Chapter 1

Growing Supplies

Being prepared is important when first starting to grow cannabis at home. So gather your growing supplies ahead of time or else you’ll be scrambling around. It’s much easier to be successful when you’re proactive and prepared. Lists are helpful, but I’ll share more details about what’s on the list along with many product recommendations in the chapters coming up. If you see something below and you’re not sure what it is, don’t worry, explanations are provided in the next chapters.


Here’s your list of growing supplies:

    1. grow tent
    2. LED grow light
    3. light timer
    4. exhaust fan
    5. clip-on fan
    6. hygrometer
    7. plastic or felt pots
    8. a ph test kit complete with ph up + down
    9. potting soil (or “coco”)
    10. soil-moisture reader
    11. rolling plant risers
    12. fertilizer
    13. trimming scissors
    14. clippers/loppers
    15. watering can
    16. water
    17. pest control


You also need an electrical strip to plug the light and fans in.

You don’t need ducting or netting, as these are optional. Some people may want to put their grow tent next to a window and use ducting to exhaust air out of the window. This practice is OK, but it is not necessary. New growers shouldn’t use netting (“scrog netting”) because if you spider mites, thrips, aphids, or powdery mildew, it will be a mess of a nightmare to deal with it if the plants are woven into netting. For example, if you have a plant in the back of your tent with powdery mildew, you’d want to remove and isolate that plant, as well as a few other important things which I teach you later on in the book. I never teach beginners to start with netting. Instead, I teach new growers to verify that they don’t have plant pest problems for a couple successful harvests before trying to use netting. And btw, I still don’t like netting, I find it to be the single most overrated technique in cannabis cultivation. As for me, I’ll keep it simple.


Marc Eden’s DIY Cannabis Cultivation Book For Beginners: Learn How To Grow Cannabis Indoors Using LED, Tents, and Soil
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