Well, I guess they tried…sort of. My son and another member of our extended family have medical cards and use CAnnabis for medicine. The problem is that it’s still very expensive. So, my wife decided to help the kids grow Cannabis to keep the cost down.
So, she bought an Apollo 4x4x80" tent and let them and their Cannabis using friends guide her in whatever else was needed. Well, they didn’t do their homework, so the result was a disaster. They had only one fan, a 200cfm, and it was on the exhaust side. There was no intake fan, as it turned out they didn’t even open any other ports. So, the fan pulled air out of the tent, but no air was entering.
Instead of a big grow light, they positioned a separate grow light over each plant. The lights varied from 25 to 50 watts.
The seeds were bag seeds planted into regular potting soil in big pots, and the pots set on top of 5 gallon buckets. Each pot had a hollow PVC pipe all the way through it to the five gallon bucket. Run water down the pipe and into the bucket, let the plant soak up as much as it wants—at least, it was supposed to work that way.
Cannabis are tough plants. Six germinated and grew to about eight inches before dying from a lack of air, lack of light, and sour/waterlogged soil. The young fellows were pretty crushed over this and abandoned the project. A lot of their friends had tried growing Cannabis, only to have their plants die too. Cannabis has a reputation as being a hard plant to grow, so it just wasn’t going to work. See all the used tents, lights and supplies on Craigslist?
This was in May of 2017. My wife was giving our adult son CBD oil from the Remedy strain of Cannabis, grown in Washington state by a friend of ours. She went on a trip to Washington state as we have a daughter there. She also visited our friend who offered her a Remedy hydro clone planted in soil. She came home to Nevada and put it on the window sill, with no direct light. And, she didn’t tell me she had brought it home.
I got up the next morning, wife is gone to work. I spy this pathetic looking, unidentifiable plant that my black thumb wife seems determined to kill. I put it out into the soft, early morning light for a couple of hours. Then I brought it inside. It withered and died! Then wife told me what it was.
OK, wife and kids have both failed. But I’m a country boy, raised farming and gardening, and fairly successful at it. Good I get a Cannabis crop to harvest? I know they are hardy plants as I’ve seen them growing wild in the Midwest. So, I decided it was my turn!