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Thanks to the modern age, and the plethora of technological advancements it has plopped in the laps of of millions, we are currently living in an age where information is readily available. This is a beautiful concept for many blatant reasons, one can now access millions of recipes for free or find tutorials for any odd niche one may find themselves involved with; it is amazing. Unfortunately, this awesome medium for information to be shared is often taken advantage of and used to spread untrue information. For all of you reading this, this facilitation of the spread of nonsensical information has penetrated the marijuana community so much today and there are many untrue and rapidly popularizing myths on growing marijuana that are tormenting amateur growers, in this article, I will debunk several of these errors.

I’ve had enough time and energy wasted trying to help students who followed more bullsh!t advice online than I can count.

Here are some of the biggies.

Myth #1: “Miracle Gro plant food will produce a massive yield with minimal effort.”

Many amateur growers seek advice for growing plants from public figures within reach, such as people who work in a gardening shop or a hydroponics store, and unfortunately these people do not grow marijuana (usually) and marijuana has very plant-specific needs and so general information from these layman growers usually will not apply to growing weed. Miracle Gro plant food, and other supplements, are all usually based on a single formula that is built to maintain itself for the entire duration of a plant’s grow cycle.

Many plants, including marijuana, have3 several stages within a grow cycle, and each stage has different needs for lighting, nutrients, watering, etc, and so the as the plant develops these variables must be adjusted. Miracle Gro will most likely just give your plants nutrient burn, there are many other plant food alternatives to choose for that are all specifically produced with the intention of perpetuating the growth of marijuana specifically.

Myth #2:”Urinating on your plants will replenish lost nutrients.”

This tip has spread through many marijuana cultivating message boards and I really can’t understand why, perhaps it’s the click-bait shock factor? Or perhaps it is because there is some truth to the myth. Reports have shown that diluted urine can provide some nutrients to a plant, however, this does not “replenish” lost nutrients and urinating directly onto the plant is not only disgusting (you’re smoking this man!) but potentially harmful and acidic. There are several cannabis nutrient systems out there, use one, don’t piss on your plants guys.

(Leave your pee for the compost piles.)

Myth #3: “You will need $________ to grow.”

The truth is that there are a variety of methods to grow marijuana, and while there is a significant amount of “give and get in return” regarding the money you put into marijuana investment and the product you get out of it, it does not need to be a back breaking expense and these articles are probably just looking to sell you their expensive equipment claiming that it is the best to ever exist. If you have some good seeds and soil and you can grow marijuana, it’s that simple.

A lot of “it’s so expensive” comments you hear from newbies on the internet is because they have been following so much bullsh!t advice and “tutorials out there that ended up costing them ruined grows (like moldy or improperly cleared buds during final harvest), wasting months, of their time.

Starting in the right place on the right foot has been proven most cost effective.

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Myth #4: “Good genetics guarantee high potency.”

This is another myth that is somewhat true. Yes, genetics play a massive role in the potential potency in your end-product. You will never grow quality kush from reggie seeds, however, you can grow reggie quality bud from kush quality seeds. While genetics are important, the only thing that guarantees you have quality bud is carefully growing, harvesting, and curing your bud.

Myth #5: “Watering your plants with alternative drinks will make them taste like the drink.”

It makes sense in a very simple way, for example, if you fill a donut with jelly it will taste like jelly. However, science is just not that simple. You see, my students, cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids give weed it’s odor, taste, and potency. Terpenes are the most responsible for the flavor of the bud, and while growing conditions and genetics can have an  effect on flavor, watering your kush with orange juice will not produce orange juice tasting kush.

Flavoring marijuana through advanced genetic ingredient introduction sequencing is a very advanced topic, discussed in the Advanced Genetics section of my book. 

…..I could write forever, but I’m going to cut this short. The fact is, the internet can screw us all up in a BIG way. I know it did when I was first starting out, that’s why I started My Mission and continue to spread the Light, Love, and Truth do all my grow their own potent healing medicine – the most Elite Marijuana on planet Earth.

Toke on friends,

~Ryan.

Introduction

It’s the latest trend in gardening and horticulture that’s been exploding in popularity in recent years. Converting a room in a home for the purpose of growing plants with equipment that’s readily available locally or over the Internet. Specialized components and pieces of hardware that are designed to work together to duplicate the outdoor growing environment often better than it naturally is. So then just what are the very basic pieces that you’ll need to get started?

1. The Space

Item number one on your list would for sure be the space to do it, and while a room is optimal it’s no longer a must have prerequisite. This is because smaller more compact hardware is available now that allows you the option of using something like a closet or even a large cabinet to do it in. Or if you don’t have the cabinet or closet space available specialized grow tents are available online that are well worth taking a look at.

2. The Light

So once you have the space to do it in the next must-have item for any indoor growing operation is a light source. Without it nothing will grow. So today you have your choices of two types of lighting, with the first one being the relatively affordable metal halide bulb and ballast. In recent years however, as the technology in LED lighting has become more advanced, so too have prices fallen. They’re now far more affordable than they used to be.
Now LED lighting doesn’t require a hood because of the way that the systems are designed and the way they function. However, if you’re going with a standard metal halide bulb you will need a light hood to contain it in. A hood works to focus the light down onto the plants so you get maximum usage for the energy spent. Be prepared for a bit of a surprise though when you start to shop for a hood though because they’re more technologically advanced now and also more expensive.

3. The Fixture

The next piece of equipment that you’ll want to focus on would be a rotating light fixture, that is unless you’re going with LED lights which disperse their light energy far better. A rotating light fixture holds the metal halide bulb and moves it it gradually around the room for better distribution. Now you can always go with smaller bulbs that you arrange around the area to solve your distribution problem but a rotating light fixture will allow you to get the bulbs closer to the plants.

4. Ventilation

Green plants breathe carbon dioxide, and unlike the oxygen we breathe CO2 makes up a far lower percentage of the air around us. So once your garden gets going you will need to have the air constantly being changed in and out of the room, and for this you’ll need a vent fan. A vent fan that is powerful enough to change out the volume of air that you have in your room fast enough. You may even want to get two vent fans. One for blowing air in, and one for blowing air out.

5. The Timer

Then after you get all the basic equipment that you need to power up an indoor grow room you’ll need a timer to make sure that everything comes on turns off when it’s supposed to. Now things like a vent fan can run full time because that’s no problem. The bulb and rotating light fixture however, are another story. They need to come on at intervals that are timed to duplicate the hours of daylight and darkness in a natural outdoor environment.

 

If you’re interested in learning more on learning how to grow weed, be sure check out the indepth package shown on the homepage of this site as well as the short guide I wrote on how to grow weed indoors step by step.

Do make sure to keep one thing in mind here though as you go over this basic list of growing equipment, and that it is just that, it’s basic. The above listed items are what you will need to get a room up and going and they will do just fine. Once you get the hang of it though you may want to go farther than just basic though and for that there’s a whole list of high-tech equipment for you choose from. Things like space age reflective film, a carbon dioxide injection system to speed up growth, and hydroponic equipment that will allow you to grow without soil.