3 Common Mistakes When Growing Marijuana
We all know that marijuana is a touchy subject. Unlike some other plants, there is a specific set of rules that apply when growing this one. This is mostly due to the fact that marijuana is still not properly regulated in many countries of the world. As such, the very fact that you are cultivating this specie can get you into trouble.
Of course, besides this, there are a lot of things that you have to know about plants in general before you decide to go through with it.
Here is our list of 3 most common mistakes you can make when growing marijuana.
Growing cannabis can get you in jail. First thing that you have to do is to make sure that your operation is kept away from the public eyes.
First and foremost, you shouldn’t tell anyone that you are growing marijuana. Even if it is your trusted friend, he may tell someone else and ultimately, it can get you into trouble. People like to gossip and you need to keep the information tight.
However, that is not all. People are nosy. The fact that you didn’t tell anyone doesn’t mean that your operation will remain secret. You have to make sure that your plants are kept away from any If you wish to grow marijuana outdoors, make sure to pick a secluded, hard to reach place.
Those who have shared fence (or other physical border) with their neighbor shouldn’t risk it by planting cannabis. It is enough for neighbor’s kid to take a peak over the fence and you will be busted. Ideally, you should plant it on far away village property.
Those who opted to grow indoors should make sure that the room is properly ventilated.
Certain types of marijuana (such as Skunk) have pretty strong odor. Because of this, the smell may reach neighbors alerting them of your activity.
2. Getting the proper seeds
When it comes to growing cannabis, initial investment may prove to be too high for some individuals. However, this is the common trap that you have to avoid at all costs. Like with any other plant specie, you have to be careful what you are getting. Every strain has specific characteristics. If you are getting clones or some cheap seeds, it may lead to unwanted results.
Best course of action is to get seeds from a reputable company with good track record. This way, you will know what to expect when it comes to THC and CBD. Also, this means that you will know precisely how long it takes your plant to mature and when you should harvest it.
Those who choose to go with untested seeds may end up with wrong sex. Even worse; there is a chance to spread a disease from clones that can infect your entire garden. In the long run, pricey seeds are a much better option. It also means that you will be able to use high quality product. Although you can experiment with certain clones, it can lead to severe consequences.
3. Overdoing it
Individuals who are growing marijuana for the first time are usually ecstatic, expecting big results and amazing yield. Unfortunately, this may lead to an excessive use of fertilizers, light and water.
Let’s face it; there are many things that can go wrong when working with plants. Similarly to other things in life, you will require some experience before you can get optimal results. Until then, you will have to be patient and to adhere to instruction no matter what you may think about current plant.
Overfeeding is a common mistake that usually happens due to bad instructions provided by fertilizer producers. Many of them recommend excessive amount of nutrients.
You will also have to be careful about fertilizer content. Plants require different amount of nutrition during different growth phases. In that regard, you will have to combine products.
Another thing worth mentioning is that organic fertilizer is always better choice.
Next, we come to watering. The soil has to be slightly moist, not soggy. Natural water (such as well or spring water) is much better for plant progress. You can also get a good drainage system that will regulate the water. Basically, you need to water your plants as soon as you notice that the soil has become dry.
Lastly, we come to lighting. This is yet another thing that can pose a problem. You need to keep your plants on the proper distance avoiding excessive exposure which may lead to your plants drying out. Similarly to other things, natural solution is the best option but you can also go with artificial lights.
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