Beginner's Guide to Growing Marijuana in 2018

The Next Level of Growing Marijuana: Get Professional in 2018

This definitive guide will teach you everything you need to know to set up a commercial-scale cannabis production from your very first steps all the way through preparing your first crop for sale.

In the complete 11-chapter guide we'll walk you through:

Growing marijuana is not only a rewarding hobby but offers a great business opportunity as well. Changing from outdoor growing to indoor growing, from hobby grower to professional will allow you to build a scalable production with better and bigger yields than you've ever imagined.

Taking methods from traditional gardening as well as growing hydroponics will lift your cannabis production to the next level. With professional equipment and streamlined workflows you can automate and optimize your production to operate smoothly, with minimal management, at scale. In this beginner’s guide we will teach you how to grow weed professionally. This is a practical introduction that will guide you through starting out with a commercial production in 2018.

You will learn

  • How to set up an indoor grow room or grow facility
  • How to give your plants everything they need in terms of light, water, airflow and nutrients
  • How to grow, harvest and dry your marijuana

Growing professionally will allow you to

  • Experience the beautiful evolution from seeds to fullblown yield
  • Grow your production from a few plants in the back of your closet to a medium or large commercial production in a professionally designed grow room

If taking your growing to the next level excites you, read on now!

Also, feel free to contact us with any questions about starting or optimizing your production. 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 country, like this one with over $30 million in annual revenue, and this one which will do twice that much when finished.

Hydroponics: Growing Marijuana in 2018

Growing outdoor will leave your plants at the mercy of environmental circumstances and mother nature – for the better or for the worse. With an indoor hydroponic production on the other hand, you are in charge. Creating a grow room will allow you to influence all factors that limit or accelerate the growth of our plants, and master the art of maximize yields and return on your investment.

From choosing the best grow lights to deep water culture, from fans to wall paint – we've got you covered. You need to understand that setting up the infrastructure for hydroponics might take more time and investment at the start but can produce yield levels otherwise impossible to reach.

Planning Your Business

As with any business, start by reflecting on why you want to do this. What's in it for you? What are your reasons for getting started (financially, professionally and emotionally)?

Research 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.

How to Grow Weed

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 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 right now. If you are acting smart 2018 could be your chance.

Our guide includes more than 30 pages of in-depth information on commercial growing. We added tons of tips from pros that will make you a pro. All steps of your plant’s lifecycle are described. We provide best case practices as well as secret growing hacks.

Are you excited to learn more and get started?

Yes! We are too!

Get started now by continuing on to Chapter 1 below.

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!



  • Wow – thank you guys. Just getting into the grow game and this is the best guide I have seen yet. Bookmarked!

    Derek Thompson
  • Dope article I learned a lot from it. If you ever need additional info about the whole growing process. Check out our grow guide.


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