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Nebula's Bud-Based Defoliation Tutorial

by Nebula Haze

Introduction to Bud-Based Defoliation

What is cannabis defoliation, and why/how does removing leaves from a cannabis plant increase yields?

Why Is My Weed Weak? (And How to Fix It)

by Nebula Haze

So you grew some cannabis, and unfortunately, it's not as potent as you would have liked. Perhaps you aren't getting much of an effect, or even worse you may be getting negative side effects like headaches or racing thoughts. There are a few reasons this happens and today I'm going to break it down so you grow marijuana with the potency and effects you're looking for!

Learn How to "Strengthen" Weak Weed!

Why the First Few Grows Can Seem So Tough...

by Sirius Fourside

I’m not ashamed to admit that my first few grows ended in complete and utter failure. I had some bad information, and I combined that bad information with some over-priced products and a dash of over-zealousness. Each of those times, I ended up with plants that never got the chance to make even tiny buds I could actually harvest!

This plant was doing so well... but it suddenly got sick less than a month away from harvest!

Why Are Cannabis Leaves Turning Yellow?

by Nebula Haze

Are some or all of your cannabis leaves turning yellow? Maybe your leaves also have other symptoms like spots, curling, wilting, brown patches and/or more. Marijuana plants may get yellowing leaves for several different reasons, so it can be hard to figure out the true root of the problem!

7 Tips to Improve Cannabis Bud Quality

by Nebula Haze & Sirius Fourside

Table of Contents


Reflection - Increase Yields Indoors with Reflective Walls

by Nebula Haze

Light Reflectivity in the Cannabis Grow Room - Make the Most of Your Grow Lights!


Reflectivity: Walls of the Grow Room

Reflection Options

How to Store Weed Properly

by Nebula Haze

How Long is My Weed Good For?

When it comes to storing your cannabis, the method you choose makes a huge difference in how long your buds maintain potency and freshness!

But what's the best way to store weed? Is it vacuum-sealing? Will freezing your buds hurt them in any way?

I've tried a few different methods for storing marijuana over the years, and today I want to share what has and hasn't worked for me!

"True" Organic Growing vs Organic Nutrients

by Nebula Haze

What Does "Organic" Mean?

If you've ever wondered what people are talking about when they refer to growing "organic" cannabis, what they mean is that everything used to grow the plant was derived from living things. This means that substances such as chemical salts, synthetic fertilizers and inorganic pesticides are never used as part of the growing process.

How Many Cannabis Plants Should I Grow? (For the Biggest/Fastest Yields)

by Nebula Haze

Should you grow just one cannabis plant or many to maximize your yields? What's the best number of plants to grow considering your grow light and the size of your grow space? 

How many plants should you grow?

Photoperiod vs Autoflowering Marijuana Strains by EasilyUsed

When looking at cannabis seed options online, there are "photoperiod" and "auto-flowering" marijuana strains available.

What do these terms mean? 

Today, EasilyUsed breaks it down for you...

The Basics of Photoperiod vs Autoflowering Marijuana Strains
by EasilyUsed

Photoperiod Cannabis Strains

Cannabis Cloning Made Easy... Roots in 7-10 Days!

by Mr Green

Hey everybody, it's Mr Green here from with some free advice about making cannabis cloning as easy and quick as possible.

I've been growing marijuana on a large scale since 1990 and have made thousands of clones over the years. The following is my best advice to get your clones rooted fast, in just 7-10 days.

LEC vs Induction vs Plasma Grow Lights: What's the Difference?

by Nebula Haze

In our GWE growing community, a grower recently asked...

"I'm confused about all the different types of grow lights. What's the difference between an LEC grow light and an Induction grow light? What about Plasma or CMH grow lights? They all look sort of similar to each other... and how are they different from LEDs?"

7 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I First Started Growing Weed

by Nebula Haze

When I first started growing weed, I was completely overwhelmed by all the elaborate tutorials about growing...

Young, healthy marijuana plants (White Rhino strain)Everything seemed so complicated.

Maybe you know what that's like.

Deep Water Culture: Your Questions Answered!

by Sirius Fourside

Have you ever heard of hydroponics? Although the term is sometimes used to describe growing cannabis plants in any inert or soilless medium (for example coco coir), it more commonly is used to describe growing with plant roots directly in water and that is what most people think of when they hear the word 'hydroponics'. 

Cannabis Plants Growing With Roots Dangling in a Reservoir of Water

Don't Make These 7 Flowering Stage Goofs

by Nebula Haze

Fat marijuana plant about to be harvestedDuring the flowering stage, your marijuana is focusing completely on making buds during the flowering stage.

Learning Hard Lessons the Easy Way!

by Sirius Fourside

What’s the secret to growing the best bud? Whether there really is a secret or not doesn’t matter, because human nature compels us to try to find one! Everyone is looking for that secret thing they’re missing that will take their grows to the next level.

How to Make Feminized Seeds at Home

by Nebula Haze (originally inspired in part by this thread from PhenoMenal)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Feminizing Your Own Seeds

5 Steps to Feminized Seeds - Learn how to force female plants to make pollen and create feminized seeds

How To Grow Dense Cannabis Buds

by Nebula Haze

No More Small, Airy Buds!

Larfy small popcorn bud in hand

Grow Fat, Dense Cannabis Buds!

Is 12-12 From Seed Worth It?

by Nebula Haze

Is 12/12 from seed worth it? Is it a good way to get big yields as quickly as possible? In a word, no... but there is truth to the idea behind initiating the flowering stage as soon as possible! When modified slightly, the same basic technique will give you much bigger yields while adding little to no extra time before harvest. 

A "12 /12" light schedule means giving your plant 12 hours light & 12 hours darkness each day (this initiates the cannabis flowering stage)

What is "Schwazzing" & How Does it Increase Cannabis Yields?

by Nebula Haze

I recently was asked about the "schwazzing" technique for growing cannabis found in a $500 (yikes!) hardcover book called Three a Light by Joshua Haupt.

Kind K5 XL1000 LED Grow Journal - 1.3 lb Harvest!

by UHave NoClue

Grow Details

Final Yield: 20.1 oz (1.3 lbs)

LED Grow Light: Kind K5 XL1000

Electricity Cost for Growing Cannabis?

by Nebula Haze

Table of Contents

What Will My Electricity Bill Look Like?

Electrical Safety Tips

The Dance of the Flowering Stage

by Nebula Haze

Table of Contents

Flowering Stage Timeline

Week 1-3 - Transition to Flowering

Week 3-4 - Budlets Form

Week 4-6 - Buds Start Fattening Up

Week 6-8 - Buds Ripen, Pistils Darken - some strains spend longer in this stage

Growing Medical Marijuana: "Medical" vs Non-Medical Strains

by Nebula Haze

What Makes a Strain "Medical"?

Should I "top" an auto-flowering cannabis plant?

by Nebula Haze

Yes, you can top an auto-flowering plant that is growing fast and healthy. For example if it has grown at least 4-5 nodes (pairs of "real" leaves) by the end of week 2. Otherwise it may not be growing fast enough to handle topping without getting stunted.

Read on to learn more!

What Determines Your Yields? (aka "The Limiting Factor")

by Sirius Fourside

One of the most common questions we get asked by new cannabis growers is “How much bud can I expect to yield with my setup?” 

What cannabis yields will I get with my lights and setup?

What Are Foxtails?

by Sirius Fourside

Picture some dried and cured, ready-to-smoke/vape bud in your mind. Maybe it’s some you’ve harvested yourself, maybe it’s some exotic-looking unique strain, or maybe it’s just a generic picture your mind pulls up when you think ‘bud’.

Although I’m sure there are some exceptions, I’m betting most of you didn’t automatically think of bud that looks like this:

LBH's Famous ScrOG Tutorial

by LBH - View original cannabis scrog tutorials by LBH on Rollitup: 4 Way LST tutorial & ScrOG tutorial


Table of Contents

5 Barriers to LED Grow Light Domination - HPS vs LED Grow Lights

by Nebula Haze

LED grow lights… I really, really want LED grow lights to work for me! They seem like they would be the best of all grow lights for growing cannabis - they're low on energy, low on heat, and also they just look cool!

