Marijuana Growing for Beginners

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  • Paddy

    how many plants would be recommended growing with only one 250w cfl? and how many for the 400w hps?

    • Paddy

      also would 2 cfls make more sense than 1 hps in anyway? thank you

      • Jack Tambo


        thank you for your questions!

        1 x 250 W CFL will work for 4 plants.

        1 x 250 W HPS for 6 – 8 Plants.

        2 x 125 Watt CFLs are not as good as 1 x 250 W HPS.

        Because the CFLs use pretty much the same amount of electricity as the HPS, but the HPS will produce a bigger crop.

  • Paddy

    so using a credit card with my name on the seed website will be safe?

    • Jack Tambo

      If the US government decides to go after them, it won’t be safe.
      You could instead pay with Bitcoins and remain anonymous (apart from your shipping address).
      To get bitcoins, you could visit and exchange $ to bitcoin.

  • sid

    hi Jack.
    Got an tips on how to take a clone that has been under 18 + hours of light and plant her outdoors and keep her vegging? When iI have tried this I start to get buds and then she goes back to veg. Big waste of time and provides good spots for mold to line.

    • Jack Tambo


      it depends on the time of the year. If it’s spring or early summer, it won’t flower.

      But if its past midsommer, it will likely start flowering.

      Not much you can do about it …

  • Paddy

    Beginning the purchase of my grow tent setup and was interested in hydroponics and am curious on your take of them versus soil

    • Jack Tambo


      hydroponics are more difficult to use.

      People who are just starting have more success with soil.

      I cannot give much advice abt hydro. For the experienced grower, harvest is bigger with less work.



    • Jack Tambo

      That’s not ok. 10 days is too long.
      Are the jiffies wet?

  • Miko

    Hi Jack!
    Such a great website!
    Me and my wife want to start growing our own weed, as we are from a country which is very damaged by narco, drug cartels and violence.
    We now moved overseas and living in Australia, but we don’t want to buy, but grow.
    We already made a bit research, but just want to confirm with you about the best dates to grow the weed. Spring here begins in October; my question is; What happen to the plant if we germinate and grow since now (March)? Does the plant will grow and eventually flowered to get some buds?
    And second question; Which is the best strain or variety to grow in the South Australian (Adelaide region) weather?
    Thanks for your time and again, congrats for the great site!

    • Jack Tambo


      if you grow since now, the plant will not grow properly. Especially in SA, it is not sunny enough during winter.

      During summer, you can grow any strain really. A bit faster finished would be a strain that is more indica based. These indicas will flower sooner than their counterpart, Sativa.

      The strain does not matter too much, since during summer, there is so much sun in Australia that you can grow almost everything.

      Just for information, this seed shop has grouped their strains in “Indoor” or “Outdoor”.

      Any of the outdoor seed will do fantastic under the aussi (summer) sun.

      Thanks a lot for your comment and good luck growing!


  • Boring

    Hi Jack Tambo,

    I live in England and have set up a grow tent in my bedroom. The grow tent is 2 m x 1.2 x 0.6 (6 ft high x 4 ft wide x 2 ft deep.
    I have just germinated 3 seeds White Diesel

    • Boring

      Hi Jack. Sorry i hit the enter before finishing. I am going to grow with 200 W CFL white tubes in a flat panel ( 4 x 53 W ) and flower with a red 250 W CFL on a dutch barn reflector. I have made up my own drip system, fitted a fan exhaust through 4 inch duct with carbon filter vented in to the room. I also have a portable 6″ clip on fan in the base of the tent. I have a 250 W CFL barn style reflector which was my 1st choice but on trial the heat was on the limits, if I can keep the heat down i may switch to to the250 w, probably not worth it for the 3- 4 weeks grow ..NOW as there is a lot of dought re CFL growing efficiency, not referring to here on this site but generally. I thought i would put a log week by week with pictures here, with feed, watering,neut’s, and light regime logs, and show my grow tent build in that it may help the odd beginner. I have grown before with a 400W HPS the latter stages of the grow was aborted due to a amoke alarm going off due to an immersion heater tank boiling and the steam setting of a fire alarm LOL, but not realy funny, tell more another time, i did a small CFL grow last and was quite pleased with the outcome. So hello all OMWARDS AND UPWARDS.

      • Jack Tambo


        that sounds marvelous! Welcome to the site.

        You got a nicely sized tent. 2 m is a good height.

