The Single Best Piece of Advice For First Time 🌱 Hobby Growers: Keep It Alive

This was the challenge given to me when I planted my first cannabis seeds in 2019.

Keep it alive.

Now, more than three years into growing, I regularly go back to this simple guidance.

All you have to do is keep it alive.

  1. The variety of genetics (and what you should start with)
  2. The amount of equipment options (and what’s actually necessary)
  3. A lack of confidence (it’s your first time, we’ve all been there!)

Start small: With your setup and with your goals.

Your first effort is not about being perfect, it’s about starting.

It’s about whether you enjoy the growing process.

It’s about improving with each round (not all at once).

My challenge to you is the same one I was given: Can you keep a single plant alive from seed to harvest?



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Ben Owens

🌱 Hobby Grower • Cannabis Co-Author ✍ • I help professionals talk about cannabis. 📢 • Editor of The Ethos Magazine 📖 • @mujschool Alumni 🐅