Health And Fitness

4 Common Myths About Growing Weed, Debunked

There have been a large number of rumors associated with cannabis that have been spread throughout the years. Part of these have to do with anti-drug campaigns and many of them have come down to simple rumors. Here are some common, untrue myths about growing weed that you may have heard before.

It Is Hard To Grow

Growing cannabis doesn’t need to be expensive or complicated. If you want to be absolutely meticulous in producing a plant that’s going to have a certain potency or a certain percentage of one of the cannabinoids, you’ll need to have precise conditions. Growing the plant itself is very easy to do. Throwing some seeds in the soil, watering them and caring for them is likely all you will need to do and most people can get away with some light feeding, pruning and watering to produce cannabis plants.

It’s Expensive

If you wanted to exercise a large amount of control over your plants, you’ll have to invest in things like extractors, lights, watering systems and more.  When growing outdoors all you’ll need is a pot of good soil and some fertilizer. Buying a grow light and producing a small area to grow a few plants indoors could cost you less than $100 US, including the cost of seeds.

You Have To Over-Fertilize

The main nutrients that a cannabis plant needs are phosphorus, potassium and nitrogen. Almost any regular fertilizer will be able to deliver these nutrients. If you overfeed your plants you can cause nutrient burn which can end up stunting the growth and even killing off the plant.

You Need Lots Of Space

Cannabis plants can grow large but you can grow cannabis in pots as small as 10 centimeters. Growing a plant in a small container will often produce a smaller yield, but it’s the perfect way to maximize the space of a small container while still being able to grow.

If you’ve been curious about growing cannabis remember that anyone can give it a try. Don’t believe in the negative myths and remember that growing cannabis can be a fun project you can work at improving over time.

This post was written by Flo Sugyatno, operations manager of LOCAL’d and cannabis expert. LOCAL’d is a helping hand to the companies that strengthen your community in the Washington, DC area. Helping them to grow through financial and promotional support, LOCAL’d is a Washington, DC weed delivery service.