The thing about growing weed, is that a lot of people who don’t know much about it will tell you growing weed is scientific and technical…It’s NOT!
A lot of ‘true blue’ growers will tell you to start simple, start with dirt and lights. Hydroponics is for experienced full-time growers who have a cashflow to draw funds from, and I would advise the same thing.
Let’s start with the basics, it is a plant, it can grow in soil. It uses solar energy, carbon dioxide, nutrients and water through photosynthesis to grow. They call it weed because it grows like a weed, especially if it has all of the 4 things listed above.
The cycles of marijuana are tied to the seasons. When growing it–keep it in the vegetative state (18-24hrs of light) to make it think its spring or summer, until it gets big and you are ready for flowering your females (more on sexing in other articles). Once you are ready to flower, start the light at 12 hours of light; this will signal to the plant that it’s fall and time to bud.
We are just going to cover what you need to get started, not harvesting, how long to grow, how to build a grow room, etc…so let’s get started