People cultivate and grow marijuana for a variety of reasons. Some people are vexed with the poor quality they buy to smoke. Some people like to earn extra cash. There are people who grow this weed for medical reasons and social reasons too. However, the main reason for people to grow their own weed is a low quality and high price of the marijuana they buy.

The process is not at all difficult provided you have the time and ready to put in the effort. Spending a few hours each week can yield fantastic results. In case you grow for personal consumption, you do not require a high yield. You can make do with a starter kit of $80. However, you should know the risks of growing marijuana.

Growing marijuana for own consumption is quite cheap. You can easily grow outdoors as everything is available free. This includes sunlight, water, and nutrients from the soil. The only things you need are the seeds, pots, and fertilizers.

You can grow marijuana outdoors in an inexpensive manner. You can make use of the CFL bulbs and thus save on electricity. In case you have fewer plants, you may not need a carbon filter or a fan to reduce the smell. You can start with seeds, CFL lamps, small fan, soil, as well the pots. You might not incur more than $80 for all these ingredients. In case you are looking for higher yields, then you should invest in professional systems costing you a few hundred dollars. You can buy these items at Amazon at a cheap price.

Indoor Basic (Amazon)   $80 Indoor Pro $350 Outdoor marijuana       $55
3 X 2-gallon container $3 600 watts HPS                 $49 Miracle grow soil           $14.91
125 watt CFL light        $30 600 watts ballast            $51 15-gallon container       $9
1 fan                               $12 600 watt reflector        $34.95 Good quality seeds        $30
Miracle grows soil         $4.97 500m3 exhaust fan       $135
Seeds of good quality  $30 500m3 carbon filter      $60
Fan controller                 $50
Time switch                     $6.95
Gallon pots                      $10
Miracle grows soil           $14.91
Good quality seeds         $80


Revenues Earned:

First-time marijuana growers may have many questions. They may have doubts about the number of anticipated yields. The yield depends on several variables.



You need a good amount of light in case you grow indoors. A veteran grower can expect a yield of 1 gram or 0.035 ounces per every watt of light. In case you invest in a 400-watt HPS, it may yield 14 ounces or 400 grams. Other factors determining the yield are equipment, air and nutrient quality and the spacing. A beginner can expect the following yields.

Light Power Growing cabinet size Beginner yield Advanced grower yield
200 watt CFL 3.5 X 1.5 X 6.5 ft 1.5 to 2.0 oz 3.5 oz
250 watt CFL 3.5 X 1.5 X 6.5 ft 3.0 to 5.0 oz 9.0 oz
400 watt CFL 3.5 X 3.5 X 7 ft 4.5 t 9.0 oz 14 oz
600 watt CFL 4 X 4 X 8 ft 5.0 to 10 oz 21 oz


Outdoor yields:

Even if you place the weeds in the dirt and allow them to grow without any care at all, it will yield a few ounces. However, if you grow them in perfect conditions, you can get a yield of 500 grams or around 18 ounces per gram. Adequate spacing of not less than two meters should be the norm. You should ensure the provision of water, nutrients in right quantities. You should protect the plants from pests and diseases. In case the plants germinate early, they tend to grow big. While growing indoors, you should control humidity and temperature.