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10 Essential Supplies for Growing Marijuana Indoors

If you’re new to growing marijuana, it can sound like such a huge and expensive undertaking…

That even though the idea of it interests and intrigues you…

You quickly get overwhelmed by the idea of having to spend into the $1000s, plus the huge amounts of information on the topic…

…and eventually put the idea on hold.

But the truth is:

Growing your own marijuana is far easier and cheaper than you might imagine…

All you need is a few basic supplies and it doesn’t have to cost you more than $600 for an indoor grow, and much less even for an outdoor grow.

It will save you HUGE amounts of money after the initial investment, because you’ll produce more buds than you can smoke…

And they will be so potent and tasty…any herb you had before will pale in comparison.

Which is why in today’s post you will learn:

  • The first steps on how to grow your own marijuana;
  • The different growing setups, and;
  • A list of basic, marijuana growing supplies to get you kickstarted…

First, you have to decide on…

Growing Marijuana Indoors vs Outdoors

While the general consensus is that indoor growing is ‘better’…

The fact of the matter is, whether you should grow in- or outdoors, all depends on your specific circumstances .

Growing indoors takes more skill, maintenance and is less forgiving…

But if you know what you’re doing, the quality of your nugs will be out of this world in terms of:

  • Density;
  • Flavor, and;
  • Potency.

That doesn’t mean the quality of your yield will be bad in an outdoors grow…

It’s just easier to get those bomb-ass nugs in an indoor grow.

On the flipside:

If you’re going for quantity, an outdoor grow will out-yield an indoor grow by a pretty large margin, with the same number of plants.

In an outdoor grow, your marijuana plants will be larger and full of vigor, producing insane amounts of yield.

So as a general rule of thumb:

  • Growing marijuana indoors takes more skill and maintenance, but will produce a higher quality yield ;
  • Growing marijuana outdoors takes less skill and maintenance, will produce lowerquality yield , but a much higher yield with the same number of plants and is much cheaper .

But these are not the only differences you should consider…

If you want a year-round harvest and are not living in a tropical climate…you only got 1 choice: growing indoors .

Now, growing indoors does actually bring some extra benefits with it:

  • Your marijuana plants will be much less vulnerable to thieves and animals pecking away at your babies. Keep your plants for you and you ONLY .
  • It’s much easier to clone your plants. To get yourself free and extra crops of your best plants.

But growing outdoors, brings some additional benefits with it as well:

  • It’s much cheaper. All you need are some pots and quality soil.
  • You’re growing your plants how Mother Nature intended it to be, which probably has some benefits that are yet unknown.
  • If you use a greenhouse, you eliminate many typical outdoor problems like pests and dust pollution.

For most people growing indoors just seems to be the more practical method. Not everyone has a private garden and marijuana thieves are a serious problem.

Next up we have another one of those age-old debates…

Hydroponic Marijuana vs Soil

Is hydroponic growing better, or soil?

Again, there is no ‘better’ method.

But here’s the deal:

When you’re just starting out, I highly recommend you start out with soil, because:

  • It’s cheaper;
  • Easier to maintain (costs less time), and;
  • Much more forgiving than hydroponic growing.

Besides these main benefits growing in soil has a few added benefits like:

  • Your marijuana will taste better;
  • It’s better suited for small spaces (if you’re short on space);
  • It’s more natural, so probably has more hidden benefits (I don’t believe we are smarter than nature).

Reading all these benefits, you might be wondering:

Are there any reasons to choose hydroponic growing over soil?

If you’re prepared to invest your time and learn hydroponic growing properly and accept that maintenance time will be high when you’re learning the ropes of hydroponic growing…

Hydroponic growing actually is an extremely rewarding growing method.

Because it’s easier to control the whole growing process, especially the amount and pace of nutrients, oxygen and CO2 your plants receive…

You’ll receive some benefits over soil:

  • Quicker harvest cycles because of reduced vegetation times. Which means more total yield for you;
  • Increased yields per grow;
  • Easier to get more potent yields;
  • Higher density planting leading to increased yields per square foot.

Hydroponic growing essentially is ‘ power growing ’ and is the highest yielding grow method…IF you apply the techniques and maintain your grow PROPERLY.

There are different types of hydroponic growing, which you can learn about here:

Next up is a list of growing supplies you’ll need to get started growing indoors…because let’s be real: indoor growing is what 80% of you will do.

