It’s winter. Again. For all of you who grow cannabis outdoors it’s a nice time to think about what you’re going to do next year, perhaps read a book or two (or some blog posts). However, the best way to learn is to practice. So here I am to give you a little nudge in the right direction. Why not try an indoor plant? There are the usual reasons:
“I don’t have a grow tent” – Try an auto flower. You don’t need a grow tent because you don’t need to flip the light cycle. Alternatively you could start a nice mother plant to clone.
“Cloning seems like a lot of work” – All of the “proper” ways you find to clone can be daunting. You don’t need to bother with all of that. Just cut off a little branch, strip off the bottom two sets of leaves and stick it in some water. Wait a week or two. Voila. Roots. Propagating can really be as simple as that. If you’re not in it for speed then just root things old school.
“What about the hydro bills?” – There are some great LED products out there. $20 gets you a 9 Watt, full spectrum bulb that screws into a normal socket. Feit Electric has some good options. Put it in a corner with two mirrors and your lumens are instantly boosted. No, your plant will not be as big, but who cares? This is a learning experience. Also how much room do you have in your home? Practicing pruning techniques to make a small compact plant with a high yield is not something to scoff at.
“I live in a small apartment in the city” – More the reason to have a little plant in the house. Even if its just a conversation piece. A bonsai for example. Say what? So cool right?
Check out @cannabonzai on instagram. They have videos outlining techniques to achieve your bonsai goals.
The internet is full of sites with long winded explanations of what you should do, each one different from the next. What’s the right way? The right way is what works for you and your plants. Throw the “rules” out the door and go have fun.