In-Home Harvest could offer Californians the easiest way to grow yet
Recreational cannabis is about to go live in California on January 1, and you may be wondering not only how to buy some product, but how to actually grow some yourself. The basic rules are that you can grow up to six plants on your own (and use all of the harvest from them), as long as you keep it private, out of sight, and locked up correctly.
That could be a fun opportunity to start a new hobby, but when you start doing the research, you might get a little overwhelmed. If you're growing indoors, you might need some solution for lighting, and of course you'll need good soil and plant food to grow, and you'll need a watering schedule, and even if you get plants growing, you might not have the knowledge you need to get the really loaded nugs that you're looking for. It's not always as easy, unfortunately, as putting a seed in some dirt and waiting.
In-Home Harvest is a new company that has sprung up to help. While some of their plans can be pretty expensive (a two-plant setup will cost about $2000 for components and full installation), the company aims to be a one-stop shop for anybody interested in growing something they can smoke and use themselves.
Once you agree to the install (they're currently working out of Los Angeles and Orange County, though they say they're expanding to new areas soon), the team will show up and set up your plants for you, complete with a grow tent, LED lights, and a temperature sensor. They'll even help monitor your grow from afar if you want, and provide insights and direction on how to grow the crop, harvest it, dry it, cure it and package it all within your home.
Again, the price isn't cheap (and there's definitely ways to get your hands on growing supplies outside of a one-stop program like this), but as a finished solution, that's a pretty good deal. The company's site says you can expect about 10 ounces of cannabis every 12-week cycle, so if you're going to the dispensary often and would rather have something you've watched grow yourself, maybe the deal is worth it.
In-Home Harvest is taking orders now and they say they also have affiliate and franchise opportunities if you want to work with them to set up grows yourself. Growing is bound to get bigger as the rest of the industry does, and while there's plenty of resources available to DIY if you want, something like this might make it a lot easier if you're willing to shell out some money up front.