Growing Indoors: 10 Essential Marijuana Growing Supplies

Any marijuana plant needs 4 essential elements to grow:

  1. Light;
  2. Water;
  3. Nutrients, and;
  4. Air.

What this means is that the growing supplies which provide these 4 elements are absolutely essential .

But to grow marijuana properly indoors, you’ll need a few more extras that support these 4 elements.

Without further due…here’s what you’ll need for a proper indoor growing setup:

  1. Marijuana Seeds;
  2. Grow Lights;
  3. Medium to Grow (Soil, Hydroton, etc.);
  4. Nutrients and Supplements;
  5. Pots or Buckets;
  6. Ventilation;
  7. Thermometer;
  8. pH and PPM Testing Tools;
  9. Carbon Filter;
  10. A Grow Tent.

You might be thinking:

Those are a lot of supplies and the list sounds expensive.

Well, here’s the deal:

If you’re going to grow in soil and going for a 4ft x 4ft space with 1-5 plants, you can easily stay under $650. And your lights will be the main expense here.

In such a grow-setup you can easily yield 4 pounds (1800 grams) of smoke-able high-quality herb.

And if you didn’t know already…

$650 for 4 pounds of quality herb is more than 10 times cheaper than what you would pay at a marijuana dispensary or pharmacy (where you would pay 4 x $1750 = $7000 for the same amount).

Now, if you’re going to grow hydroponically…depending on which system you go for, the cost can add up quickly to over $1000. Because you’ll need more supplies.

But still…even this is 7 times cheaper than buying your marijuana at dispensaries.

Now let’s dive deeper into each item on the list…

1. Marijuana Seeds

Captain obvious speaking:

You can’t grow marijuana without seeds (unless you clone, but I assume that’s not an option for you at this time).

And the quality and strain (genetic make-up) of your seeds will have a MAJOR impact on your results.

How you ensure the quality of your seeds is by buying them from a reputable seedbank with lots of positive and trusted reviews.

But your specific strain is also a topic to think about.

If you’re looking for a specific effect, of course, go for a strain which is known to produce that particular effect…

But with your first grow, you will want an easy grow and a large yield.

Indoors, Indica-heavy strains are easier to grow , flower much faster and will produce a larger yield than Sativa-heavy strains.

Indica-heavy strains are much more compact, which means they need much less space and are more forgiving in case of growing mistakes.

Here are some tried and tested Indica-heavy strains:

  • Northern Lights Autoflower Fem.(CropKingSeeds – Worldwide / Seedsman – UK)
  • Purple Kush Feminized(CropKingSeeds – Worldwide / Seedsman – UK)

Now, if you really want to grow Sativa-heavy strains, I recommend you take a hybrid. Because 100% Sativa strains are really not that well suited for compact indoor growing setups.

Here are some tried and tested Sativa-heavy strains, that are actually pretty well suited for indoor growing:

  • White Widow Fem.(CropKingSeeds – Worldwide / Seedsman – UK)
  • Sour Diesel Feminized(CropKingSeeds – Worldwide / Seedsman – UK)

Next up we have your piece that will have to replace the sun…

2. Grow Lights

Since you’re growing indoors…

You’re going to have to replace sunlight, which is by no means an easy task.

And most beginning growers are extremely scared of the electric costs of a grow light…thinking it will quickly add up into the hundreds.

While this is true for certain types of grow lights, covering large spaces…

A high-quality LED light will hardly add something to your electric bill.

Classic example:

  • Spider Farmer SF – (EpicLEDGrowLight > 3% off coupon code: HERBONAUT/ Amazon)

There are many more options when going for a LED light and I cover the 5 best of them here:

Now, the initial investment is higher if you go for a LED light though.

The other option you have is an HPS light, which is a cheaper initial investment but will be more expensive in terms of electricity and replacement costs (you’ll need to replace it every 1-6 months, depending on the quality of your HPS light).

Do realize that ventilation will be more important with an HPS light because it generates way more heat than a LED light…so don’t cut corners when buying an exhaust fan if you decide to go for an HPS light.

To operate, an HPS light will need a ballast for power and hood/reflector which reflects all the light to your plants.

If you’re just starting out, an easy option is to get a full HPS grow light kit which includes both the ballast and the hood.

Classic example:

  • Apollo Horticulture 400 Watt Grow Light Digital– (Amazon)

A general rule of thumb with grow lights is to get 50 watts per square foot.

Let’s say you get a 4×4 tent. Then you will need 16×50 = 800 watts.

