Hi Paulo -
Are your questions for someone who has never grown cannabis before? I can tell you some of the things that I think should be “ground level” knowledge for a new grower.
- Environment, environment, environment
Perhaps the most overlooked aspect of growing for a new grower, especially indoors, is the importance and relationship of atmospheric variables and the plants. Setting up an environment that lets you control temperatures and relative humidity is key to repeated, healthy grows with a wide array of strains.
- Starting too big
The first time someone grows a cannabis plant, it’s my opinion they just start with just one plant and grow it without training. It’s important to have a good understanding of how the plant naturally grows and why it grows that way. This will help the novice grower better understand how and why to train their plant(s) for their particular garden.
If growing inside, it’s imperative to understand the kind of lighting requirements cannabis plants have. Lights are an investment that the indoor grower simply can’t avoid if they want to maximize yields.
Nutrients, especially to a novice grower who has no experience with other kinds of plants, can seem daunting. I prefer to keep it simple myself (fewer bottles or bags of nutrients), and would recommend anyone growing for profit to look into cost effective nutrient strategies (i.e. using dry nutes instead of liquid nutes, growing in living soil outside, etc.).
If growing for profit, the key will be keeping supply going to meet demand, so having an eye to perpetual grows with relatively stable flower periods would be necessary to model an annual balance sheet comparing your operational costs to yield values.