How to Grow Cannabis Indoors: A Step by Step Guide

This tutorial will show you how to grow cannabis indoors, starting from seed to harvest. Every practical steps you need to know is in this guide.

WHAT IS WEED?

How to Grow Cannabis Indoors

Weed also known as Cannabis is an Indian hemp plant that can be use as a depressant drug used by many people round the world. Weed can serve for medical purposes and can also have hallucinogenic effects on human body when taken in a very large dose.

For medical purposes, weed has the ability of slowing down the interaction of the human body; brain and slowing bring down the activities of the Central Nervous System (CNS). Weed is known by different names base on the environment they are seen. The commonest names people around the world call it is;

  • Marijuana
  • Dope
  • Cannabis
  • Cones
  • Buckets
  • Pot
  • Mull
  • Ganja
  • Grass
  • Hydro
  • Hooch
  • Herb
  • Hash
  • Buddha
  • Skunk

Cannabis can be use for the altering of mind and mood which is a Psychoactive effect of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)

Someone may ask; what exactly in weed makes people feel high?

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is a chemical in cannabis that causes the Psychoactive effect in a person. This Psychoactive effect triggered by these three different forms of Cannabis;

  • Hash Oil
  • Hashish (hash)
  • Marijuana

HASH OIL

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Cannabis comes in different forms and so are their effects when consumed by different individuals.

Hash Oil is gotten from Cannabis is an extract solvent of Cannabis plant.

HOW TO MAKE HASH OIL

To make Hash oil, you will require the following items;

  • Jar
  • Funnel
  • Filter
  • Strainer
  • Weed
  • Measuring Cup
  • Alcohol

STEP 1: Ensure your collection jar is in place.

STEP 2: Carefully position the Strainer with the filter and the funnel above your collection jar, ensuring there will be no lickage.

STEP 3: With the measuring cup, mix the amount of weed you desire.

STEP 4: Stir well for about three minutes, then pour it through the strainer on the collection jar.

STEP 5: Discard the already used plant material.

STEP 6: Extract the hash oil to a storage container.

HASHISH (HASH)

HASHISH

Hashish is gotten from the bud part of the plant. Hashish is also known as hash and is cannabis resin, Hashish can serve as a drug and can be taking by smoking little quantity of it through a pipe or Vaporizer and can also be taken Orally.

Hash is very strong and very little amount of it can get you high.

Hash is the major traditional basic form of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) concentrate that is gotten from the female Marijuana plant.

Hashish can be gotten by different methods and these methods includes;

  • Pressure and heat method
  • Mechanical Drum method
  • Blender method
  • Bubble Hash method
  • Finger Method

PRESSURE/HEAT METHOD

In this method, pressure and heat is required to produce hash.

How is this done?

In this method, pressure and heat turns Kief into Hash just by pressing your pollen press on your Kief into hash. This will produce high pressure and heat that will produce stronger hash.

MECHANICAL DRUM METHOD

Making hash with the mechanical drum method of producing hash is very simple way of making hash as long as the automatic machine is available.

How is this done?

All you need to do is to activate the mechanical drum by switching it on, place the trichome inside the machine, the machine will than generate an automatic vibration that is capable of turning the trichome into little pieces.

This process may take hours to accomplish but at the end, it will produce a fine extracted form of hash.

BLENDER METHOD

In this method, all you need is a clean working blender. To achieve this, mix water with ice and your weed trichomes, put them in a blend and switch on the blender.

The trichomes will be separated from the bud and once the blender is turned off, the trichomes will settle below the blender. Pour out the mixture from the blender into the jar through a screen and allow it to settle for about 25 to 30 minutes before pouring out the water on the top of the mixture and refrigerate the remaining contain in the jar for 10 minutes, bring it out after refrigerating and filter the trichomes out by straining it through a coffee filter, then allow to dry well to form Kief.

BUBBLE METHOD

In this method, just follow the process below and you will achieve a fine clean hash.