You have 2 options here:

  1. Get 1x 1000W light, or;
  2. Get 2x 400W lights.

Getting 2x 400W lights will be better for your plants because you can position them more easily and optimize the spread of your light…

But, if you’re going for an HPS light at least, getting 1x 1000W will be cheaper.

If you buy pre-made lights you won’t need any hanging ropes.

But if you go for a DIY light, you will definitely need a way to hang your lights.

The most secure and flexible (flexible as in easily adjustable height) to hang your lights is with:

  • Rope Ratchets– (Amazon)

Next up we have your…

3. Growing Medium

Since plants can’t float around in the air…

You also need a growing medium to support your plants.

What type of growing medium you use, is fully dependent on whether you’re growing in soil vs hydroponics .

If you choose to grow in soil, you’ll need (surprise, surprise) soil as a growing medium.

An easy way to get started is with pre-made soil which is ready for use straight out of the bag .

Classic example:

  • FoxFarm Ocean Forest– (Amazon / Grower’s House)

If you choose a hydroponic system, you’ll need an inert medium like hydroton or lava-rock.

Classic example:

  • Hydroton– (Amazon)

Another important to note here is that soil actually is a supplier of nutrients and an inert medium like pebbles isn’t, it’s just there to hold your plant in place.

And that’s why the nutrients and feeding schedule of soil is different than a hydroponic system…

As you will learn when we talk about the building blocks of your marijuana plants…

4. Nutrients and Supplements

Nutrients When Growing in Soil

Just like every living organism, your marijuana plants need nutrients to grow.

Without nutrients, no plants. It’s that easy really.

But what kind of nutrients you need depends on:

  • Whether you’re growing hydroponically or with soil, and;
  • If you’re growing in soil: whether you’re growing in organic super-soil, organic high-quality soil or just normal soil (normal soil is not recommended).

If you’re growing in organic super- or high-quality-soil, you might need a small amount of nutrients to adjust nutrient-strength levels or work out a deficit after the first few weeks when you’re plants are deeper into their vegetative stage and/or start to enter their flowering stage…

But most of the nutrients will already be in your soil, and you might even overfeed your plants by adding extra nutrients.

Still it can be helpful to add small amounts of organic nutrients to your plants once they get into their flowering stage.

Classic example soil-based organic nutrients:

  • Fox Farm Big Bloom Fertilizer– (Amazon / Grower’s House)

Now, if you’re growing in regular soil, you’ll definitely need a good set of quality nutrients.

But I don’t recommend growing in regular soil as it’s just much easier and more natural to grow in organic super-soil packed with nutrients.

Nutrients When Growing in a Hydroponic System

When you’re growing hydroponically, it’s your water that provides the nutrients.

And since water naturally doesn’t have the nutrients your marijuana plants need…

You will definitely need nutrients.

When you mix water with nutrients, that’s what’s called your nutrient solution. And you will feed your plants with your nutrient solution.

Classic example nutrients for hydroponic systems (you need to combine all 3):

  • Jacks Hydroponic 5-12-26 Jack’s Professional– (Amazon)
  • Jacks Calcium Nitrate 15.5% Nitrogen 18% Calcium – (Amazon)
  • Pennington Epsom Salt– (Amazon)

Remember that your plants will need a different nutrient profile per growth stage (vegetation vs flowering). Check out this page for a guide on nutrient profiles for marijuana when growing hydroponically.

Next up we have…

5. Pots & Buckets

Since we’re growing indoors and can’t make use of the ground…

We’ll need something to put our growing medium and plants in like pots, buckets or containers.

Now, if you’re growing in soil smart pots are great to start with.

Because they really do protect you from some common mistakes like:

  • Overwatering;
  • Bad soil;
  • No root binding;
  • Root rot.

They are a bit more expensive than regular pots but well worth the price.

The size of your pots depends on your grow space, but if you want decent sized plants go for at least 5-gallon pots.

Classic example:

  • Smart Pots 5 Gallons– (Amazon / Grower’s House)

If you’re growing hydroponically you don’t need fancy pots.

Usually, you’ll use buckets.

And if you get a pre-made hydroponic system (which is highly recommended if you’re a complete beginner to hydroponic growing), the buckets usually are included with your system.

Classic example:

Next up we have the lungs and cooling mechanism of your grow environment…

6. Ventilation

If you’re going to replicate nature…

Your plants are going to need a steady flow of fresh air with CO2.

And the best way to provide them with fresh CO2-rich air is through proper ventilation.

