Growing your own cannabis at home requires a lot of tender, loving care, and more growers are beginning to turn to weed growing kits to optimize the process.
As more places continue to legalize cannabis and homegrow, more weed growing kits are popping up in the accessory market.
The big question is this: is a weed growing kit worth the money?
If you’re an avid cannabis consumer, you’re well aware how expensive legal weed can be when you’re rolling up on a regular basis. For this reason, many cannabis enthusiasts graduate from annoyingly consistent dispensary visits to growing their own plants at home.
As exciting as this may sound, there are a lot of things to consider before turning your space into a greenhouse. For example, if you reside in a state where adult-use cannabis is not fully legal, you’ll have to take a lot of precautions to avoid getting in serious trouble--a level of risk we don’t necessarily recommend.
On the other hand, most states where medical and/or adult-use cannabis is fully legal allow for consumers to grow a number of cannabis plants on private property for personal consumption (usually around 6-12, but the numbers vary from state to state). If you reside in one of these states, you’re in luck and will have a much easier time setting yourself up for success.
Growing Your Own Weed: Where to Begin
Before you can even start worrying about whether or not a weed growing kit is worth the money, you’ve got to make sure you have cannabis seeds to plant in the first place.
Luckily, cannabis seeds pre-germination are technically legal in most places throughout the world--even where cannabis flower is illegal. However, if you do not reside in a region where adult-use cannabis is legal, you would technically be violating local laws once the seeds have germinated.
In any case, it’s quite simple to purchase cannabis seeds online, or at your local head shop (if available to you). If you’re planning on growing your cannabis outdoors, you won’t need too much else to make things work: just a good amount of sunlight, water, and attentive care.
However, outdoor growing is only convenient for anyone who doesn’t have to hide the fact that they’re growing cannabis, so if you’re trying to keep your operation low-key, this may not be the move for you.
Growing cannabis indoors has its perks as well: you get to control the environment, and therefore have more control over when your plants are ready to harvest. It also allows you to be discreet, and to keep your plants protected from outdoor predators like bugs and animals.
The major drawback of growing cannabis indoors is the cost. Between the high electricity bills and the laundry list of supplies you’ll need for a successful operation, the price can really rack up, and that’s something you’re going to want to prepare for.
Weed Growing Kit: Is It Worth It?
Weed growing kits are becoming increasingly popular as more people turn to growing cannabis indoors, but many consumers are wondering if they’re actually worth the hype.
Now, we could just give you our blunt opinion, but we’d prefer to let you decide for yourselves whether or not a weed growing kit is a good idea for you.
Here are all of the essential tools for growing cannabis at home that you’ll find in most thorough weed growing kits on the market. You may already have a handful of these supplies at home--if so, it might make more sense for you to just purchase the remaining items individually. Again, you decide:
- Cannabis seeds
- Germination kit
- Grow tent
- LED grow lights
- Soil/growing mix
- Carbon filters
- Grow fan
- Hanging ropes
- Grow pots
- Heat/humidity monitor
- Electronic timer
- Pruning snips
- Power cord
- Safety gloves
Aside from the tools themselves, there are a number of reasons people turn to weed growing kits. As you’re weighing your options, consider the below:
- A growing kit cuts out the confusion. If you’re new to growing cannabis, it can be very difficult to figure out the right temperature and climate for your plants to thrive in, especially if you’re trying to make it work indoors without natural sunlight. A weed growing kit is ideal for anyone who wants to grow cannabis indoors, but doesn’t have a clue where to start.
- You won’t have to worry about forgetting the small details. Growing cannabis takes a lot of patience, love, and close attention: forget one step, and your plants are goners and all your hard work is thrown out the window. Purchasing a weed growing kit helps provide you with that peace of mind that you definitely have all the tools you need and know what steps to take to ensure success.
- You won’t need a large space to grow your plants. If you’re growing cannabis indoors without a grow kit, chances are you’ll have to designate an entire room to reap success and attain a truly controlled, balanced climate. However, grow kits will typically provide you with a grow tent, which allows you to control the temperature your plants live in without having to sacrifice an entire room.
- A weed growing kit is ideal for indoor discretion. Growing weed inside vs. outside already provides you with an ample amount of discretion, but anyone who’s been around cannabis is aware how strong it can smell--especially when you’re growing entire plants on your property. Most grow kits will come with filtering systems to minimize odor and keep your home smelling fresh and stoner-free.
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