Growing marijuana may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Have realistic expectations, expect to make mistakes and learn from your successes and failures.


Here are a few tips that beginners should take to heart before attempting their first crop.

Don’t Over Water

Cannabis, like most other plants, can drown if it’s over watered. Many beginners give their plants too much attention and water them constantly, this will kill the plants.

Check the top 2-3 inches of soil. If it is dry, water your plants. If the top few inches of soil are still moist, holster that watering can for another day.

Don’t Over Fertilize

More nutrients doesn’t equate to higher, more potent yields. Over fertilizing cannabis is toxic to the plant. Less is more when it comes to fertilizing your crop as a first time grower.

After a few harvests and you get a better understanding of the specific needs of the strain you are growing, you can fine tune the nutrients further.

Have Patience

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of growing your first crop and prematurely harvest your buds. Cannabis gains upwards of 25% of its weight during the last few weeks of its growth cycle. Give your buds time to mature, don’t forfeit all your hard-work and time spent just because you want to try your homegrown herb.

Budget and Don’t Over Commit

No one needs to have a professional set-up for their first grow. Avoid spending thousands on state of the art lights, ventilation systems and other grow equipment. Jump online, check out some forums and take a look at some of the budget set ups people have put together.

Pouring thousands into your first grow before the first seed hits the soil is a mistake. Learn the ropes of growing marijuana first, then gradually upgrade your equipment as you go.

Learning how to grow weed doesn’t have to be a painstaking process, take your time and stay within your means.