But there’s another very important reason why you want proper ventilation…

High temperatures can quickly destroy your crop. And proper ventilation keeps the temperature in your grow room / grow tent in check.

Proper ventilation consists of 3 parts:

  1. Active air exhaustion;
  2. Passive or active air intake, and;
  3. Air movement.

For proper ventilation, you need all 3 of these elements to be present.

Depending on your budget you have many options to buy ventilation supplies…

But when you’re starting out, there are 4 essential things to keep in mind:

  • Know the volume of your grow area / grow tent (4x4x6 ft. = 105.6 cubic ft.);
  • Get a fan which has AT LEAST a Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM) rating that is equal to the volume of your grow area / grow tent;
  • If you’re going to get a carbon filter (to filter unwanted smells) add 25% to that number;
  • Get a centrifugal inline fan;
  • An exhaust fan is more important than an intake fan.

For beginners, I recommend using a passive intake (a hole or 2 on the opposite end of your exhaust fan in your grow tent) and an inline exhaust fan that satisfies the above requirements.

If you’re going for an inline intake fan, make sure to get a fan that’s 10-15% less powerful than your exhaust fan. This is because you want to keep negative pressure in your grow space. Negative air pressure ensures all the air passes through your carbon filter.

Classic example:

  • Hurricane Inline Fan 4 in 171 CFM – (Amazon / Grower’s House)

Here’s how you hang your fan:

  • Rope Ratchets– (Amazon)

7. Thermometer

Every plant has an optimal temperature level at which the maximum level of photosynthesis takes place.

But with marijuana it’s even a bit more complicated:

Different strains have different optimal temperature levels at which they produce the most potent buds.

To create the perfect environment for your particular strain it’s important you keep the temperature in your grow room / grow tent at this optimal level.

And since, unless you have some special powers, you have no clue whether the temperature in your grow area is at this optimal level…

You really need a thermometer.

Now, a basic thermometer is cheap, and all you need when starting out.

Classic example:

  • AcuRite Indoor Humidity Monitor – (Amazon)

Next up are the essential tool-kits…

8. pH and PPM Testing Tools

Marijuana plants not only have an optimal temperature to grow…

It’s ESSENTIAL that you keep the pH levels (acidity or alkalinity) of your soil or nutrient solution (when growing hydroponically), at an optimal level as well.

Because pH affects:

  • Nutrient availability;
  • Nutrient leaching;
  • The bacteria in your soil, and;
  • Your soil structure.

Get your pH wrong and your plants will suffer severe malnutrition and it will be very hard to save a crop of prolonged cases of malnutrition.

Either the potency and taste of your buds will SUCK or your plants will flat out die.

The optimal pH-levels:

  • Hydroponic grow: pH 5.5-6.5 or game over;
  • Soil-based grow: pH 6.5-6.8.

It literally is a matter of life-and-death for your plants…

Luckily there’s a very handy tool that will help you keep the pH in check: a pH-meter.

Now, soil and water (hydroponic growing) have different pH meters. So don’t buy a pH-meter before you’ve decided on soil vs hydro.

Classic example pH-meter SOIL :

  • Dr.meter 3-in-1 PH Acidity Tester – (Amazon / Grower’s House)

Realize that when growing hydroponically it’s important you get a quality pH meter that works in water. Because your pH will be more susceptible to fluctuations than when growing in soil. Plus, as you’ll read below…when you’re growing hydroponically you want a quality PPM- / EC-meter as well. Which means it’s best to immediately get a combo-meter (pH and PPM).

A high-quality pH- and PPM- / EC-meter isn’t cheap and one of the reasons why growing hydroponically is quite a bit more expensive than growing in soil.

Classic example pH- and PPM- / EC-meter HYDRO:

  • Bluelab Combo Meter – (Amazon / Grower’s House)

It’s also important you actually have an easy way to adjust your pH when it’s off.

Again, this is especially true if you’re growing in a hydroponic system because of the potential swings in pH values.

Soil actually acts as a natural buffer, as long as you feed your plants with a slightly alkaline nutrient solution (above 7 pH).

You can easily do this with a pH control kit:

  • General Hydroponics pH Control Kit – (Amazon)
Then the EC/PPM/TDS Meter…

The question is: do you really need one?

If you grow in the soil it’s useful but not necessary.

But if you’re growing hydroponically, you will definitely need one.

Your nutrient-strength-level is less variable when growing in soil than when growing hydroponically.