        Cheers, Jack

  • paul

    How long from geranation untill the flower stage

    • Jack Tambo

      around 3 weeks

      • Ozza9

        Hi mate , I’m in Perth and got
        My seedling going in a really little pot with some soil I tryed jiffys but none came up for outdoors…. I’m planning on putting them in a little larger pots …. I have coco peat, blood and bone, cow manure …. Will I need some perlite ? And what about nutrients ? Would mixing a little bit of cow manure with coco peat and perlite work as soil with some blood and bone work? Or should I just put cow manure Ontop of coco …. I havnt started any. Nutrients or fertiliser yet I have some sea sol will that work ? ….. If this stuff does work how much blood and bone should I use ? And when ? And sea sol too? …. Would I need some grow / flower nutrients or will it flower by it self ? ….. As u can see I’m a little stuck and confused haha thanks for
        Any help

  • graham

    hi jack,i m expecting seeds late summer from Amsterdam.should I wait until next spring and if so how will I keep them.they will be outdoor plants regards graham

    • Jack Tambo

      Hi Graham, keep them in the original bag. Put that original bag into a completely dry, dark container. (Maybe a plastic tube, or one of those vitamin containers). And put that ito the fridge (not freezer!).

      Keep them cold and completely dry. They will remain good for a few years.

  • Nishan

    Is there any difference between seeds from high altitude and low altitude???

    • Jack Tambo

      Well, not sure.

      Cannabis ruderalis is some russion strain from high altitude. It can handle the cold better.

  • Mike


    The Indiegogo campaign is closed.
    I Loved the idea, i would like to buy a grow Box. how can i do that?


    • Jack Tambo

      YOu can buy the items seperately from ebay. I will list the here.

  • dj

    just wondering what will happen to the $400.00 I contribute for a grow box, if the indiegogo grow box crowdfunding campaign does not reach the $30,000 in the given time limit?

    • Jack Tambo

      You’ll get a refund from indiegogo.

  • Henry Jay Jr

    How much do a grow box cost ? A small one.

  • Jase

    Thank you for your website and the information you have provided. I have been studying your section on indoor growing and I am curious about temperature.

    I have a garden shed that I would like to use to house my plants. Will I need to cool the shed during summer months? Or will the fans keep the plants cool enough. I am looking to purchase the grow tent you recommend and just wondering how the hot shed could affect growth. It gets pretty warm in the shed during the hot summer days in Texas.

    Thanks in advance,

    • Jack Tambo

      Hi, thanks for your comment.

      A garden shed is a good place usually. But if yours stands in direct sunlight, it would become too hot.

      If you can keep it in the shade, it might be ok if you have proper ventilation.

      So in short, yes if it in the shade and you can supply lots of fresh air with a strong inline fan.

      • Jase

        What would be the appropriate temp range for the plants?

        • Jack Tambo

          70 and 75*F (21-23*C) during the light period. Maximum 85 F (30 deg). 85-92 F means growth problems.

  • Cheryl

    Hi, I heard the end of your conversation on the Paul and Young Ron show and I’d like information about the seminar that you are doing in July in Miami. Thank you, Cheryl

    • Jack Tambo

      Hi, I was not on that show, might be a mix up? Jack

  • Rocky


    Are you shipping items to Lithuania?, cuz i have faced with some difficulties then tried to order.

    • Jack Tambo

      Hi, not yet, but within 2 – 3 month we will ship to Lithuania.

      Sorry that we do not do yet.
      I will send you an email once we are ready.

      Thank you, Jack

  • chunky

    ive just had major success hear in australia, i produced 3 pound from 1 big plant and a small Bonsai, and it was all female$$$$$

    • Jack Tambo

      Nicely Done!

  • gams

    Ok thanx sorry for all the hassle just want to make sure everything is good

  • gams

    How big is the grow box, and how many plants can I grow inside

    • Jack Tambo

      Hi, the growbox is 0.9×0.5×1.6mm (35 in x 20 in x 63 in).
      You can grow 6 – 8 Plants

      • gams

        1.How can we buy a fan if it doesnt come with it, and does it cool down the hi temp to regular temp?
        2.can so much heat from the box be detected when helicopters fly by?
        3.where can I keep buying the fertilizer for this?

        • Jack Tambo

          1. It comes with a fan. It is an inline fan with duct. It sucks air out of the box while fresh air enters at the bottom of the box. This cools down the box.
          2. Helicopters cannot detect the warmth of energy saver bulbs because they stay relatively cool. Helicopters can detect large operations using multiple HPS lamps.
          3. Buy more fertilizer from Or at the local gardening / hardware store. You can buy special hydroponic fertilizer from Amazn. And I have been growing successfully with tomato fertilizer, they are quite similar.

  • Sam

    Were can i get a plant ?

About Us

Hi, I am Jack Tambo.
I started growing weed 16 years ago at the age of 14,

Back then I did not use it though.

But it have kept growing ever since.

I am now all about showing you how to grow delicious Marijuana by yourself.

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