Our focus is on organic outdoor gardens. There are many different ways to grow Cannabis, but we’ve put together some helpful tips and info together to help beginning gardeners get started.
We suggest that beginners start by growing cannabis outside with a plant vs. a seed. Cannabis starts are known as clones. Clones are a genetic replica of the mother plant. The female Cannabis plant produces the flowering buds that you want. Just as there are many varieties of tomato, there are many varieties of Cannabis that vary in plant size, days until harvest, and potential yield.
As with tomatoes, harden off your new plant by slowly introducing it outdoors to sunlight over the course of a week. Plant your start in the ground or in a generous sized pot, using potting soil and amending that soil with a high nitrogen fertilizer such as Bat Guano 7-3-1 (see starter list). Plant or place your plant in full sun. By placing your plant in a pot rather than in the ground, you’ll be able to extend your season by moving the plant indoors to finish its cycle, in case fall rains arrive early. Keep in mind that the pot size combined with plant, roots, soil, and growth habit may make it difficult to move once the plant matures.
Important: Allow the plant to dry out between watering. Be sure to water to the roots, and never water overhead. Water requirements will increase as the plant grows.