When growing hydroponically, your plant’s roots are directly exposed to your nutrient-solution and small fluctuations in strength-levels can have a huge impact on the growth of your plants.

Combine this with the fact that your marijuana plants need different nutrient strength-levels at different stages in their growth process…

And you’ll quickly understand why a PPM-meter is important when growing hydroponically.

If you give your plants fewer nutrients than they need, you’ll severely stunt their growth. And if you give them more nutrients than they need, you risk burning your plants.

With a PPM-meter, you can actually measure the nutrient-strength of your soil or nutrient solution, and keep the nutrient-strength at the optimal level.

Classic example:

  • Bluelab Combo Meter (pH and PPM) – (Amazon)

For a chart with a general overview of recommended nutrient-strengths per growth stage, click here.

9. Carbon Filter

Even though I absolutely LOVE the smell of weed…

I don’t really want my whole house smelling of marijuana.

But when you’re growing indoors, this really can be a problem.

Luckily, there’s an easy way to eliminate 95% of the smell: a carbon filter.

So although this is not an essential tool to grow your marijuana, it is essential if you care about odor.

In the ventilation chapter, you learned that you should get an exhaust fan that has a CFM rating that’s at least equal to the volume of your grow area / grow tent.

Your filter should be the same or close to the CFM rating of your exhaust fan.

Classic example:

  • Phresh Filter– (Amazon / Grower’s House)

Do realize that choosing an isolated spot for your grow is much more effective than any filter.

10. Grow Tent

Although a grow tent isn’t absolutely essential…

If you’re growing indoors a good grow tent is highly advisable.

The other option you have is to grow in a room or closet.

And while it might seem unnecessary to get a grow tent, if you have a spare room or closet…

A grow tent will ease and support your growth process in many ways:

  • Easier to control pests;
  • Light reflection (helps your plants grow stronger and faster);
  • Lightproof environment (prevents stress on your plants);
  • Isolation (of smell and infections);
  • Easy temperature and humidity control (prevents stress on your plants).

With a properly setup room or closet, you’ll have exactly the same benefits…

But if you’re a beginner, getting a grow tent will save you loads of time and effort.

Besides a quality grow tent is easy to move, very affordable, and will last you at least a couple of years.

These are the best grow tents I recommend:

Classic example:

  • Apollo Horticulture Grow Tent – (Amazon)

What’s Next…

You now know which supplies you need for a basic indoor growing setup.

But this is only half of the story.

Now you need to know how to set up your growing space…

And how to actually grow your marijuana.

Which is what we will cover in the next post:

Learn what supplies you need to master your first grow, get the best setups for beginners and amazing tips to maximize your yield!

THC Bomb Strain – Everything You Need to Know & More!

Intro:

Tick, tick, tick, BOOM – THC Bomb strain is gonna blow your brain sky-high! THC Bomb is an evenly blended, sativa/indica firecracker with over 20% THC for powerful pyrotechnic potency! When you light this rocket, the flavors are sweet and citrusy, and the fumes are pungently piney. THC Bomb strain launches you like an intercontinental ballistic missile into a nuclear head high that leaves you energized and uplifted, while the indica-half of the explosive mixture relaxes your body, making this an ideal late afternoon or early evening toking enjoyment – some stoners use THC Bomb as a go-to wake’n’bake strain.

This bombastic bud can boost your mood, and it can blast your aches and pains; THC Bomb strain is gyroscopically balanced with equal amounts of sativa and indica so that the effects are also stabilized between being stimulating (but not to the point of shakiness and jitters), yet it leaves you with a serene sense of tranquility (without couch-locking you). Hybrid fans will love this toking torpedo because it has megatons of THC with an equalized charge of sativa matter and indica antimatter that combine to annihilate your stress, depression, pain and nausea. If you wanna rock your world, THC Bomb will blow your blues to smithereens and pummel your pain into submission – and you’ll get nicely high in the chain reaction!

(THC Bomb in dispensary packaging, image from Chel Silly on Instagram)

Background:

Like the Manhattan Project that built the original A-bomb, the origins of THC Bomb are a closely-guarded secret of Dutch Grow merchants Bomb Seeds – THC Bomb genetics is never even mentioned on their official web site; notoriously closed-lipped those Netherlanders can be when it comes to their weapons of mass weedening!

We can, however, makes some educated guesses about what might be the THC Bomb lineage: some have suggested 65% indica/35% sativa Skunk possibly bred with 90% indica Afghan or 100% indica Hindu Kush; Skunk has a hefty THC level of 21%, generally, whereas Afghan K has a THC level of 16% to 21%, depending upon phenotype (environmental variations in a particular pot strain) and Hindu K boasts 23% THC, so these are good contenders for the pot parents of THC Bomb. But nobody knows for sure, except for Bomb Seeds – and they ain’t talkin’!

There is a sativa-dominant offspring of THC Bomb and Gorilla Glue #4 called Gorilla Bomb strain that packs a walloping 25% THC yield. Gorilla Bomb has a sweet, citrusy taste when toked and gives off vapor or smoke with a sour, pungent smell. The beneficial effects of Gorilla Bomb are uplifting euphoric happiness and strong relaxation.

There has been a trend of late for weed strains to be bred for higher and higher THC levels; yes, because they get you higher and higher! There is one newer strain, known as Future #1 cannabis strain, grown by Portland-based 7 Points Oregon, that has a doomsday device level of 37% THC – that is beyond the multiverse levels of psychotropic potency! Imagine a shatter, wax or crumble concentrate level of that particular weed strain, one dab and you would be done for! THC Bomb may not be that gonzo, but it’s still a mighty warhead of a weed strain in its own right!

Some hybrid weed strains with potency and effects similar to THC Bomb include 27% THC Blue Dream, 25% THC Gelato, 26% THC Lemon Kush, and 21% THC Tahoe OG.

(THC Bomb concentrates, image from Herb ‘n Burnie on Instagram)

Effects:

THC Bomb General Effects

THC Bomb Medical Effects

THC Bomb Side Effects

Lower Anxiety 80%

Sleep Better 50%

Reduce Nausea 40%

(THC Bomb in provisioning center jar, image from Justin Smokes Dank on Instagram)

Buying:

If you decide to procure yourself an 8th of an ounce of THC Bomb ganja greens from your favorite marijuana depot, then you could reasonably expect to fork over an average of $45-50 for medical in Seattle, Washington – and also in Phoenix, Arizona, with recreational running slightly more. As with any strain, factors that could affect the price of THC Bomb strain include the quality of the source plants, the strain’s availability, the time of year and the geographic location – for instance, the Western United States was the only place we could find THC Bomb, currently, in leaf form. Also keep in mind that many local dispensaries are required to charge customers a local or state tax, averaging 2-6%, on cannabis sales; that’s how states make their money on legalizing weed sales. THC Bomb concentrates are about $30 per gram for live resin in Los Angeles, California; Eugene, Oregon has terp sugar for $24 a gram; and we found shatter in Phoenix for $24 a gram. Pre-rolled joints run from $15 apiece in Las Vegas for a standard half-gram doobie – some places will have joints of a gram to two grams or more, and they will be correspondingly more expensive. Edible marijuana labels often don’t necessarily specify the type of weed strain used in making the pot treats, usually, they just indicate the level of THC or CBD – but you can always ask the budtenders at your shop if they know of any THC Bomb specific snacks.

(THC Bomb seedling, Dr. Cannabist, on Instagram)

Growing:

The THC Bomb grow produces plentiful pot: THC Bomb’s yield is an incredible 51 to 60 grams, or 1.8 to 2.1 ounces, of nugs per square foot of plant, generating well over 1kg of pot per bud bush (that’s 2 ¼ pounds or 36 ounces) – that is a lot of bang for your buck! THC plants are short, 65-90 cm or 25 ½ – 35 ½ inches high, and bushy. THC Bomb buds are big, purplish and hairy, covered in frosty trichomes, and packed tightly together; plus, they have very high levels of THC, 20-25% when grown under favorable conditions, indoors or out, in a semi-humid climate, between 72 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit (or 22 to 26 degrees Celsius).

How long does it really take to grow THC Bomb auto-flowering plants – which means they bud out based on age, instead of changing hours of light (so they make better indoor growers) – from seed to flower? THC Bomb strain takes about 10 to 11 weeks to flower. And since only female marijuana plants produce the cannabinoid-rich nugs chock full of the flavors and effects stoners crave, the only THC Bomb plants you want to buy and grow – if you’re into that – are THC Bomb feminized seeds or seedlings.

Plants and THC Bomb seeds can be purchased either at a brick-and-mortar nursery or dispensary, or they can be picked up online at sites like Bomb Seeds themselves – the originators of THC Bomb, which has 10-seed packets for £26 (equivalent to $32 USD); or you can get GYO Green Seedbank feminized seeds at $49.28 USD for a 5-pack (£39.41), or 10-pack for $92.31 USD (£73.81).

