Growing Cannabis Tips & Hints:

There are plenty of growing tips and hints available online, and here's our personal report. We're hoping that our cannabis cultivation efforts will yield enough to last us through the winter months!

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Growing Outdoor

Start by selecting seeds from a recommended seed bank. With plenty of options available, look for strains that suit your preferences and ensure they are suitable for growing in your region or indoor setup. For beginners, it's advisable to opt for strains known for their ease of cultivation. We chose the Hindu Kush Feminized from Sensi Seeds for its beginner-friendly characteristics. Feel free to take a look and leave your comments below. Thanks!

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Well, let's get started!


We purchased 5 feminized Hindu Kush seeds and soaked them in a glass of water for 48 hours.

cannabis seeds swallowing water


Two days later, we planted them in a balcony tray and are now waiting for them to grow a bit before separating them.




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Great progress! It's impressive to see them sprouting after just four days. The photo you've shared after one week looks promising. Keep up the good work!

(That' s great all 5 off them came out!)

  • Do not safe money on the potting soil
  • You also can put your seeds one by one, straight in their final proper basket (like a 20 liter)


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That's strange, one of them must have experienced colder conditions during the recent spell of bad weather, even though they've all been treated the same, which, for the moment, is just a bit of water every two or three days.

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One week later, the small sickly one on the right has perked up its leaves again and is still alive!


Hopefully, I'll find the time to separate the three larger ones and plant them in their final buckets.


Well, I received an email from a friend who follows this cannabis growing page, and he told me that it's not a beetle at all.


Still no idea if it's a carnivore or if it likes cannabis too, then I have a problem...


Looks like the transplantation of the 5 cannabis plants went well!


I planted the three big ones in 10-liter buckets, and I put the two small plants together in a smaller pot.


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Growing cannabis at 120km wind

28/5/19  Wow, 120 km/hour wind! Trying to upload the video about my cannabis plants; hope they will still be alive tomorrow!

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Small damage on the leaves after those storms, but looking good now. The two smaller ones have their own pots now too, so very happy. Just need more sun right now!


 Those three smaller pots contain some strangers, found in the weed bought on the street. No idea what they will be, but I think I'll plant them in the forest and do some "guerrilla growing"!  😉

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Update on my Hindu Kush plants on the balcony: Some advise against interference, suggesting to let them grow untouched. However, I decided to trim off all the first leaves that turned yellow and dried up. I'm also considering pruning the next set of branches to channel the plant's energy towards the top. Surprisingly, they look more attractive after the trim. Perhaps I'm inadvertently practicing bonsai growing! 😄 What's your take on this? It's fascinating how seedlings can develop differently, even under identical conditions. What's your opinion?

In July, I removed the central branches, allowing the plant to focus all its energy on the lower branches, resulting in more buds. This method maximizes our space without the need for additional plants.

Time for making flowers!

Update 13 August. 


Finally, the first signs of flowering! Those two tiny white hairs popping out are a great sight. As you can see, I've pruned the lower branches because I don't want small buds. Hopefully, the plant will now channel all its energy into the upper branches to produce big buds at the top! The wind is still terrible, blowing at 90 km/h, so I have to water them twice a day, especially since it's 35 degrees Celsius outside. Next time, I'll use much larger pots or containers! These pots are already too small when you consider the size of the plant's surface area. For my next experiment, I'll buy a cement bucket, or whatever it's called...

The iron wiring turned out to be a bad idea after all. With the extreme wind here on the northern coast of Spain (Tramuntana), the branches and leaves got cut off. Next time, I'll use plastic horticultural wiring instead!

Indoor Growing

Indoor cannabis growing, whether utilizing LED or HPS lights, requires attention to detail and proper technique to achieve optimal results.


