Chapter 1

Growing Supplies

Before you start growing cannabis at home, you need growing supplies. Get them now!

When you’re proactive and prepared, the odds are always in your favor. So gather your cannabis growing supplies ahead of time, or else you’ll be scrambling around like mad when it is not convenient. If you see something below that you are unfamiliar with, do not worry, explanations are coming right up in chapters ahead. I also share specific product recommendations and links so you can make your purchases.

Below is just the list of growing supplies you’ll need, followed by some mentions of things I recommend you avoid.


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. Ph Test Kit w/ ph up + down
    9. Potting Soil
    10. Soil Moisture Reader
    11. Rolling Plant Risers
    12. Fertilizer
    13. Trim Scissors
    14. Clippers / Loppers
    15. Watering Can / Pitcher
    16. Pest Control Products
    17. Water


You also will need an electrical outlet or electrical strip to plug your light and fans in. I recommend you get all of your growing supplies prior to buying cannabis seeds or buying clones. This way you will be fully prepared to garden with your best foot forward.

You do not need ducting or netting in your set-up. Some of you 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.

If you’ve heard of using netting in your grow tent, do yourself a favor and don’t use netting. I don’t recommend new growers use it because if you get spider mites, thrips, aphids, scale or powdery mildew, it will be a messy nightmare to deal with plants woven into netting in the back of your grow tent. However, if after a few harvests you’ve confirmed you don’t have issues with pests or disease in your garden, then feel free to experiment with netting.

Wondering about which of the recommended growing supplies are recurring purchases? I’ll tell you. Your regular recurring purchases from this list will be potting soil, fertilizer, pots, and ph test solution. Over the years, you are likely to purchase a new clip-on fan, hygrometer, soil moisture reader, and trimming scissors, etc., as these items eventually break or get dilapidated. Every 2-5 years, you are likely to purchase a new grow light simply in order to stay up to date with new LED technology. Bear in mind, LED lights do not last forever, and they will eventually burn out on you.


Marc Eden’s DIY Cannabis Cultivation Book For Beginners: Learn How To Grow Cannabis Indoors Using LED, Tents, and Soil
Published by Green Carpet Growing, Inc. San Diego CA 92103
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