A lot of people use hydroponics, where plant roots are free flowing in what is essentially a circulating water bath. But that can be a problem for inexperienced growers, because if you accidentally add too many nutrients to the water, you can burn or kill the plants because the roots suck the extra nutrients right up. Soilless media act as a buffer to protect the roots.
More questions, more answers
Nick Hice, cultivation facility manager at Denver Relief, harvests several of the plants, getting them ready for the drying process. Kayvan Khalatbari, owner of the pot-growing business and dispensary, talks about growing your own marijuana.
A: There are three types of cannabis — indica, sativa and ruderalis.
DENVER, CO. – FEBRUARY 04: Dan Ericson trims the sugar leaf off the bud readying it for the drying process. Kayvan Khalatbari owns Denver Relief, a marijuana growing, dispensary, and consulting business. Khalatbari and his employees are meticulous in their marijuana cultivation from start to finish and says the process takes constant care and vigilance by anyone considering growing the plant. (Photo By Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post)
Q: Can THC be topically absorbed? Could people who grow fail a drug test if they touch their plants?
We went to experts with the questions we felt any gardener and homeowner would have. Our interviewees for this story and video were Kayvan Khalatbari and Nick Hice, co-owners of Denver Relief, a medicinal-marijuana dispensary whose growing facility is home to about 1,900 marijuana plants.
As a result, he found and mastered the art of growing weed with bubbleponics, so you can skip the research and get straight to growing.
In a top-fed system, you also use a water pump to feed water to the top of the roots of the plants; this speeds up the initial growth of young seedlings. Although the top-fed aspect has little effect later on, that initial boost in the beginning can easily shave 1-2 weeks off your total grow time.
Yep, this method allows you to grow weed in just 20 minutes a week.
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Ok, now that you know exactly how infrequently you’ll need to invest more than 20 minutes of your time….
If time is the most important factor…
Sirius Fourside has already put together a complete tutorial on how to grow marijuana with bubbleponics right here:
The final system looks something like this: