Everything You Need

To Grow Your Own Weed

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Author: SuperGreenLab

Hi there :)
Welcome to the best hobby ever!

By the end of this quick & simple guide you will have all the basics to start growing your own discreetly from the comfort of your home ๐Ÿ‘Œ

+a checklist of everything youโ€™ll need along the way โœ…

No green thumb? No problem ๐Ÿ‘

The SGL Community is available 24/7 to help you out!
Join us on Discord ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ”ง

Happy growing ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒž

ps: products recommended in this list are not ads but products we personally use to grow our own and some have affiliate links to help us grow and improve the SGL community ๐ŸŒž

Pick your grow space

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Pick your grow space

The first step to your growing adventure is finding a space/cabinet/box/โ€ฆ youโ€™d like to grow in.

Good news; everything can be a growbox!

From a small repurposed cabinet to a big wardrobe from your favorite Swedish furniture store ;)

We designed our bundles to be compact and highly versatile to adapt to any furniture ๐Ÿ‘Œ

You can get funky too and experiment with growing in a fridge or dishwasher ๐Ÿคฏ

Yes, you read that right - you can grow some awesome weed in your old dishwasher ๐Ÿคช

You can even transform your heirloom secretary cabinet into a stylish growbox no-one will ever suspect. (true story) ๐Ÿ‘ต

We wrote some guides to help you pick what suits you best :)

Need extra help finding something to grow in?
Get feedback and insights from the community over on Discord ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Checkout these guides
PROS & CONS : GROWING IN CABINETS

Wondering what grow space you should choose for microgrow?

The Pros & Cons guide series will help you to choose the setup that fit the best with your needs. The aim of this series is to show main aspects of each options by listing benefits and disadvantages and help growers to pick their grow space.

PROS & CONS : GROWING IN GROW TENTS

Wondering what grow space you should choose for micro grow?

The Pros & Cons guide series will help you to choose the setup that fit the best with your needs. The aim of this series is to show main aspects of each options by listing benefits and disadvantages and help growers to pick their grow space.

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What you'll need

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Eket cabinet BY ikea

From ikea.co.uk

Small and stealthy - 1 plant wonder box!

Cabinet with door and shelf, white13 3/4x13 3/4x27 1/2 "

US$47.01

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US$47.01

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Small eket BY ikea

From ikea.de

Perfect for a seedling/veg box

Simple plain white cabinet ideal for 1 plant stealth grow ๐Ÿ‘Œ
Dimensions: 13 3/4x13 3/4x13 3/4 " / 35

US$28.27

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US$28.27

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Besta BY ikea

From ikea.fr

Your TV stand can grow weed!

A great 2 chamber TV stand or storage cabinet you can transform to grow your own in!

Use one chambe

US$69.60

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US$69.60

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KLEPPSTAD Wardrobe with 2 doors BY ikea

From ikea.de

Great for a medium perpetual harvest setup

Wardrobe with 2 doors
Simple and smart! When all you need is a wardrobe with all the basic functions

US$67.84

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US$67.84

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KLEPPSTAD Wardrobe with 3 doors BY ikea

From ikea.de

2 separate spaces for a highly efficient perpetual setup

Wardrobe with 3 doors
Simple and smart! When all you need is a wardrobe with all the basic functions

US$90.45

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US$90.45

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Rakkestad 2 door wardrobe BY ikea

From ikea.de

Great for a medium perpetual harvest setup

Simple and smart! When all you need is a wardrobe with all the basic functions.
Wardrobe with 2 door

US$90.45

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US$90.45

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Build your growbox

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Build your growbox

Ready to tinker?

Now that you have a space to grow in. itโ€™s time to install your SuperGreenLab bundle and transform your chosen space into your connected growbox ๐Ÿ’ก

We designed it in such a way to make it simple to set up.

