Random Thoughts: Farmer’s Markets Provide A Great Source For Home Growing

I am fortunate enough to live in an area of the state that has a regular farmer’s market. From May until the end of October each year, our local farmer’s market operates twice weekly, with goods from vegetables and fruits to honey and flowers being sold.

Getting down to the market this week, I was struck by the lack of anything really being sold at this point. I can only attribute this to the crappy weather we have had in Michigan. I still ended up walking around with my family, and took the time to speak to some of the farmers about how things are going.

One such farmer and I got stuck in a deep conversation about a variety of things. I ended up revealing to him that I am a medical marijuana patient, and that I am trying to grow my own supply from home. This farmer is a guy in his mid-40’s who smokes pot on the side. He ended up giving me some great tips about growing medical cannabis from home.

In this blog I will share some of the farmer’s tips. Hopefully they work out well for you, and you will get the type of gains that the farmer says are possible.

With that being said, here are the tips I gleaned:

Make sure to maintain a humidity of 60%РOne of the biggest keys to making sure that your cannabis sprouts early and takes off is to keep the humidity in your grow area  at 60% at a minimum. In addition to helping your seedlings sprout up, a higher humidity will help your plant grow green and quickly.

Make sure you have good ventilation- Ventilation is another overlooked key when growing marijuana plants. A gentle breeze allow plants to gently sway, ensuring that all parts of the plant get the appropriate amount of light and nutrients that are applied.

Use good seeds- It is hard to grow good bud when you have bad seeds. Make sure that you are planting a good quality of seed, and try to avoid clone or mid quality strains, as these can lead to unpredictable results.

Read, Read, Read!- Education is very important in an area as complicated as marijuana cultivation. Until you know the full process of growing weed, you will not know how to do it properly. Reading up on the subject also allows you to know about new and better ways to grow and harvest your plants.

Hopefully you take this advice to heart. Please make sure to read up on these subjects in depth in order to make sure that you get the best yields. 

Do you agree with the farmer’s harvesting tips? Do you have anything else you would recommend? If so, let us know in the comments section below.

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