Article published by Herb.co
Written by Christopher Teague
Until the Federal government gets its act together, medical cannabis patients continue to suffer. The plant isn’t covered by insurance, which means even at cheaper medical prices, it still takes a toll on those who have limited resources. But cannabis has always been a plant, and that means you can grow it yourself. Though it might seem like a lot of work, if you know what you are doing, it can be as easy as watering the lawn. So here are some tips to growing your own medical cannabis the easy way.
1. Consider hydroponics over soil
The biggest physical factor in growing comes with soil. From mixing to potting, it takes muscle. For those suffering from cancer or other conditions, that energy doesn’t come easily, or without a price. In addition to being easier on your back, hydro setups offer bigger yields in a shorter timeframe.
2. A cheaper lighting set up for indoor grows
Obviously, the cheapest way to grow cannabis is with the sun. Yet, few people have either the space or the legal situation to grow their own freely outdoors. Indoor growing has come a long way, but the biggest continuous expense comes from electricity bills.
LED lights today can easily rival the spectrums, and more importantly the results, of industrial lighting at a fraction of the monthly cost.
3. Cloning saves time as well as money
For medical purposes, once you find the strain that suits your needs, you want a consistent, reliable supply. Cloning does more than just give you the exact same medicine every time. It also cuts down on the time your plants take to grow by up to a month. That means more medicine with less time and expense.
4. Save time and energy with a complete grow system
Setting up a grow space means time, energy, and usually lots of trips to the store. For medical patients, especially those with PTSD, anxiety, or debilitating medical conditions, a trip shopping can be an ordeal. So can the frustrations of building a grow room for the first time.
Save your body the punishment, and your mind the strain, by going with an all-in-one purchase.
5. A system that does the work for you
Why do work you don’t have to? Spend more time healing and with your loved ones and less in your garden. A fully automated system helps you do that.
The more you handle in a grow, the more that can go wrong. But with monitoring systems and automatic watering and feeding, you can sit back and relax. The system does the work for you.
6. Knowledge is power
Growing your own medicine might seem daunting, but remember, it’s just a plant. With the right conditions and care, it will flourish. To grow great herb takes a bit of a learning curve, but you don’t have to go at it alone. A
gardener’s best tool is his mind, and the best growers get the best tools. This isn’t a test. Why put yourself through the stress of learning it all when you can just copy the work of those that already know the answers? Get help.