Learning how to grow weed can seem complex for a new growers. All of this new information can seem intimidating. Here at Percys Grow Room, we like to keep things simple. Growing cannabis is a great hobby, and it can be easy. Anyone can do it.
Here are a collection of guides to help you learn to grow your own cannabis at home. They will take you step by step, through every aspect of your grow cycle. From Germination, to Harvesting , and even cannabis extracts and more.
If you are looking for something in particular, you can use our search box. This will direct you to whatever guides you’re looking for. You can also choose from the drop down box below, and choose a category you need.
And don’t forget, we have a weed growing forum too. You can sign up for free and ask experienced cannabis growers questions. You can learn a lot from guides, but you will so much more from hands on experience. Get signed up to the forum, and learn how to grow your own supply of weed.
How to Grow Weed For Beginners
There is no shame in being a new cannabis grower, we all start somewhere. For the best results, you need to be confident enough to ask for help when you need it. It is also a good idea to be able to ask questions is you’re unsure of anything.
Therefore it is highly recommended that you join our Cannabis growers forum. You will get precise answers to your questions, and it’s great to be part of a community too. Get the guidance you need from seed to weed. Join the forum!
New Growers Start Here
- Is Growing Weed Worth it?
Find out the Pros and Cons of growing your own weed. Make sure growing cannabis is right for you before you invest too much on a grow setup.
- 3 Rules to Growing
There are 3 rules you must follow! Before you even think about germinating a weed seed, you should read these rules and make sure you understand how important they are. Your security is number one priority!
- Frequently Asked Questions About Growing Weed
Here are a few commonly asked questions about growing weed. It will help you come to terms with some of the basics. Of course, if you have any questions, you can sign up to the forum and asked for help there.
- Cannabis Growing Terms and Slang
There is a lot of slang to get to know for a new grower. Certain terms like “Vegging”, “Fimming”, “GPW”, can seem confusing. But with this dictionary each term will be explained to give you a much better idea of the meaning of some of the slang in growing.
- Starting a Cannabis Grow
Find out everything you need to know about growing weed indoors. From what nutrient to use, to what carbon filter works the best. This guide will give you a quick rundown of everything.
What Equipment You Need to Grow Weed Indoors
Once you understand the rules, knowing what equipment you need grow weed indoors is the next step. Choosing your equipment will not be easy, especially in the case of lighting.
It is highly recommended, that if you are brand new to growing cannabis, that you do not spend too much on your first set up. You may invest too much, and find out that you just don’t enjoy the hobby. This is rare, but it does happen.
So, here are some guides on what equipment you should buy to grow weed indoors. If you need any help or advice on your equipment, simply sign up to our weed growers forum. We are always happy to help.
How to Grow Weed, Your First Setup
- Best Grow Tents For Growing Weed
It not just about what grow tent is the best , it’s about what size is right for you. You don’t want to grow too little and run out of cannabis before harvest. But you also do not want to take up too much space and have too much weed.
- Best Light for Growing Weed
Grow lighting is major factor to not only the yield of your crop, but the quality too. Some lights are cheap on the initial set up, but expensive to run. Some lights are expensive on the initial cost but cheap to run. You have to find the right balance for your grow. And this guide can help you do that.
- Extraction for Grow Tents and Grow Rooms
Removing heat and moist air from the grow room is vital to keeping healthy plant. You need the right size extraction for your grow room. So, in this guide we will show you how to calculate how much space you have, and what extractor would be best for you.
- PH Meters for Growing Weed
PH is a crucial element to your plants diet. If the pH of the medium is not within the correct range, your plant will not be able to eat. To make sure your feed, and medium is within the correct pH range, you need a good reliable pH meter. Don’t buy cheap.
- Best EC meters for Growing Cannabis
For hydroponic growers, and soil growers using salt based nutrients, an EC meter should be used. Not a vital piece of kit, you can get on without it. But having one will help you know what your plant is eating. It is highly recommended you buy one.
Cannabis Seeds and Germination
Once you have everything you need for your set up, you will need some cannabis seeds. Seed for growing weed are easy to come by, and very cheap. Buying good genetics is a great start to any grow. In these guides we will tell you where to buy the best cannabis seeds, and how to germinate them.
- Different Types of Cannabis Seeds
Choosing the right type of cannabis seed isn’t as simple as it used to be. There are “Autos” “Femised” and “regulars”. Most growers will go for feminised seed, as they are 99% going to be females. Check out this guide to find out what type of cannabis seed will be best for you.
- Where to Buy Cannabis Seeds
Getting good seeds, and starting with the best genetics is highly recommended. These online seed banks have a great stock of the best cannabis genetics in the world. Also, as a member of our cannabis growers forum, you can get up to 20% off your purchases.
- How To Germinate Cannabis Seeds
When your seeds arrive, you will want to get them off to the best start. In this guide we have a youtube video, along with pictures, to give you the best techniques and weed seed germination. Don’t forget to like and subscribe to our youtube channel for more weed growing tutorials like this.
- How To Store Cannabis Seeds
When you buy weed seeds from one of our site sponsors, you will not only get a discount on your purchases, but you will also get many freebies. This can quickly leave you with more seeds than you need. If you store your cannabis seeds correctly they can survive for years! Find out how to store your weed seeds in this guide.
