Step 2: How To Grow Organic Weed Indoors
The simplest way to grow organically indoors is in 5-gallon buckets with holes drilled into the bottom. You can grow big plants that will yield at least a quarter-pound-per-plant. All without the trouble of trying to manage and water a whole bunch of smaller plants.
Limits on plant amounts in states that allow medical marijuana also encourage farmers to produce fewer, bigger plants. Larger containers will work for monster plants. But the 5-gallon size have proved easiest to work with and move around and can be found at any paint supply or hardware store.
Fill the buckets with the prepared mix described below (or another one of your choice) and place seedlings or female clones into the top of the mix. Lighting for plants this size should be at least 400-watt HIDs (High Intensity Discharge ) – either MH (Metal Halide) or HPS (High-Pressure Sodium), with 600-watt or 1000-watt lighting as ideal for bigger colas.
These plants will need to grow in their vegetative state for at least a month to reach the proper size to initiate flowering and begin the budding stage of plant life. Lighting must penetrate deeply in order to fill out the buds that will grow on a bush that will reach 3 or more feet before it’s finished.