Where do you Begin?
As a beginner, there is a learning curve to growing marijuana, even if you’ve done it before. Agronomy (the Science of soil management and Crop production) is constantly evolving, especially in this developing field, there is always something new to learn. Care, pre planning, and prevention is the best way to provide for the plants and give them what they need. The Benjamin Franklin axiom that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is as true today as it was when Franklin made the quote.
Growing Marijuana – before you begin to grow, you should familiarize yourself with the things you need to do to have a successful harvest. From the simplest setup to complex environments, arm yourself with knowledge, expect to run into problems, have issues, successes and failures, it comes with the territory. So before you invest, KNOWLEDGE is the “KEY”. The best thing to start with is “Your Environment”. We try to grow the Best we Can in the Environment we have.
Successful growing is measured in different ways. Some believe or want quantity, others want quality. Others desire a mixture of the two. Can we really affect THC, CBD and other cannabinoids based on the environment or is it mostly genetics. There comes a point where the cost outweighs the benefit. If you can get within 90% of your desired outcome, why make it harder? With CBD strain development pushing forward as it is, the terpenes play an important role, maybe even more so than the THC and CBD. Higher levels does not always equate to better. Many think that light spectrum does more in this area than any other. Others think it is the nutrition or the climate. We try to maximize production based on what we have, so the best advice is to control the things we can. Most of the time, that is contingent on where we can grow and the available tools to get us from A to Z. So one of the most important issues is really “THE ENVIRONMENT”. If you plan out your grow to match your environment, you maximize your ability to grow the best there is based on your conditions.
One of the issues that beginners face is where or how to begin. It is easy to say “start at the beginning” but that doesn’t really answer the question. If you are experienced, it is an easier decision but for NEW growers, it is one of the most difficult obstacles to overcome.
The easiest place to begin is the “ENVIRONMENT”. It usually dictates what our setup will be. Our setup controls the grow. This is where planning comes into play. Sit down and take the time to draw up a plan.
To start anything, a PLAN is the best way to go. Having a map to guide you from the beginning to the end helps and also provides a baseline, in case an issue takes you off course, to get back on tract. With a plan of action, you can develop your environment based on what is available and what you want to accomplish. It also streamlines the process so you do not waste precious time. A good idea is to build a TEMPLATE and enter the necessary data to create your own personal plan