Canadian CANNAINVESTOR Magazine May 2017 - Page 132

You could opt for plants in lieu of seeds and save some time, money and possibly headaches. Average timing of plant to harvest is approximately 9-10 weeks. Companies such as Canna Farms will be offering plants for sale of a small variety of strains. The strains offered have a proven track record, sold multiple times by Canna Farms over the past two years.

Source: Canna Farms Ltd.

The bottom line is, if you want to average cost down your home grow set up costs and overhead costs, be prepared to make the commitment to grow long term, as curiosity may not be enough to justify the sunk costs to get started. Perhaps even taking a training course might be worthwhile, such as the “How to grow marijuana” program offered by Cannabis Training University, a member of the National Cannabis Industry Association, and the only marijuana school offering online certifications as a Marijuana Grower and Budtender.

On the flipside, the qualitative benefits of gardening and growing may outweigh these potential challenges to home growing, and at the same time may save you a few bucks. Some of us, including myself, always shook my head in bewilderment as my dad spent hours and hours tending to his garden in the backyard. How and why? For some fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce a few months out of the year? Why bother! Well according to Green Flower, experts in providing in-depth knowledge and offering courses, videos, and articles on all things cannabis, there are several good reasons to grow your own, including but not exclusively, it being an expression of freedom, extremely fun and rewarding, and allowing users with the ability to control what they are consuming.