Mistakes to Avoid When Growing Your Own Weed

Mistakes to Avoid When Growing Your Own Weed

If you are thinking of growing your own cannabis, there are several things you will need to keep in mind to ensure success and avoid wasting time and money. First, do not try to save money on equipment. The last thing you need is an electrical fire because you bought bad equipment or tried to build it yourself. Next, find a trustworthy seed provider that has good reviews. Make sure the environment for your plants is correct, including the temperature and water. Finally, make sure you know what is and isn’t legal where you are. If you follow these simple steps, you should yield a healthy crop of marijuana. Enjoy!

Thinking You Can Make Your Own Equipment

It is a bad start to think that you can create the perfect marijuana growing environment without spending any money. These plants have certain conditions they require to be met before they will grow for you. A great start is to invest in a good growing lamp for your cannabis. 

Make sure you use a good and trusted brand when choosing equipment, and do not try to cut corners and do it yourself. The dangers include a ruined plant and even an electrical fire, so it is not worth it.

Choosing Your Seed Provider

It is also imperative that you find a good and trusted source for your cannabis seeds. All of the other considerations amount to nothing if you have a bad batch of seeds. At Peninsula Daily News, they have created a very helpful list of the best seed providers, so you can compare and find the one for your needs. Make sure to check out providers’ reviews and look for happy customer testimonials.

Getting The Temperature Right

When you have your seeds and equipment, and you are preparing the environment for your marijuana plant or plants, the temperature is a very important factor. The ideal soil temperature for cannabis growth is 68°F, the perfect flowering temperature is around 84 – 85°F, while the ideal vegetative growth temperature is 85°F, with 60-70% humidity. 

If the room gets too hot, your marijuana plant’s leaves may show yellow or brown spotting, or they might actually appear burnt in places. Meanwhile, colder temperatures will slow down your plant’s growth. Temperatures lower than 60°F will upset cannabis plant growth, and freezing temperatures will shock or even kill the plant.


Overwatered cannabis plants will show you they are unhappy by going droopy, and their leaves will curl down. As a result of overwatering, leaves also often turn yellow. Overwatering your cannabis plant does not always mean that you have been giving your plant too much water. It could be that you gave it water too often, or that you are growing plants in a pot that holds onto the water without drainage out the bottom.

Cannabis plants use their roots to get oxygen, which they need to breathe, like us. Oxygen is transported to them via water. So, when you water your marijuana plants too frequently, or you do not have drainage holes in your pots, the roots end up sitting in stagnant water and essentially drowning. The reason your plants droop is that their roots are starving for oxygen.

Growing A Seed Found In A Bud

It can be very tempting when you find a seed in your bud to plant it and see if it grows a plant with buds as good as the one it came from. The problem is that it could be a dud seed, it could be male or a hermaphrodite, and there is no guarantee that the bud it grows will be anything like the one it came from.

What is more likely to happen is that you put a lot of effort into a seed that either does not grow or leads to disappointment.

So, these are some of the most common mistakes people make when they want to grow their own cannabis plants. First, it is common for growers to try to save money by making their own equipment or buying cheap, unreliable equipment. This can lead to fires and must be avoided. Choosing the right seed provider is also a make-or-break in the cannabis-growing industry. Find a provider you trust. Once you have your seed, you will need to get their environment just right, with a good temperature and sufficient water (but not too much!). Finally, as tempting as it may be to plant seeds you find in your plant, remember that this is very likely to be a waste of time and energy. 

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