And, incidentally, Gorilla Bomb strain (the offspring of THC Bomb and GG#4) plants grow up to 90-130cm, or nearly 3 ft to 4 ¼ ft high with a high yield of 400-550 grams (14 to 19 ounces) per square meter and they have a 9-10 week flowering time. You can buy Gorilla Bomb 5-seed packets at Bomb Seeds for £26/$33USD; or Seed Supreme has 5-seed packets of feminized Gorilla Bomb strain for $32.51 USD/£25.99.

So, get you some dirt, some fertilizer, some grow lights, possibly a humidifier if you live in a dry climate and mebbe try your hand at raising up some short ‘n bushy THC Bomb potent pot plants. If they don’t grow (not everyone has a green thumb, some folks couldn’t grow potatoes regardless of their good intentions) – well you tried; if they do grow, then you are all set when you want to detonate your troubles and boost your brain into stratospheric highness!

Here is a cool time-lapse of a THC Bomb grow with some interesting technical info and a sweet soundtrack:

Bonus Content: DIY THC Bath Bomb

Okay, before we review what we have learned about THC Bomb strain and shuffle off to our next cannabis writing adventure, we wanna throw something extra at you: THC bath bombs – not necessarily directly related to THC Bomb weed, but maybe you could use THC Bomb strain in making yourself some bath bombs. Confused? Wondering what in the world bath bombs even are? Confusion is part of the cannabis connoisseur – or cannasseur – scene, so puff some of your favorite stuff, and let’s wade into this!

Bath bombs are tub toys for big people – basically, a small ball of essential oils or other effervescent ingredients designed to help you relax and enjoy a soak in the tub. If you’re a bit too old for Mr. Bubble bubble bath, then bath bombs just might be for you! And, no, if you pass gas in the tub, it doesn’t qualify as a jacuzzi!

Now, cannabis being the versatile consumable wonder that it is, works just as well topically as internally consuming it through smoking or ingestion – although more slowly because it takes a little time to seep into your muscles and bloodstream once it soaks through your skin. Applied externally, either as a dermal patch, lotion, or as a bath bomb ingredient added to the water you are partially (unless you have a snorkel) submerged in, relaxing effects provided by cannabis can lead to the easing tired and tense muscles, reducing pain and inflammation, and overall, bringing you to a state of peace and contentment. What’s not to love about that?

So, how do you craft your own do-it-yourself THC bath bombs? That is just what we are gonna let you in on! This will probably take you about three hours altogether to produce just one THC bath bomb – which is a lot of work, but it will be more than worth it the next time you have a physically exhausting, soul-crushing day at work and just want to unwind nekkid in the tub for a bit.

(Prepackaged THC bath bomb, image from Christmas Remedies on Instagram)

What you will need:

  • Small bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Bath bomb molds, which can be found at craft stores, department stores like Walmart, or online at sites like Amazon or eBay.
  • 4 oz baking soda
  • 2 oz corn starch
  • 2 oz citric acid
  • 2 oz Epsom salts
  • 1 ½ tsp water
  • 1 teaspoon of your favorite essential oil (lavender, vanilla, rose, jasmine, sandalwood, and citrus are supposed to be good for relaxation)
  • ¼ teaspoon THC (or CBD if you want milder effects) infused coconut oil or tincture (yes, we’ll include a recipe for THC tincture below)
  • 1–2 drops food coloring (pick your favorite color, or mix them together for a uniform gray) or ½ tsp of dry food coloring

What to do with it all:

  1. Combine all your dry ingredients, except for food coloring if you are using dry color, in the medium bowl, and whisk together.
  2. Next, mix all wet ingredients, except for food coloring if you are using a liquid color, in a small bowl.
  3. Very slowly, combine liquid mixture and dry mixture together, whisking as you go. Slow down if it starts to fizz a lot. Add liquid food coloring now, if that’s what you have.
  4. Once everything above is mixed well, you should have the consistency of damp beach sand. Take some in your hand, squeeze and it should stick together pretty well when you open your hand – if not, add a few more drops of water. When you are happy with the consistency, then mix in the dry color powder if you haven’t already used liquid coloring.
  5. Fill each half of the bath bomb molds with the mixture until slightly over-filled, being careful not to pack too much. Sprinkle some more of the mixture on top of each half to help seal the halves together.
  6. Press the halves firmly together and hold for 10 seconds.
  7. Tilt sideways and carefully remove the ‘top’ side of the mold.
  8. Set the bath bomb with the remaining mold side down and let dry for at least 20 minutes.
  9. Finally, slowly and carefully remove the final mold with a gentle twisting motion. If it breaks, it will still work – sometimes, if still damp, you can just smoosh the halves together.
  10. Let sit overnight until the bath bomb is totally solid, then enjoy your THC bath bomb whenever the mood strikes you!

