The Green Easy Grow Guide

Grow Guide

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In recent years, cannabis has gained significant recognition for its therapeutic benefits and its potential as a valuable addition to the agricultural landscape. South Africa, with its favourable climate, is the perfect place for cannabis enthusiasts to embark on their journey of cultivating their very own cannabis plants. If you’re interested in growing cannabis in South Africa, is here to guide you through the process with our Green Easy Grow Guide.

Before we delve into the specifics of growing cannabis, it’s essential to highlight the legal framework surrounding cannabis cultivation in South Africa. As of my last knowledge update in September 2021, the personal use of cannabis was legalised, allowing adults to grow cannabis for personal use. However, laws and regulations might have evolved, so always make sure to stay updated with the current legal status.

Let’s get started on your cannabis-growing adventure!

Choose the Right Cannabis Strain:

The first step in cultivating cannabis is to select the right strain for your preferences and growing conditions. In South Africa, you can choose from various strains, including indica, sativa, and hybrid varieties. Consider factors such as the climate in your region and whether you’re growing indoors or outdoors. Popular strains for South African cultivation include Durban Poison, Swazi Gold, and various hybrid strains.

Germination and Seed Selection:

For the best results, use high-quality cannabis seeds. Germination can be done by placing the seeds in a moist paper towel for a few days until they sprout. Once the seeds have germinated, they can be transplanted into soil.

Ideal Growing Environment:

In South Africa, cannabis can thrive both indoors and outdoors. Here are some tips for both options:

Indoor Cultivation:

Invest in grow lights for proper lighting.
Control the humidity levels (around 40-50%).
Keep the temperature within the range of 21-29°C.

Outdoor Cultivation:

Ensure that the chosen location receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight.

Use nutrient-rich soil with good drainage.

Protect your plants from pests and animals.

Be mindful of local weather conditions and seasonal changes.

Feeding and Nutrients:

Cannabis plants require a mix of essential nutrients for healthy growth. Invest in a high-quality cannabis-specific fertiliser that contains the necessary micronutrients. Be careful not to overfeed your plants, leading to nutrient burn.

Watering and Pruning:

Cannabis plants need a consistent watering schedule. Avoid overwatering, which can lead to root rot, and ensure the soil is well-draining. Pruning your plants will help improve air circulation and light penetration, resulting in healthier, more robust plants.

Flowering and Harvesting:

Cannabis plants typically begin flowering after 8-12 weeks. To know when it’s the right time to harvest, look for amber trichomes on the buds and a strong, pungent aroma. When harvesting, trim and dry the buds properly to preserve their potency.

Curing and Storing:

Curing is a crucial step to improving the taste and quality of your cannabis. Place the harvested buds in airtight containers, burping them daily to remove excess moisture. Properly cured cannabis can be stored for an extended period.


Cultivating cannabis in South Africa can be a rewarding and enlightening experience for both novices and experienced growers. The Green Easy Grow Guide from is designed to help you navigate the process successfully. Happy growing!

There are great online grow guides available.

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