Have you ever started to feel a little high just from opening a bag of soft, moist, colorful cannabis? Have you ever wondered what makes some cannabis smell, taste and feel better than others? The stronger the sweet, citrus, spicy or pine aroma from the terpenes of your weed, the more likely your marijuana was grown organically.
Organic marijuana is simply tastier, healthier and more potent for both medical and recreational purposes. According to MMJ Business Daily, the majority of cannabis consumers in Colorado, California and Washington State prefer organic marijuana compared to hydroponically grown weed or schwag which is dry, brittle, brown and loaded with seeds and stems. Schwag tastes horrible when you smoke it because it was fed with lab-made fertilizers as opposed to the kind of “food” that pot plants prefer to eat.
Homegrown organic marijuana is the safest, most honest marijuana you will ever consume. Growing your own organic cannabis at home is arguably the healthiest and most satisfying way to consume marijuana. Becoming a ganja farmer requires an investment of time, patience and some money but this guide will thoroughly prepare and inspire you to grow your own organic marijuana no matter how green you may be to gardening or cannabis.
Non-organic refers to any kind of plant food that has been predigested in a laboratory before it is placed in soil. “Organic”, by way of contrast, refers to gardening with natural plant nutrients derived or composted from dead leaves, bushes, grass clippings, bat guano, liquid fish or seaweed.
In this guide, we are going to teach you how to grow marijuana and we’ve included a comprehensive checklist of all the tools, materials and magic ingredients you will need to begin growing your marijuana the organic way. We will also make sure you know how to care for your cannabis during the seedling, vegetative, pre-flowering, flowering, harvesting and cloning phases of ganja growth.
Tools for Growing THC Checklist
Here is a list of tools you will need to grow your own organic marijuana. You can find most of these items at hardware stores like Lowes, Home Depot or you can order these items online from Amazon.com.
- Journal or online spreadsheet
- Compost bin (or large patch or ground)
- Plastic tarp or plastic kid’s pool
- 7 to 13-gallon garbage cans
- Masking tape
- Sharpy marker
- Paper towels
- 12 or 16-ounce plastic cups
- pH testing pen
- Misting spray bottles
- Lighting (we use 315-watt bulbs. Combining different wattages can yield amazing results too.)
- 24-hour on-off auto-timers
- Electric fans
- Five-gallon grow bucket
- Five-gallon food grade plastic bucket
- Air stone bubblers
- Air pump
- Cotton bag
- Small LED microscope
- Gardening sheers
- Glass mason jars
- Rooting solution
Magic Organic Marijuana Ingredients Checklist
You will need the below materials to make organic soil, fertilizer and compost teas to feed to your growing cannabis plants. Many materials for composting such as dead leaves and lawn trimmings can be gathered at no financial cost. The other elements can be found at major hardware stores and local gardening centers. Obscure items such as Azomite and humic acid can be found and purchased online at hydrofarm.com.
- Cannabis seeds of your choice – order them online and they should come with plenty of helpful instructions for you to follow as well.
- Carbon-rich materials (dead leaves, straw, plant and tree trimmings, pine needles)
- Nitrogen-rich materials (manure, coffee grounds, fruit and vegetable peels, seaweed)
- Coco fiber
- Rock phosphate
- Epsom salts
- Azomite (trace elements)
- Cup sweet lime (dolomite)
- 1 tbsp of powdered humic acid
- 1 kg of bat guano
- Blood meal
- Steamed bone meal
- 1 bottle of pH Up
- 1 bottle of pH Down
- Neem oil
How to Compost for Cannabis
Composting helps recycle natural waste from fruits, vegetables, indoor and outdoor plants back into soil where this organic waste feeds the microbial life forms that help us grow new crops of fruits, vegetables and plants including cannabis. “Organic marijuana” is cannabis that is grown in organically composted and fertilized soil.
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