Okay, now the THC tincture recipe we promised you (this is actually from our ‘Thinking of Smoking Weed with a Cold? Everything You Need to Know’ blog, which you really should check out when you get the chance – and especially if you have a cold):

Do-It-Yourself Cannabis Tincture

  1. Decarboxylate 3 ½ grams of ground ganja at 225 degrees for 20 minutes spread out on a cookie sheet.
  2. Put activated cannabis in a sealable jar or vacuum-seal bag with ½ cup vegetable glycerin.
  3. Heat jarred or bagged pot in a pan full of water just under boiling for about 1 hour.
  4. Strain weed particulates out of mixture and chill to use in recipes like the one above.

There you have it, two recipes – one for the THC bath bombs and one for THC tincture; and of course you can use THC Bomb strain to make the tincture that you then put in the THC bath bombs and depth charge your tub soak! What a blast!

(THC Bomb feminized seeds, Sweedlife Grow Shop on Instagram)

Summary:

THC Bomb is some dy-no-mite weed with a THC level of 20-25% when properly produced in a prime climate with mild humidity. While THC Bomb genetics is a bit mysterious, Bomb Seeds has created an acclaimed cannabis strain that is noteworthy for its big bad buds and powerful potency; there is some speculation that indica-leaning Skunk (also known as Skunk #1) is part of the THC Bomb lineage, along with indica-dominant Afghan or Hindu Kush; both suspected pot parents have THC levels of at least 21% or higher, depending upon environment variations in phenotype. THC Bomb strain itself has been paired up with Gorilla Glue #4 to produce Gorilla Bomb strain, which has a big bang itself with 25% THC. We may not know where THC Bomb came from, but we know that it’s already going places as a launching point for pairing with other high-THC weed strains.

So, while THC Bomb may be weed of unknown origin, what we do know about it is pretty impressive: firing up THC Bomb flower offers you sweet and citrusy flavor along with a piney fragrance, and a mighty fine high that is both heady and yet relaxing because of its 50/50 indica/sativa intermixed configuration. Toking on THC Bomb can light you up with explosively energizing effects, focusing and uplifting your mind while easing your pain and relaxing your sore muscles – so it would make a bodacious DIY THC bath bomb using the recipe that we just gave you! Whether you soak in it or smoke it down, the fallout is gonna be less stress and anxiety, powerful pain relief, significantly better sleep, and no more nausea. Sure, there’s a little fallout in terms of dry mouth and eyes, but those are common enough consequences of cannabis consumption – some eye drops and a glass of water oughta do you.

If you are searching out some THC Bomb strain for yourself to try, then be aware that it is a predominantly Western strain in terms of purchasing from a provisioning place – but you can buy THC Bomb seeds and try your hand at growing your own ganja grenades. How long does it take to grow THC Bomb auto-flowering plants? About 10 to 11 weeks, which is not too bad. You wanna be sure to get yourself some THC Bomb feminized seeds or seedlings – since only the lady plants are gonna pop with plump, potent nugs for you to pluck and put into your weed pipe or bong bowl. Patience is required whenever you decide to cultivate your own weed, but sometimes it’s your only option if you can’t find certain kinds of cannabis near your neighborhood.

Well, what are you doing sitting around reading this THC Bomb review? Either go out and buy yourself some THC Bomb strain leaf or concentrate from your local dispensary or else internet yourself some THC Bomb seeds so you can get busy and grow your own – either way, once this firecracker weed strain finds its way into your preferred toking or dabbing paraphernalia, THC Bomb is blown your weedy little brain to smithereens!

Here is a perky pot princess giving you the lowdown on THC Bomb – one more for the road:

Intro: Tick, tick, tick, BOOM – THC Bomb strain is gonna blow your brain sky-high! THC Bomb is an evenly blended, sativa/indica firecracker with over 20% THC for powerful pyrotechnic potency! When you light this rocket, the flavors are sweet and citrusy, and the fumes are pungently piney. THC Bomb strain launches you l