  • Measure the quantity of hash you desire to make.
  • Put some good amount of ice into a bucket and add your cannabis to it.
  • Add some cool water to the mixture and stir well with a clean stick for about 15 minutes.
  • Gets another bucket containing your mesh bag.
  • Discard the mixture to the second buckets.
  • Leave it to settle for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Finally, remove the bag bearing the most plant material but ensure the fluid is draping into the bucket, remove the Kief then put a pan and allow drying very well.

POSITIVE EFFECT OF WEED

Cannabis has different effects on the human body and some of these effects depend on the method of preparation and extraction of the weed.

Sometimes the effects of weed on the human body can also be based on the method of cultivation.

Below are some positive effects of weed on the human body and these effects most times in different people. Some of the positive effects are;

  • It helps reliefs Pains
  • It helps for Relaxation
  • It triggers mood change
  • It helps in Nausea relief
  • It help relief stress etc

NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF WEED

  • It can cause respiratory disorder
  • It causes sleeplessness
  • It can cause short term memory loss
  • It can cause tension
  • It causes anxiety etc

CULTIVATION METHOD OF GROWING WEEDS

CULTIVATION METHOD OF GROWING WEEDS

Weeds can be cultivated just like every other plant. It can be cultivated indoors or outdoors.

Weeds are not accepted in some part of the world or even in the environment where you find yourself. For this very reason, we will be teaching you how to grow your weeds indoors for your person use and consumption.

Before we go ahead to give you all the details you need for growing your weeds indoors, we will be giving you some tips based on the advantages and disadvantages of growing your weeds indoors.

With this tips, you will be able to monitor your plants and detect when the plant is growing properly.

ADVANTAGES OF GROWING WEEDS INDOORS

  • Growing weeds indoors helps you to monitor the growth process of the plant.
  • Growing weeds indoors helps you to monitor the factors responsible for plant growth and these factors includes, Temperature, light, water, Nutrients, air, humidity and also the nature of the soil use in planting your weed.
  • Growing weeds indoors prevents your plants from getting infected by bacterial and eaten up by insects.
  • Growing plants helps you control and monitor the exposure of your plant to light and day light.
  • Growing plants indoors gives you the opportunity to flower the crop.
  • Growing weeds indoors helps you produce the best weeds different from the one’s grow outdoors because weeds grow indoors are given special attention than those grow outdoors.

DISADVANTAGES OF GROWING WEEDS INDOORS

  • Growing weed indoors deprives the plant from getting natural sunlight and all the nutrients that sunlight provides.
  • Growing weeds indoors affects the growth of the plant, most especially the height of the plant.
  • Growing weed indoors can be difficult achieving because controlling of the factors necessary for growth can be a hard task. These factors include humidity, temperature, air, water and light.
  • Growing space might be a problem and because of this, you will be limited to growing not much quantity of weeds.

STEPS TO GROW WEEDS INDOORS

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STEP 1: Create a space for growing your weed.

STEP 2: Make available the light required for lighting the rooming where you want to grow your weed and all nutrient necessary for growing your weed. Nutrient includes Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium and water.

STEP 3: Choose the right and good seeds to be planted.

STEP 4: Make available your planting medium (Hydroponics systems, a chemical solution that will permit your plants germinate indoor in and out of season) this requires monitoring.

STEP 5: Select good and healthy looking seeds. In doing this, avoid seeds that are soft, greenish in color, cracked seed, pale seeds or damaged seeds.

N/B: Select seeds that have dark tiger stripes, black tan mottling and dark brown teardrop shape seeds. And also remember to choose a regular seeds that can produce both male/female plants and feminized seeds.

You can seek for help in selecting the seeds from anyone that knows more about cannabis.

STEP 6: Germinating process commences.

N/B: During this process, only 2 to 3 among 15 non-feminized seeds will be healthy seed.

STEP 7: Vegetative stage commence. The stem and leaves starts developing.

