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Just Starting Out

Just Starting Out

So, you want to start growing but don't know where to begin? Here you'll find answers to start growing today!




Why grow marijuana?

I can go on and on about how growing is a fun and pure way to provide, but this image says more than 1.000 words:

ilgm growing tiers

What do I need?

When growing outside or in a windowsill, the sun will provide all the light you need. Indoors, a grow-light will help your plants thrive. Otherwise, this is everything you need to start today!

what you need to grow marijuana

Buy these seeds

We recommend autoflowering plants for new growers! Why?

  • They have no special requirements to bloom.
  • They fit on every balcony, cupboard, or windowsil.
  • They're ready to harvest in just 10 weeks.

Our super-easy Beginners Grow Kit takes care of half your list! This offer gets you 20 low-maintenance seeds and marijuana fertilizer. As a bonus we throw in the marijuana plant protector set and a sizable discount!

marijuana grow kit

We also offer White Widow autoflowers with a special 'Buy 10, get 10 free' offer. That will keep you growing for a while!

white widow autoflowering marijuana seeds

Want multiple options? Our heavily discounted Autoflower Mixpack contains three delicious strains for you to try out!

autoflower marijuana seeds variety pack

Still not sure if those strains suit your needs? We also have a handy Strain Selector that will help you pick the perfect strain for your situation!

Germination Guide

The first step to a great grow is germinating your weed seeds properly. Research shows there are several methods to achieve marijuana seed germination. We suggest the following approach. Why? Because we’ve seen it produce the best germination results with the least work possible.

We stand by the quality of our seeds and offer replacements if seeds don't sprout. Follow the instructions below for the best results!

Germination, when done the right way, is easy to achieve. It’s also the first step to getting great bud. That’s why you want to make sure you get it right! To help you get the best results possible for your marijuana germination we’ve broken our favorite method down into 6-easy to follow steps.

You can watch the video below or scroll ahead for a written guide!


marijuana germination instructions


Step 1: Submerge Your Seeds In Water

Get a clear cup and fill it with clean filtered water. Once the water reaches room temperature drop the seeds in the water (seriously, this won’t hurt the seed), and you should see a tail pop-out within 24-48 hours.

Step 2: Plant Seeds In Soil

Carefully move your sprouted seeds (emphasis on careful here) to tiny pots filled with soil. Bury the seed (tail side down) in a ½ inch of soil. Very lightly cover the seed (do not press down).

Step 3: Add Light

Your plants will quickly break soil. When they do they’ll need light or they’ll quit growing. We suggest using 36 Watt CFL tubes and placing them two inches from the plants.

Step 4: Keep Soil Moist

Using lights will quickly dry your soil out. Your seeds will need water to keep growing. To ensure your seeds don’t die we suggest using a plant sprayer to moisten the soil twice a day (one time when you wake up and again before going to bed).

Step 5: Move The Plant To A Bigger Pot

After 2-3 weeks you’ll notice roots begin to poke out of your tiny pot. The time has come to move your plant so it has more space to grow! Carefully introduce your plant with its soil to a bigger pot so it has room to keep growing.

you don't need to transplant autoflowers. Just plant those in its final pot straight away.

Step 6: Your Seeds Are Ready

Not long after transplanting, your seeds will be ready to move again! Once your plant measures 8-12 inches from soil to tip you can move it to its final growing space! Once you hit this phase you can either move your plant outside or into your grow room under your HPS/LED lights.


Before you know it you'll be seeing your little ones thrive!

Feeding Your Plants

Our fertilizer set offers everything your plants need over the course of its lifespan.

Find a feeding-schedule here, and keep in mind, it's not an exact science. A happy plant is a green plant!

marijuana feeding schedule for soil

Round up

That's basically all that's to it. Take the plunge and you'll be a happy grower in no time! We stand by our seeds and aim to offer the best service possible. Find more info and guides in our Grow FAQ, or chat to some folks on our Grow Support Forum. Happy growing!


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