Why are some cannabis cultivators more successful than others? How is it that some home growers continuously produce top-shelf bud, while others fail to harvest anything worthwhile whatsoever?
Cultivating cannabis at home can be as simple or complicated as you want it to be. If you choose to do so, you can spend epic amounts of cash on the most advanced hydroponics hardware and automate your small-scale farm. Alternatively, you could invest in a few plastic pots, a cheap bag of compost and a batch of quality cannabis seeds.
But whichever way you go, your success (or otherwise) will be affected by certain personal qualities and characteristics. Whatever your objectives and background, you’ll find that every super-successful cannabis cultivator shares the following five key characteristics:
There’s a difference between your everyday cannabis consumer and somebody who’s relentlessly passionate about pot. The difference being that in the case of the latter, they’re willing to do just about anything to get the job done properly. They’re not afraid of a challenge, they’re willing to put in the hard work and they know their efforts will pay dividends at some point down the line.Cannabis is their passion, their life and their priority - not something they expect to grow as a casual side-venture. Without relentless passion for the whole thing, you can forget about it.
Willingness to learn
Nobody on earth knows everything there is to know about cannabis. There’s no such thing - new discoveries and innovations are emerging all the time. Hence, successful cannabis cultivation represents a continuous learning process to be embraced and enjoyed. In order to become a successful home grower, you need to be willing to learn…and continue learning at all times. If pot is your passion, this shouldn’t constitute a chore. If it does, you need to question where your priorities lie.
You cannot and will not succeed as a home grower without truly relentless patience. Provide your plants with everything they need to do their thing and they’ll do it...in their own time. To a large extent, there’s nothing you can do to make cannabis plants produce pot faster than they’re capable of doing. Not only this, but you need to accept the correlation between patience and the potential payoff at the end. Take your time, don’t attempt to rush things and focus on the end result.
By dedication, we mean the willingness and ability to show your plants the consistent TLC they need. A quick glance every couple of days or so isn’t enough. If you want to produce the kind of top-shelf pot you’d normally pay good money for, you need to show it the care and respect it deserves.Monitoring temperatures, watching for signs of disease, keeping pests at bay, balancing humidity levels, carefully controlling lighting cycles and so on - all in a day’s work for the successful cannabis cultivator.
Last but not least, setbacks are all part and parcel of the experience. Even as a seasoned cannabis cultivator, you’ll occasionally run into difficulties. Even if 90% of your crop suddenly craps-out for no real reason, you need to dust yourself off, regroup and try again. There’s no such thing as a 100% successful cannabis cultivator and there never will be. Things go wrong and expecting the unexpected comes with the territory. If you’re prone to throwing tantrums at the slightest setback, cannabis cultivation probably isn’t for you. If you’re capable of persevering when the proverbial hits the fan, you’ll probably get the job done just fine.