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Growing Marijuana The Right Way: A Step-By-Step Guide

This guide will teach you everything you need to know grow healthy cannabis plants with massive yields and picture-perfect buds.

Whether you're a first time grower or a professional looking to take your grow op to the next level, we'll show you the tried & true process used by the world's largest and most successful growers.

In the updated and expanded 2020 guide, we'll walk you through each step of setting up your very own marijuana grow operation:

Growing marijuana is a rewarding hobby and can offer a great business opportunity as well. By the time you're done with this guide, you'll know how to grow cannabis indoors like a professional, allowing you to get better and bigger yields than you've ever imagined at surprisingly low cost.

We've taken methods from traditional hydroponics and combined them with the latest technologies and methods used by the best professional grow operations to get you started growing the right way. With professional equipment and an easy, step-by-step process, you'll be able to produce buds with quality beyond your wildest dreams. We'll show you secrets previously only known by the inner-most circle of top-tier professional growers around the world to grow magazine-quality buds. When you see your first harvest, you simply won't believe your eyes.

You will learn

  • How to set up an indoor grow room using the principals of professional grow facilities
  • How to pick the right grow equipment
  • How to pick the right strain for your grow
  • How to start your plants from seeds or clones
  • How to give your plants everything they need in terms of light, nutrients, water and airflow at each stage in the growing cycle
  • How to care for your plants and spot potential issues early so your plants stay healthy
  • How to speed up the growing growing cycle while maintaining high bud-quality
  • How to pick the right grow equipment
  • How to harvest, dry and cure your marijuana buds

Growing like a professional will allow you to

  • Experience the beautiful evolution from seeds to full-blown, magazine-quality yields
  • Know how to scale your production from a single plant up to as many plants as you'd like - event to the size of a medium or large commercial production in a professionally designed grow room
  • Impress your friends and customers with beautiful buds that create the exact effect you desire


If growing beautiful buds excites you, continue on to Chapter 1 below!

Also, feel free to ping us with any questions about starting or optimizing your production in the comments below. We love working with new growers and are happy to help and offer advice based on our experience setting up some of the largest grow operations in the industry.

Hydroponics: Growing Marijuana in 2020

Growing outdoors requires less investment up-front, but can leave your plants at the mercy of environmental conditions and mother nature for better or worse. With an indoor hydroponic production on the other hand, you are in full control of every factor that will impact the quality and size of your harvest. Creating a professional-style grow room will allow you to influence all factors that limit or accelerate the growth of our plants, and master the art of maximizing yields and producing picture-perfect buds.

From choosing the best grow lights, to learning the ins-and-outs of hydroponics and setting up a well-designed growing space with proper ventilation and environmental control -- this guide will show you what you need to know. Setting up the infrastructure for hydroponics takes a bit more time and investment at the start, but trust us, you'll be very glad you did once you see your final yields.

Planning Your Business

If you're planning to grow for personal use only, you can skip this section and continue on to Chapter 1 below.

Planning to grow marijuana as a business? Well, you've come to the right place! 

As with any business, you should start by researching the market circumstances and legal considerations in the area you plan to operate. Your business will be very different depending on your goals: Do you want to grow medical marijuana or recreational? At what scale? And in what state?

What will your team and setup look like? How many people will be involved? How much is the investment for setting up the grow room? How much are the monthly costs for water, electricity and other supplies? Can you grow in your house or do you need a commercial area? How will you be distributing your weed buds?

If you are considering growing marijuana as a business - treat it like a business. Do your research beforehand. Identify your target customer and how you're going to reach them. Research the balance of supply and demand in your market -- your work will be much easier in a market that is supply constrained, so that may influence where you decide to set up your grow. What are the financial and legal risks and how can you manage these risks? Are you willing to take a legal risk or not? A business plan can help you structure your thoughts as well as forecast your cashflow.

By the way: you do not have to have prior experience in growing weed to get started. What it will take is your genuine interest in taking good care of your plants and your ability to work hard, study hard and make changes on the way according to your learnings. It's not rocket science, but it needs dedication and passion. And you can do it, too.

Getting Started

When starting a cannabis business you will want to choose the right seeds first. Depending on the effects you want to achieve, you will choose different strains. This major choice (medical vs recreational) will largely determine the market you will be operating in.

After deciding on the results you are hoping for, you will then research the right plants for you and purchase seeds. With the seeds starts the lifecycle of your plants. From now on you will do everything you can to optimize water, airflow, nutrients and light.