If you’ve researched different types of cannabis grow lights for indoor growers, you’re sure to have come across LEDs. They're the grow lights that can make purple light like this:

Indoor Humidity Control for Cannabis Plants

by Nebula Haze & Sirius Fourside

Optimal cannabis humidity levels chart

Table of Contents

It Happens To Every Grower!

by Nebula Haze & Sirius Fourside

As the buds from my last harvest slowly finish curing, I like to reflect on the grow I just finished as well as our past grows.

There are many lessons for growers to learn and I've learned a lot of them the hard way! But today, I want to share one of the most important lessons I've learned in my time growing cannabis:

Don’t be ashamed when you run into problems!

How to Grow Weed With CFLs

by Nebula Haze (with many cannabis CFL picture contributions by the CFL King joe blow)

Table of Contents

How to Save Money When Growing Weed

Pro tip: Don't flush $100 bills down a drain.Growing cannabis at home is more popular than it’s ever been! It’s partially due to cannabis’ growing acceptance throughout the world, but it’s also partly due to the availability of specialized growing equipment that can ma

Don't Make These Plant Training Mistakes!

What isn’t there to love about plant training? Training is fun, it gets you more involved with your plants, it helps maximize on your grow space and lights and it burns a calorie or two in addition to dramatically increasing yields!

If you ever see your buds doing!

The pH Pen Guide!

HI 98127 - A digital pH tester by Hanna Instruments - Get one on!Any grower who wants to cultivate their own high-grade homegrown cannabis has to pass a few milestones before that becomes a possibility. One of those milestones is being able to test the pH (the ‘p’ is always lower case) of the water you’re giving your plants.

Easy Nutrients: General Hydroponics Flora Trio Guide

For many people, nutrients can be a pretty confusing topic. Not only are there tons of companies to wade through, but some companies have multiple nutrient lines, extra supplements, additives, etc. And once you’re through with that, you still have to figure out how much and how often to feed your plants.

Luckily, many of the major nutrient lines out today will grow great cannabis. However, some can empty your wallet and leave you with much more work than is needed!

Do Feminized Cannabis Seeds Make Hermies?

by Nebula Haze

What Are Feminized Cannabis Seeds? Seeds where all plants grow up to be female and produce buds

How To Get To Harvest Faster

by Nebula Haze

"I need to harvest as soon as possible. What's the fastest growth method? What can I do to speed up the time to harvest?"

Learn More: Why are my cannabis buds taking so long to mature?

Stealth Growing: How to NOT get Caught Growing Weed

by Sirius Fourside

If you’ve ever gone to a forum for advice on growing cannabis, you’ll know that there is no shortage of opinions on what you can do to become a better grower.

Learning new tips and training techniques give you an edge in growing and help you increase your yields. However, there is one thing that I consider to be the most important part of advancing your growing knowledge…

PSA: Too Much Light?!

by Sirius Fourside

Cannabis plants love bright, direct sunlight

Roots: The Most Important Part of Your Plant!

Glorious white roots!We all know that buds grow on the topside of a cannabis plant. That’s enough reason for many of us to think that the top part of the plant is ‘the important part’.

Too Busy to Grow?

by Sirius Fourside

This is what we all wish time would do while we're at work!Do you ever feel that there just isn’t enough time in the day to do everything you need to do?

Pictures from GrowWeedEasy Readers!

by Sirius Fourside

2015 is already around the corner! This is the time of year where people tend to get introspective and look to make positive changes in the upcoming year. At, we're always looking for ways to change our grows to make them better and more enjoyable. 

One way we get motivated is to check out some of the pictures our readers send in! We're always surprised at how adept our readers are, even on their first tries!

Low Stress Training (LST) Tutorial

by Nebula Haze

Key Takeaway: LST (Low Stress Training) is a cannabis plant training technique to gently bend young weed plants and tie them down as they grow. This naturally creates multiple bud sites so you harvest far bigger marijuana yields indoors! LST also allows you to force cannabis plants to grow into a shape and size you want - even if you only have a tiny grow space!

