can consider home nutrients for weed plants that can be added to your watering schedule as needed.

How to make home nutrients for weed plants

When growing completely organic marijuana plants, you will need to either purchase or make some organic cannabis nutrients to add to your daily watering schedule or soil medium. The base of the best homemade plant food for weed should be the cleanest water you have available. Tap water can contain high levels of various chemicals that can be damaging to a plant long-term or hinder the plant’s ability to absorb any of the nutrients you give it. The three most essential organic cannabis nutrients are phosphorus, nitrogen, and potassium. Then there are slightly more complicated but just as necessary micronutrients AKA trace elements which consist of minerals and metals that your plants will want in smaller amounts.

Phosphorus- For phosphorous, you can use banana peels. Place a few in a medium pot filled with water and boil them for approximately ten minutes. Dilute the end product with water and apply it to your watering schedule once a week.

Nitrogen- To add nitrogen to your list of home nutrients for weed you will need liquid worm castings to add to your watering schedule once every three days.

Potassium- For potassium-based home nutrients with weed plants you can use bat guano, banana peels, fish meal or wood ash and add them directly to the watering container once a week.

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