Smoke it if you got it! As marijuana becomes legal in more and more states, many people are showing an interest in growing pot at home.

Have you ever considered the benefits of growing cannabis literally right in your own back yard? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

This article takes a look at the step-by-step process of how to grow weed, whether you choose sativa or indica strains, from beginning to end. Marijuana is a plant that requires some special love and attention, and yet growing it isn’t as complicated as you might imagine.

Keep reading to learn all the details you need on the basics of growing cannabis so that you enjoy smoking the pot you grew yourself!

Choose Your Seeds

Believe it or not, there are a ton of seed types to choose from. You’re familiar with sativa, indica, and ruderalis, and yet there’s still a wide variety of hybrids.

The type of seed that will produce the best results for you will be determined by the environment where you intend to grow. After all, a small cupboard will be less effective for a seed that needs a big roomy back yard.

The Basics

There are some fundamentals you need to understand.

First of all, you need the right light to grow healthy marijuana. If you provide too much or too little over a twenty-four hour period, your plants won’t respond the way you want. GreenBudGuru is a great resource for the kind of lights you’ll need growing indoors.

Next is the growing medium. Soil quality is a major factor, as are the nutrients you provide.

And finally, you have to understand air quality. Cannabis needs fresh moving air. Outdoors isn’t a problem, but growing inside will require air intake, stale air exhaust, and fans to generate air movement.


Keep in mind that each viable cannabis seed needs the right conditions to grow into quality healthy plants. This is an art that takes time to master.

The Vegetative Phase

You need to be aware of the fact that the precise moment a green leaf comes into contact with light, the photosynthesis process has begun in full and your plant will begin to metabolize.

Cannabis plants prefer organic soil so that they get the nutrients they need for the vegetative phase.

The Blooming Period

The blooming period for a cannabis plant takes months. It has distinctive chapters that begin when vegetation has completed.

The stages of blooming are Differentiation and Blooming.

Differentiation is the very beginning of the flowering phase. The changes during this stage are very noticeable.

Blooming follows Differentiation, and this is when proper flowers begin to form.

Harvest, Drying, & Curing

After the buds are harvested, they need to be dried in a dark cool place with very little humidity. Ideally, this should take a minimum of two weeks. You can cure your buds for as long as you want, but it takes at least six weeks for the psychotropic compounds in the buds to become fully psychoactive.

Learning How to Grow Weed

This brief overview of the growing process will help you get started. The process for learning how to grow weed isn’t rocket science, but you need to know what you’re doing in order to grow a quality product.

Load up on the right supplies, take your time, and have fun growing the weed garden of your dreams!

Click here to learn the basics of medicinal marijuana.