  • Lights: small high efficiency panels you can arrange in any configuration to fit your space ๐Ÿ’ก
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  • Ventilation: compact and powerful exhaust you can hook to a carbon filter to get rid of smell ๐Ÿ‘ƒ
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  • Sensor: temperature & humidity to monitor your environment for optimal growth ๐ŸŒก
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  • Controller: the brain that takes care of everything which you can control via the app ๐Ÿง 
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  • App: your personal grow assistant in your pocket - keep track of everything from anywhere ๐ŸŒŽ

Follow along our YouTube videos to learn how you can do it :)

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HOW TO BUILD A IKEA EKET CONNECTED GROW BOX

Welcome to the website guide of the Eket V2 build video guide.
With two separate chambers this build can do continuous supply in a very small package.

This guide is done with a small and a big eket, but you could do it with two large ones to allow longer vegging, in this case you can do the second eket for vegging with just 2 panels instead of 4.

The normal power usage for this build is below 50w total, which means less than $5/month for veg (4โ‚ฌ) and $3/month in bloom (3โ‚ฌ).

The new cardboard compression chamber of the blower allows for a quieter build and makes the carbon filter setup much simpler.

(The attachements below are also downloadable throughout the guide)

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Ninja Grow Bundle BY SuperGreenLab

From supergreenlab.com

6 LED PANELS TO ADAPT IN ANY SPACE ๐Ÿคฏ

๐ŸŒ WORLDWIDE SHIPPING ๐ŸŒŽ

Welcome to the best hobby ever!

We made a kit and guides to help

US$349.00

My First Grow Box Bundle BY SuperGreenLab

From supergreenlab.com

THE SIMPLEST KIT TO START GROWING YOUR OWN ๐Ÿ’š

๐ŸŒ WORLDWIDE SHIPPING ๐ŸŒŽ

Welcome to the best hobby ever!

We made a kit and guides to h

US$249.00

Hot Glue Gun BY TACKlife

From amazon.fr

So anyway, I started blasting

Hot Melt Glue Gun is a tool for sticking Package That Can Be Used Easily,
Don't just come hobbies DI

US$14.71

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US$14.71

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Get seeds

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Get seeds

Now that your box is ready, itโ€™s time to start growing; for that youโ€™ll need a seed (or clone) ๐ŸŒฑ

Because only female cannabis plants produce the flowers weโ€™re interested in;

we recommend getting feminized seeds to avoid risking wasting time growing a male from a regular seed.

Do some window shopping; get inspired by names, read descriptions and let your heart do the choosing ๐Ÿ’š

  • Sativa dominant strains for a more head-high / energetic effect.

  • Indica dominant strains for a more body-high / relaxing effect.

You can even search for the strain names in the SGL app to see diaries of plants shared by the growers.

Seedsman; huge choice of seeds from different breeders, worldwide shipping, stealth option ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Here are some strains weโ€™ve really enjoyed growing:

To learn more on the difference between male and female plants check out this guide.

Checkout this guide
How to identify your plant gender

Hey :) In this guide we're going to help you figure out how to sex your plant and understand differences between male and female cannabis plants.

tldr: we recommend starting out with feminized photoperiodic seeds

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Get soil & nutrients

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Get soil & nutrients

Your plant needs a growing medium to develop its roots and nutrients to grow big and strong ๐Ÿ’ช

Keep things simple; start with soil :)
Itโ€™s compact and easy to grow in ๐ŸŒฑ

Once you get some experience youโ€™ll be able to experiment with other mediums such as hydroponics.

Get a bag of light mix soil - cheap and simple to get started.
And will last you for a couple grows ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ

As for nutrients, weโ€™ve been having amazing results with Biotabs.
Simple and efficient organic growing ๐Ÿ‘Œ

No need to adjust pH and EC, put the tab in the soil, sprinkle some magic, add water, and follow the instructions :)

(not an ad, we really like their product and theyโ€™re cool people ๐ŸŒž)

Checkout this guide
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR GROWING MEDIUM

There are a lot of different growing mediums, they are separated in three major categories which are soil, soil-less and hydroponic.

The question is what growing medium is the best for growing cannabis?

Well, all those growing mediums provide good results with pros and cons which we will discuss in the following sections :)

tldr: if you are a rookie, lightmix soil is the best and most simple solution, even experienced growers use it.

