Nevada County; Grow Your Own Quick Guide

Share this post

Growing cannabis for your personal needs?

Determine how much cannabis you need … Indoor cannabis plants typically produce .5 - 1 gram of finished flower per watts of light used …

A Cancer Patient would typically need 1-2 lb s of medication … Average patients use about 1 lb of raw product per year … A chronic disease or pain Patient can use up to 4 lb of product made into extracts ... On the far end some epilepsy patients need up to 10lbs of raw cannabis processed ...

Indoors you can get 4 potential harvest a year but it typically saves $$$ to do it when it is not to hot or cold … Spring / Fall

You would typically go with an indoor setup if you only need limited medication and or you live in an area without an outside growing area.

Outdoor Cannabis plants tend to produce allot more medicine for less cost and flower from August to October. Soonest you would want to plant outside is in May but it is possible to plant as late as July and get good results.


The Cannabis Plant
The cannabis plant can either be started by a seed or you can acquire a clone from a reputable vendor … They also have feminized seeds that are more stable and are highly recommended. By growing from seed you reduce your chance of getting pests greatly !!!

The cannabis plant starts it’s life by growing leaves aka Veg, Vegetative state … In this time the plant prefers a light cycle of over 16 hours of light … The more light indoors can be better 24/7 light will keep the plant shorter and more compact. Veg plants indoors for 2weeks up to a month ... Outdoors If you plant in June they will still get two good months of veg.

The second part of the cannabis plants life is the fruiting / flowering portion. This time typically takes about 65 days for hybrid and indica strains and sativas tend to take 70-90 days and get much larger in size …

This requires the light to be on for only 12 hours a day inside with a timer or waiting till the fall outdoors. For indoors I like to run the light at night when it is coolest out and have the the light off during the day when it is warm.

Cannabis plants love light … more the better typically … But they also require very exact conditions especially indoors to thrive … Outdoors you do not have much control so it is up to mother nature.


Indoor Growing

Indoors it may also be easier for you to use a grow tent …


Daytime conditions … Lights On
75-82f Leaf Temperature
65-70F soil / hydro root temperature.
35-55% Relative Humidity

Night Time - Lights Off
65-70F soil / hydro root temperature.
35-55% Relative Humidity

Types of Cannabis … males vs female

Indoor Supplies

Indoor Light Sources 100 watt+
Led - < 2,000 BTU HEAT (Very little heat)

315 watts CMH - 2,000 BTU HEAT

DE 1000 Watts 6,000 BTU HEAT

All put out heat and need to be cooled if to hot in the summer with AC … !!! In the winter the excess heat can be used to heat your house or garage …

Soil or Hydro ?

I prefer hydro for indoor grows … the plants seem to just do better … Always use filtered water for indoor grows … !!! By growing hydro indoors it helps prevent over-watering.

Use GH Organics Bio-thrive Bloom 15ml or Pure Blend Pro Bloom all the way till last week of flower then switch to water … cannabis plants also grow fine in veg with bloom fertilizer.


Hydro Bucket


How to grow outside

Always use soil and smart pots for outdoor plants … It is just simpler, grows better plants, and provides some protection from gophers …

65 Gallon pots are a good size for planting in July and can do around 2lbs a pot max 3lb.

Use 150-300 gallon pots if possible if you start in May or June to get potentially 5+ lb plants 

Basic Soil Mix

Outdoor Fertilizers can be used in bloom ...


Advanced Organic Soil Recipe

8 - 1.5 cubic ft bags of high quality base soil
1 33lb. bag of Worm Castings
2.5 lbs. Fish Bone Meal
5 lbs. High Phosphorus Bat Guano
5 lbs. Blood Meal
2.5 lbs. Bone Meal
3 cups. Oyster Shell
3 cups. Kelp Meal
3 cups Alfalfa Meal
3/4 cup Epsom Salt
1 cup Dolomite Lime
2 cups Azomite
2 TBS powdered Humic Acid


10% off when you mention your an ASA Patient at these stores … and they will also price match California stores ...

Plant Plants in June and Harvest around October

Spray Organic teas to super charge plants inside / prevent pests outside

Get biodiversity Teas @ hometown hydroponics …


Common Plant Deficiencies


How to Harvest Your Medicine



Pests come from outside or from the clones you acquired … some of these pests eggs cannot be killed for up to 90 days … If you see bugs on a plant I recommend killing it and spraying the area with an organic pesticide …


Organic Pesticides

… I do not recommend spraying these on cannabis plants … if you do make sure not to spray flowers and spray only outside plants before July or mother plants …


Other Resources

Greenhouse’s Cheap

Grow Like A Pro VIDEO

Make Female seeds

Alternative Fertilizer


Making Extracts


Other extracts


Vaping Tools



County Cannabis Laws

Medical - Still Strict

Prop 64 - Everyone allowed 6 indoor plants or 6 greenhouse


6 plants in an  accessory structure that is "fully enclosed and secure."