There are several methods you can use for growing marijuana. The method you choose will depend on your situation and how much time, effort, and money you want to dedicate. This overview will give you a brief summary of the different methods. For the avid gardener, any of these approaches will produce good results. All plants have to deal with many issues, ranging from water supply, to improper fertilizer, insects, and the climate. Whatever method you choose, you will need to put in some work and time, if you want top-quality results. Before you obtain seeds or clones, you must decide which growing method to use.
- Ordinary Soil
This is the basic way to grow anything. Simply grow marijuana as you would any other plant. Use good soil and make sure it gets enough fertilizer and water.
- Coco Fiber/Rockwool
Rather than using soil to hold the plants roots, with this method you would use a medium like coco fiber or wool. These materials don’t have the problems soil has like diseases and insects.
Hydroponics entails growing the plants without soil or any vegetable mixture, in something like gravel. The gravel is contained in pots or troughs. Water, with a light mixture fertilizer, will be either poured through the gravel or the troughs will be filled with fertilizer throughout the day. When you see roots that are grown with this method, you will immediately see a difference. The roots grown in hydroponics will have no major tap root, but rather a huge bunch of small, clean white hairs.
Aeroponics is simply a method of growing roots in plain air. The plants are kept in a mesh basket that is hanging in the air, with water and fertilizer constantly being sprayed on the roots. This method creates roots that are even more incredible than hydroponics.
The principle of aquaponics is based around the concept of raising fish and growing plants in one soil-less system. The fish and plants develop a cooperative partnership in which the fish are supplying the plants with a food resource, and the plants are acting as an all-natural filter to clean the water the fish live in. Aquaponics systems are capable of producing premium organic plants and fish anytime of the year if is operated inside a climate-controlled greenhouse.