The most daunting task as a novice grower is probably choosing a cannabis strain for your grow. Googling “cannabis strains”, “seed shop”, “or “buy marijuana seeds” will just leave you reeling from the seemingly endless variety of seeds available.
You may already be familiar with the basic sub-types of the cannabis plant; the warmth-loving, tall growing Cannabis Sativa, the bushier, cooler-climate adapted Cannabis Indica, and the wily, northern Cannabis Ruderalis.
The cannabis seeds you have perused online are likely to be hybrids (in varying proportion), raised from Sativa, Indica, and Ruderalis plants. Reputable online shops such as Dutch Passion, Sensi Seeds, and Nirvana Seeds often provide you with information about the origin of the parent plants (if available) and provide a list of the characteristics you can expect from the plants that will grow from their seeds.
(The stress is on “can expect”. There are even variations within a given strain of seeds, although the long established seed banks are known for the stability of the seed strains they offer; the descriptions they provide are backed by much experience in breeding marijuana plants. Caveat emptor.)
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Internet searches for “growing marijuana” or “growing cannabis” release such a deluge of information that beginning growers will become quickly overwhelmed and even discouraged from growing their own medicinal marijuana at home. I’d like to assure you that you can grow a beautiful plant with buds like this on your very first try:
The truth is that cannabis is a vivacious wild plant that grows natively in most parts of the world – from Thailand to Toronto, Malaysia to Moscow, there are subspecies and strains adapted to all manner of growing conditions. We say this tongue-in-cheek, but in most cases, you’ll have a harder time killing a cannabis plants than you’d have trying to grow one! I’ve seen wild Cannabis Ruderalis growing on a roadside, weed-whacked by road crews and run over by a paving truck, only to begin sprouting a dozen branches of new growth a week later. Tough plant!
However, properly cultivating a cannabis plant to the point of harvesting high-quality medical marijuana buds for your own use can be tricky. In nature, a cannabis plant produces a large quantity of seeds which are then spread about by man and nature. The strongest and luckiest (which land in a good growing location) survive and flourish, continuing the genetic line and always adapting to the local environment.
We growers take the seeds indoors and subject them to a custom made micro-climate. The task for the home grower is to create a proper environment for our beloved cannabis plant to flourish in. First we need to decide which type of marijuana plant we wish to grow – and the choices can be daunting! In the next post, I’ll guide you, the beginning grower, through choosing the proper cannabis strain for your needs. If you’re itching to get started, then go ahead and order our ebook here and you’ll be on your way to starting your grow right away; he first step is to inform yourself! (Smashwords will provide you with all formats you could need for an ebook – Kindle, PDF, etc.)
Welcome to Author Glenn Panik’s Cannabis Growing Blog.
We hope you enjoy the tips, tricks, and techniques provided here. If you find the advice on this site helpful or would like to start growing your own medical-grade marijuana, then consider ordering Glenn Panik’s “How To Grow Cannabis At Home: A Guide To Indoor Medical Marijuana Growing”. (Also available on Amazon.com here)
Please visit again soon for the first of our articles on growing this healthful plant. Please note that all information provided on this site is expressly for informational/educational purposes for marijuana growers who are legally allowed to cultivate cannabis for their own use. We do not condone growing activities in areas where the narrow-minded local government has deemed this gift of nature to be illegal, no matter how ridiculous this seems to any right-minded individual.