How to Prevent Nitrogen, Calcium & Magnesium Deficiencies (N & Cal-Mag)

by Nebula Haze

You may need more nitrogen (N) if...

  • Bottom leaves are wilting, turning yellow, and falling off on their own

You may need less nitrogen (N) if...

Common Growing Questions: Answered!

by Nebula Haze

Table of Contents

Getting Started

  • Is it hard to grow weed?

  • Where can I get seeds?

  • Can I stick a seed in soil and watch it grow?

How to Grow with Organic Super Soil: Just Add Water! (including super soil recipe)

This organic super soil tutorial was written by Nebula Haze and features the original recipe & video tutorial for composting organic super soil by grower Subcool

Table of Contents

Why Super Soil for Growing Cannabis?

Pros & Cons

Which Strain Breeders Can I Trust?

by Nebula Haze

Interested in getting a best-of-the-best cannabis strain for your next grow? One of the best ways to ensure that you get great genetics is to start with a great breeder. This article shares some of the most famous and reputable cannabis breeders we’ve worked with.

This list considers...

  • Potency - THC & CBD content, plus does it have the described effects?

  • Bag Appeal - bud structure, color, density, smell

How to Grow Cannabis in Coco Coir

by Nebula Haze

Table of Contents

PSA: The Flowering Stretch

by Sirius Fourside

Right around the time when kids start hitting middle schools, short awkward teenagers go through puberty and turn into taller awkward teenagers...or was that just me? I’m sure you knew of at least one kid who grew so much, they looked almost as if someone grabbed them by their head and feet and just stretched them out.

13 Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Started Growing

by Nebula Haze

This list covers some of the things I wish I’d known when I first started growing cannabis indoors. It’s possible that some of the items might not apply to you, but I’m sure every indoor grower ends up learning at least some of these lessons.


1.) The best way to learn how to grow is to just start growing

One of my biggest regrets about growing is that I didn’t start sooner.

Mulch: Powerful Tool for Organic Growers

by Mulcher4Life

Introduction: Mulch for Organic Gardening

Natural layers of soil in the environmentIn an organic setting, the goal or ideal method is to mimic nature in the most efficient way possible.

ScrOG Time-Lapse Video & Grow Journal

by ogkushog

Quick Grow Snapshot

Strain: 6 x Maple Leaf Indica by Sensi Seeds (where can I buy seeds?)

Grow medium: Hydroponics

PSA: Don't use ONA to control smells IN the grow room

by Nebula Haze

A lot of cannabis growers are worried about the odor of flowering (budding) cannabis plants, and may be trying to avoid letting smells leak out of the grow room.

Many of you may have heard of "ONA Gel" or other ONA products.

ONA products don't just cover up smells, they actually get rid of them permanently!

Top 7 Most Common Growing "Myths"

by Sirius Fourside

Some guy on an internet forum learned a super secret trick from his neighbor's cousin who is a master grower...

All you have to do is crumble 3 goldfish crackers per gallon of water into your nutrients every other feeding. The crackers use a wheat compound that’s hard to obtain for non-commercial use, and it makes buds grow up to 20% larger!

Does that sound crazy? Good! Because it IS crazy!

Is it best to grow cannabis in soil or hydro?

by Nebula Haze

Which cannabis growing medium is the best for growing marijuana, and which style of growing is right for you? Will you get the biggest yields growing marijuana with hydroponics, with soil, or a hydro-soil fusion (such as coco coir or other soilless potting mixes)? Which growing medium produces the highest quality buds?

First Timer CFL Bubbleponics Grow - 5oz in 3 months

by Mrpapaya Mann

Quick Grow Snapshot

4 plants in a 2'x2' grow area, Max height 17"

250W LED Grow Journal - 9.3 oz Harvest

by Endive

Endive's website: (more cannabis LED grow journals)
Youtube Channel:



600W Hydroponic Grow Journal - 23.09 oz Harvest!

by Nebula Haze & Sirius Fourside

Quick Grow Snapshot

PPM: What It Is and How To Track It

by Sirius Fourside

If you’ve ever tried to learn how to grow cannabis via cannabis growing forums, you’ve probably seen a few terms thrown around that confuse newcomers.