We recommend using an indoor grow room and a hydroponics system (where your plants grow within water and not in soil).These systems are scalable and - once you have the right control and measurement system in place - easier to manage on a daily basis. Less work for you, better environment for your plants. A classic win-win.

Because we know that starting an adventure like this can seem overwhelming in the beginning we have created this practical guide for you. Our goal is to walk you through all steps needed to start out and grow like a professional. We cover infrastructure as well as plant care. We help you to select the right strains as well as harvesting them at the right time. We share all our knowledge and secret tips from years of experience.

Growing weed includes various aspects of gardening as well as business. There is great opportunity in the market for medical usage as well as CBD right now. If you are acting smart 2018 could be your chance.

This guide includes 11 chapters of in-depth information on growing cannabis the right way, with tips that will make you a pro. With every phase of your plant's lifecycle described, you're about to learn the best practices and secret growing hacks of the masters.


How To Grow Weed Like A Pro in 2020

Are you excited to learn more and get started? Yes! We are too! Get started now by clicking the big green arrow to continue to Chapter 1:

If you'd like to skip straight to another section, use one of the quick links below:

Step 1: How to Select the Best Marijuana Strains for Your Production

Before choosing your marijuana strains you should reflect on what kind of results you are looking for. The buds may vary greatly in look, smell and effects. Read more >>>

Step 2: Setting Up Your Grow Room

An indoor production, whether starting with a single grow tent or a full scale commercial facility is the perfect opportunity to start your marijuana production empire. In this chapter we'll cover the 6 most important factors for successfully growing hydroponics. Read more >>>

Step 3: Mastering The Art Of Cannabis Propagation

The art of growing cannabis can be divided into two main skill sets: The skill of replicating known genetics and the skill of creating new genetics. There are two different approaches to you need to know about for starting new weed plants: growing from clones, and growing from seeds. Read more >>>

Step 4: Environmental and Ventilation Systems For Healthy Cannabis

In this piece we will study how use your ventilation system to create the perfect conditions for your plants. For your hydroponic systems to prosper you will need fresh air, ventilation and exhaust air set up properly. Naturally your plants would grow in a soft breeze and warm climate. Read more >>>

Step 5: Selecting the Best Grow Lights for Your Marijuana Production

Lights are essential because they largely determine your plants' grow cycles, their photosynthesis and therefore their health and their buds. Lighting is the food of your marijuana plants. When first creating your grow room make a blue print to decide what system for water management, light and air flow you want to use. In this piece we will discuss the details about lighting. Read more >>>

Step 6: How to Manage Water in a Hydroponic Grow System

While a hydroponic might seem a lot more complex than growing outdoors or using soil at the first glance it will only take you some time to learn and study but it will be far less work when set up. Your plants basically live off light, water and nutrients. We have discussed grow lights before, so today we will be looking into the science of water management to improve your yield. Read more >>>

Step 7: How to Use Nutrients to Maximize Your Yield

To take your growing operation to the next level, we will discuss the main ideas and best practices for hydroponic nutrients today. Your plants need the best light, water, and nutrients to grow and flower. The better you take care of them, the more they will reward you with great yield. There are some principals to follow when using nutrients. Read more >>>

Step 8: Taking Care of Your Plants While Vegging

After the process of propagation, small and fresh baby plants have now started to grow. You might have used a special growth medium or a plastic dome to grow them initially. Now you have brand new marijuana plants to take care of. It is time to find their spot in your grow room and start improving their health, strength, and shape. Read more >>>

Step 9: Taking Care of Your Plants in the Flowering Stage

The flowering stage is the moment we all have been waiting for. For you, as a professional grower, this is the most important part of growing marijuana. Let’s discuss how you can take care of your flowering cannabis and grow the best yield ever. Read more >>>

Step 10: Best Tips for Harvesting Cannabis

It's time to harvest your cannabis. You have grown your plants from seeds. You have taken care of their lights, their water supply, and their nutrient levels. You have given them the best care and optimized your indoor production to create the best environment for your plants. Your small plant with a few leaves has matured into a full-blown plant with heavy buds. Congratulations, you have come far. Read more >>>

Grand Finale: Drying & Curing Cannabis - Climax of Your Cannabis Production

After many weeks of taking good care of your plants, the moment of truth has arrived. You've picked the perfect time for harvesting and you've started cutting down your plants. In the process of manicuring, you will be removing all the leaves from your plants. Now, all you are left with are your buds. Read more >>>


We wish you great journey. Congratulations on this new adventure you're about to embark on. Have fun in the process and feel free to shoot as an email at if you have questions!

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