Health and Fitness

4 Things You Need To Know To Grow Top-Shelf Cannabis

Cannabis legalization is encouraging a lot of weed connoisseurs to have their in-home cannabis garden. Are you too one of them? Well, when you are starting out, it’s better to start with one pot. When you get seasoned with growing cannabis in one pot- you can gradually expand to multiple pots and create a garden. The post below offers a brief guide on the points to remember while growing top quality cannabis.

Understand the seeds & strains

Your choice of strains will determine the type of cannabis seeds you will need for your pot. What kind of strains do you prefer? This is also one of the main things among the 6 things to know before you even set foot in a marijuana dispensary. Do you want to feel motivated and energized after your smoke? Or you wish for a more of restful experience? In the first case, you will need the sativa strain while indica strain will be great for a calming feel.

So, understand your strain requirements before you go to buy the seeds.

Choose feminized seeds

It’s the feminized cannabis seeds which produce recreational and medical marijuana. So, you should always look for feminized seeds when you are aiming for top-shelf products. Cultivators breed feminized seeds in a way that relieves them of male chromosomes. Such seeds will only grow into feminized plants and spare you from the stress of detecting and removing male plants during flowering phase.

Light, ventilation and temperature

Your cannabis pot should be placed in a location from where it can receive plenty of sunlight. Make sure to arrange for adequate ventilation, lest the plant will encounter mold attack.

In regards to temperature, the ideal temperature for the plant is 18-26°C during daytime. At night, keep the plant in a temperature of 20-24°C.

Understand nutrient requirements

Cannabis plants require high dosage of potassium and nitrogen as well as medium dosage of phosphorus in its vegetative growth stage. But in the flowering stage the ratio of nitrogen: phosphorus: potassium should be 5:18:5.

Liam Rubin is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Cambodia. He is currently the managing editor of T3 Licensing and a freelance writer.