A good water-based nutrient solution forms the basis of all hydroponic systems. Like other growing mediums, hydroponics requires the other building blocks of ample light, air, and space.
Before you get started, you’ll need to gather the following supplies:
How do you grow hydroponics at home?
Year-round growing: Hydroponics systems can thrive in a variety of environments, but an indoor garden is especially desirable as you can grow your cannabis plants year round.
Two weeks is considered the minimum time to cure your buds, but I personally cure all my buds for a month or even a bit longer because the buds continue to improve for several more weeks.
Get seeds or clones: 0-4 weeks:
If you’ve found seeds in your bud or have instant access to genetics (like knowing a grower or buying seeds/clones locally), you’re already good to go. If you order from a seed bank overseas (especially US residents), expect to wait 1-4+ weeks to get seeds. Shipping time depends on the shipper and how fast the mail gets delivered. Sometimes seeds get caught up in customs for weeks. Make sure to always order from a trustworthy vendor.
Curing: 2 weeks – 1+ months
Curing really seems to make the effects of buds feel less ‘speedy’ and be better suited to medical applications like treating anxiety, reducing pain, and improving feelings of depression.
Flowering Stage: (average 8-10 weeks, length depends on the strain/genetics)
Time Needed to Grow Weed, From Seedling to Harvest
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Medium (8-12 weeks)
This article will give you the total time breakdown, so you can plan out the details of your grow in order to achieve the harvest times you desire:
Before You Start Growing Weed
Short (6-8 weeks)
In general, most strains (besides auto-flowering strains) are in the medium range as far as how long they take to flower.