We want to make it dead-easy for anyone to grow cannabis.
Here's what you need to start using your Organic craft Grow Kit.
Note: To learn even more about growing cannabis read our Craft Grower's Field Guide: What you need to know to homegrow. Get the guide for free.
Get 5-Gallon Pots: These 5-Gallon smart pots provide excellent drainage and work perfectly with the Organic Craft Grow Kit.
Get Potting Soil: Known as dirt, this includes potting soil, backyard soil, and heavily enriched soil blends. These are available at our local garden store.
Get Coco coir: Most pot growers use sterile soil-less media, so that they can control inputs and can get more consistent crops. The most popular soil in hydroponics is coconut coir, or the ground up husk of coconuts.
Get Peat: Another popular soil-less media include peat moss mixtures.
The easiest way to grow is to start with little pot plants. These plants are often referred to as “starts”, “sprouted cuttings” or “clones”. You'll want to get rooted plants that are about 6” tall. Make sure to find plants with a stable root base that are ready for the Grow Phase of your home grow. Here are some resources to find clones.
For the following states your best bet is craigslist: Massachusets, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Nevada, Montana.
IMPORTANT: Take care when transplanting clones & sprouted cuttings to your 5-gallon pots. Learn how.
You can also grow plants from seed or cuttings. To learn more about growing cannabis from seed or cuttings read our Craft Grower Field Guide: What you need to know to homegrow. Get the guide for free at bloomcityorganics.com/fieldguide
Seeds: Essentialy fertilized eggs, holding the capability to grow new plants. Starting your crop from seed is an advanced method, but a great way to grow. Hightimes magazine provides some reputable places to purchase healthy seeds.
Cuttings: A piece of a mature plant that can be cloned to make a new plant. When done right, your cutting will grow roots and turn into a healthy small plant. You can purchase cuttings at the same places you buy clones. See the state-by-state list above.
Admittedly, we're partial. The Bloom City Organic Craft Grow Kit has everything you need to grow healthy pot plants & microbes (probiotic agents) to enable peak yields.
Organic Craft Grow Kit
This is the complete kit for cannabis and vegetable home growers for the complete grow & bloom phase. We've formulated these organic nutrients to be easy to use, provide what your plants need to thrive, plus probiotic agents for peak yield.
Bloom City Craft Grow Kit includes the amazing Soil Boost formula designed to enrich your soil with an array of helpful microbes, like probiotics for your plants. And a lot of them, every milliliter of Boost has millions and millions of healthy bacteria.
Want to grow indoors? There are a few more pieces of equipment you will need to buy including lighting, timers and fans. These are well documented in our Craft Grower's Field Guide. Here are some excellent equipment choices.
Grow Phase: (Blue lighting): MH (Metal Halide) lights are more blue in color, and that is because blue light is better for young veg plants in the grow phase.
Bloom Phase: (Red lighting): HPS are a yellowish red color, and that is because plants bloom better under that “midsummer” red sun.
Internal recirculation fans: these fans just move air inside of a grow room, a 10 to 16” wall mount fan works great for this.
Input and output fans: these will bring fresh air in and take stale air out, they come in sizes from 4” in diameter to 14”.
Fan Filter: Filters are great to attach to the outgoing air fan, this will keep the smell of your sweet buds from being blasted outside of your grow room.
Timers: Plug timers that you can plug fans and lights into that will regulate the “day” and “night” periods for your room.
Temperature and Humidity Meter: A simple temperature and humidity meter can be purchased at amazon or your local hydroponics shop.
CO2 Tank and Regulator
plants love CO2 and they use CO2 to make sugars that they use to grow, so you can supplement CO2 levels in your room to increase growth.
Humidifier and Dehumidifier
these are used to increase and decrease humidity, keeping your grow right in the perfect zone.
Your room can get too warm when lights are on and an air conditioner can help keep your plants in the right temperature zone.
Automated Room Controller
This is a central controller that can control fans, lights, CO2, temperature, and humidity.
Feed Water Meter
Reads the pH, Temperature, and PPM (parts per million of liquid fertilizer) in your feed water.
An effective way to grow roots in your cuttings when growing sprouted starts.
A Root Tray (to grow roots on clones)
If you decide to use a root tray, you should dip the cuttings in CleanKelp to introduce rooting hormones to them, then put the cuttings in the root tray. They should be kept moist and should also follow the foliar schedule outlined in point 7 above.
How to transplant your clones & rooted cuttings
Once you have rooted cuttings, you’ll need to transplant them into your 5-gallon pots. The transplant process is fairly straightforward. You will just need to use a little bit of care to help the plants survive well.