How to Make Medical Cannabis Extract Oil

by Nebula Haze - "How to Make Rick Simpson Oil" video uploaded by T.H. Hunt DNM


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5 Secrets to Growing Top-Shelf Bud

by Sirius Fourside

A bunch of beautiful buds.Have you ever had cannabis that was so? Mediocre? Just okay? Cannabis that’s ‘just alright’?

T5 vs CFLs: Fluorescent Grow Light Showdown

by Sirius Fourside

Close-up of a cool looking cfl...When stealth is a growers biggest concern, fluorescent grow lights are the undisputed king.

Quick Guide to Marijuana Training Techniques

by: Sirius Fourside

A cannabis plant growing in its typically, inefficient manner.Once a grower is able to successfully take a plant from seed (or clone) to harvest, a common new goal is: “How can I do it better?”

Cannabis Time-Lapse Photography Videos

Today I would like to feature the following incredible marijuana growing time-lapse photography and videos produced by fuzzygrow.

A huge thanks to fuzzygrow for contributing these uniquely valuable time-lapse videos to the marijuana growing community!

What do I need to get started growing cannabis indoors?

(New Cannabis Grower's Shopping List)

The Cannabis Grower's Getting Started & Upgrading Guide

by Nebula Haze

What do I need to grow just a few plants?

It depends.

So before you decide what to put on your shopping list, you need to ask yourself the following questions:


Controlling Smells & Odors in The Grow Room

The nose knows!What's that smell?

Have you ever been standing somewhere with no one around, and you catch a hint of marijuana smell in the breeze? Even if you couldn’t spot the source, you wouldn’t doubt what your nose told you.

Where Should I Grow In the House?

By: Grass Master J (with contributions by Nebula Haze)

Hello there, fellow growers! I know that a major concern for a lot of you guys is and always has been strategic and stealthy growing.

Regardless of how many plants you grow, what sort of lights you use, whether you're growing in soil or a snazzy hydroponics system, your biggest priority should always be to grow stealthy! After all, who would want all their hard work to go down the drain because some neighbors see your lights or a guest finds your growing room.

7 Common New Grower Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

The current (undeserved, in my opinion) legal status of marijuana makes it so that many new growers end up learning some hard lessons on their own.

Often we see pictures of plants that are getting cared for by their owners; some pictures immediately let us know that the owner is missing a vital piece of plant care knowledge that would totally solve their problem!

I Need Help With Nutrients!

Unlike humans with our complicated social systems, dietary needs, etc., the cannabis plant has a very short list of things it needs to be happy and grow buds: Light, water, air and nutrients.

Light is the easy one since more light is usually better for your plants.

Water isn’t much trouble since any clean water from pretty much any source will do as long as the pH is corrected.

Air is free and you can move it around with a cheap oscillating fan…easy!

The Perpetual Harvest

by Sirius Fourside

Many growing methods seem like common sense once you're actually aware of them. For example, low stress training seems like an obvious thing to do once you understand that exposing more of the plant to light makes for more buds.

Space Buckets - Start Growing Marijuana For $100!

by Ekrof of

Example of a Space Bucket in Action

Example of a DIY Space Bucket for growing marijuana

FIM Your Way to Multiple Colas!

by Sirius Fourside

FIMing: The act of pinching or cutting a young cannabis plant in such a way as to force it to grow 4 main colas instead of one. FIM is used as a word itself, but is actually an acronym for “F**k, I missed!”

So what exactly is FIMing?

This is why we do it all...

by Nebula Haze

Beautiful White Widow nug is taken out of her curing jar for a pictureHarvest time!

Your buds are ready for harvest, yet your job as a grower is not quite over yet.

How to Never Run Out of Weed

by Sirius Fourside

You and I most likely share this opinion: Growing your own marijuana is the best way to obtain it!

