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How to Plant Cannabis Seeds: A Guide for the Beginner

Despite what you may think, it is not difficult to grow your own cannabis. In fact, most people find that growing their own cannabis is an easy and enjoyable process that they can do at home with a little help from some seeds. If you are interested in starting a garden of your own but don’t know where to start, then this article will be perfect for you! We’ll cover everything from picking the best soil and plant potting mix to buying or building equipment needed.

Step One: Choose Your Soil And Planting Potting Mix

First, you will need to choose what kind of soil and potting mix your cannabis starts with. This is an important decision because the soil needs to be nutrient-rich but also porous enough for airflow. You want a good balance of both or else the plant could suffocate which can stunt growth. If you are looking for something inexpensive and easy on space then basic dirt works just fine as long as it’s not too wet or compacted. On the other hand, if you have some extra money laying around then get yourself a container full of proper potting mix from your local greenhouse!

All plants require different amounts of nutrients so make sure to look up the specifics for your particular kind of cannabis.

Print out this handy chart and keep it next to you when planting:

Soil Nutrients Chart.

Cannabis plants need four important nutrients that are typically found within all soil mixes – nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and calcium.NITROGEN produces new leaves; Phosphorus aids in root growth; Potassium helps with cell production which speeds up photosynthesis and water uptake; Calcium improves structure strength so as not to be too fragile against windy conditions. THERE ARE OTHER NUTRIENTS that you SHOULD ADD TO YOUR SOIL MIX: Iron, sulfur, magnesium, and zinc.

Applying these to your cannabis plants will improve their health but be mindful of OVERFERTILIZING because this can actually cause plant stunting or even death.

As a general rule – NEVER EVER use Miracle-Gro for fertilizers!

SO WHAT’S THE BEST RULE OF THUMB? It’s really just trial-and-error to see what works best for your soil mix and type of weed. There is no one ‘right answer.’ But always strive to give the right amount of nutrients so as long as it doesn’t go overboard with nutrition overload which can kill the plant over time!

The key thing about fertilizing cannabis is to find the right balance between a variety of nutrients.

Some growers use organic fertilizers or molasses, while others may put down animal manure or composting soil to maintain and even encourage healthy growth for their weed plants.

This will not only help with your plant’s health but also its flavor!

If you’re into that sorta thing… And we know you are! 😉

The best-case scenario is when the plant is fed by an automatic irrigation system like drip irrigation which replaces water as it evaporates from the roots continuously during daylight hours throughout the day (or night). This ensures continual access to moisture at all times without over-watering because there can be death if this happens.

This will also help keep the soil moist and cool which is perfect for your cannabis plant’s growth.

Aeration in at least a few areas of the garden bed can be done by mixing perlite, sand, or peat moss into the potting mix so that water has space to flow between particles rather than being blocked up against them. This prevents root rot from stagnant moisture as well as provides excellent drainage when you’re growing indoors using hydroponics systems such as ebb-and-flow, deep water culture (DWC), aeroponic misting, and more!

If you are looking for an automatic irrigation system then check out this post about drip irrigation on our sister site: How Drip Irrigation Works?

You can use a timer to automatically water your plants at regular intervals. This avoids the need for overwatering or underwatering by hand and helps regulate the number of nutrients in the plant’s soil. When you are using an automatic drip irrigation system such as in Drip Irrigation then it is important that you not just rely on one emitter or the watering point because this will lead to uneven moisture levels throughout the garden bed and potentially cause root rot from stagnant conditions when proper drainage does not exist.

A logical progression would be: seed -> potting mix -> dirt -> fertilizer + pest control treatments (insect repellent) –> container with holes where there is good drainage/air circulation–> automated irrigation (or watch the soil)

In the ground, you need to have a hole that is deep enough and wide enough. For Cannabis plants, it’s best to make holes about 18″ deep by 36″ in width (or larger if your plant is on the large side). It shouldn’t be too narrow but also not very wide either – just enough room for your hands.

Then fill the bottom of this hole with pea gravel or small stones so there are no spaces where water can pool. Then put down a layer of potting mix over those stones as insulation from cold temperatures at night which would otherwise damage sensitive roots. Planting cannabis seeds after adding compost or aged manure will help prevent weed infestation and increase nutrient availability to plants later on.

Don’t forget to label which plant each seed came from! You may want one variety that grows taller than another so make sure you know where these plants come from when harvesting time comes.