STEP 8: Flowering commences, the bud start growing and become visible.

STEP 9: Your cannabis are mature for harvesting.

 SETTING UP LIGHT FOR GROWING CANNABIS INDOORS.

Grow Cannabis Indoors

  • Blue spectrum light energy is required for the growth rate of a female plant with healthy leaves.
  • Red spectrum light is also required in growing your plant at the flowering stage.
STAGESRED LIGHT (wave length)Blue LIGHT (wave length)WHITE LIGHT (wave length)
SEEDING       15%       30%      30%
VEGETATIVE       45%       80%      80%
FLOWERING      100%       100%      100%

BEST LED LIGHTS FOR GROWING WEEDS

There are so many good companies that deals on manufacturing wonderful LED lights use in growing Cannabis, below are some of the best led lights for growing your Cannabis.

  • Kind LED
  •  Advanced Platinum
  • Galaxy Hydro
  • Vipar Spectra

IMPORTANCE OF LED LIGHT

  • Light can most times generates heat and this can cause damage to your plant, but using a good quality LEDs will not generate much heat to your plants.
  • LED produces more light for your plants.
  • Using LEDs will require no daily adjustment of the light.
  • You don’t have to place the LED light close to the plant.
  • LED has an in built cooling system.

#1. VIPAR SPECTRA LED MODEL

vipar

Vipar Spectra LED is one of the best LED for Cannabis and is recommended for both starters and professional growers of Cannabis.

  • 450W – good for first time Cannabis growers
  • 700W – Great mid size
  • 1200W – For advanced and professional Cannabis growers

VIPAR SPECTRA 450 MODEL

  • 5 x 2.5 or 3.5 x 3.5 core coverage growing space.
  • 200W Power Consumption
  • LED distance from plant should be 24.

VIPAR SPECTRA 700W MODEL

  • 4 x 3 or 5 x 4 core coverage growing space.
  • 326W Power Consumption
  • LED distance from plant should be 24.

VIPAR SPECTRA 1200W MODEL

  • 4 X 4 or 5 x 5 core coverage growing space
  • 524W Power Consumption
  • LED distance from plant should be 24

#2. ADVANCED PLATINUM

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ADVANCED PLATINUM P150

  • 5 x 2 or 2 x 2.5 core coverage growing space
  • 50W Power Consumption
  • LED distance from plant should be 22 to 36

ADVANCED PLATINUM P300

  • 2 x 2.5 or 2.5 x 3 core coverage growing space
  • 93W in Vegetative period (LED distance from plant should be 24 to 38)
  • 185W in Flowering period (LED distance from plant should be 2418 to 20)

ADVANCED PLATINUM P450

  • 2 x 3 or 3 x 3.5 core coverage growing space
  • 137W in Vegetative period
  • 255W in flowering period

ADVANCED PLATINUM P600

  • 3 x 4 or 3 x 5 core coverage growing space
  • 184W in Vegetative period (LED distance from plant should be 24 to 38)
  • 368W in flowering period (LED distance from plant should be 18 to 20)

See full Review of Advanced Platinum Series N900


 #3. GALAXYHYDRO LED MODELS

galaxyhdro

GALAXYHYDRO 270W

  • 2 x 2 to 3 x 3 core coverage growing space
  • 95W Power Consumption
  • 18+ inches LED distance from plant

GALAXYHYDRO 300W

  • 2 x 2 to 3 x 3 core coverage growing space
  • 135W Power Consumption
  • 18+ inches LED distance from plant

#4. KIND LED MODELS

kindled

KIND LED K3 L450

  • 5 x 3.5 core coverage growing space
  • 270W Power Consumption
  • 36 LED distance from plant

KIND LED K3 L600

  • 3 x 4 core coverage growing space
  • 320 W Power Consumption
  • 36 LED distance from plant

KIND LED K5 L1000

  • 5 x 5 core coverage growing space
  • 650W Power Consumption
  • 2 meters LED distance from plant

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