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Light mix 20L BY Biobizz

From amazon.co.uk

Keep it simple, no extra nutrients added in the soil.

If you want more control, LightยทMix provides the ideal foundation for encouraging vigorous growth in

US$12.16

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US$12.16

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Starter Pack BY Biotabs

From biotabs.nl

Just water and nutrients are taken care off

When preparing for 100% organic growth, it is best to prepare your soil with a rich mix of beneficia

US$66.70

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US$66.70

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3-Pack 3 Gallon Fabric Pots with Handles BY Sun-Trader

From amazon.co.uk

Great drainage and breathability for heathy and vigorous roots.

The plant bag is made of felt material, environmental-friendly, anti-corrosive, heat resistant, co

US$13.42

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US$13.42

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Germinate your seed

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Germinate your seed

Ready to grow? ๐ŸŒฑ

Drop your seed in a lukewarm glass of water and place it in the dark for 24-48 hours.

Once the seed has cracked and the tap root is out, you can sow it in your first pot.

Hereโ€™s our detailed germination and sowing guides.

Checkout this guide
GROWING 101 - GERMINATION

Germination is the first step when starting from seed :)
This guide will teach you how to successfuly germinate your seeds with a battle tested method; the shot glass.

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Grow your weed: vegetative stage

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Grow your weed: vegetative stage

During this stage the plant develops its roots, leaves, and stems in order to get strong to support the big colas it will produce in the next stage ๐Ÿ’ช

Outdoors this stage happens in spring/summer.

Indoors you can give much more day time and the plant will benefit from it ๐ŸŒž

The light schedule for this stage is 18/6.
18 hours of day, 8 hours of night

Training is key to unlocking your plantโ€™s yield potential.
For that youโ€™ll need a bit of coated wire to bend the branches in order to get a flat canopy with multiple main growth sites ๐ŸŒต

We detailed some training methods in this following YouTube video!

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Soft garden tie BY Lighthouse

From amazon.com

Train your plants without hurting them

  • Use the Garden soft tie As an extra buffer against wind and other disturbances
  • Soft tie works by

US$7.93

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Micro-Tip Pruner Non-Stick Blades BY Fiskars

From amazon.de

Smooth trimming, beautiful nugs

The Non-stick Softgrip Micro-Tip Pruning Snip makes deadheading, trimming and shaping plants easy โ€”

US$11.19

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US$11.19

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Grow your weed: flowering stage

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Grow your weed: flowering stage

Because cannabis is a photoperiodic plant, itโ€™s starts flowering when the days get shorter during fall.

The plant develops its flowers in order to get pollinated and perpetuate the species.

But because there wonโ€™t be males around to pollinate it will make big fat flowers for you to enjoy ๐Ÿ˜

The important part is that it must get 12 hours of uninterrupted night in order to flower.

So, when your plant reaches half your available height itโ€™s time to switch it to the flowering schedule; aka "flip to bloom".

The light schedule for this stage is 12/12.
12 hours of day, 12 hours of night

Check your strainโ€™s flowering time, usually around 7-8 weeks, with some sativa dominant strains flowering in over 10 weeks.

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Harvest your weed ๐Ÿฅณ

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Harvest your weed ๐Ÿฅณ

The BIG DAY & how to not fuck it up!

Youโ€™ve been lied toโ€ฆ
Itโ€™s not about the flowers, itโ€™s about whatโ€™s ON the flowers: trichomes

Trichomes are the tiny sticky mushroom shaped glands that give cannabis flower it's frosted looks โ„โ 
They contain all the good stuff; cannabinoids (THC, CBD,...), terpenes, and flavonoids ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ”ฌโ 

Introducing the Golden Rule ๐Ÿ’›

The only way to know the perfect time to harvest is to check the trichomes ๐Ÿ”ฌโ 
Get yourself a $25 USB microscope and remove the guesswork and stop worrying if it's ready or not.