How to Grow Cannabis Plants in Vegetation
During the vegetative stage, growers tend to use certain techniques to increase final yield. From topping, and training, to mainlining and super cropping. Start of with the basic and work your way up. But don’t be afraid to jump at the deep end. You can always get help in the forum.
- The Vegetative Stage of A Cannabis Plant
The vegetative stage of a cannabis plant can go on from as little as four weeks, and go on indefinitely. Learn how light cycles affect a cannabis plants growth period, and find out the difference between auto flowering cannabis plants and photo periods.
- Light Cycles for Growing Weed
Your plant will stay in “Veg” until you change the light cycle. Unless it is an autoflowering cannabis plant. Light cycles are an important factor to your plants growth. This guide also comes with a youtube video.
- The Life Cycle of a Cannabis Plant
It is recommended that you take a look at this guide on cannabis plant life cycles. A cannabis plant has many different growth stages, some plants will do this depending on how much light they get. Find out more about how your plants will grow in this guide.
- How to Grow Autos
Growing autoflowering cannabis plants is a little different than growing photoperiod cannabis plants. Rather than an extended veg period, it will flower on its own after about 4 weeks from germination. They are a great addition to any grow room. Learn more about Autos in this guide.
- When to Top a Cannabis Plant
Topping your cannabis plants when growing indoors is always recommended. It will help get a level canopy, giving an even amount of light to the whole plant. It sound scary, but in fact is a simple process. Learn more about topping your weed plants here.
The Flowering Period of a Cannabis Plant
The cannabis plant flowers are what we are all growing for. This is a crucial time for your plant, and it needs to be fed properly. Also, if the conditions in your grow room are not optimal, your plants stand a higher chance of catch mould, and but rot. To keep your cannabis plant in flower happy, check out these guides
- Temperatures and Humidity for Flowering Cannabis Plants
Keeping your grow room at optimal conditions is key to a healthy flowering period. Too much stress and your plant can hermie. Keep your plant happy, by giving her the right temperature and humidity for her stage of growth.
- Male or Female Cannabis Plants
Unless you are breeding cannabis to make your own strains, it is unlikely you want to find a male plant in your grow room. You won’t be able to tell if a plant is male or female until it begins to flower. Find out how to identify male or female cannabis plant here.
- Hermaphrodite Weed Plants
On some occasions, a female plant may grow male parts and pollinate itself. This is know as a hermie. This can happen because of weak genetics, lights leaks, or too much stress. If you find it early, you may be able to prevent your crop from being pollinated.
- How to Make Feminised Weed Seeds
If you want to breed your own strains of cannabis, then you can make your own feminized seeds. This guide will show you how. Feminised seeds are 99% sure to be female. This can save a growers lot of wasted time and space on male plants.
Harvesting Cannabis Plants
After a log grow period, weeks of veg, and a couple of months in flower, your cannabis plant will be ready for harvest. This is a crucial moment of the grow, and if you do not get it right, you can sacrifice potency and flavour. Don’t ruin your hard work, by rushing at the end. Get this step right, and you will have a harvest of top quality marijuana.
- When to Harvest a Weed Plant
Make sure your plant is ripe and ready for harvest before chopping. This is important to the final quality of your bud. Check your trichomes and follow this guide, only harvest when your plant is ready.
- How to Harvest a Cannabis Plant Easily
Prior planning before harvest can make the whole process much easier. Harvesting can be very stressful, and will take much longer than you think. Prepare yourself, and you drying space. This guide will help you.
- Washing Your Buds After Harvesting
If you have grown cannabis in a dirty environment, with a lot of dust and debris in the air, you may want to wash your buds after harvest. This is also a great way to remove any bugs that may have attacked your plant during the flowering period.
- Flushing a Weed Plant Before Harvesting
If you are growing weed with salt based nutrients, then you may need to flush your plants before harvest. This is to remove any excess salts from the plant, and i’ll help bring a smoother smoke. Learn how to flush plants in different mediums here
Drying and Curing Cannabis After Harvest
It’s not all over after the plant is chopped down. Drying and curing after harvest is the final step in your grow. You must not overlook it. Drying your weed too quickly, will cause it to be harsh to smoke. If it takes too long, it may be susceptible to mould and rot, and you could lose the whole crop.
Don’t underestimate how important drying and curing is, along with harvesting at the right time, this is what will make your grow top shelf, or pond weed.
- The Best Way to Dry Weed
Drying cannabis slowly is the key to a great taste. There are many ways to do this, and some might be more suitable for you than others. Find out the best way to dry weed after harvest in this guide
- Dry Trimming Weed Plants
Dry Trimming is when a grower waits until the plants are dry, before doing any trimming. This is a much easier, and less time consuming way of dry your weed after harvest.
- Curing Weed for Best Taste
Once dry, your buds will still have some moisture in the centre. This needs to be bought out slowly, by curing the buds. Place the buds in airtight containers and “burp” them regularly. Find out how to cure buds for a better flavour here.
Everything You Need to Learn How To Grow Weed
All over Percys Grow Room, there are guides to every aspect of growing your own weed. No matter what medium you choose, there are guides to help you get the best out of your crop.
Most of all, we have our weed growers forum. Everyone can join, as long as you grow weed for personal use. If you are not a member yet, why not sign up. The best way to learn how to grow weed is to ask question read guides, and get growing.
If there is any more help you need, please feel free to ask for help in the forum. Happy growing Percys Growers. Thanks for reading