With cannabis legalization sweeping the nation, it’s no surprise that more and more people are looking to grow their own plants at home. But growing cannabis can be a daunting task for first-timers. It’s important to understand the difference between Indica and Sativa plants, as well as autoflowers. In this blog post, we’ll give you some tips and tricks for growing the best marijuana plants possible.

Indica vs Sativa:

The first thing to understand when growing cannabis is the difference between Indica and Sativa plants. Indica plants are shorter and bushier, while Sativa strains are taller and leggier. Hybrid strains are a combination of the two. I prefer Indica for its shorter stature (I don’t have a lot of space in my grow room) and for its couch-lock effects.


Autoflowers are a type of cannabis plant that will automatically begin flowering after a certain amount of time, regardless of the light cycle. This can be helpful for growers who want to avoid the hassle of changing the light cycle. Autoflowers are typically indica-dominant, but there are some Sativa-dominant autoflowers out there as well.

Tips and Tricks:

Now that you know the basics of cannabis plants, here are some tips and tricks for:

Time needed: 90 days

Simple tips for your first grow

  1. Soil:

    Cannabis plants need nutrient-rich soil to thrive. I like to use a soil mix that is high in organic matter. You can also add some perlite or vermiculite to the soil to help with drainage

  2. Lighting:

    Cannabis plants need a lot of light, so it’s important to choose the right lighting for your grow room. I prefer to use LED grow lights, as they are more energy-efficient and produce less heat than HPS lights

  3. Watering:

    Overwatering is one of the most common mistakes made by first-time cannabis growers. Be sure to check the soil before watering, and only water when the soil is dry. I like to use a water meter to make sure I’m not over or under-watering my plants

  4. Pests and Diseases:

    Cannabis plants are susceptible to pests and diseases, just like any other plant. Be sure to check your plants regularly for signs of pests or disease. If you do notice anything, there are a number of organic pesticides and fungicides that can be used to treat the problem

  5. Harvesting:

    Once your plants have flowered, it’s time to harvest! I like to use a pair of sharp scissors to cut the buds off the plant. Be sure to handle them carefully, as they are fragile. Once you have harvested your buds, you can dry and cure them (see our blog post on how to do this) or smoke them right away.

With these tips, you should be well on your way to growing healthy and happy cannabis plants! Remember, each plant is different, so it’s important to experiment and find what works best for you.

There you have it! These are just a few tips and tricks for growing cannabis from seed to flower. Keep in mind that each plant is different, so it’s important to experiment and find what works best for you. Happy growing!

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I have been a pot smoker for 44 years, and have some experience with growing. I love marijuana and feel blessed to live in a state where it is legal (Illinois). It is also legal to grow here as long as you have a medical card