โš ๏ธ Do NOT harvest when the trichomes are clear and translucent, they are not ripe yet and won't be enjoyable to consume โš ๏ธโ 
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As they mature, the trichomes will get progressively cloudy before their color shifts to amber/golden ๐Ÿ’›โ 
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The cloudy/amber ratio will determine the type of effects:โ 
Cloudy = energetic head high ๐Ÿคฏโ 
Amber = relaxing body high ๐Ÿ˜ดโ 
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Thatโ€™s another cool thing of growing your own, youโ€™ll get the effects you enjoy!
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Ready, check, chop ๐Ÿช“

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WHEN TO HARVEST

Hey :)
So, you just flipped your plant to 12/12 flowering light schedule and are already wondering "when should I harvest?"

In this guide we're going to show you the golden rule for harvesting at the perfect time and why being patient matters ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Let's start with the basics :)

Trichomes are what it's all about;
these little resinous bulbs shining on the bud contain the reason we grow this plant:
cannabinoids (THC, CBD, etc.) & terpenes.

So, the best time to harvest is when the trichomes are ready ๐Ÿ”Ž

The following steps will show you how to tell when the trichomes are ready for harvest.

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What you'll need

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USB digital microscope BY Bysameyee

From amazon.co.uk

The best way to know when to harvest

  • Record, record and measure: When you connect this handheld microscope to devices, you can record s

US$26.85

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US$26.85

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Micro-Tip Pruner Non-Stick Blades BY Fiskars

From amazon.de

Smooth trimming, beautiful nugs

The Non-stick Softgrip Micro-Tip Pruning Snip makes deadheading, trimming and shaping plants easy โ€”

US$11.19

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US$11.19

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Dry your weed

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Dry your weed

Congrats on your freshly harvested bouquet of bud ๐Ÿ’
Nowโ€™s the part that requires the most mental strength; waiting for your harvest to dry and cure ๐Ÿฅต

This process is what makes the difference between an OK weed and top-shelf prime quality bud ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Your patience will be rewarded with the best tasting weed youโ€™ve ever had ๐Ÿฅ‡

Like aging fine wine, cannabis curing improves the taste for a much smoother experience ๐Ÿ‘Œ
But donโ€™t worry, itโ€™s much faster than aging wine ๐Ÿคฃ

The first step is slowly (4-8 days) drying your freshly harvested plant.
This can be done by hanging the branches in a cardboard box after removing the big fan leaves.

The optimal drying environment is around 50% relative humidity (RH) at room temperature (21ยฐC / 70ยฐF) ๐ŸŒก

Once the small stems snap the buds are ready to be jarred up for the next curing step ๐Ÿ‘‡

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Cure your weed

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Cure your weed

When the buds are dry; you can now sample your harvest!
But keep in mind that the more you wait, the better it gets - so donโ€™t overdo it ;)

Time for the second step; curing in glass jars.

Get some mason jars (not too big to avoid mold issues) and fill them up 3/4 with bud - leaving some room for the buds to move around when shaken.

The goal here is to slowly stabilize moisture content of the buds by airing out (aka burping) the jars to remove the excess moisture.

Burp the jars daily until youโ€™ve reached the cure zone ๐Ÿ‘Œ

The optimal curing environment is around 60-65% RH at room temperature (21ยฐC / 70ยฐF) ๐ŸŒก

Take notes of the curing time when sampling and check if you notice a difference as your bud cures.

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Enjoy your weed ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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Enjoy your weed ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Congratulations, youโ€™ve now done 1 full cycle and get to enjoy your own homegrown bud ๐Ÿฅณ

What will you do with all that weed?
Hash? Rosin? Edibles? The choice is yours!

The awesome thing about this hobby is that each cycle keeps getting better, provided you learn from your mistakes.

Itโ€™s one of the main reasons the app is not only a remote control for your box but a detailed grow diary app - learn from your past grows and other growers experience via shared diaries ๐Ÿค“

Ready to go again? Try a new strain :)

You've now read through our simple 12 step guide to learn the basics, if you have any questions or need any help; join us over on Discord ๐Ÿ’š

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