But what happens when you’re growing your own medicine and you run out? You probably know how aggravating that is, but I’ll sum it up with this: No one likes running out of medicine.

In the interest of breaking that cycle, we’re going to show you how to NOT run out of your medicine.

Which pH Tester Is Best?

by Sirius Fourside

Building an Ultra Stealthy Grow Cabinet

by G.D. Bud

This article comes courtesy of the good folks at, and was re-edited for clarity and ease of reading. Click Here to view the original article in all its glory!

Sour Kush SCROG Pics @ 37 days in Flower


CFL Dresser Microgrow in Pictures - Clone to Harvest - 2.69oz

by Mind_if_I_do_a_J
Used with permission. View original article right here.


Quick Grow Snapshot

Growing Marijuana Indoors vs. Outdoors

by Nebula Haze

There are two major ways to grow marijuana, indoors and outdoors.

Some people will use a mixture of the two and grow their plants indoors during the vegetative stage when they need constant light, then transport them outdoors when they are ready to start flowering and only need 12 hours of light a day.



Help, My Leaves Are Dying!

I hear this question all the time...

"What's wrong with my plant? The leaves are..."

How can I start growing my own weed indoors?

Learn exactly what you need to buy in order to start growing weed indoors. 

Choose your grow type...

7 Most Frequently Asked Questions - Growing Indoors

That's a lot of questions!During the time we've ran GrowWeedEasy and the newsletter, there have been a few questions that tend to pop up

Selective Light Training (SLT)

Light Spectrum And Selective Light Training
by SuperAngryGuy

Published with permission.

How to ScrOG (Screen of Green) Your Marijuana Plants

by Nebula Haze

For those who might not be familiar, the term "ScrOG" (Screen of Green) refers to a marijuana growing technique that uses a net or wire mesh to control the height of the plant.

If you hear or read growers refer to "SCROGing," "scrogging" or "scroggin" a plant, this is what they are talking about.

10 Great Youtube Videos On Growing Weed

by Nebula Haze

Many of you have written in to say that you love growing videos, so I've researched 10 of the greatest videos about growing marijuana available for instant access on YouTube.

These videos were specifically chosen because they answer some of the most common questions we receive at, in video form!

1.) How to Grow Marijuana Indoors with Hydroponics - Beginning to End

"I Grow Chronic" by Mr. Green

How to Grow Weed in 20 Minutes a Week Using Bubbleponics


How to Grow Weed in 20 Minutes a Week Using Bubbleponics

By Nebula Haze (with Sirius Fourside)

Soil vs Hydroponics: Growing Cannabis

by Nebula Haze

Today, we're going to discuss the difference between growing marijuana with soil or growing marijuana with hydroponics.


What is soil and what is hydroponics?

Soil for Growing Cannabis

Soil is the mineral and organic material found on the surface of the Earth which is a natural growing medium for plants.

7 Rules You Must Follow If You Want to Grow Weed and Never Get Caught

by Nebula Haze

Being a grower is great. I personally love the process of growing! I save tons of money, and I basically get access to unlimited amounts of weed.

What could be better right?

Well, there is one big problem with growing marijuana... the fact that it's totally illegal in most parts of the world.

Growing Weed Indoors: How to Choose Your Indoor Grow Room

by Sammy Spade (with contributions by Nebula Haze)

How Long Does It Take to Grow Weed?

by Nebula Haze

This is one of the most common questions we receive from curious soon-to-be cannabis growers: How long does it really take to grow weed? What's the growing timeline? It's actually a really good question! Every new marijuana grower should know what they're signing up for! The short answer is...

The Average Indoor Grow Takes 3-5 Months

How to Make Your Own Feminized Cannabis Seeds


Click Here to View the Updated Version of This Article!


Making Feminized Marijuana Seeds at Home is Easy!
(How To Breed 2 Female Plants Together For Seeds)

by Nebula Haze (inspired by this thread from PhenoMenal)

Can you grow marijuana with LED grow lights?

Please note: This article was written in April 2012. Since then, LED grow lights have been improved to produce even better results when growing marijuana.


Learn about current LED grow lights