The Exact Moment I Committed To Growing My Own Cannabis

Ben Owens
2 min readOct 31, 2023

My commitment to growing cannabis started…

About 3 weeks after I planted my first seeds.

At the time, I was living in a 2 bedroom apartment

That explicitly prohibited weed.

And I had neighbors.

Nosy neighbors.

The kind of nosey neighbors who ask if everything is alright when they don’t see your dog on your back patio for a few days.

The nosiest.

At 3 weeks, my little plant:

  • Was producing full-fledged pot leaves
  • About 6" tall in total
  • Living on my patio

And I FREAKED out.

As my wife will tell you

I panicked.

My nosey neighbors were going to call the cops.

I was sure of it.

Which left me with 2 options:

1. Kill it.

Call it a fun experiment.

Life goes on.

2. Buy a grow tent.

Just a little one.

Just to see how it feels.

But commit to keeping this plant alive through harvest.

My first plant, freshly moved into my first grow tent (2x2x4') in a 2-bedroom apartment.

Looking back, it seems like such an obvious choice.

I love this plant, and I’m going to consume it for a long time.

At this point, there’s more reasons to grow it than not.

What made you commit to the grow?

When did you understand the benefits of growing your own?



Ben Owens

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