The majority of marijuana consumers think about where they get their weed, yet a lot less consider where the bud comes from and the process by which it was created. Contrary to popular belief, most of the marijuana people buy does not come from Mexican drug gangs. Instead, most of it is cultivated in the U.S. in unsuitable ways.
Well over 300 outdoor growing locations were confiscated in California in 2013 alone. During this time, there were 1.2 million plants, around 17,000 pounds of industrial fertilizer, 244 propane tanks, 40 gallons of pesticide, 61 car batteries, 89 illegal dams, and 81 miles illegal piping. Outdoor growing in California alone uses an outstanding 60 million gallons of water per day.
Simply put, you just can’t trust where you get your weed unless you know where it comes from. Things will likely not get any better as more states begin to legalize weed and these untrustworthy facilities will continue growing in non-sustainable ways. This really is not good for any marijuana lover.
At this point, the best way to handle this is by becoming completely self-sustaining and start your own pot farm so you will know exactly what you are consuming.
Tips for growing quality weed for Earth Day
Stay far away from industrial level fertilizer because, most likely, they are not sustainable and are jam packed with chemicals. Your best bet is to go with chicken or sheep manure, dried tobacco, or guano and combine it with soil.
You have many places to purchase seeds such as at I Love Growing Marijuana, which is a popular seed bank. You can choose from a variety of seeds. The good thing is you can choose your own perfect strains, based on growing difficulty.
Because growing one gram of weed could run your bills straight through the roof, we suggest growing outdoors to cut down on cost. Remember, if you choose to grow in a big pot that means you will get more weed, but more water will be used as well.
Now you have to be careful when growing outdoors because you don’t want people to notice you have pot growing in your yard. Maintaining your privacy is important. You can even disguise the marijuana by planting it in your garden if you have one. Try planting it around other plants that grow very tall and fast so as to cover your cannabis. To cover the smell try having flowers around it as well.
Being discreet means planting only the amount you are going to smoke instead of a ton of weed. Just keep it simple.
Most of the pesticides on the market contain a ton of chemicals that are harmful to you and the environment. Let’s explore other options. Try using Neem, which is a natural oil that will do the trick just as well. You can also mix a non-detergent soap with water as another form of pesticide.
Marijuana planting and yields
Unless you plan on producing marijuana for a large number of people or you are selling it, planting yearlong isn’t a concern for you. Choose to plant during the springtime and gather your crops in the fall. This way you will use less water and increase the amount of necessary sunlight your plants will get.
Drying your marijuana
The best way to dry your cannabis is to hang-dry it upside down in a cabinet. Try getting creative and use a coat hanger to dry your weed. Think outside of the box to get the job done.
Now you have some great options for sustainable growing that will produce weed you can trust and can’t wait to consume.
by Robert Bergman, founder of ilovegrowingmarijuana.com. Robert has been growing cannabis passionately for over 20 years and shares these insights to educate growers avoid mistakes and to fully capitalise on a bud’s potential.
Description: Home grown marijuana is a much safer option for you and the environment. Learn tips for growing your own weed at home.