Here are some essential tips and hints for successful indoor cultivation:

  1. Choose the Right Lights: LED lights are energy-efficient and emit less heat, making them suitable for small grow spaces. HPS (High-Pressure Sodium) lights are powerful and ideal for larger grow areas, but they generate more heat and consume more energy.
  2. Provide Adequate Ventilation: Proper airflow is crucial to maintain optimal temperature and humidity levels and prevent mold and mildew. Use exhaust fans, intake fans, and oscillating fans to ensure air circulation.
  3. Control Temperature and Humidity: Keep the temperature between 70-85°F (21-29°C) during the day and slightly cooler at night. Aim for humidity levels around 40-60% during the vegetative stage and lower (30-40%) during flowering to prevent mold growth.
  4. Choose the Right Medium: Decide between soil, hydroponics, or coco coir based on your experience and preference. Each medium has its pros and cons, so research and experiment to find what works best for you.
  5. Provide Nutrients Carefully: Start with a balanced fertilizer and adjust based on the plant's needs during different growth stages. Avoid overfeeding, as it can lead to nutrient burn or other issues.
  6. Maintain a Consistent Light Schedule: Cannabis plants require a specific light cycle for vegetative (18-24 hours of light) and flowering (12 hours of light, 12 hours of darkness) stages. Use a timer to automate the lighting schedule and ensure consistency.
  7. Monitor pH Levels: Regularly check the pH of your nutrient solution or growing medium. Cannabis prefers slightly acidic conditions, with a pH range of 5.5-6.5 for soil and 5.5-6.0 for hydroponics.
  8. Prune and Train Plants: Remove yellowing leaves, dead foliage, and lower branches to improve airflow and light penetration. Consider techniques like topping, FIMing, or LST (Low-Stress Training) to promote bushier growth and increase yields.
  9. Watch for Pests and Diseases: Keep a close eye on your plants for signs of pests like spider mites, aphids, or fungus gnats, as well as common diseases like powdery mildew or bud rot. Use organic pesticides or fungicides if necessary, and maintain a clean grow space to prevent infestations.
  10. Harvest at the Right Time: Monitor the trichomes (resin glands) on your plants using a magnifying glass or jeweler's loupe. Harvest when the trichomes are mostly cloudy with some amber for a balanced high and maximum potency.


By following these indoor cannabis growing tips and hints, you can cultivate healthy plants and achieve high-quality yields year-round. Experimentation, patience, and attention to detail are key to becoming a successful indoor grower.

Manipulation techniques for cannabis plants

Manipulation techniques for cannabis plants, such as SOG, ScrOG, supercropping, and lollipopping, are methods used to influence the growth, yield, and quality of the plants. Here are explanations of each:

Sea of Green (SOG):

This method involves cultivating a large number of small cannabis plants closely together in a space with limited height. It maximizes yield by growing numerous plants in a confined area, shortening the vegetative phase, and initiating the flowering phase earlier.

Screen of Green (ScrOG):

In this technique, a screen (typically made of mesh) is placed above the plants. As the plants grow, their branches are trained through the mesh and tied down, encouraging horizontal growth. This promotes even light distribution and encourages the development of multiple tops, maximizing yield.


This technique involves pinching or bending the stems of the cannabis plant to damage them without breaking them. This stimulates the growth of secondary branches and tops, increasing yield. Supercropping can also be used to control plant height and optimize top exposure to light.


Lollipopping entails removing the lower branches and leaves of the cannabis plant, directing the plant's energy toward developing upper buds. This allows the tops to receive more light and air, benefiting yield and quality. Lollipopping also aids in preventing mold and mildew issues by improving air circulation.

These manipulation techniques are popular among cannabis growers because they can help maximize yield, improve bud quality, and efficiently utilize available space and resources. However, it's important to apply each technique carefully and consider the needs of specific cannabis varieties and growth conditions.

Comments: 2
  • #2

    T (Saturday, 23 October 2021 09:54)

    thanks, they're pretty

  • #1

    Jaroslav (Thursday, 17 September 2020 20:10)

    I would like to growing kanabis for you

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